Trying to figure out the stories coming out of the White House regarding the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is like watching Abbott and Costello’s Who’s on First?
Who’s On First?
First, acting Assistant Attorney General Sally Yates brought attention to this issue, warning White House cancel that Flynn had misrepresented his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Yates stated that Flynn was misleading about his interactions the ambassador and could be vulnerable to blackmail. Last month, Vice President Mike Pence defended Flynn, saying that Flynn had not discussed sanctions imposed by the Obama administration for Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
Yates was later fired for directing Justice lawyers not to defend the new administration’s travel ban against seven Muslim-majority countries.
What’s On Second?
The Washington Post was the first to break the story, both of Sally Yates’s communication with the White House about Flynn and last week’s developing story about how Flynn had indeed spoken about sanctions with the Russian ambassador.
I Don’t Know’s On Third
In a recent press conference, Sean Spicer insisted that Flynn did not do anything illegal, but his trust with the Trump White House was beyond repair. And Trump, above all, values honesty and trust. Kind of how women can trust him not to grab their crotches whenever he wants. Oh, wait.
So the lady who first pursued the matter with the Trump White House and did her job for the integrity of the country was fired and Flynn told Pence that he didn’t actually discuss the sanctions and Trump now is whining because people have lied to him and Trump and Pence didn’t know anything about what was going on in their own White House with their National Security advisor.
Wait, who’s on first? More like who’s next to go as Trump’s scapegoat? This is clearly not the end of the investigation into Trump’s and Friends’ relationships with Russia. While you wait, try this fun Bingo board to keep track!
— Kelly Heath (@kelly0318) February 14, 2017
Also while we wait to see what continuing lies are uncovered, how about a little Abbot and Costello?