Michael Flynn resigned as National Security Advisor last night, four days after news broke that he had discussed sanctions with Russia before the Inauguration and then lied about it. It’s the shortest tenure for a National Security Advisor ever. He lasted 24 days.
I think the nail in the coffin was The Washington Post article last night reporting that Sally Yates — the acting Attorney General who was fired by Trump for doing her job — had actually informed Trump that she believed Michael Flynn had been compromised by the Russians. Or rather, she told White House counsel, Donald McGahn, and Trump is probably going to try and make the case that Donald McGahn never relayed that information to him (which is bullshit).
This is far from over. The media’s investigation will now move from Michael Flynn up the chain, and the media will investigate how far this goes up. I think we all know that it goes all the way to the top. It’ll be a matter of the media proving it. The Post and Times are going to go full press, and given the number of leaks out of this White House and the number of staffers trying to protect themselves, a lot more is likely to come out this week and next. If you like watching trainwrecks unfold, it could be an exciting month.
But for now, let’s just take this moment to celebrate the fact that the system still works. The media can still be very disruptive. The Trump Administration does cave to public pressure, and that chaos within the White House will continue to mess with the Trump agenda.
This is Philippe Reines, who was a Senior Advisor to Clinton when she was Secretary of State, suggesting that Michael Flynn and his son — who was fired by Trump for pushing the Pizzagate conspiracy that centered on the Comet Ping Pong Pizzeria — may need to find new jobs of their own at Dominos.
Dear Mike Flynn & Mike Flynn Jr.,— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) February 14, 2017
What goes around COMETS around.
And given your pizza obsession…https://t.co/rmyO7wyJKX
And here’s Hillary Clinton, who continues to tweet shade from the sidelines, slyly agreeing with her old advisor.
Philippe's got his own way of saying things, but he has a point about the real consequences of fake news… https://t.co/a02sXiaHfp— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 14, 2017