Flynn Out

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY FEBRUARY 15, 2017

         PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER HAS RESIGNED AFTER FAILING TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT A CONVERSATION HE HAD WITH RUSSIA’S AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S. BEFORE TAKING OFFICE. PRESS REPORTS SAY THE DISCUSSION INCLUDED TALK ABOUT LIFTING SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA, WHICH FLYNN DENIED. IF IT HAPPENED, IT COULD BE A VIOLATION OF AN OLD LAW, BUT IT CERTAINLY IS A VIOLATION OF SOMETHING ELSE: YOU DON’T LIE TO THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT. IN A STATEMENT, FLYNN SAID HE HAD APOLOGIZED FOR NOT BEING MORE FORTHCOMING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT, BUT IT WAS TOO LATE.

         THE LEFT NEVER LIKED FLYNN BECAUSE HE IS POLITICALLY INCORRECT. HE HAS STATED THAT ISLAM IS A MAJOR THREAT TO THE U.S. AND THE WEST. ONLY PEOPLE IN DEEP DENIAL THINK OTHERWISE. BUT BY HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WARNING IT COULD LEAD TO BLACKMAIL, SOMETHING RUSSIA IS VERY GOOD AT, FLYNN HAD LOST WHATEVER SUPPORT HE MIGHT HAVE HAD WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATION.

         THERE IS ALWAYS A FEW WEEKS OF GETTING PEOPLE SETTLED IN A NEW ADMINISTRATION, BUT THIS ONE SEEMS A LOT MORE CHAOTIC THAN USUAL. THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME STRONG LEADERSHIP AND QUICKLY. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.