The Flynnvestigation and a Trumpish Response

Well, in the latest updates of Trump News, it appears the Trump Administration is undergoing a meltdown on twitter…again.

This following the report of communications between now-former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak which took place on December 29, 2016, the same day hefty sanctions were imposed upon Russia by Obama during an investigation into potential interference with the 2016 election. These were the same sanctions now-President Donald Trump has suggested being open to lifting. While Flynn initially denied any discussion of the sanctions or the lifting thereof, U.S. intelligence officials shared an account the very next day indicating that such discussions did, in fact, occur.

Further casting doubt upon the former National Security Adviser was the statement his spokesman released, following the reports by U.S. intelligence, stating that “while he [Flynn] had no recollection of discussing sanctions, he couldn’t be certain that the topic never came up”.

Considering the on-going allegations of Russian interference in U.S. affairs and collusion with the Trump Administration, this is an incredibly troubling issue which indicates problems not only abroad but in our own House.

This is what President Trump had to say on the matter:

Not only has President Trump, who has, on more than one occasion, shown himself to be abnormally lenient and friendly with Russian President Vladamir Putin, completely disregarded the massive national security risk Flynn may have exposed the U.S. to, he instead railed against Hillary Clinton, our very own Intelligence Agencies, and the media excluding Fox News which is among the handful that openly support the Trump Administration despite inconsistencies and “alternative facts” they release to the public.

If one were to look closely, they would note a major contradiction in Trump’s tweets.

At 6:08 AM, Trump tweeted that “This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign.”

And little more than hour later, he followed up by saying “The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by “intelligence” like candy. Very un-American!”.

The hole in Trump’s argument: If it’s “classified information”, then how is it nonsense?

Further panic is shown when Trump, rather than arguing using things like facts, logic, or persuasion, simply tries to divert from the subject at hand with another tweet “Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?”

Trump has shown to be overly passive towards Russia despite recent transgressions such as its recent deployment of a new cruise missile, which American officials say violates a landmark arms control treaty.

Oddly enough, Donald Trump remains silent with not a word in response.donald trump

Trump’s later tweets completely disregards the Flynnvestigation results, employing his favorite tactic of changing the subject:

The Trumpish Response? Complain about the media that reports the potential wrong-doings of the Trump Administration and change the subject to try and make people forget HIS people were the ones who did something wrong.

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