Muh Russians. Muh Russians.
The (((Deep State))) smells blood in the water now.
This post is being sourced from several liberal new sites in order to expose the pattern that the narrative is now taking. That narrative is following the pattern of Watergate, as I remember it.
This first excerpt is by (((David Frum,))) a real piece of work with a hatred of Republicans. I’ve crossed through the unproven parts.
Excerpt from The Atlantic
Title: Why Flynn’s Resignation Matters
To put the story in simplest terms:
Russian spies hacked Democratic Party communications in order to help elect Donald Trump.
Donald Trump welcomed the help, used it, publicly solicited more of it—and was then elected president of the United States.
3) President Obama sanctioned Russia for its pro-Trump espionage.
While Russia considered its response, its ambassador spoke with the national security adviser-designate about the sanctions
5) The adviser, Flynn, reportedly asked Russia not to overreact, signaling that the new administration would review the sanctions; Russia did not respond.
6) As president-elect and then president, Donald Trump has indicated that he seeks to lift precisely those sanctions caused by Russia’s espionage work on his behalf.
All of this takes place against the background of Donald Trump’s seeming determination to align U.S. foreign policy ever closer to Russia’s: endorsing the annexation of Crimea, supporting Russia’s war aims in Syria, casting doubt on the U.S. guarantee to NATO allies, cheering on the breakup of the European Union.
It takes place, too, in the context of Trump’s murky corporate financial obligations to Russian entities. “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Donald Trump Jr. told an investor conference in 2008. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.” Exactly how much money is unknown to anyone outside the Trump Organization, because of the president’s repeated refusal to embrace financial transparency. But the pattern of Trump wealth-seeking in Russia has been widely reported, including the multimillion-dollar windfall profit gained from the sale of a Palm Beach mansion to a Russian oligarch at a particularly tense time in the Trump family finances—the same period when he was lending his name to such shabby operations as Trump University and Trump Steaks.
Flynn is the third Trump associate to resign because of the revelation of close connections to the Russian state: Paul Manafort and Carter Page preceded him. Will more follow?
Those Republicans who never cared much for Trump have seized the moment, preparing for the coup d’etat just around the corner.
Washington Post (paywall after 10 free looks per month)
Top Republican and Democratic senators pledged Tuesday to deepen their investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 election in the wake of Michael T. Flynn’s resignation as President Trump’s national security adviser, opening a new and potentially uncomfortable chapter in the uneasy relationship between Trump and Capitol Hill.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said such an investigation is “highly likely,” and the top two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), stood side by side Tuesday to announce that the committee’s ongoing probe must include examination of any contacts between campaign officials and the Russian government.
By digging around in Congress, Trump’s power to govern is impaired. The hope among Trump’s enemies of such an investigation is to manufacture evidence that can justify impeachment.
There are the #nevertrump Deep State neocons who reject the democratic process. An impeachment would be nothing to these traitors.
Excerpt from The Week
The whole episode is evidence of the precipitous and ongoing collapse of America’s democratic institutions — not a sign of their resiliency. Flynn’s ouster was a soft coup (or political assassination) engineered by anonymous intelligence community bureaucrats. The results might be salutary, but this isn’t the way a liberal democracy is supposed to function.
We’re always going to lose the Twitter war because Jack obliterates pro-Trump Tweeters’ accounts.
A few relevant pro-Trump Tweets make it through: