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White House: Trump Fired Flynn

Early reports suggested Trump wasn’t ready to get rid of National Security Advisor Flynn and hadn’t lost confidence in him. Actually, he no longer trusted him and fired him.

From the Washington Examiner:

President Trump asked for the resignation of his former national security adviser, Gen. Mike Flynn, over “a trust issue,” not over any illegalities in his pre-inaugural dealings with Russia, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday.

Trump’s trust in Flynn “eroded to the point where he felt he had to make a change” after a “series of questionable instances,” Spicer said.

Flynn reportedly misrepresented his December phone conversation with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., during which he may have discussed potential sanctions relief. The former national security advisor told Vice President Mike Pence at the time that the issue of sanctions had not come up, and Pence repeated his denial as fact in a subsequent interview.

“The president was very concerned that Gen. Flynn had misled the vice president and others,” Spicer said on Tuesday.

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16 Responses to White House: Trump Fired Flynn

  1. Sometimes you do what ‘ya gotta do.
    The success of the mission, in this case, MAGA, is of paramount importance.
    Don’t expect to get thru the battle, and that’s what we’re in, without any causality’s.
    “This we’ll defend”

  2. There has a question raised about the surveillance on Flynn.
    From what has been discussed, there was nothing about his call that should have flagged the surveillance.The under wraps surveillance was approved and initiated by the Obama administration before President Trump took office.
    Did General Flynn talk with them about the sanctions? I don’t know for sure, neither does anyone else for that matter.
    How did the conversation go? Was it merely “Q :Think we can get those sanctions lifted? A: That will be up to the President.” or maybe “Q: how ’bout them sanctions? A: Not up to me”

    The more pervasive question is why the Obama administration took it upon themselves to flag Gen Flynn before he ever took or made a call without notifying the president-elect. Just how many of the people President Trump mentioned as possible candidates are currently being subjected to this covert operation? Who is the person that leaked this to the press and why do they still have a job?
    I suggest removing all previous administration personnel period. From the lowest level to the highest level, they all should be removed.
    President Trump did what he thought best. That is why we, the people, hired him. He has been in office only a few weeks. Instead of supporting him, most politicians, media, and celebrity types seem to take an inordinate amount of pleasure from even the tiniest bumps in the road.
    His opposing Congress and Senate members, instead of doing the jobs for which they were hired have indulged in the worst display of behavior ever seen.
    Americans need to stand up and say, “Enough!”

  3. This is what Stephen Green thinks. And I agree with him wholeheartedly.

    In the end, it was Trump’s decision to cut Flynn loose. In doing this he caved in to his political and bureaucratic opposition. Nunes told me Monday night that this will not end well. “First it’s Flynn, next it will be Kellyanne Conway, then it will be Steve Bannon, then it will be Reince Priebus,” he said. Put another way, Flynn is only the appetizer. Trump is the entree.

  4. The role of the Obama soldiers in the Flynn affair.

    “The larger issue that should trouble the American people is the far-reaching power of unknown, unelected apparatchiks in the Intelligence Community deciding for themselves both who serves in government and what is an acceptable policy they will allow the elected representatives of the people to pursue,” said the national security adviser quoted above.

    “Put aside the issue of Flynn himself; that nameless, faceless bureaucrats were able to take out a president’s national security adviser based on a campaign of innuendo without evidence should worry every American,” the source explained.

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/former-obama-officials-loyalists-waged-campaign-oust-flynn/