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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Flynn resigns...

Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr., was named President Trump’s acting national security advisor. Retired Navy Vice Adm. Robert Harward and General Petraeus are considered also to be in the running for permanent replacement of Flynn.


I don't have much of an opinion on this one. The Administration is making this about Flynn lying to the Vice President (sending the message to everyone that transparency and honestly are necessary), more so than they are making it to be about the actual actions of talking to the Russians.

I have no doubt that if Flynn had the full absolute support of the President on this, that they would have all been more than willing to weather the storm. So I am not sure this is a voluntary resignation.

23 comments:

Indy Voter said...

Good riddance. Flynn was a poor choice for such a critical post, and did nothing to prove he wasn't a poor choice.

And of course it's not really a voluntary resignation.

OPIE said...

I have no doubt that if Flynn had the full absolute support of the President

Doesn't say much about you or the POTUS supporting liars and megalomaniacs. Bye Bye.....and kellyanne once again says something on record that turns to BS in an hour.....and she has the full support of trump also. What a day!!!!!!

Roger Amick said...

From my email, ABC

THE BIG STORY

The exit of Gen. Michael Flynn from the Trump White House stands as evidence that, for as much as President Trump is defying norms and conventions, there are political laws that still apply to him and his closest aides. Now that Flynn is gone, the Trump team will learn that firings don't necessarily quiet Washington conflagrations. Flynn's ouster raises multiple new questions, starting with some big ones: When did the president know his conversation with the Russian ambassador included talk of sanctions? Did Trump ask him to have that conversation? What other negotiations did Flynn have during a period where he was publicly compromised by being on record with a falsehood? Will Republicans join Democrats in demanding a thorough investigation? And – perhaps the biggest: Who else on the Trump team had off-the-books communications with the Russians during the campaign and transition period? This is a story that has tentacles that spread throughout some of the biggest and most suspicious storylines of Trump's still-brief political career. The Russia story is Trump's bear to bear.


THE SLEEPER STORY

The Facebook account has since been deleted, and the pictures themselves – the president and his top aides smiling at a pleasant dinner with the prime minister of Japan – are innocent enough. But the idea that they were discussing the details of a North Korean missile launch, inside cellphone camera range (if not quite earshot) of members of the Mar-a-Lago Club – is head-scratching. "Trump turned his table into an al fresco situation room," The Washington Post reported. Even if that's not exactly what it was – we don't know what, specifically, was discussed – the idea that this is the new normal is astounding. After a campaign where email security and hacking was kind of a big deal, this is kind of nuts. And isn't the White House contention that only "logistics" was discussed in public on Saturday night reminiscent of initial explanations for the Flynn phone call?

C.H. Truth said...

...then the Washington Post reported that they all had sex with cats in some sort of demonic ritual.

Loretta Russo said...

Spam by the drunkard.

Loretta Russo said...

"I am not sure this is a voluntary resignation."

Agreed.

opie said...

Loretta Russo said...
Spam by the drunkard.

Balls, I see your plea fell on deaf ears. Shocking.

Loretta Russo said...

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/note-farewell-flynn/story?id=45479932

Loretta Russo said...

Get lost crack head.

Don't you have some driveways to treat - er - scam.

KD LESS Blacks own homes today then 6 years ago said...

I happen to agree with Nanci Polosy when she said this is not the end of this.


So happens the recordings were done at the Direction of President Obama, he knew of this information, ordered it to be held, until it could be used against Trump.


The Enemy within got a chance and scored.

Good job of leaking.

Wait the left hates leaks, right?

KD , More Poor Blacks In the USA today said...

$100 Billion in the Brown Budget for Infrastucture , yet, not money for the Failing Dam.

Management failure.

KD, MadMax Yellen said...

Madam Yellen should resign, she is unwanted in her Government Position, but she is there for a reason to throw grenades and plant landmines, which she is doing today .

It may take years to clean out the liberal assholes entrenched by Obama.

opie said...

Loretta Russo said...
Get lost crack head.

Wow....feeling big now, Loretta......LOL Never a cogent thought, only stupid comments. ES!

Loretta Russo said...

Get lost crack head.

Myballs said...

Rush points out that Flynn worked for Obama four different times and is asking what did Obama know and when did he know it?

. said...

You know better then to ask Obama a question, after all he has Negro-emunity.

wphamilton said...

Flynn was certainly flawed, and I see it as indicative of a flawed evaluation process. Flawed priorities.

That's one down. Will Trump eventually run out of these types, or is there a never-ending supply of these characters (dishonest, self-serving, etc) to fill his inner circle?

PNC said...

President Chaos.

PNC said...

Concerns about Democrat Flynn and others with shady ties to Russia were aired MONTHS ago.

Trump chose to ignore a legitimate concern of the American people and go into that full "do what I want, when I want" incorrigible douchebag mode that gets his supporters horny for him.

This is the result.

Flynn, first one under the bus, because he's no longer useful to Trump the scam artist and therefore disposable. His reward for associating with Trump career ending in national disgrace.

Commonsense said...

America's spies anonymously took down Michael Flynn. That is deeply worrying.

In a liberal democracy, how things happen is often as important as what happens. Procedures matter. So do rules and public accountability. The chaotic, dysfunctional Trump White House is placing the entire system under enormous strain. That's bad. But the answer isn't to counter it with equally irregular acts of sabotage — or with a disinformation campaign waged by nameless civil servants toiling away in the surveillance state.

As Eli Lake of Bloomberg News put it in an important article following Flynn's resignation,

Normally intercepts of U.S. officials and citizens are some of the most tightly held government secrets. This is for good reason. Selectively disclosing details of private conversations monitored by the FBI or NSA gives the permanent state the power to destroy reputations from the cloak of anonymity. This is what police states do. [Bloomberg]

Those cheering the deep state torpedoing of Flynn are saying, in effect, that a police state is perfectly fine so long as it helps to bring down Trump.

It is the role of Congress to investigate the president and those who work for him. If Congress resists doing its duty, out of a mixture of self-interest and cowardice, the American people have no choice but to try and hold the government's feet to the fire, demanding action with phone calls, protests, and, ultimately, votes. That is a democratic response to the failure of democracy.

Sitting back and letting shadowy, unaccountable agents of espionage do the job for us simply isn't an acceptable alternative.

Down that path lies the end of democracy in America.


Damon Linker got it exactly right. The shadow agents who politically assassinated Flynn are far more a danger to the republic than Flynn himself.

KD, The Economy is Stronger, Wealthier and Moving UPwards said...

Clinton State Department mole's did their job and will continue until they are thrown out.

President Obama ordered the spying on Flynn and other Americans.

The leftist like PHN and HB are comfortable with this, the leaks because they are still mad at the American Voter and President Trump.

KD, Economy is getting stronger said...

Back to the Economy. Unions voice their Anger. At President Trump, nope at those the betray them, top Management.



NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pilots at American Airlines Group Inc denounced the carrier's chief executive officer, Doug Parker, on Tuesday, citing his decision last week to skip a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.


The pilots' union, the Allied Pilots Association (APA), issued a symbolic vote of "no-confidence" in Parker's leadership abilities. It also cited lagging pay increases compared to pilots at other carriers and "questionable economic and strategic decisions."


Trump continues to win over more UNIONS, the long time forgot man .

wphamilton said...

Puzder, nominee for Laber Secretary is now out. Thank goodness for at least three or four Republicans with sense and backbone enough to balk at the stupidest possible choice for that position.

Two down.