Did Obama loyalists work behind the veil to oust Michael Flynn in order to save the Iran deal?
Michael Flynn resigned abruptly last night as Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser amidst controversy over a phone call he made to the Russian ambassador before he was installed as National Security Adviser.
Michael Flynn is still professing his innocence and is claiming he did not talk about lifting sanctions on Russia, here is more:
“It wasn’t about sanctions. It was about the 35 guys who were thrown out,” Flynn said.
“So that’s what it turned out to be. It was basically, ‘Look, I know this happened. We’ll review everything.’ I never said anything such as, ‘We’re going to review sanctions,’ or anything like that.
“If I did, believe me, the FBI would be down my throat, my clearances would be pulled. There were no lines crossed.”
My initial thought about his resignation was that it was probably because he appeared to mislead Mike Pence–and he did mention this in his resignation letter–who then was embarrassed after he came to Michael Flynn’s defense. I do feel Mike Pence felt betrayed and might have been a driving for behind the resignation, however according to this story there might be another player (or players) behind the veil who worked to bring down Michael Flynn. Here is more on that possibility:
The abrupt resignation Monday evening of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn is the culmination of a secret, months-long campaign by former Obama administration confidantes to handicap President Donald Trump’s national security apparatus and preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who described to the Washington Free Beacon a behind-the-scenes effort by these officials to plant a series of damaging stories about Flynn in the national media.
The effort, said to include former Obama administration adviser Ben Rhodes—the architect of a separate White House effort to create what he described as a pro-Iran echo chamber—included a small task force of Obama loyalists who deluged media outlets with stories aimed at eroding Flynn’s credibility, multiple sources revealed.
The operation primarily focused on discrediting Flynn, an opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, in order to handicap the Trump administration’s efforts to disclose secret details of the nuclear deal with Iran that had been long hidden by the Obama administration.
These are all unnamed sources so take it for what it is worth but it is understandable why they would want to remain anonymous if this story is true, and I for one would not put it past the Obama loyalists to do something like this to save the former President’s legacy and if this is true we can expect much more to come.
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