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Palmer writes: "One month after Donald Trump and Mike Pence upended Michael Flynn's life by making him the first scapegoat in the Russia scandal, Flynn is now doing the same in kind."

Michael Flynn walks down the West Wing Colonnade. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Michael Flynn walks down the West Wing Colonnade. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


Michael Flynn Is Absolutely Screwing Donald Trump and Mike Pence, and He Doesn't Care

By Bill Palmer, Palmer Report

14 March 17

 

ne month after Donald Trump and Mike Pence upended Michael Flynn’s life by making him the first scapegoat in the Russia scandal, Flynn is now doing the same in kind. It’s not entirely clear whether Flynn is looking for revenge or merely looking to protect himself at all cost. But either way, Flynn is taking steps to try to save his own ass, and if that just happens to hurt the two co-conspirators who fired him, he clearly no longer cares.

Make no mistake: when Michael Flynn retroactively registered as a foreign agent this week, he set off a bomb within the Trump-Russia scandal. Flynn is now coming clean about the half a million dollars he took from a Turkish government intermediary, and when he took it. In the process he’s indirectly exposed the fact that Donald Trump and Mike Pence both knew Flynn was on the take from a hostile foreign government at the time they made him National Security Adviser.

Worse, Flynn has exposed that Trump and Pence both lied about it to the public. Even worse than that, it’s blown apart the claim that Flynn was forced out because he lied to Pence about his phone calls with the Russian Ambassador. Pence can no longer believably paint himself as this put-upon innocent character who had no idea Flynn was a dirty rat until he read about it in the headlines. If Pence lied to the American public about knowing Flynn was dirty on Turkey, then it’s a reasonable assumption that Pence lied about knowing Flynn was dirty on Russia as well. Just how much did Mike Pence know about the Russia scandal at the time? And so as bad as this is for Trump, it may be worse for Pence.

It still begs the question of why Michael Flynn is suddenly doing this. By registering now as a foreign agent, he’s admitting he broke the law by not registering while he was on the take. He’s voluntarily implicating himself in a past crime in an attempt to now get himself on the right side of the law. You know who does that? Someone who’s listening to his lawyer. And you know what else lawyers tell their guilty clients? Flip on your bosses and sing like a canary in exchange for leniency or immunity. Flynn is already Trump and Pence’s worst nightmare – and it’s just getting started.


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+208 # Third_stone 2017-03-14 11:42
Hoping we are seeing the new John Dean, and the fall will now proceed.
 
 
+117 # mozartssister 2017-03-14 14:28
Except that John Dean managed to redeem himself, and I'm not sure Flynn can.

Let's hope they all fall like dominoes. That's the only thing that will save us, I fear.
 
 
+47 # Texas Aggie 2017-03-14 17:29
True enough. John Dean did it a lot more out of a sense of duty than Flynn ever had.
 
 
+28 # AJNorth 2017-03-14 22:47
Comparing Flynn to John Dean is absurd (and a huge insult to Mr. Dean).

Dean is a man of great integrity, patriotism and courage. Irrespective of whatever other qualities Flynn might possess, integrity is manifestly NOT one of them. This is clearly a case of CYA (and perhaps also revenge).
 
 
+86 # chrisconnolly 2017-03-14 13:18
Finally, something to be hopeful for. The criminals in the White House deserve all the exposure Flynn can shed on them. We deserve it too. Here's hoping the corrupted Justice Department will follow up objectively. Did I just dash all hope?
 
 
+25 # Femihumanist 2017-03-14 13:21
AAAHH!! The Shakespearean non-tragedy.
 
 
+23 # Navrongo80 2017-03-14 13:29
The other shoe is dangling from the toe. Let it drop.

So, Turkey is a hostile nation? How's that regime change thing going? That was pre-Trump, so far, just saying...
 
 
+5 # Diane_Wilkinson_Trefethen_aka_tref 2017-03-15 15:02
Quoting Navrongo80:
So, Turkey is a hostile nation?
That caught me up short too. It is one thing to have major disagreements with a country's leader(s) and quite another to classify that country as a "hostile foreign government".
 
 
+85 # jussayin 2017-03-14 13:37
Time to make a bowl of popcorn, settle into your comfy chair and get ready for some real reality TV. The house of cards is about to meet the gust of wind that just entered the door that was opened.

Trump and President Bannon have a history of making stuff up and screwing people over. Their closets are full of skeletons and the people who voted based on promises instead of research are slowly beginning to realize they should've done some homework.
 
 
+72 # Working Class 2017-03-14 14:05
If I were Flynn I would be very careful about where the food and drink I consume came from. The Russian's have a track record of taking care of loose ends. I doubt if Trump or Pence would mind if Flynn was gone - perminately.
 
 
+16 # dickbd 2017-03-14 15:12
I still don't think that this will lead back to Russia. Assuange said it was someone in the Clinton campaign who was disgusted with what they were doing to Bernie Sanders.

In the government's attempts to justify feeding the war machine, they always look for an enemy. For too long, Russia has been the convenient scapegoat.

The one thing I agree with Trump about is that it would be a good thing if the two countries got along, and even cooperated.
 
 
+6 # sandycraig5@gmail.com 2017-03-14 21:40
dickbd, what the hell are you smoking? Putin will never be our friend. Does the recent murders he has overseen not mean anything to you? Get a clue....
 
 
+9 # dickbd 2017-03-15 15:17
I am not naive. I am well aware that Putin is a bad guy. But that doesn't mean that we should continure to treat Russia as an enemy.

Go back and read what I said about feeding the war machine and looking for a justification for it.

Then, be aware that Trump is calling for beefing up our "depleted military." That is simply absurd. Just one of our aircraft carriers has more firepower than most nations. As a country, we have more military power than the next six nations, with most of them being allies.

But the war machine must be fed. Ike's quote about the military industrial complex should be cited more often.
 
 
+14 # wrknight 2017-03-14 15:17
What makes you so sure that it's only the Russians who take care of loose ends? How about the loose ends in Kiev, or Tripoli, or Kabul, or Baghdad, or Managua, or Santiago or -- gee whiz, I can't begin to name all the places?
 
 
+3 # Farafalla 2017-03-14 17:25
(perminately, should be permanently)
 
 
+4 # Renter1 2017-03-14 17:26
If he has a decent lawyer they've discussed this. Do hope he's careful.
 
 
+78 # mngreer 2017-03-14 14:06
I guess 'turn about' is fair play. As my Mother used to say, 'if you mess with it you'll get it on your hands'. Strap in folks. We're going for a ride! I've never seen so many lying, crooked people in my life. And just openly lying and giving out alternate facts.
 
 
+12 # Robbee 2017-03-14 17:25
Quoting mngreer:
I guess 'turn about' is fair play. As my Mother used to say, 'if you mess with it you'll get it on your hands'. Strap in folks. We're going for a ride! I've never seen so many lying, crooked people in my life. And just openly lying and giving out alternate facts.

- yes! crook in chief! liar in chief!
 
 
+7 # Radscal 2017-03-14 23:15
Quite true. And some of those liars are in the Trump Administration, too.
 
 
+4 # Robbee 2017-03-15 19:49
Quoting Radscal:
Quite true. And some of those liars are in the Trump Administration, too.

- beg your pardon, rad! - when first someone in rump's regime tells the truth about anything, P L E A S E - L E T - U S - B E - T H E = F I R S T - T O - K N O W ! thanks!
 
 
+63 # Phillybuster 2017-03-14 14:07
Only his microwave knows for sure!
 
 
+44 # sriskin 2017-03-14 14:13
The day after he was fired he fired off a one word tweet: scapegoat. That's Shakespearean in its dark ominousness.
 
 
+3 # warrior woman 2017-03-14 16:05
Apparently a fake account https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/14/nancy-pelosi-cited-a-fake-michael-flynn-tweet-today/?utm_term=.df7aa37ac4da
 
 
+58 # Jayceecool 2017-03-14 14:13
Let's hope the canary sings a long, beautiful song...
 
 
+72 # Adoregon 2017-03-14 14:22
Is anyone surprised?
Michael Flynn must have been both furious and humiliated when Trump et al threw him under the bus.

Anyone with the intellectual horsepower of a well nourished gerbil would know a military officer like Flynn comes from a culture of loyalty and following orders.
Whatever contacts he had with Russians were at the behest of and with the full knowledge of his "superiors." Flynn wasn't freelancing.

Of course Flynn wants to cover his ass and avoid prison. His reputation is trashed. Why would he want to protect Trump or Pence or any of that crew?

Flynn wanted to play with the big dogs. Unfortunately he didn't realize military personnel are expendable tools to the civilian commanders.
He got snapped. Ouch!!

The Shakespearean farce that is contemporary Washington is about to enter its tragico-comic phase.

Bye-bye Trump.
Bye-bye Pence
Bye-bye Sessions
Bye-bye Bannon
etc..
 
 
+14 # wrknight 2017-03-14 15:25
We hope and pray. The problem is, who is going to bring them down? The press? Not likely. The Republican Congress? Not likely. The court - who is going to press charges? The attorney general? Not likely.

With Nixon you had the Washington Post which at the time was a real newspaper. You also had people like Sam Ervin who wasn't beholden to Nixon and the party in power.

I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see a light at the end of the tunnel.
 
 
-1 # mashiguo 2017-03-14 20:44
If you were to see a light at the end of the tunnel it would be president Paul Ryan.
 
 
+10 # wrknight 2017-03-14 21:38
Or an on-coming train.
 
 
+7 # Diane_Wilkinson_Trefethen_aka_tref 2017-03-15 15:06
Quoting mashiguo:
If you were to see a light at the end of the tunnel it would be president Paul Ryan.
Oy vey! If that is light, we desperately need a candle.
 
 
-2 # Radscal 2017-03-14 23:20
The Washington Post was a CIA asset during the Watergate story as much as it is today.

Only in the past couple years have I been introduced to the concept that the botched burglary was actually a CIA operation meant to take Nixon down. Could be. We've been told that Nixon had gone so bonkers that Kissinger and others had taken away his access to the nuclear codes.
 
 
0 # Diane_Wilkinson_Trefethen_aka_tref 2017-03-15 15:11
Quoting Radscal:
We've been told that Nixon had gone so bonkers that Kissinger and others had taken away his access to the nuclear codes.
Citation please

Thank you.
 
 
0 # Radscal 2017-03-16 15:14
Oh jeez, really? It's news to you that the Church Committee uncovered CIA's control over the Washington Post in the 1970s?

Here's Carl Bernstein's 1977 article:

http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php

Here's a more current synopsis:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/11/30/the-cia-and-the-press-when-the-washington-post-ran-the-cias-propaganda-network/

And a look at the $600 million contract CIA made with the WaPo right as Jeff Bezos bought it:

http://www.alternet.org/media/owner-washington-post-doing-business-cia-while-keeping-his-readers-dark
 
 
0 # WBoardman 2017-03-15 16:59
The CIA archive provides this story from the
Washington Times in 1984, based on Frank Gannon's
interviews with Nixon, who is the source.

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP90-00552R000404580009-3.pdf

All the same, McCord's actions during the break-in were
very odd....
 
 
0 # Radscal 2017-03-16 15:26
I'm not sure what a decades old CIA "sanitized version" is meant to "prove," but much information has been uncovered by actual investigative journalists over the years. Most especially are a trove of CIA's "Family Jewels" declassified in 2007.

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/05/watergates_final_mystery/

And of course, Russ Baker (author of "Family of Secrets," the BEST expose of the Bush Crime Family) is worth listening to.

http://whowhatwhy.org/2012/05/07/watergate-revelations-the-coup-against-nixon-part-1-of-3/

I'm not convinced one way or the other, but most of the "Plumbers" were CIA, and the bungling sure looked far more amateur than most of their work.
 
 
+7 # Texas Aggie 2017-03-14 17:40
“Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.” - Henry Kissinger
 
 
+6 # wrknight 2017-03-14 21:42
That sounds like Henry.
 
 
-1 # thekidde 2017-03-16 13:49
Hope springs eternal.
 
 
+2 # thekidde 2017-03-16 13:55
Donald Trump is a fraud, a misogynist, a sexual abuser, a liar, a "fake steak" purveyor, an egotistical asshole and a well known (in NY) jerk. Questions???
 
 
+51 # Kootenay Coyote 2017-03-14 14:26
Can't come too soon: the USA is already in deep sh*t.
 
 
+44 # giraffee23 2017-03-14 14:44
Hope? Yes. But Trump and his liar cohorts seem to get a PASS on all their wrong-doing.

Flynn could end up as those who Putin thought leaked or whatever a few months ago -- i.e. Dead.

Hopefully the FBI/CIA, etc can get what they need from Flynn first.
 
 
+1 # Robbee 2017-03-14 19:57
Quoting giraffee23:
Flynn could end up as those who Putin thought leaked

- if flynn goes to gitmo, he doesn't want to be lonesome
 
 
+5 # Radscal 2017-03-14 23:26
One of the interesting tidbits in the most recent leak of CIA documents is how they are able to take remote control of vehicles that have built in cell phones or wifi.

Of course, former counter-terrori sm "czar" Richard Clarke said right after investigative journalist Michael Hastings died in a bizarre single-vehicle "accident" that it had all the earmarks of a CIA hit. And there were a couple of university studies that demonstrated how easily a hacker could remotely operate the engine, brakes, windows and door locks and even steering on some vehicles.

The Mercedes C250 that Hastings died in was one of the vehicles so equipped, and he had tried to borrow a friend's car because he thought his was being tampered with.
 
 
+7 # Radscal 2017-03-14 15:20
That retired generals can become highly paid lobbyists and consultants, let alone be paid to spew propaganda in the corporate media is disgusting. The fact that all the above is perfectly legal is equally disgusting.

So, Flynn lobbied for a Dutch company that did business with Turkey. In that capacity, he apparently had one meeting with two Turkish officials in New York.

None of that is related to the "RUSSIA SCANDAL!!!!" that has become the Democrat's BENGHAZI!!!!

Turkey is not, as this writer claims "a hostile foreign government." Turkey is a NATO member and thus an ally of the US with a signed international treaty... far greater legal attachments than we have with say, Israel or Saudi Arabia.

In fact, Turkey and Russia were not on the most friendly terms at the time Flynn took this job as they had shot down a Russian jet that was bombing terrorists in Syria, and a Turkmen terrorist had machine gunned the pilot as he parachuted to the ground. A war crime, I might add.

This propaganda is appalling. Putin is an autocratic homophobe. Erdogan is a terrorist who seems to be trying to restore the Ottoman Empire. The Dutch played a major role in the coverup of the MH17 tragedy.

Trump is a nightmare and as I wrote above, Flynn may not be a criminal but is clearly morally compromised.

And yet this propaganda requires me to call out the BS.
 
 
+8 # Elroys 2017-03-14 15:29
It will be very interesting to see if those who voted for and remain loyal to the Presidential fool and his puppet master will open their eyes and mind. Not just to these two sleaze bag, but for the whole lot of them that has lied to the American people with virtually every word they utter - from Russia, ObamaCare (what a sham this"Trumpcare" is and they will continue lying through their teeth that this is good for America), Obama tapping Trump's phone, the 3-5 million illegals who voted for Hillary, the massive non-crowds at Trump's inauguration and so much more. These people are so twisted in their lies that only Harry Houdini might twist himself out of these chains.

To our dear fellow Americans who voted for this awful human being for President, please join us on the side of hope and opportunity for our children. The deconstruction / destruction of America is the last thing we need. Change, yes, Obliteration, no. Liars and thieves, hell no.
 
 
+6 # Radscal 2017-03-14 23:43
We've already seen many Trump voters expressing deep disappointment in his swamp-filled Cabinet appointments, continuing the regime change wars, walking back his plans for detente with Russia, and of course, his Healthcare Plan.

Still, a USA Today/Suffolk University poll, conducted in the first week of March, shows Trump’s approval rating at 47 percent.

HRC’s approval rating is 35%, the Democrats in general are only one point higher than HRC (and one point lower than the GOP).

The corporate media has an approval rating of 37%.

http://www.suffolk.edu/documents/SUPRC/3_7_2017_tables.pdf

More people are paying attention than at any time I can remember. Thousands protesting Cabinet appointments? I’ve never heard of that before.

Both the Democratic and the Republican Parties have approval ratings in the 30s%. Almost twice as many people identify as Independents than as Republicans, and about 50% more identify as Independents than as Democrats.

It looks like there hasn’t been a better time for a third party to have big wins since the late 1850s.

Of course, any progress through the electoral process requires that we establish legitimate elections first.
 
 
+1 # librarian1984 2017-03-18 09:06
Another way to look at this USAT/Suffolk poll is as net ratings. Trump, for instance, had approval of 45% and disapproval of 47% for a net of -2.

HRC's net -20
Warren 0
Pence +12 (but 27% didn't know who he was)
GOP -11
DP -16
Congress -26
msm -13

What's particularly interesting about the Democrap Party getting a negative 16 is that, of the 1000 respondents, the majority were self-described Democrats .. D 352, R 330, I 318. Uh oh!

Many responses on this poll were evenly divided, but one that was highly skewed was a desire to protect Social Security, 72/22 for a net of +50 and, perhaps surprisingly, protecting 'dreamers', 63/22 for a net +41.

Repealing the ACA: 17% support, 50% support repeal and replace, and 25% oppose.

One particularly interesting finding was whether or not journalists are perceived as 'the enemy': Y 34, N 59, Undecided 7 -- but look at the breakdown: among Republicans it is (Y/N/U) of 64/29/7, among Independents 32/58/10 -- and among Democrats 9/88/4!

One thing I found interesting -- while there seems to be a migration from the DP to registering as Independent, Is self-identify as: very liberal 5%, liberal 12, moderate 42, conservative 22, very conservative 8 and 'other' 11%.

19% union members.

The most trusted news source was Fox at 28%, followed by Undecided 21, CNN 11, PBS 9, MSDNC 8, networks around 7, and CSPAN and Comedy Central tied at 2%.

Now that's just WRONG. Watch CSPAN!
 
 
+1 # Radscal 2017-03-18 21:55
Thanks for digging deeper into that poll.

I don't put much stock into self-descriptio n as "liberal/conser vative" etc. What matters is people's position on specific issues, which polls consistently show most USians are VERY "liberal/progre ssive" as you point out with Social Security and "Dreamers."

And regarding ACA, I suspect many of us who want Universal Single Payer would be ranked as "repeal and replace." The media did that during the Summer of public "debate" about ACA. They lumped the 2/3 of us who wanted USP with those who wanted Libertarian unregulated healthcare together.

And does anyone (except maybe you and I) even watch CSPAN? They almost exclusively just show events without their own commentary.
 
 
+1 # librarian1984 2017-03-19 21:52
Excellent points, as always.

More people should watch CSPAN. It's so awesome. I'm always surprised that so few people watch it, but when you listen to the call-in shows you can hear how passionate those few are about the station.
 
 
-3 # Jaax88 2017-03-14 15:37
The ditty "better be Red and dead" was passed around in Europe in the later 1950s. Now regarding Putin's Russia it should be twisted to read "better to be a Putin stooge than dead."
 
 
0 # heartofnests 2017-03-14 16:23
As Stimpy would say: "O Joy! O Joy!" Don't whiz on the electric fence Donald and Mike, the whole world is watching the two biggest fools in the history of time! Point and laugh at the freaks, children. It's good for your health!
 
 
+4 # Dudu101 2017-03-14 16:25
Original Palmer Report article is dated March 12.
Yahoo/Associated Press report is dated March 11.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-lawyers-knew-flynn-might-register-foreign-agent-074854859.html
This is last week's news. I doubt much more will come of this.
 
 
+4 # DongiC 2017-03-14 17:05
#Adoregon

Bye-bye Conway
Bye-bye Spicer
Bye-bye Miller
Bye-bye Prince

Flynn looks pretty sad. I think he sees the handwriting on the wall. The house that Trump built is turning into a nightmare. His lies are catching up to him.
 
 
+8 # andyv 2017-03-14 17:06
Anything that weakens and discredits the presidency hurts all Americans. It is a shame that we are going thru a process that no matter what happens, will take years to rebuild. Trump's "Make America Great" slogan looks like we will have to wait several years before we can even hope to attain what we had between 2009 to 2016. And, it really is a shame.
 
 
+5 # sandycraig5@gmail.com 2017-03-14 21:48
Oh how I long for the days of "Camelot" and the intelligence and education and class of the people who were in the white house.
 
 
0 # NAVYVET 2017-03-15 12:57
You long for the days of Camelot? God forbid! It was just as insane, although not many knew it.

I was in the Navy and stationed at Pearl Harbor during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. The amount of Top Secret traffic, even unread, informed us that war was imminent. We junior officers and enlisted were told to make a free phone call home, not to say anything about the imminent end of civilization, but reconcile ourselves to a 90% chance that our little island of Oahu being at the center of 3 H-bombs in a couple of days.

I called my parents in Miami, another target 90 miles from Cuba, and suggested that with winter coming on wouldn't it be a great idea to visit Mom's sister in Minnesota before the snow starts? They said no thanks. I learned later that my parents guessed what might happen, but didn't want to out-survive their only child. So we said goodbye without adding the word "forever"--and hung up.

No one expected shoe-thumping Krushchev to be conciliatory. Surviving that week in October 1962 came as a great surprise. You can say all you want to defend the Cold War Kennedys and their Cold War hangers-on, but I would NEVER have voted for any Kennedy, ever again.
 
 
+6 # Radscal 2017-03-15 14:23
And yet, Khrushchev did end up being conciliatory, as did JFK. Only after the fall of the Soviet Union did we learn how incredibly close we came to nuclear war.

Although EVERY ONE of JFK's advisors told him there were no operational nukes in Cuba then, and so we should invade and/or just bomb them to dust, we learned that they did have many operational missiles with nuclear warheads that were capable of taking out cities all up and down the East Coast.

Further, the Russian officers in Cuba had the authority to launch those missiles, and surely would have had JFK gone along with the invasion plans.

Further, we were dropping depth charges on Soviet subs, and at least one was prepared to fire on the US Navy ships, and launch nuclear missiles at the US. A single Soviet Naval Officer refused to retaliate, and so once again, the world was saved by a single Russian officer.

JFK and RFK came into the White House as avid Cold Warriors. But, they evolved greatly once there. I heartily recommend James Douglass's "JFK and the Unspeakable" to gain insight into that evolution. An evolution that almost assuredly led to both of their murders.
 
 
0 # DongiC 2017-03-17 09:31
The officer was Vasili Arkhipov.second in command who would not give his release of the nuclear tipped torpedo on board the sub. His action prevented an escalation of the crisis and probable nuclear war. Thus, a Russian officer saved everbody. Thank God.
 
 
+1 # Radscal 2017-03-17 20:57
I see the Russophobes have outweighed my up vote for your simple historically accurate post.
 
 
+1 # librarian1984 2017-03-18 09:08
Did we need proof they're irrational?
 
 
+3 # lnason@umassd.edu 2017-03-14 17:20
Turkey is not a "hostile foreign government" as claimed in this article. They are considered (no matter how wrongly) to be an ally and they are a member of NATO.

Lee Nason
New Bedford, Masachusetts
 
 
0 # Robbee 2017-03-14 17:22
words fail me! - another rump bites dog story! - but this one has legs? - "you couldn't make this stuff up!" - it's just unreal!

lookit! the crooks the "never hillary" crowd got so many of us to vote for, and to promote others to vote for!

once more! with feeling! - tell us how thrilled you are that you refused to vote for hill! and urged rsn readers and others, to do the same, thanks!

what's that? - I - C A N'T - H E A R - Y O U?

never mind! i have the next 3 and a half year to remind you clowns!
 
 
0 # Diane_Wilkinson_Trefethen_aka_tref 2017-03-15 15:21
Quoting Robbee:
tell us how thrilled you are that you refused to vote for hill!
Well, as bad as Trump is (and he is surely trying hard to be the 45th best President we've ever had), the silver lining is that the MSM is finally remembering it is also the 4th Estate. That's good. The crooks in the Executive branch probably aren't much worse than the ones Hill would have appointed but they are SO audacious that unlike Hill's crooks, these arrogant sociopaths are awakening and inspiring all kinds of resistance. Hill's bots would have stayed under the radar. More good news.
 
 
+8 # Renter1 2017-03-14 17:35
Hate to rain on the party, but I wouldn't count these guys out yet. Ignorant, deceitful, abusive, sociopathic,etc .? Sure, all of the above. But that didn't stop Bannon from building a successful media empire, and Trump from becoming President.

Note also that chaotic as their administration has been so far, they are still managing to get a good deal of their destructive agenda realized, and a great many of their destructive appointees in place. I'll pass on the popcorn, thanks.

As George W. Bush famously said, "I don't mind if people mis-underestima te me".
 
 
+1 # elkingo 2017-03-14 22:07
More Trumpian Theater of the Absurd. Flynn incriminates himself in order to beat the rap.
An American general registering as a foreign agent - to save his ass???? Stop! Stop please!
I can't take it at my age: GAAAACCCHHHHH! Can you die from an overdose of laughing? AAAAGH!
 
 
+7 # BobboMax 2017-03-14 22:43
Gotta love McCain's remark...

"I think this centipede has a lot more shoes to drop."
 
 
+2 # lfeuille 2017-03-14 23:06
This article rests on the still unproven premise that there is something to the Russia thing, which makes everything else this guy says beside the point. And as slimy as lobbying for a foreign country is, it is unfortunately not illegal so why would Flynn be trying to "save his own ass"? And Trump and Pence lying to the public is not illegal either. They have been doing it all along and it is not leading anywhere near impeachment. This article doesn't make any sense.
 
 
0 # Solomon Davidson 2017-03-15 12:18
Palmer's tone sounds ridiculous on the pages of RSN. And, Palmer calls Turkey a "hostile foreign goernment." Hostile to whom? The Turks are not at war with the USA. In fact, Turkey is a full member of NATO. Why publish such rubbish on RSN?
 
 
+2 # NAVYVET 2017-03-15 12:41
Great! We definitely need to dump Not-Worth-a-Pen ce first, then go after Pall Ruin and anyone else in our useless federal legislature that we can get on corruption charges.

THEN we impeach the Unpresidented Unpresident. That'll make Watergate look like a town meeting. Whoops, did I write "town meeting"? But you know what I mean. FIRST THINGS FIRST.
 
 
+2 # Robbee 2017-03-15 20:11
how many of us recall that the watergate break-in was reported B E F O R E - N I X O N S'S - E L E C T I O N ?

on pure merit? this is a far - B I G G E R - S T O R Y !

that the media has dropped this story is N E W S !
 
 
-1 # ericlipps 2017-03-17 04:57
"Dropped this story"? What story has it dropped?
 

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