Flynn PLEADED GUILTY to LYING to the FBI about COLLUDING WITH RUSSIA to get Trump elected and instate favorable foreign policy with the country.
That statement is (almost) totally incorrect.
- Flynn did lie to the FBI (one wonders why Flynn is being prosecuted for doing this, while Clinton, who also lied to the FBI, was not, but let’s not digress), that’s true.
- Flynn’s contacts with Russia were AFTER the election. Trump was already elected.
- (Still to this day, nobody has provided any credible evidence that the Russians did anything illegal in conjunction with the Trump campaign to help get him elected. And make no mistake about this: unless it is proven that the Trump campaign KNEW that the Russians were going to do something ILLEGAL to help him win the election, nobody with any common sense is going to give a shit. That’s just election business as usual, perhaps unfortunately.)
- President-elects and their incoming cabinets make foreign policy contacts all the time, and yes, when they do so, it is for the purpose of discussing terms for favorable foreign policy. So, every president-elect during your lifetime and mine has been in TECHNICAL violation of the Logan Act, which is why anyone hoping for any charges under the Logan Act are going to be disappointed. It’s bullshit, and even if Mueller tries that, he’ll destroy his own reputation. He knows that won’t sway public opinion nearly enough for Congress to bring Articles of Impeachment.
Now, right back atcha. How is it that YOU are missing all of THAT?
(As a sidenote, when ABC broke their story (which turned out to be in error, because they referred to Trump as “candidate” — they later retracted that officially and replaced it with “president-elect”) the stock markets, which care deeply about political instability in the White House, crashed down 300 points. As soon as the facts were actually studied, the market came back, rising 260 points from those lows. What that means is that a bunch of really really smart people with lots of $$$ skin in the game looked at releases, realized it was a big fat nothingburger (again!), and returned to business as usual.)
And……..it looks like I got blocked for speakin’ the truth. :-)