US President Donald Trump speaks by phone with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington January 28, 2017. Reuters
Eli Lake, Bloomberg: Trump's Allies, Convicted of High Crimes Without a Trial
Maybe Flynn committed treason. But so far no one has presented any evidence, just innuendo. That's not justice.
Heard any good Mike Flynn jokes lately?
How about this one from "Morning Joe," this week? "When it comes to legal issues, he's like Charmin. You just keep squeezing." Maybe you've seen Stephen Colbert's segment from February about Trump's former national security adviser: "It's funny 'cause it's treason."
Don't miss this exchange in the New Yorker last month with former acting attorney general Sally Yates. Reporter Ryan Lizza asked Yates about how she informed the White House counsel that Flynn had lied to his colleagues about his monitored conversations with the Russian ambassador. "You didn't just text, 'Heads-up, your N.S.A. might be a spy'?" Lizza asked. Yates quipped: "Is there an emoji for that?"
Well it's nice to see our elites are in such good humor about something so grave. If there truly was treason, it's no joking matter. If there was not, then this man's name is being tarnished unfairly. Ha. Ha.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 26, 2017
The Mystery Behind the Half-Million Dollars Michael Flynn Received as a Foreign Agent -- David Corn, Mother Jones
Law Enforcement Turns on the Law and Order President -- Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast
The US leaks British secrets. Our special relationship should be with Europe -- Martin Kettle, The Guardian
Former CIA chief Michael Hayden says U.S. let down by intel agencies: ‘Disappointment and shame’ -- S.A. Miller, Washington Times
Something Is Deeply Wrong in the U.S. Intelligence Community -- American Interest
How Trump Really Could Make a Difference in the Middle East -- Liz Peek, Fiscal Times
NATO: Too big to fail, too small to matter? -- Seth A. Johnston, The Hill
Trump Hands Putin a Win at First NATO Meeting -- Robbie Gramer, Foreign Policy
At NATO Headquarters, Trump Again Fails to Lead -- Amy Davidson, The New Yorker
Trump’s defense budget looks a lot like Obama’s defense budget -- Alex Ward, VOX
Russian Electronic Warfare in Ukraine: Between Real and Imaginable -- Sergey Sukhankin, Eurasia Daily Monitor
The rapid rise of Libya's General Hifter -- Mustafa Fetouri, Al-Monitor
The Islamization of Kashmir's separatist movement -- Shamil Shams, DW
Forget North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal. Its Chemical and Cyber Weapons Are Already a Threat. -- Patrick M. Cronin, National Interest
Why civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria are increasing -- AFP
What is Iran's endgame in Syria? -- Up Front/Al Jazeera