‘Trump and Flynn have sold out US democracy to Putin and Russia’
Those are the words of political columnist David Corn several minutes ago on Twitter:
I think it can now be said: Trump and Flynn have sold out US democracy to Putin and Russia.
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) February 10, 2017
What would make him say such a thing?
This blockbuster article in the Washington Post that reveals Team Trump lied outright about Michael Flynn’s discussions with the Russian Ambassador to the US. If the “liberal media” has any sense, it should be the top story tomorrow. The story has everything: treasonous behavior, criminal conduct, and the actual prospect of presidential impeachment:
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.
Flynn on Wednesday denied that he had discussed sanctions with Kislyak. Asked in an interview whether he had ever done so, he twice said, “No.”
On Thursday, Flynn, through his spokesman, backed away from the denial. The spokesman said Flynn “indicated that while he had no recollection of discussing sanctions, he couldn’t be certain that the topic never came up.”
That’s the kind of wording a high-three-figure-an-hour lawyer advises you to use when you are neck-deep in the brown sauce and sinking.
And those are just the first four paragraphs of a highly detailed and lengthy exercise in deep journalism co-written by Greg Miller, Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima.
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