Michael Flynn's resignation 'karma' for Clinton accusations, says Twitter
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 16, 2017,
Feb 16, 2017, 1:21
Flynn stepped down from his position after reports he misled the vice president about his conversations with Russian Federation.
Flynn Jr. came under fire for promoting the so-called "PizzaGate" conspiracy that falsely claimed Comet Ping Pong, a Washington pizzeria, was the center of a child sex trafficking ring involving Clinton and her campaign chief, John Podesta.
People have been quick to point out that Mr Flynn was an early and vociferous critic of then-Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server early on in Donald Trump's campaign.
That's when Clinton jumped in to retweet Reines at 12:41 a.m. Tuesday morning, while adding in her own commentary.
Clinton herself responded to Flynn's resignation on Monday, tweeting that there's "real consequences of fake news".
In January, the Justice Department warned the White House that Flynn could be in a compromised position because of contradictions between the public depictions of USA phone calls with foreign officials and what intelligence officials knew to be true based on recordings of the conversations. In his resignation letter, he "sincerely apologised" for his account and blamed how the events went fast. That may have put Flynn in violation of the Logan Act, a law that bans people outside the executive branch from making foreign policy on behalf of the United States administration.
Addressing the revelation that Flynn had been in conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) posed the Watergate question of 'What did the president know and when did he know it'. "They have the broad jurisdiction to do it", he said.
Senator Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican, said Vice President Mike Pence thanked Flynn for his service.
Meanwhile, Congressman Ted Lieu was amongst many asking just how much Trump's had known about what was discussed in Flynn's conversations with the Russian ambassador and if the general would still be National Security Advisor had the press not brought the issue to light.
Pence told senators they are considering three individuals that could potentially replace Flynn.