Lindsey Graham Just Said What We Are All Thinking About Trump And Flynn

Senator Lindsay Graham, along with the majority of the American people, wants to know if anyone on Donald Trump’s transition team “directed” former national security adviser Michael Flynn to discuss sanctions against Russia. Flynn illegally spoke with a top Russian diplomat during the Trump transition, and this could be a sign of a far reaching problem in the Trump White House.

“I want to know, did General Flynn do this by himself or was he directed by somebody to do it?” Graham said in an interview with CNN’s Kate Bolduan.

Graham said he has not seen the transcripts that US intelligence turned over to the White House for review shortly before Flynn announced his decision to resign from the administration.

“I think Congress needs to be informed of what actually General Flynn said to the Russian ambassador about lifting sanctions,” Graham said. “Did he say anything at all or is this just being spun by the media?”

Web design - social media and SEO - call 561-800-7400
Web design – social media and SEO – call 561-800-7400

Flynn is accused of not only discussing sensitive matters with Russian officials before Trump took office through open and encrypted channels, he is also accused of lying to Vice President Mike Pence about what took place in those conversations. Though if what Graham is suggesting is true, Pence probably knew all along.

Graham is certainly not sold on the idea that Flynn acted alone on this. He said on Tuesday that had “a hard time believing” that Flynn would offer anything to Russia without “some understanding” of Trump’s plans after the inauguration.

“Maybe General Flynn went rogue, but that’s a question I’d need to know more,” Graham added. “I think most Americans have a right to know whether or not this was a General Flynn rogue maneuver, or was he basically speaking for somebody else in the White House?”

Flynn continues to deny that any discussion of lifting the sanctions took place but this does not answer the question as to why many of the conversations took place using encryption software. If Flynn had nothing to hide, why try and hide the conversations?

Another issue that Graham brought up was the issue of blackmail. It is still believed that Russia has leverage on not only Trump himself, but possibly other officials in the administration, and Graham wants to know if Flynn “was somehow compromised” by Russia.

“If somebody in the administration is subject to being blackmailed, I think that’s something I’d like to know about,” he said. “I think if the shoe were on the other foot we’d want to know the answers to these questions. Did General Flynn act alone?”

It is unrealistic to believe that with all the information leaking out of Russian about their blackmail leverage against Trump that Flynn would have acted alone. It seems more than likely he was directed by Trump, or another high-ranking official to appease Russia as quickly as possible. What the American people need to know now is, what did the Trump administration promise aside from lifting a few sanctions?

1 thought on “Lindsey Graham Just Said What We Are All Thinking About Trump And Flynn”

  1. I think Trump was in the loop the whole way. He continues his rants against the media to rile his base (that he thinks will help him) and deflect what is coming. His impeachment is quite possible, and I think he is guilty of treason. Will the Republicans step up? They are a sorry lot.

    Trump’s arrogance and elitist ways are at the heart of his approach to his negatives. He believes he is untouchable because he has always swindled his way out of difficult situations, paying people off, isolating himself from consequences. He didn’t realize what a different thing it is to be president, had no idea, is clueless and is slowly realizing this is a different ballgame. His cabinet choices are all primed to destroy the agencies they will lead. Bannon is the puppet master. There is a conspiracy to destabilize our protections and safeguards and Bannon is leading it and Trump is his toady.

    I think the entire election should be nullified. The outdated Electoral College failed in the mission for which it was formed: to deny the presidency to a candidate who is unfit. They were chicken shit. We should re-do the election and Republicans should choose another candidate and if Hillary wants to participate, she should. Pence should not run. Not only is he thick in the middle of this, he is against all social policies that have brought us out of the dark ages. He is a religious lunatic who crows about his Christianity and is a world class hypocrite. His political career was over when Trump threw him a lifeline. Religion should never be part of a candidate’s qualifications for office.

    Furthermore, no corporation would hire anyone for a top level position without making sure that person has the knowledge he needs, is emotionally stable, will be an asset to their company. Why is the presidency of our country a popularity contest for whomever tickles the fancy of people who are too lazy to inform themselves? And vetting is so much easier now that we have the internet. We should have a litmus test of substance for who may run. I’d start with a psychological profile, a geography test, a history test, and a legal requirement for tax returns or that name does not go on the ballot.

Your thoughts count here --