Donald Trump knew that his National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn committed treason weeks before the general was forced to resign Monday. Flynn’s letter just confirms what the president’s acting attorney general Sally Yates said, weeks before Trump fired her. Are these grounds for impeachment?
The 3-star general turned in his resignation letter, but it raises more questions than it answers. According to an ABC News tweet, iconic Senator John McCain of Arizona wrote this about Flynn:
‘Flynn resignation raises further questions about the Trump administration’s intentions toward Vladimir Putin’s Russia.’
Flynn resigned after the media released an article detailing Flynn’s ties to Russia, including his five phone calls with the Russian Ambassador in Washington, D.C. What makes it treason is that the calls occurred on the very day President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia. Photographs of Flynn seated next to Russian president Vladimir Putin at a dinner proves that had a personal relationship with him.
At this time, Flynn appears to have lied to Vice President Mike Pence, but the extent of the administration’s involvement is still under investigation. The question arises about who Yates communicated with and who shared that information. Flynn explains his mistake as having “inadvertently briefed” Pence, writing in his letter of resignation:
‘Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology.’
Flynn first said that he never talked about the sanctions with the Russian ambassador. Then, he said he couldn’t recall whether they had discuss sanctions. This is odd, because with his background in national security, Flynn should have known the U.S. national security agencies were taping his conversations.
The three-star general blamed his treasonous mistake on giving the then-Vice President-elect “incomplete information” about his phone calls. However, Flynn did not mention Donald Trump. Apparently, the president already knew.
Is impeachment next?
Check out Flynn’s resignation letter by clicking on the link below and see if you agree:
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