Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 10, 2017
VP Mike Pence and Michael Flynn (Source: ABC News)
So, remember way back to a couple of hours ago when we were marveling over Mike Pence’s ability to ignore a letter from a congressman about how Michael Flynn was a foreign agent? And noting that both Donald Trump and Pence’s had somehow failed to read the numerous articles about how Flynn was a foreign agent? And wondering how, despite all his vetting talk, Trump remained “unaware” that the man he was selecting for National Security Advisor was a foreign agent. Remember that?
But as it turns out, Flynn really was vetted. It’s just that he failed.
BREAKING: Trump transition was told Flynn likely needed to register as foreign agent before taking top national security role.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) March 10, 2017
They knew Michael Flynn was a foreign agent. They just ignored it and made him National Security Advisor anyway without having him register as a foreign agent. Perhaps because extending the title to National Security Advisor and Registered Foreign Agent would make it hard to fit on a business card. Then Trump and Pence lied about ignoring it and pretended to be idiots.
Which is really the one area where Trump’s team never needs to lie.
These two headlines are both from the AP and both from today. pic.twitter.com/lSuQg28B5K
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) March 10, 2017