Super Liberal former Democratic Congressman from Ohio and 2-time US Presidential Candidate, Dennis Kucinich weighs in, here on the manner in which Michael Flynn came to be ousted from his post as National Security Advisor, less than 3 weeks after assuming office.
Kucinich describes the disruption and demonization of the new President and members of his Administration by the Mainstream Media and by representatives of the corrupt US Government establishment as “unprecedented”. That such a prominent hard line Democrat is saying so underscores the truth of his words.
Kucinich concedes that Flynn perjured himself by not admitting to the conversations he’d had with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s Ambassador to the US. They spoke about the crippling economic sanctions against Russia being enforced by the US upon its begrudging NATO allies.
These talks occurred last December, during the Transition Period between Presidential Administrations. To my mind, the sanctions were not an inappropriate topic of conversation for these two men to be having at that time. That Flynn felt compelled to hide this is what’s ridiculous. It’s an outgrowth of a Neo-McCarthyism that’s being propagated in the Mainstream Media, via that Deep State faction which wants a war with Russia.
More importantly to Kucinich, that this information was leaked to the Washington Post by one or more US Intelligence Community officials demonstrates how there is an active battle occurring within the Deep State of the US, with one faction seeking desperately to demoralize, impugn and impeach Donald Trump and members of his Administration.
Indeed, the only actual crime here was the leak of the audiotape by a US Intelligence employee to the Washington Post reporter.
Personally, I’m not sorry to see Flynn go, due to his warmongering rhetoric about Iran. Hopefully, that nonsensical policy will exit the Office of the US National Security Advisor, along with him.