We’ve known for many months that Donald Trump has close ties to Putin, to the Kremlin , to Moscow, to the Russians, to the Russian Mob, to the Russian Oligarchy .. how ever you want to say it. Where there is smoke there is most likely fire and that fire erupted into full view this week with the resignation of Trump’s national security adviser.
Only yesterday we heard Kellyanne tell America that Flynn had the ‘full confidence’ of Mr. Trump… in light of reports that Mr. Flynn had discussed the sanctions imposed on Russia with the Ambassador of Russia and later lied to Mike Pence about the reported conversation. The fact that Mr. Flynn lied and then Mr. Pence told Americans that there was NO truth to the allegations begs the question of what other mis-information is coming from the lips of these Swamp Rats? The lies on Kellyanne’s lips had barley crystallized into Trump Truth and she was back lying about the character of the situation saying, “the situation had become unsustainable.” only hours later.
Some reports suggest that the Kremlin and Mr. Putin were blackmailing Mr. Flynn. If Moscow is blackmailing Mr. Flynn and if Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin have such close ties, as has been reported, might we not also wonder if the Kremlin is capable of a Trump blackmail?
Is Trump in Mr. Putin’s back pocket? What is the connection with Trump and Putin? I think this is a fair query….
At alan.com the question is raised of when the Flynn coverup begins. Sally Yates warned Trump of the brewing fiasco…. is this why Sally Yates was fired? Sally wasn’t a Trump Swamp creature and she was asked to leave the Swamp.
The Huffington Post characterized the situation with this headline…
“Kremlin Pal Throws in Towel…”
What did he know and when did he know….
…what WE know is simply this: Flynn had a conversation with a Russian ambassador about the imposition of sanctions and then mislead Pence about the truth of the event. So is Trump cozy with the Russians?
Return of the Swamp Thing
Kellyanne on FOX thanked the cohost for placing the blame of the Flynn fiasco/debacle on the individuals who leaked some of the story…. this is where many of the supporters are… for Trump and not America… and like the Russians are defending Flynn as a good guy who don’t want to know the truth about Flynn (or Trump for that matter)…
Alternet has a story today about Timothy Snyder, a Yale scholar who has spent decades studying the rise of fascist movements in Europe…. Time is running out on our Democracy and Trump and his swamp things are just the beginning… unless we ACT…
“I think things have tightened up very fast; we have at most a year to defend the republic, perhaps less,” Snyder stated in an interview with German outlet Süddeutsche Zeitung. “What happens in the next few weeks is very important.”
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On the Today show this morning:
Conway replied that Flynn had retained the full confidence of the president throughout this ordeal until Monday night, when “obviously the situation had become unsustainable.”
“Kellyanne, that makes no sense!” Lauer shot back. “Last month, the Justice Department warned the White House that Gen. Flynn had mislead them!”
Some of the language of the Trump supporters is as follows:
“These things happen…” “…Cut Trump a break on Flynn scandal because he’s new..”
Republicans call to “move on” from Flynn
attempts to sweep the Flynn mess under the rug…
Introduction to the Return of the Swamp Thing