Sundance gives us his take on the Flynn controversy.
The Washington Post was the originating source of the ‘controversy’/’fiasco’. As previously stated numerous times, The Washington Post is the official leak-outlet for the political arm of the CIA. And the most politicized of all agents ever inside the CIA was John Brennan – a black hat extraordinaire.
The political agents within the “intelligence community”, ie. the Big Black Hats, took the position that General Michael Flynn must have lied to Vice President Pence because their interpretation of the phone call they intercepted was that Flynn did give some form (context and actual communication unknown) of forward assurance to the Russian emissary that a Trump administration would not approach the Russian Sanction issue (which, we should remember, is based on a non-existent vast Russian election hacking conspiracy) the same way as the Obama administration.
To wit, the pre-inaugural Trump intelligence community, politically motivated as they were, alerted President-elect Trump (through Sally Yates) that their opinion (baseline that Flynn lied) was such that Flynn had now opened himself up for blackmail from the Russians.
…It’s ridiculous, however it’s also simply how political forces in the swamp keep the boil of controversy going regardless of the substance of the content behind it. Like Brennan implied, you don’t want those CIA folks to have a chip on their black-hatted shoulders because they can leak, and you cannot rebuke the leak without breaking the law and discussing classified information / briefings.
It becomes a “he said, and You can’t say“; a one-way conversation with the insufferable media more than gleeful to sell an undermining narrative.
Dec 25th 2016 – Flynn talks to Russian counterpart
Dec 29th 2016 – Obama announces sanctions on Russia
Jan 15th 2017 – VP Pence appears on Face the nation.
Jan 20th 2017 – Inauguration
Jan 26th 2017 – Sally Yates (acting DOJ) informs President Trump there might be a conflict between VP Pence’s stated TV version (was told by Flynn), and what Intel community communicate to Yates that Flynn actually expressed.
Jan 27th 2017 – White House counsel begins investigation to discrepancy.
Unknown date – DOJ/White House Counsel investigation finds no violation of law in Flynn communication content w/ Russia and informs White House.
Legal issue Removed – Issue is: Did Flynn mislead President, Vice-President, and key White House staff on content of communication.
Feb 13th 2017 – White House accepts Flynn resignation
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