Stephen Collinson, writing at CNN:
But the President and some House Republicans launched a fight back, trying to focus attention on the source of disclosures about Flynn’s contacts with Russia that appear to have emerged from intelligence surveillance of the Russian embassy.
“The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?” Trump tweeted in his first public reaction to Flynn’s departure.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said the focus of any investigation should be how news of Flynn’s calls leaked out.
What I’m hearing here is, “Who cares about what was talked about on these calls. The real issue is how Flynn got caught.” Are these people being serious? If this had been these people’s narrative back when the DNC was getting hacked, that’d be one thing. As it stands, this is sheer hypocrisy.
Also Trump’s tweet quoted above is exactly what you expect from a TV celebrity, from someone who doesn’t feel like they’ve got a lid on the situation. It’s not instilling confidence in me at all. You know that feeling when you’re sitting next to someone who’s terrifying you while they’re driving and you ask, “Sure you got this?” That’s how I feel right now.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, but man. Right now I can’t stop thinking about how much more stable things would be if Hillary Clinton had been elected. Her administration would have been corrupt to the bone, but at least it would have been contained. It would have given the appearance of order. Right now we don’t even have that. Washington is a disaster at the moment. We have a maverick in the Oval Office. Will he mature into a stable politician, or can we expect this stuff to be ongoing for the next four years? Today may mark a turning point in where my loyalties lie. It’s still too early to say, but I’m very concerned at this point about a future with Trump as our president.
I was promised that America would be made great. Where’s the greatness in this Flynn scandal?