Pro-Trump, alt-light blogger Mike Cernovich calls the disposal of General Michael Flynn by the Trump administration a coup. Reince Priebus, a weakling at best and a back stabber at worst, was probably behind the “resignation.”
The General had been kicked out of government by Obama for exposing Obama/Clinton incompetence and lies, and so his restoration to power had been welcomed by patriots.
Now, we regroup.
President Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, Fox News reported.
The White House earlier said Trump was “evaluating the situation” regarding Flynn’s conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., deepening the uncertainty surrounding Flynn’s future in the new administration.
Flynn apologized privately for the controversy to Vice President Mike Pence, according to a White House official. Pence, relying on information from Flynn, publicly vouched that the retired Army lieutenant general did not discuss U.S. sanctions against Russia in calls late last year. Flynn has since told the White House that sanctions may have come up.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump was consulting with Pence about his conversations with the national security adviser. Asked whether the president had been aware that Flynn might discuss sanctions with the Russian envoy, Spicer said, “No, absolutely not.”
Trump, who comments on a steady stream of issues on his Twitter feed, has been conspicuously silent about the matter since The Washington Post reported last week that Flynn had discussed sanctions with the Russian envoy. A U.S. official told The Associated Press that Flynn was in frequent contact with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on the day the Obama administration slapped sanctions on Russia for election-related hacking, as well as at other times during the transition.
Earlier Monday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Trump had “full confidence” in Flynn, though her assertions were not backed up by other senior Trump aides. Spicer would say only that Flynn was continuing to carry out “his daily functions.”
The conflicting signals created confusion at the White House, with reporters crowding around Spicer’s office for hours Monday afternoon seeking information on Flynn’s future.
Lew Rockwell ran an article last night that identified Flynn as a “confrontationalist,” meaning an administration official ready to go after the CIA and other elements in the (((Deep State.))) Flynn was close to so-called Nazi Steve Bannon:
It will be interesting to see how the situation with Michael Flynn, regarding his direct talk with Russia over sanctions, resolves itself. Stephen Miller was sent out to the Sunday talk shows without anything to say regarding Flynn, which is probably a bad omen for the NSA director. Flynn was in the confrontationist camp, if he’s out it further weakens Bannon’s ranks there.
A month into his term of office, Trump is already showing signs of weakness and vulnerability. He tried, but it appears that the Deep State is too deeply entrenched to be uprooted very easily.
The talk now is that General Petraeus will replace Flynn. Sadly, he’s widely believed to be a (((neocon))) puppet, unlike Flynn.
Expect the U.S. to keep fighting more wars for Israel now. Next stop, Iran, unless Donald Trump frees himself from the influence of those (((neocons))) who hold him in utter contempt.