Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigns after destabilization campaign by US spies, Democrats, press https://t.co/vKlX1Tqek1
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) February 14, 2017
Here’s the House Intelligence Committee Chairman only hours before Flynn resigned:
“It just seems like there’s a lot of nothing there,” Nunes told Bloomberg News on Monday.
“There is no question that Flynn has been a change agent … which is why I believe Trump likes him,” Nunes added. “[Flynn’s] in a Catch-22 situation. Did he have substantive conversations? No. It’s easy to play ‘gotcha.’”
Nunes added that he is “very comfortable” with Flynn advising Trump on Russia, despite reports that Flynn talked about sanctions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak before the president took office.
“He knows of the danger that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin poses,” he said, claiming Flynn’s appearance at several weekend events with Trump shows the president’s faith in him.
Nunes said the people leaking details about Flynn to reporters oppose Trump’s campaign promise to “drain the swamp.”
“[They] want the swamp to remain and they know that Flynn is not going to let the swamp remain,” Nunes said.
Sure, there’s the whole “awk-ward!” factor. But it all illustrates the real, and very serious, problem. So long as Republican in the House and Senate continue to stick their fingers in their ears and say “la-la-la tax cuts, la-la-la privatize it all”, the Trump Administration will persist in using the White House for private gain—while, as a bonus, posing a clear-and-present threat to US national security and national interests.
UPDATE: it’s like clockwork, I tells ya.
Rep Jason Chaffetz R-UT tells reporters there’s no need to further probe Flynn. “It’s taking care of itself”
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) February 14, 2017