Transcripts of the infamous calls between Michael Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reveal what was already known: The conversations between an incoming administration official and a foreign representative weren’t treason, they were perfectly normal.
The Obama administration had just sanctioned Russia for its meddling in the 2016 election. Flynn is requesting that Kislyak lobby to keep Russia’s response “reciprocal” because he didn’t want things to escalate — particularly in the fresh days of new leadership.
Funny how the liberal media didn’t think there was anything wrong with President Barack Obama making a similar plea to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the run-up to the 2012 election; promising he’d have more “flexibility” if he was re-elected and asking Russia not to escalate tensions.
If Democrats were capable of embarrassment, they might be shamed that Flynn’s conversations are mostly about trying to get the US and Russia to work together to, for instance, provide stability in the Middle East. This is the nefarious plot they’ve alluded to all these years?
But no, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is still lying, claiming the transcripts prove a secret Flynn plot.
We now know the charges brought against Flynn for “false statements” about the call were trumped up. The original agents sent to interview him didn’t even think he was lying; he said he didn’t remember exactly what was discussed. Michael Flynn was railroaded, pure and simple.