December 1, 2017

Flynn situation not a cause for panic for Trump supporters

If you lost these two salient points in the hysterical glee of the media, it's understandable.  (1) What Michael Flynn has plead guilty to is lying to the FBI.  This implicates him only. (2) He claims that he was instructed by Donald Trump to talk to the Russians.  But it was about ISIS.  All of this puts an impeachment as within reach as it was before today.  In other words it's far away and not going to happen.
Flynn told the agents that he didn’t ask Kislyak on Dec. 29 to moderate Russia’s response to U.S. sanctions imposed by the Obama administration that day -- a statement he now admits is a lie. He also lied by claiming not to recall the ambassador saying Russia had decided to do just that...

In a previous conversation with the Russian, he discussed a U.N. matter, asking him to delay or defeat a security council vote. He also lied to the FBI about that...

Flynn resigned on Feb. 13 after only 24 days on the job. In his resignation letter he apologized to the president and vice president for giving them “incomplete information” about his interactions with the Russian ambassador.
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As ABC reports:
Retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn has promised “full cooperation” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation and, according to a confidant, is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians, initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria.
Gee, that doesn't sound like collusion with Russia in any way shape or form. Don't forget that Flynn was fired after 24 days after having lied to Mike Pence about his Russia ties.

The hysteria today is all speculation. Just like the Tillerson stuff.

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