Jones: We need to know the truth about Flynn’s Russian connections

Written by on February 15, 2017

AMID THE increasingly troubling revelations concerning former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his lies about calls with a Russian diplomat, I have a question for white working-class Americans.

Why aren’t you outraged?

The Justice Department says that before Trump was sworn in on Jan. 20, Flynn, in a call with a Russian envoy, discussed sanctions levied on Russia by the Obama administration in December for alleged efforts to influence the presidential election.

When confronted about the conversation, Flynn told reporters, and then-Vice President Mike Pence, that he had not discussed sanctions. Then Flynn said he wasn’t sure what he had discussed. Then, when it was clear the telephone call had bee n monitored and recorded, Flynn resigned his position.
Meanwhile, Trump, who on Friday gave reporters the impression he knew nothing about Flynn’s lies, had been briefed by the Justice Department weeks before. That briefing included a warning that Flynn might be vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians because of the call. Trump knew that, and, for weeks, he allowed Flynn to stay in a key White House position.

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