When it comes to some of Donald Trump’s worst conspiracy theories, it’s hard to know where to start in proving him wrong. The lies become so tangled and so detailed, not to mention how quickly they come, that the truth can get lost in the noise.
That will no longer be the case with Trump’s conspiracy theories about the “mistreatment” by the FBI, President Obama, and the criminal courts of General Michael Flynn. Flynn, who served as Trump’s first director of national security, was fired, arrested, and convicted of lying to the FBI, failing to register as a foreign agent, and several other charges. In fact, Flynn pled guilty to the crimes before hiring new attorneys who spun wild conspiracy theories in court, none of which the judge chose to tolerate. Trump has insisted that Flynn was set up and that he never lied to the FBI.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had a few words to say about the released transcripts of the phone call between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Here’s what the Flynn transcripts show:
Gen. Flynn secretly discussed the U.S. response to Russia’s brazen election interference, and lied about it to the FBI and Vice President.
No wonder Trump and his allies are trying to re-write history,
Because the facts are so damning. pic.twitter.com/eNZMFlDSSa
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 29, 2020
The phone transcripts reveal that Flynn discussed the sanctions that President Obama placed on Russia as a result of their 2016 election interference. Flynn told the FBI that he did not discuss those sanctions, something he was prohibited to do before being sworn in as Trump’s director of national security. There’s a reason Flynn pled guilty to lying. He lied about that phone call.
Even more damning, a second phone call shows that Kislyak specifically told Flynn that the sanctions were not just an attack against Russia, but Trump himself.
According to POLITICO:
‘When Flynn and Kislyak followed up on Dec. 31, 2016, Kislyak emphasized that Russian President Vladimir Putin opted not to escalate the sanctions battle because of his talk with Flynn — despite “raging” feelings in Moscow. And Kisylak argued that the Obama administration sanctions were aimed at damaging the incoming Trump administration just as much as they were the Kremlin.
‘“I just wanted to tell you that we found that these actions have targeted not only against Russia, but also against the president elect,” Kisylak said.’
Twitter was quick to react to Schiff’s tweet. Read some of their comments below:
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