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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

On Mike Flynn being under the bus

WikiLeaks: Flynn leaving due to 'destabilization campaign' by Dems, media
"WikiLeaks on Tuesday blamed a “destabilization campaign” by the media and Democrats for national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation." . . .

Thomas Lifson: CIA broke the law to take out its critic General Flynn  . . . "This last point is critical.  The entire "scandal" is based on innuendo.  Flynn tripped over his own feet by misinforming Vice President Pence on the nature of his call and allowing the veep to issue a too sweeping denial of any discussion.  If Flynn had said in his conversation with the Russian ambassador that we will discuss the sanctions after Trump takes office, he might well have told Pence that they did not discuss the sanctions.  And the CIA leakers could have used the appearance of the word "sanctions" in their transcript to brand Pence a liar.  We don't know, and for some reason, nobody is gaining access to the actual transcripts so that we may see the content.  Perhaps the congressional investigations to come will gain access.  But Flynn is now gone, and media memes have been firmly planted in the public mind." . . .

Ryan: When Trump Saw White House 'Being Misled' by Flynn, Resignation Requested


"House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told reporters today that President Trump "was right to ask for" former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's resignation while GOP senators want more answers about his contacts with Russia.
"White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told the Today show this morning, though, that Flynn was the one to offer his resignation.
" 'He knew he had become a lightning rod and he made that decision," Conway said." . . .

Sally Yates' White House warning may have set Michael Flynn's resignation into motion  . . . "As for Yates, the Trump administration sacked her days after she met with the White House on Jan. 30 for ordering the Justice Department to not enforce the unscrupulous travel ban.
. . .
" 'Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration," a White House spokesman said." . . .

The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn  . . . "A better explanation here is that Flynn was just thrown under the bus. His tenure as national security adviser, the briefest in U.S. history, was rocky from the start. When Flynn was attacked in the media for his ties to Russia, he was not allowed by the White House to defend himself. Over the weekend, he was instructed not to speak to the press when he was in the fight for his political life. His staff was not even allowed to review the transcripts of his call to the Russian ambassador." . . .  

Trump after Flynn resignation: 'The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington?'

CNN’s Henderson: Some Might View Flynn Resignation as the Press Having Scored Points Against the WH  The comical Don Lemon was part of this panel.

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