“I inadvertently briefed the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and Vice President, and they have accepted my apology.” ~ Michael T Flynn
CNN is reporting National Security Advisor Michael T Flynn resigned this evening. This after reports surfaced claiming he had been in contact with Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, prior to Trump’s inauguration, telling him to disregard the sanctions President Obama had imposed, and promising Trump would reverse them once inaugurated. Those sanctions had been imposed in response to confirmed reports that Russia had interfered in the election.
When questioned about the matter, Flynn repeatedly denied discussing anything with Russia beyond setting up a post inaugural meeting.
Undermining a president, while conspiring with a hostile government is in my opinion, the definition of treason:
18 U.S. Code § 2381 – Treason – “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”
Flynn’s letter of apology doesn’t mention deceiving the President, only the Vice President, which implies Trump knew, and Flynn may have been acting on his behest to smooth things over with his friend Vlad. This would also make Trump guilty of treason. Either way, what Flynn did was illegal…but he resigned his position, and gave a half assed apology, so that’s that.
This is how crimes are going to be handled in a Trump administration. After undermining the government, an apology and resignation will make it all okay. What’s law got to do with it?
Let’s look at the bottom half of that treason law again, because I don’t remember reading that a shitty apology, or even a good one, is sufficient punishment for treason.
“shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”
Nope, it’s not there. You know, there is nothing I hate more than an insincere apology. “I’m sorry your mad.”- “I apologize for your misconception.” “I accidentally lied when I was interrogated regarding my treasonous act.” “I’m sorry, I unintentionally forgot, and it wasn’t until you played the recording of the conversation for me the third time that I remembered.
You’d be better off not apologizing.
*Inadvertent= unintentional my buttocks.
Let’s prove him right by putting him behind bars. The video shows he would expect as much.
February 13, 2017