Anyone who has kept an eye on the current administration knows that President Donald Trump’s biggest goal appears to be undoing anything and everything former president Barack Obama accomplished during his eight years as leader of the United States.
During the transition period after Trump’s election, Obama warned Trump against hiring Michael Flynn, saying Flynn couldn’t be trusted. Yet, petty and childish to the end, President Trump made Flynn National Security Adviser. In an almost karmic turn of events, it would appear now that Flynn could very be Trump’s undoing.
Michael Flynn entered a guilty plea in a Washington DC court last week, for lying to the FBI about his contact with Russia during the transition after the election. Some may remember Flynn, on the first night of the Republican National Convention, leading the audience in a chant of “Lock her up”, in reference to Hillary Clinton.
Flynn followed the chanting with these words: “And you know why we’re saying that? We’re saying that because, if I, a guy who knows this business, if I did a tenth – a tenth – of what she did, I would be in jail today.” Flynn could be sentenced to up to five years in prison for lying to the FBI.
Documents released as part of the plea bargain Flynn made make it clear that Flynn was in contact with Russia at the behest of someone even higher up in the administration. The thinking is that person could be Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law. Which leads to wondering if Kushner would act without President Trump’s authority or knowledge.
Regardless, the investigation into Russia, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, is slowly but surely uncovering damning evidence, and taking down many people who have been incredibly close to the president. It is a form of sweet irony, that, if President Trump had just listened to Barack Obama, things today might have been very different.