There seems to be game being played at the White House, and the rules are: lie, deny, then twist the truth once you’ve be caught. It’s horrible game; the American public is in on them and doesn’t want to play anymore. It’s become common knowledge that the Trump administration is only consistent in lying and denial.
In November of 2016, House Oversight Committee ranking member Elijah Cummings wrote and sent a letter to Vice President-elect Mike Pence alerting him of Mike Flynn’s ties to foreign government officials. However, now Pence is claiming that he never received said letter, but there is proof that he did see it.
A source close to the administration said,
‘There’s a pattern as it relates to the Flynn situation — vis a vis Pence — that he was never, either intentionally or unintentionally, made aware of the facts,’
The same official also said this of Mike Pence’s having no knowledge of Mike Flynn’s Turkish ties:
‘It’s also a fact that if he told McGahn that during the transition, it’s also a fact that not only was Pence not made aware of that, no one around Pence was as well’
But there is proof that his office did receive a letter from Rep. Elijah Cummings disclosing that Mike Flynn did in fact have ties to Turkey.
— House OversightDems (@OversightDems) May 19, 2017
Mike Flynn is under investigation by the FBI for possible financial ties to Turkey and Russia. The investigation was being headed by the former director of the FBI James Comey, who was fired on May 9, 2017 during an investigation that the president asked James Comey to stop. This was a rather suspicious move for the president of the United States, one that could amount to criminal charges for members of his administration.
The fact is that Mike Pence did receive the letter Rep. Elijah Cummings sent stating that former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn had ties to Turkey. Pence’s denials and insistence that he’s been kept in the dark on everything will not work for long. Although he’s playing that ever-so-popular Trump administration game of lie, deny, then twist the truth after all else fails.
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