Michael Flynn resigned because he had a telephone conversation with the Russian Ambassador and then lied about it. That's a little bit different from "links" to Russia. Unless it's now treasonous to enter into dialogue with other nations?
We've really hit rock bottom, folks.
As NBC reports, Flynn "misled Vice President Mike Pence and other senior officials about his communications with Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States."
This is what qualifies as having "links" to Russia? A telephone conversation? We thought that a major part of being in government was "talking with people"?
Oh, but this saga of espionage and intrigue just gets better.
Our friends at NBC News claim that Flynn was forced to resign after it was learned that "the Justice Department [had] informed the White House that it believed he could be subject to blackmail".
That's the opening line. If you have the patience to read ten more paragraphs, you learn this:
A senior intelligence official confirmed to NBC News last week that Flynn discussed the sanctions, which the Obama administration imposed to punish Russia for its campaign to interfere in the presidential election.
The intelligence official said there had been no finding inside the government that Flynn did anything illegal.
A senior official told NBC News on Monday night the president and his top advisers had been "agonizing" over what to do about Flynn for days. The official, who was involved in the discussions, says the situation became unsustainable — not because of any issue of being compromised by Russia — but because he had lied to the president and the vice president.
So Flynn did nothing illegal. There are no "links" with Russia. He just lied to the President about a telephone call. (He probably didn't, actually, but was forced to "take a bullet for the team." Because apparently the media and half of America will not tolerate telephone conversations with Russians. The horror!)
Thank God we caught this KGB sleeper agent before it was too late!
Who will be exposed next? Maxine Waters?
Mother Russia is waiting for you, Comrade Flynn! It's time to come home.
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