TWO DAYS AGO WE POSTED THAT THIS WAS A HUGE STORY. WE HEARD FROM TRUMP TROLLS ACCUSING US OF SPREADING “FAKE NEWS” (THE TRUMP MANTRA) WELL, HOW YA LIKE US NOW?!
This guy is as guilty as the guy who assigned him to the position.
Put down anything you might be drinking before you read this next paragraph:
In his resignation letter, Flynn wrote: “I am tendering my resignation, honored to have served our nation and the American people in such a distinguished way”
LOL! Seriously? Forget Alternative Fact, this guy lives in Alternative Reality.
Is this the first domino to fall? Stay tuned!
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 11…..
We’ve all read about the ties Trump and his businesses have with Russia and Vladamir Putin. We’ve all laughed at the jokes, the memes and the SNL skits. The time for laughing is over, this is just wrong in every imaginable way.
Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn was in engaged in regular talks with Russia to undermine the US government’s effort to punish Moscow for hacking the US election—and he lied about it. Here are the facts:
National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said.
Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were interpreted by some senior U.S. officials as an inappropriate and potentially illegal signal to the Kremlin that it could expect a reprieve from sanctions that were being imposed by the Obama administration in late December to punish Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 election.
He was basically telling Moscow not to fret over these sanctions and that Russia would be rewarded once Trump moved into the White House. He was explicitly aiding the enemy that had attacked US democracy.
As for the Trump Administration, who has refused to criticize Russia for intervening in the election denials have come at every turn. You might recall that after Trump’s first call with Putin from the Oval Office, White House accounts of the call contained no indication that Trump had even raised the subject.
This is a very real scandal. A big freaking scandal. Republicans and Democrats should be screaming for investigations and public hearings and Flynn should be booted. The evidence is strong that he lied and that he cozied up to Moscow while it was assaulting American democracy.
[NOTE: In December 2015, he was paid by RT, the English-language propaganda arm of Moscow, to attend a gala, where he sat at a table with Putin. (Flynn has steadfastly refused to say how much he pocketed for this appearance)]
It is blatently clear that Flynn acted in a stupid manner and practiced awful tradecraft.
UPDATE: On Friday morning, the Trump administration confirmed that Flynn did speak to the Russian ambassador about the sanctions. And Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the senior Democrat on the House intelligence committee, called for Flynn’s dismissal with this statement: “The allegation that General Flynn, while President Obama was still in office, secretly discussed with Russia’s ambassador ways to undermine the sanctions levied against Russia for its interference in the Presidential election on Donald Trump’s behalf, raises serious questions of legality and fitness for office. If he did so, and then he and other Administration officials misled the American people, his conduct would be all the more pernicious, and he should no longer serve in this Administration or any other.”
Credits to: Mother Jones, NY Daily News, Washington Post, Reuters