View Full Version : US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

February 17th, 2017, 05:36 AM
As the Flynn saga is dying down and more facts surfacing, do you think it is right for him to be “forced” to resign? For those who are unaware, this was over him being caught lying about whether he discussed sanctions in a December telephone phone call with a Russian. To keep things on topic lets disregard whether the leaks of his lies were right or not.

It seems strange that Trump would fire someone for lying considering the alternative facts regime. Also, before anyone brings in the Logan Act, this act is unlikely to hold against Flynn or anyone for various legal reasons which I won't go into at this point.

February 17th, 2017, 02:31 PM
Trump values loyalty perhaps above all other qualifications when considering someone for a position. It should come as no surprise then that he cut Flynn loose after the fact that he explicitly lied to Pence about the talks with the ambassador. With Trump trying his damnedest to "drain the swamp" in Washington, I think this was the right move for him.

February 17th, 2017, 05:36 PM
Bottom line: Flynn lied to the VP of the United States. It is right that he was sacked!

February 17th, 2017, 10:37 PM
Well Trump has lied repeatedly to the citizens of the US while Flynn has only lied once. Seems a bit rich for Trump to accuse the other of lying and for breaking down trust.