Boy oh boy were they on fire. democrats were in a feeding frenzy. They were delirious with anticipation. A rapture. Gravitas was flying from their mouths as fast as the words could be formed.
Words like the “biggest scandal in Washington”
The congressional intelligence committees announcedlast month that they will investigate the Russian hacking and also examine whether there were any improper contacts between the Trump camp and Russia during the campaign. (A series of memos attributed to a former British counterintelligence officer included allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.) Yet these behind-closed-doors inquiries have generated minimum media notice, and, overall, there has not been much outcry.
The Brits, who seem to have nothing else to do, were ready to arrest Flynn
Ex-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn could face federal charges if the FBI determines that he lied to investigators.
It is an offense not to tell the agency the truth and interviews do not have to be under oath. If the ex-general misled the FBI he could face an investigation with the possibility of felony charges.
Flynn talked to the agency on Jan. 26 about a call he had in December with Russia’s ambassador, the New York Times reported.
Investigators were so concerned that Flynn had not told them the entire truth, they warned the White House the very same day that the senior aide could be blackmailed.
Words like “impeachment”
Questions are growing following the resignation of Donald Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn over his communications with the Russian ambassador.
With Flynn now gone, some are asking: What did President Donald Trump know – and when? Flynn appears to have fallen on his sword (at least for now), writing in his resignation letter that he was apologizing to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. However, the “I” word is the topic of heated debate on on Twitter (impeachment):
Dan “Fake News” Rather said it was bigger than Watergate
Tom Friedman put it up there with 9-11 and Pearl Harbor.
There were words like “treason”
Stephen Colbert Twists the Knife in Michael Flynn: ‘It’s Funny ‘Cause It’s Treason’
Once again, as Colbert pointed out, the situation is a testament to this administration’s ineptitude. Flynn was found out because our intelligence agencies listen in on calls made by the Russian ambassador—something Flynn apparently did not know despite being the incoming National Security Adviser. But Colbert also found time to twist the knife. After a barrage of jokes, he snuck in a no-nonsense aside:
“It’s funny, ’cause it’s treason.”
More words like treason:
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said that if members of the Trump administration or campaign have been “conspiring” with Russia, “that’s the very definition of treason.”
National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned on Monday after reports surfaced that he had spoken with a top Russian diplomat about the U.S. sanctions against Russia.
“I mean, let’s not lose perspective on exactly who we’re talking about here,” he said on CNN. “Russia is the No. 1 enemy of the United States of America.”
“If members of the administration are essentially conspiring with Russia – either through the [2016 presidential] campaign earlier or now in the administration itself – I mean, look, Wolf, that’s the very definition of treason,” Moulton told host Wolf Blitzer.
You can imagine the disappointment and deflation coursing through the left today as Mike Flynn has been exonerated.
The FBI in late December reviewed intercepts of communications between the Russian ambassador to the United States and retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn— national security adviser to then-President-elect Trump — but has not found any evidence of wrongdoing or illicit ties to the Russian government, U.S. officials said.
The calls were picked up as part of routine electronic surveillance of Russian officials and agents in the United States, which is one of the FBI’s responsibilities, according to the U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss counterintelligence operations.
The game was “Kill Mike Flynn” and the democrats were all in, but golly do they look stupid now. Seems there was no sense in waiting for the facts. Hyperbole rules. And wait until they find out the Trump campaign was also cleared:
American law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the communications around the same time they were discovering evidence that Russia was trying to disrupt the presidential election by hacking into the Democratic National Committee, three of the officials said. The intelligence agencies then sought to learn whether the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians on the hacking or other efforts to influence the election.
The officials interviewed in recent weeks said that, so far, they had seen no evidence of such cooperation.
The disappointment will be so great that you’ll be able to see it from Sarah Palin’s house.