Michael Flynn, National Security Advisor, abruptly resigned today after a long smear campaign by a task force of Obama loyalists. The former Obama administration maintains efforts to handicap President Donald Trump’s by discrediting his staff. Flynn was a strong opponent of a nuclear deal with Iran.
According to insiders at the Free Beacon, the anti-Flynn campaign was plotted months before President Trump was even inaugurated. The White House’s official story maintains his resignation is due to him failing to inform the President and Vice-President adequately about a series of phone calls with Russian officials. One veteran national security advisor said, “This pattern reminds me of the lead up to the Iran deal, and probably features the same cast of characters.”
The Obama administration intentionally hid details about this deal and Flynn had been preparing to publicize these details. Now, he is gone before anyone could see what happened. An organization of nameless, faceless bureaucrats were able to eliminate Flynn based on a smear campaign that lacks evidence.
Eli Lake, columnist at the Bloomberg View stated, “[Flynn] was a withering critic of Obama’s biggest foreign policy initiative, the Iran deal. He also publicly accused the administration of keeping classified documents found in the Osama bin Laden raid that showed Iran’s close relationship with al Qaeda. He was a thorn in their side. For a White House that has such a casual and opportunistic relationship with the truth, it’s strange that Flynn’s ‘lie’ to Pence would get him fired. It doesn’t add up.” Press Secretary Sean Spicer also commented on the situation by stating that it was not only this situation that led to Flynn’s resignation.
The Obama administration knew Flynn would release secret documents about the Iran deal, so they selectively leaked damaging and incomplete information about him to select reporters.