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The Mike Flynn Nothingburger
Melissa Mackenzie
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Mike Flynn admitted to lying to the FBI. Side note: Hillary Clinton lied to the FBI, repeatedly, but apparently, James Comey, arbiter of all that’s good and decent (just ask him) saw into her pure heart and decided she didn’t mean to lie or delete emails or destroy evidence like phones, iPads, and computers. See Comey’s ridiculous tweet post Mike Flynn news:

Is this a big deal? Lots of journalists and lefties (redundant) are salivating. National Review’s Andy McCarthy shares a note of caution:

Understand: If Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador had evinced the existence of a quid pro quo collusion arrangement — that the Trump administration would ease or eliminate sanctions on Russia as a payback for Russia’s cyber-espionage against the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic party — it would have been completely appropriate, even urgently necessary, for the Obama Justice Department to investigate Flynn. But if that had happened, Mueller would not be permitting Flynn to settle the case with a single count of lying to FBI agents. Instead, we would be looking at a major conspiracy indictment, and Flynn would be made to plead to far more serious offenses if he wanted a deal — cooperation in exchange for sentencing leniency.

To the contrary, for all the furor, we have a small-potatoes plea in Flynn’s case — just as we did in Papadopoulos’s case, despite extensive “collusion” evidence. Meanwhile, the only major case Mueller has brought, against former Trump-campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an associate, has nothing to do with the 2016 election. It is becoming increasingly palpable that, whatever “collusion” means, there was no actionable, conspiratorial complicity by the Trump campaign in the Kremlin’s machinations.

Rumor is that Mike Flynn worried for his family finances and legal costs by resisting the charge.

 

Here’s a lawyer’s slight problem with McCarthy’s perspective:

You can read more at his Twitter page.

It’s now known that Jared Kushner is the one who directed Flynn to talk to the the U.N. Security Council.

Will Mike Flynn bring down the Trump Administration or is this much ado about nothing? Don’t incoming administrations make connections to other governments?

 

UPDATE:

By the way, Brian Ross is the only reporter saying that candidate Trump rather than President-elect Trump directed Flynn to contact the Russians. The American Spectator’s Jed Babbin writes about Brian Ross’ relationship to the truth here. [Note, we transitioned the website from a different platform a year ago, thus the lack of comments.]

UPDATE:

Brian Ross is a lying liar who lies. Heres ABCs “clarification”. They can’t even call it a correction or better yet, retraction.

Melissa Mackenzie
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Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and a Ragdoll cat. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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