Particularly so as The Donald was informed weeks ago that Michael Flynn had discussed ending sanctions with Russia before Donald Trump was inaugurated as President and before his appointment as National Security Advisor had been confirmed. Michael Flynn’s conversations with the Russians went slightly beyond dialogue and Trump was warned by the AG and the intelligence services.
“On December 29, 2016, retired lieutenant general Michael T. Flynn, President-elect Trump’s pick for national security adviser, spoke with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the exact same day the Obama administration announced retaliatory measures in response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. At the time, Sally Yates and other security officials suspected that Flynn might have violated the Logan Act with those conversations. On February 13, 2017, Flynn resigned from the position of National Security Advisor.”
Don’t feel bad about this as it seems the man-child Donald the Unready was also unaware that it has been the LAW of the United States since 1799 that an individual CANNOT negotiate with a government that the United States is in dispute with. It is the LAW to stop the government of the United States being undermined by private diplomacy.
We need a President who isn't a laughing stock to the entire World. We need a truly great leader, a genius at strategy and winning. Respect!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2014
Michael Flynn’s abrupt resignation as national security adviser, and the admission that he misled the vice president about his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, raises the clear question of whether Flynn was rogue or authorised. Far from cauterizing the wound, Flynn’s departure puts more blood in the Senate waters, and rattles diplomats at the United Nations. The Watergate refrain, “What did the president know, and when did he know it?” is the tune of the day on Capitol Hill.
The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by "intelligence" like candy. Very un-American!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
Has “Out like Flynn” become a saying in the United States?
I “inadvertently briefed [people] with incomplete information” = I lied.
It is only 26 days into the Trump Car Crash Presidency and how we miss having a grown up in the White House.
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