The trump administration has put all of us in a conundrum. That is basically this. Can we trust anything they say anymore? I am not asking this rhetorically either. They have shown over and over that they will lie to the American people with so much ease that it is frightening.
How can we believe the president if he tells us that some other country, say North Korea, is beginning to cross over the border with South Korea? Will we ask for proof first, or just go to war as he wants?
This lying goes throughout the administration. We have all accused Kellyanne Conway of lying. We have accused the president, Sean Spicer, and Mike Flynn of all lying. Now we also know that Mike Pence is a liar as well. The latest proof of their willingness to openly lie is the Mike Flynn being a “foreign agent” during the campaign, the transition, and while he was National Security Advisor.
The administration is trying to claim that they “did know that Flynn was lobbying for Turkey” something that the facts prove is a lie. Mike Pence said yesterday on Fox New of Flynn registering as a foreign agent retroactively that was the first time he heard of it.
Spicer during the press briefing yesterday said that Flynn had kept his lobbying secret and that no one in the administration knew about it. He said:
We trust that employees are filling out forms in the legal manner, we advise them to do the proper and legal thing, and we expect every employee to follow the law.
He lied when he said those words. We know that all of this is a lie from Mike Pence and Sean Spicer because on Nov. 18, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) sent a letter to Mike Pence, then the vice president-elect, detailing concerns about Flynn’s lobbying on behalf of a foreign government’s interests. Flynn even consulted a lawyer, who called a member of Trump’s transition team to disclose Flynn’s work for his Turkish client.
So, how can Pence claim that the other day was the first time he heard about Flynn’s activities on behalf of a foreign country? The letter was addressed to him. Is he expecting us to believe that he doesn’t read the letters he receives from member of Congress?
They just won’t give up on lying, even when they know they will get caught in their lies. They will go to any lengths to distance themselves from their self-made conflicts.
At one point yesterday Spicer, when asked about Flynn again, accused the reporter of trying to “impugn” the reputation of Flynn. His response was:
What dealings are you referring to, the fact that he had a client? He was also head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, unbelievably qualified impeccable credentials. What is exactly are you getting at?
Flynn was also fired from his position as head of the DIA because of his horrible leadership abilities. The entire DIA staff was almost in open rebellion because of a lack of his management skills.
What this all boils down to is that the administration knew that Flynn was lobbying on behalf of a foreign government. While he was doing so, he sat in on Intelligence Briefings during the campaign and the transition, and while in office. If that sounds like something that should never happen, you are correct. It should never have happened!
Spicer seemed to end his comments on the matter by saying:
At the end of the day, when [Trump] found out that Gen. Flynn betrayed the trust of the vice president, he let him go. The president has high standards for everyone that works in the administration.
Then he added: “I can’t tell you that every single person has done everything.”
This also shows just how frighteningly incompetent this administration is. When you are looking to hire someone for a serious position in our government, you are supposed to do something called “vetting”. If you properly “vet” someone, you will discover just what they have been up to.
I hate WalMart. But, even WalMart does a better job of screening their future employees than this administration does. This administration is absolutely pathetic. If they cannot properly vet those they wish to serve in the government, how can we trust them to safely analyze the intelligence they are receiving to keep us safe? We can’t.
When you couple their incompetence with their constant lying, we cannot believe a single thing they say. And, that is the really frightening thing about this administration.
We are now faced with a government that we cannot trust. Think about that for a minute. We cannot trust the president, vice-president, or any other member of the administration to tell us the truth about anything.
Then, to make matters worse, Republican leaders in Congress let them get away with all of their lies without batting an eye or opening their mouths. These are not good signs for our country.
It has been said that “the truth shall set you free”. I guess trump and his administration don’t believe in that old adage. They believe that the best way to totalitarian government is to lie like hell every time they open their mouths.
The supporters of trump are about to find out just how much he lied to them, too. When the Americans Without Health Insurance Act passes, and they lose their health coverage, they may finally understand. When the retired coal miners in West Virginia lose their pensions and health care because Republicans won’t extend their coverage, maybe they will finally understand.
Our beloved leader and his gang of thieves have lied to the very people who got him elected, and they are openly defying them. They are showing with each passing day that they lied to these people. Let’s hope these people wake up and see that they were lied to.
I never thought that we would ever have a government controlled by one party that we cannot trust. Unfortunately, that is what we have. Talk about torture!
And, the shirts keep marching along.