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Carl Bernstein: Trump ‘Impeding’ Russia Investigations By Not Handing Over Flynn Docs

According to a renowned journalist who was a key figure in helping to expose one of the biggest presidential scandals in American history, we are actively seeing the Trump administration engage in a cover-up. In addition, recent actions by the White House involving a former top advisor only strengthens his belief in that cover-up.

Appearing on CNN’s New Day, political commentator and Watergate legend Carl Bernstein took aim at President Donald Trump and his administration for rejecting a request from the House Oversight Committee to provide documents related to ex-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The committee leaders have said Flynn may have broken the law over payments he received from Russian firms.

“Look, I think it’s obvious that General Flynn is in up to his neck in terms not just of possible crimes involving his speeches and whether or not he registered as a foreign agent, which he should have and didn’t there,” Bernstein stated. “He is central to what the FBI believes is a cover-up going on among people close to the United States — to the President of the United States.”

Pointing out that Flynn is like a spool of yarn that is getting unspooled when it comes to the Russia/Trump investigations, the Washington Post veteran said straight up that Trump is blocking investigators from making progress.

“He is impeding,” he noted. “The president is impeding these investigations by not turning over and saying to his people, ‘Give all those records about Flynn to the FBI. Give them to the congressional investigators.'”

Bernstein has been insisting of late that the FBI seriously believes there is an “active cover-up” going on regarding Russia/Trump collusion.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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