Now that we are several weeks from the Michael Flynn resignation, it is becoming increasingly more clear that Obama loyalists in Washington were not only targeting Flynn the instant he joined Trump’s team, but they were taking aim before Obama was out of office officially.
“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.”…
…“Neither of those assertions is consistent with the fuller account of Flynn’s contacts with Kislyak provided by officials who had access to reports from U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies that routinely monitor the communications of Russian diplomats. Nine current and former officials, who were in senior positions at multiple agencies at the time of the calls, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.”
“All of those officials said Flynn’s references to the election-related sanctions were explicit. Two of those officials went further, saying that Flynn urged Russia not to overreact to the penalties being imposed by President Barack Obama, making clear that the two sides would be in position to review the matter after Trump was sworn in as president.”
Did you see that? “Nine current and former officials.” Also, “at the time of the calls” would imply that these nine officials were in office during the Obama Administration, ergo they were nine Obama officials. And, fittingly, they only “spoke on the condition of anonymity.”
Why is no one discussing this? The Trump administration needs to take aim of their own and drive these people out of Washington.