THE NEW COLUMN, “Flynn’s ONLY Sin Was Lying To Liars, Not Colluding With Russians,” is now on WND.com. An excerpt:
Retired US Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn’s sin was lying to liars, not colluding with Russians.
When he spoke to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, following Donald Trump’s 2016 election, former National Security Advisor Flynn was discharging a perfectly legal and patriotic duty to the electorate.
In a fit of pique, then-President Barack Obama had expelled Russian diplomats from the United States. K. T. McFarland, Flynn’s deputy in the Trump transition team, worried that Obama’s expulsion of the diplomats was aimed at “boxing Trump in diplomatically,” making it impossible for the president to “improve relations with Russia,” a promise he ran on. For her perspicacity, McFarland has since been forced to lawyer-up in fear for her freedom.
To defuse President Obama’s spiteful maneuver, Flynn spoke to Ambassador Kislyak, the upshot of which was that Russia “retaliated” by … inviting US diplomats and their families to the Kremlin for a New Year’s bash.
A jolly good diplomatic success, wouldn’t you say?
Present at the Kislyak meeting was Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law. Kushner likely instructed Flynn to ask Russia to disrupt or delay one of the UN Security Council’s favorite pastimes: passing resolutions denouncing Israeli settlements. Kushner, however, is protected by Daddy and the First Daughter, so getting anything on Jared will be like frisking a seal.
One clue as to the extent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s violations, here, is that Flynn had committed no crime. Laying the cornerstone for the president-elect’s promised foreign policy—diplomacy with Russia—is not illegal.
Perversely, however, lying to the US Federal Government’s KGB (the FBI), a liar in its own right, is illegal.
The US Government enjoys a territorial monopoly over justice. If you doubt this, pray tell to which higher judicial authority can Flynn appeal to have his state-designated “criminal” label reconsidered or rescinded? Where can he go to recover his standing?
By legislative fiat, the government has turned this decent man and many like him into common criminals. …
… READ THE REST. “Flynn’s ONLY Sin Was Lying To Liars, Not Colluding With Russians” is now on WND.com.
UPDATE (12/8): READER writes at WND about the punchline to the column:
“‘Is this the rule of law, or the law of rule?’ READER writes: “Bastiat could have written that. Magnificent conclusion to your article. Prose of a poetic quality. Terrifically written.”