Well that was fast!
The Trump administration may have just broken the land speed record for corruption and ethics violations. A mere four hours after Michael Flynn was sworn in as President Trump’s National Security Advisor, the Wall Street Journal has learned that American intelligence agencies are investigating communications he had with Russian officials.
The main point of interest are the phone calls Flynn made on December 29th to Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the U.S. and a man that looks like Boris Yeltsin ate Mikhail Gorbachev. That was the same day the Obama administration levied sanctions against Russia in retaliation for using hacking and other cyberwarfare techniques to try and throw the Presidential election to Donald Trump.
These phone calls may be a violation of the Logan Act, the law that prohibits U.S. citizens from unauthorized negotiations with foreign governments about disputes involving the United States government. Flynn maintains the talks were only about scheduling a meeting between Trump and Russian officials. But no one really knows what was said except him and Kislyak.
Was he actually negotiating an end to the sanctions in return for destroying the pee pee video starring Trump and several Russian prostitutes? We can’t say for sure at the time of this writing.
Whatever happens, the retired General can call himself a winner because he is now the first person in the Trump administration to officially be under investigation. Congrats, Mike! We always knew you’d make it!
It can be said with almost 100% certainty Flynn won’t be the last Trumpette to fall under suspicion, since the FBI, CIA, NSA and Treasury Department are all currently looking into contacts between the Russian government and people in the Trump campaign and now administration.
Thank god they’re doing that and not just believing Trump’s long string of psychotic tweets denying any connection between him and Russia.
If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act? Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2016
For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2016
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