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TRUMP CABINET IN TURMOIL: GENERAL FLYNN RESIGNS

Don’t give me fake news wins memes. I’ve been ignoring this story because the media has been so apoplectic about nearly every god damned thing Trump did, I stopped viewing them as credible.

Now, whether Flynn did something wrong or simply fell on his sword to remove a major distraction for Trump is not really an important distinction. Let’s assume the globalist shills in the media are truly out to get Trump (duh), don’t you think this is  going to embolden them to go after someone else next?

Trump is a master at PR, so it’ll be interesting to see how he spins this. After all, he’s the guy who got caught saying he’d grab her in the pussy and move on her like a bitch, and still get elected as President of these United Steaks.

Here’s his resignation letter.

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, two sources tell CNN.

His departure came just after reports surfaced the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States and was potentially vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians.
The move comes less than a month into the job, making him one of the shortest-serving senior presidential advisers in modern history.

The sudden exit marks the most public display yet of disarray at the highest levels of the new administration, which has faced repeated questions over a slew of controversies and reports of infighting among senior aides during its first three weeks.

The shakeup now leaves Trump without one of his closest and longest-serving advisers. Flynn had counseled Trump on foreign policy and national security matters since early in the 2016 presidential race.

Flynn was not able to definitively refute a Washington Post story late last week that his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak included communication about the sanctions. It is illegal for unauthorized private citizens to negotiate with foreign governments on behalf of the US.

The controversy intensified after the report put Pence and several senior White House advisers in an uncomfortable position, as they had denied in TV interviews weeks earlier that Flynn discussed sanctions with the ambassador. Some administration officials said Flynn must have misled Pence and others.

“The knives are out,” a White House official told CNN on Friday, noting that “there’s a lot of unhappiness about this.”

Many expressed concern at the idea that Flynn, a retired lieutenant general who headed the Defense Intelligence Agency, would discuss sanctions with a foreign official whose calls are regularly monitored by US intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

A US official confirmed to CNN on Friday that Flynn and Kislyak did speak about sanctions, among other matters, during a December call.

But after the call was made public, Pence told CBS News on January 15 that Flynn did not talk with Kislyak about the sanctions, which the Obama administration recently levied due to Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 elections.

“They did not discuss anything having to do with the United States’ decision to expel diplomats or impose censure against Russia,” Pence told CBS News.

In summary, Trump defeated Hillary, which caused liberals to go apeshit over Russian hacking accusations, which caused Obama to levy sanctions, which caused Mike Flynn to allegedly have a discussion with Russia about this, errantly, before he was authorized to do so. Clearly, this was all semantics, but rules are rules.

In short, Obama laid the trap and Washpo executed it.

UPDATE: Popular alt right guy seems to think this is the work of Reince.

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52 comments

  1. vandamme

    Lol nice spin, Fly. Your boy is getting cucked.

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  2. dmfracer

    Meh. Is this dam in California going to collapse and “cause a pullback”? Because I am standing by ready to buy any and every dip enroute to fame a glory.

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  3. ironbird

    A dam broke and the pizza party got cancelled. They are pissed wearing pussy hats in a hot tub alone. Team pedo finally got one. Good job.

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    • peaches

      You are destroying the Queen’s tongue. Everyday you take another piece of the English language out to the back of your trailered home, molest it and have your way with it, then dress it up in a team Trump tuxedo t shirt, and present it for us like a retarded pre schooler.

      Your grade for life is 57. Just like that remedial high school math course that won’t let you put that GED on momma’s wall.

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      • ironbird

        English is of the noble class. Proper English is for the fools half a mil in student loan debt. There is still hope. Stop acting like you belong.

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        • peaches

          Everyone who ever went to college is buried under half a million in debt.

          Actually, anyone who speaks “Proper English”

          Good to know.

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  4. stockslueth

    That was like shooting fish in a barrel. Who will be the next to go? Before you know it, impeachment proceedings. Sad!

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    • uglyflint

      When the nukes go off and isis is cutting off heads in Kansas you cock suckers will be the biggest fucking babies the world has ever seen. Seriously, all of you fuck off !

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      • peaches

        When the nukes go off and isis is cutting off heads in Kansas…

        we’ll be telling you we told you so

        0 people will be remembering the day Mike Flynn resigned because he has downs syndrome.

        And Kansas has got tons of guns no? Are hordes of Muslims riding around on 2003 toyota tacomas with assault rifles, raping and beheading the women something you seriously think could happen here in America, where there is a gun behind every blade of grass? If our military somehow disappeared… it still would not happen. We should be fine without Flynn.

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  5. longview

    The way folks twist yourselves in knots to find conspiracies where they do not exist and to not find them where they most obviously do is amazing. Flynn is corrupt, so is his do of us of a boss.

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  6. Dr. Fly

    Yes, we might as well impeach him now.

    What will we charge him with?

    When will Kelly Anne, Miller and Bannon go? We must get Bannon, obviously. He’s a Nazi.

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  7. uglyflint

    No way Flynn should have resigned. Trump better get his shit together fucking right now. Fire Preibus immediately.

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  8. zeropointnow

    I don’t doubt that Flynn is a patriot, but he fucked up by going rogue and not asking permission first – unlike Henry Kissinger in 1969. His previous ties to Russia had already come into question – so that was a dumb fucking move imo.

    “Was it wrong for Flynn to talk with the Russian envoy? Absolutely not. Kissinger himself met with Boris Sedov, officially a diplomat but actually a spy, at the Soviet Embassy on Jan. 2, 1969, eighteen days before President Nixon was inaugurated and Kissinger became his national security adviser. “Sedov said that the Soviet Union was very interested that the inaugural speech contain some reference to open channels of communication to Moscow,” Kissinger told the president-elect. Nixon took that to heart at his swearing-in. His exact words, addressed to Moscow: “Our lines of communication will be open.”

    The difference between then and now? Kissinger checked in with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover before he went to talk to Sedov. In the context of the Cold War, that constituted the highest security clearance.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-flynn-national-security-commentary-idUSKBN15S28E

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    • uglyflint

      CNN is having a field day. Damnit Trump !

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      • zeropointnow

        Trump’s most questionable link to Russia is now out of the White House. I don’t think this is going to turn out that bad as people think. Plus, when you look at WHY he spoke to the Russian ambassador – it was to avoid war.

        He shouldn’t have lied. They should have been up front and said they were trying to mitigate Obama’s reckless behavior.

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        • Po Pimp

          Riiiiiiiiiigggghhhhhtttttt.

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        • sarcrilege

          I don’t even know why we are talking about Trump’s administration. Trump should do what every great leader, like Lenin, Stalin, etc., did ~ execute, eliminate, incarcerate, destroy, purge your opposition. That’s how one earns respect ~ by sending a message: “don’t fuck with me or you’re next”.

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        • mistermoe

          Jesus, so you are one of the deplorables.

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    • og

      We’re sure he went rogue?

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      • zeropointnow

        We only know what’s been reported, which at this point appears to be that Flynn didn’t consult with anyone before speaking to the Russian ambassador.

        He also got caught in a lie – stating that he didn’t discuss sanctions. When it came out later that Obama’s DOJ had tapped the phone call, Flynn claimed a fuzzy memory.

        He should have just come out and said “Of course I talked to the Russians about the sanctions. Obama was on an anti-Russian rampage, and we wanted to avoid conflict.”

        As a contributor to RT and having been invited to a dinner as a guest of Putin, Flynn should have been particularly sensitive to protocol and optics.

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    • traderconfessions

      ZERO.. You have Flynn’s conversations as well as those unexplained trips to Russia by Paul Manaforte and Carter Page. We know that Trump doesn’t trust email so one should assume that they were carrying his messages. Do you think that Flynn did this without Trump’s knowledge? A military guy wouldn’t do that to his superior. Strip out the politics. One has to agree that something smells, particularly against the backdrop of Russian hacking. It can all be nothing but then why all the deception, including to Pence? Crazy shit.

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  9. 99 lead balloons

    trudeau and his blue eyes ?are involved no doubt.

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  10. t.c.

    This was a good move. Like everyone I prefer the Bannon wing of the cabinet vs the Priebus wing, but we need both. Flynn’s son was also causing some problems during the campaign.

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  11. jtizzle

    So this is what a drained swamp looks like. Pretty soon America will be great again.

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  12. juice

    This is not good news. As said in this link by the Saker, the neocons/deep state have neutered the Trump Presidency.

    http://thesaker.is/the-neocons-and-the-deep-state-have-neutered-the-trump-presidency-its-over-folks/

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  13. ferd

    Flynn’s putting Iran on double secret probation for a legal missile test was reminiscent of the Bush administration’s impotent blather — rhetoric that only strengthens the hand of Iranian hardliners.

    Anyway, lots of talking heads are out saying that Trump needs to get an experienced hand to replace Flynn, suggesting someone from the Bush administration. Let’s hope not.

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  14. traderconfessions

    Flynn was forced to resign by Pence, who was pissed at being mislead on the subject by Pence. A couple weeks ago I predicted Pence, Bannon and Conway would be gone by summer and was scorned by the cuckpots. Check one box.

    Right now there is a battle between the burn-to-the-ground Bannon faction and the more accommodating Pence/Kushner wing. Trump will soon understand that he will be doomed in the long run by hitching his presidency to the Bannon group. He will get no support from Republicans and non-idealogical 2016 supporters if every day is another clown show. The Republicans are now forced to investigate the Flynn/Russia connection as well as the Carter Page/Paul Manaforte Russia connection. If it turns out that there were multiple conversations with slimy Russian govt officials before the election then Trump can find himself in major trouble. It’s always the cover-up that kills, let’s see what happens here.

    When one spews voter fraud bullshit and other lies on a daily basis then there’s no credibility to fall back on when a crisis hits. Only 40% of Americans were pleased with Trump before the Flynn disaster. It’s going to be an interesting ride for the next couple of weeks. No wonder President-in-waiting Pence is always smiling.

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  15. infinitezuul

    Mike Cernovich is a douche.

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  16. riotact

    Out like Flynn

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