“Mike Flynn has fallen farther faster than any powerful official in any government in the 20th Century, in America.”
Pulitzer-prize winner Tim Weiner
Journalist Tim Weiner, who won a Pulitzer Prize for investigating the CIA’s “black budget,” said the country is witnessing in real-time “a powerful counterintelligence investigation run by the FBI with the assistance of the CIA and the NSA that is targeting the top of this government.” Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today
Weiner appeared on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the fallout of National Security Advisory Mike Flynn’s resignation.
TIM WEINER: We are now three and a half weeks into this administration. Under Nixon — and I remember this, I lived through this — it took them three and a half years to break into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at Watergate.
We are three and a half weeks into this administration, the Russians broke into the DNC for them! That’s done.
Mike Flynn has fallen farther faster than any powerful official in any government in the 20th Century, in America. We are watching in real-time very quickly a powerful counterintelligence investigation run by the FBI with the assistance of the CIA and the NSA that is targeting the top of this government.
At this point in time, the story is quite ‘confusing’. Let us assume for a moment — as the US and UK media currently report — that Mike Flynn decided to go ‘freelance’ and re-negotiate all by himself the US sanctions on Russia, thus calling the ambassador in Washington DC, not once but five times in just one day. Is it not a bit surprising that a man who spent his life in the Intelligence Community would overlook the fact that these communications were almost certainly tapped?
Officially, Flynn has resigned — or was he asked to resign? — because he ‘misled’ the Vice – President about the content of these discussions with the Russian ambassador. However, it is known that the Department of Justice had warned the White House about these discussions already in January. Therefore, we are asked to believe that Mike Pence wasn’t told of national security adviser’s deceptions for two weeks? If you believe that…
Pulitzer-prize winner Tim Weiner discussing with Maddow how unprecedented this Trump Russian fiasco now is, and how unprecedented the level of investigation is.