If you are wondering, the truth is dead. According to the trump administration, there is only “alternative facts” that matter. That became very clear today at the propaganda minister’s press briefing. According to the administration, Flynn was cut loose because of “an erosion of trust”.
That sounds like a nice 20 second sound bite, but it is also a lie. Flynn was cut loose simply because the whole mess came out in the press, and trump could not just let it die away and keep Flynn in his administration. The so-called “erosion of trust” came out because the press proved that Flynn had lied and trump knew he had lied.
The other piece of evidence is that the propaganda minister said that the White House Counsel found nothing improper in Flynn calling the Russian Ambassador and talking about not taking the new sanctions the Obama administration was placing on them seriously.
Okay, even if we like to think that might be true then the huge question is “Why did Flynn lie about it?” Did he lie about because he believed there was something wrong with undermining the administration still in office? Or, did he lie about it because trump ordered him to make the call?
If the National Intelligence Advisor lied about a phone call, then it is safe to believe that there was a legal issue with the call or its contents. What was so secret about the call that made Flynn lie about it?
Then there is the fact that trump knew about this “lie” for 3 weeks before doing something about it. He did nothing at all. Why, if there is such “an erosion of trust” would the president allow this liar keep reading very sensitive classified information for 3 weeks after he discovered that person was so dishonest?
As a side note, it turns out the Vice President, Mike Pence was not told he was lied to until last Thursday. That was over two weeks after trump knew it. That means Pence was sticking to the story that was false to begin with, and trump was letting him continue lying to the American People.
When the White House Counsel found out about the lie from the Acting Justice Department head, he told trump, but no one bothered to tell Pence. And, from what transpired during the propaganda briefing today, Pence was the only person of importance who was not told.
The Republican Politburo on the hill isn’t helping things either. While most people with a brain are calling for in independent investigation, the leaders of the Grand Oppression Party is claiming that isn’t necessary. In the House, Jason Chaffetz, the staunch leader of the oversight committee who wanted so bad to take down Hillary Clinton, said he doesn’t see any reason to investigate Flynn and we should “just move on.”
Then, today, our beloved leader signed a law passed by his Politburo that repeals an order connected with Dodd-Frank. Our beloved leader said that signing the bill will bring back oil jobs to America.
He claims it is a great start in repealing “restrictive orders that cost companies billions of dollars”. He called it a “big deal” several times while getting ready to sign the bill. It was HJ Resolution 41. Here is what this “big deal” that will save the oil companies billions of dollars and bring back oil jobs is all about.
The bill rolls-back an order from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that required oil and mining companies to disclose their payments to foreign governments. Holy Shit! That order must have really cost these companies a lot of money to comply. That really is a “big deal”.
Tonight the New York Times has an article that claims that members of the trump campaign were in contact with Russian Intelligence during the election. If that is true, then the sink hole just got a whole lot deeper.
“The truth shall set you free” as the saying goes. Maybe that is the reason that trump and his administration isn’t interested in telling the truth. Maybe that goes against their plan to take over the country. Maybe that is the one thing that scares them to death. Why else would they say that the Flynn mess isn’t the big deal, the leaks are the big deal.
The Republicans in Congress are showing no spine to stand up and do what is right. No one in the administration is showing any spine over this either. If I were Mike Pence, I would tell trump to take his job and shove it. I quit a job because of integrity issues, and I turned down others when I suspected integrity issues.
If Pence cannot rely on the president to be honest with him, why should he continue in the job? Unless he thinks trump will get impeached and he will become president. Which tells me Pence does not have any integrity himself.
It is totally obvious that the truth is dead on arrival in the White House. That is why an independent investigation into all of this is so important for our democracy.
And, the shirts keep marching along.