UN resolution against Israeli settlements at center of Flynn guilty plea

(So the Trump team was actually colluding with Israel, not Russia. And they were ACTIVELY SEEKING to UNDERMINE the then current Obama administration on a foreign policy decision that the Israelis wanted help with. Gen. Flynn apparently asked the Russians to veto the vote on the UNSC resolution declaring Israel’s stolen lands to be illegal and the Russians refused (they ultimately voted in favor of the resolution while Obama admin abstained allowing it to be approved). Then Flynn LIED to the FBI about that request.)

from Jerusalem Post

UN Security Council Resolution 2334, the December 2016 anti-settlements resolution, is at the heart of the guilty plea former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn entered on Friday. Flynn is accused of making false statements about his conversations with Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. One of the two statements is allegedly about the UN resolution which condemned Israel’s settlements as a “flagrant violation” of international law and which Trump’s team sought to have vetoed.

Flynn is accused of making false statements about his conversations with Russian Ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak. One of the two statements is allegedly about the UN resolution that condemned Israel’s settlements as a “flagrant violation” of international law and which US President Donald Trump’s team sought to have vetoed…

The December 1 court filing states that “on or about December 22 (2016), Flynn did not ask the Russian Ambassador to delay the vote on or defeat a pending United Nations Security Council resolution, and that the Russian ambassador subsequently never described to Flynn Russia’s response to the request.”

The filing says Flynn misled the FBI about this, which would mean he allegedly did ask the Russian ambassador to delay the vote or defeat the resolution. He is accused of a false statement about that conversation and any subsequent Russian responses to it.

In the lead up to the anti-settlement resolution which angered Jerusalem, Trump’s team had urged the US to veto the resolution. On December 22nd Trump tweeted “the resolution being considered in the UN Security Council regarding Israel should be vetoed.” Egypt postponed the vote on December 22nd. However it passed on December 23rd with 14 in favor and the US abstaining. According to an article at Foreign Policy in February 2017 Michael Flynn played a key role attempting to scupper the UN vote. “Flynn…and other members of the president’s transition team launched a vigorous diplomatic bid to heed off a UN Security Council vote condemning Israel’s settlements.” They reached out to the UK, Egypt, Russia, Uruguay and Malaysia according to the report…

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