Flynn’s Fishy Story

The responsibility deficit grows

The Washington Post ran a blockbuster report on Thursday night that is in danger of being overlooked in the hullabaloo over the Ninth Circuit upholding a lower court decision to stop the implementation of President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The Post essentially confirmed what had been rumored for weeks: namely that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the national security adviser, held secret pre-inauguration talks with the Russian ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak, that undermined then-President Obama’s attempts to impose sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its meddling in the U.S. election.

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