Flynn was fired as head of DIA in 2014 because of his abusive style, inability to manage, and deranged conspiracy theories. Yet Trump hired him as National Security Adviser. Now, multiple intelligence officials say Flynn did indeed, as a private citizen, negotiate with Russia about the sanctions. This is a felony and might arguably be treason. Pence is doing a Sgt. Schultz and says he knows nothing. We shall see about that. Because in D.C., it’s often the cover-up that takes you down, not the actual event. And both Flynn and Pence are terrible liars.
That runs directly counter to the information The Post gathered from nine (!) intelligence officials who were granted anonymity to speak candidly. This passage is particularly damning:
“All of those officials said ÂFlynn’s references to the election-related sanctions were explicit. Two of those officials went further, saying that Flynn urged Russia not to overreact to the penalties being imposed by President Barack Obama, making clear that the two sides would be in position to review the matter after Trump was sworn in as president.”
“Kislyak was left with the impression that the sanctions would be revisited at a later time,” said a former official.”
On Flynn being fired from DIA
“He was reportedly effectively forced out of the DIA after clashing with superiors over his allegedly chaotic management style and vision for the agency. In a private email which was leaked online, Colin Powell said that he had heard in the DIA (apparently from later DIA director Vincent R. Stewart) that Flynn got fired because he was “Abusive with staff, didn’t listen, worked against policy, bad management, etc.” According to the New York Times, Flynn exhibited a loose relationship with facts, leading his subordinates to refer to Flynn’s repeated dubious assertions as “Flynn facts”
“is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments having a dispute with the U.S. It was intended to prevent the undermining of the government’s position. The Act was passed following George Logan’s unauthorized negotiations with France in 1798, and was signed into law by President John Adams on January 30, 1799. The Act was last amended in 1994, and violation of the Logan Act is a felony.”