Press secretary Sean Spicer, the M.C. Escher of bullshit, claims Flynn’s resignation “isn’t a legal issue, it’s a trust issue.” But the Stephen Colbert wonders if what Flynn did was so darn legal, then why did Trump ask for his resignation? Colbert explains,“It’s funny ‘cause it’s treason.”
U.S. lawmakers, including some leading Republicans, called for a deeper inquiry into White House ties to Russia after national security adviser Michael Flynn quit amid revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with Moscow’s ambassador to the United States before Trump took office.
Michael Flynn submitted his resignation hours after Trump said that he was reviewing the situation and talking to Vice President Mike Pence. The national security adviser had promised Pence he had not discussed sanctions with the Russians but it was later discovered that the subject had come up.
David Petraeus admitted he shared classified information with his mistress, yet Donald Trump is actively considering him for secretary of state.
Trump insisted he wants to lock up Clinton, but he now is considering whether to appoint Petraeus to one of the most sensitive jobs in government.
Comparisons between Clinton and Petraeus, the former CIA director who lent notebooks containing classified information to his biographer, re-emerged on Tuesday after the FBI announced that it wouldn’t recommend charges against the Democratic nominee. But these comparisons ignore how the Petraeus case differs from Clinton’s email scandal.
In April, the retired four-star general was sentenced to two years of probation and fined $100,000 but was spared prison time after pleading guilty to mishandling classified information.
The committee investigating the fatal attacks in Benghazi, Libya, will interview several high-profile Obama administration officials this week, including former CIA Director David Petraeus and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
There goes that narrative. General David Petraeus — the man whom Fox News’ Roger Ailes tried to persuade to run for president as a Republican in 2012 — thinks Hillary Clinton would make “a tremendous president,” according to the new book HRC by authors Jonathan Allen and Aimee Parnes. And the reasoning from the former head […]