No wonder the fake news media got a chub when Brian Ross of ABC came out with his fake news about Michael Flynn on Friday. Turns out, if Ross actually did some accurate reporting, Michael Flynn wouldn’t have plead guilty to simply lying to the FBI. Instead, Flynn would have been pleading guility to charges of espionage. See what Ross and ABC’s real goal was here? Aside from tanking the stock market, costing Americans billions of dollars, it also made people think that hey, maybe Trump’s days really are numbered.
This is complete and utter bullshit by Brian Ross and ABC. A complete farce that is even below CNN level of “journalism.” The so called Brian Ross “suspension” of four weeks includes the weeks of Christmas and New Years, two weeks he would have had off anyway.
Also don’t forget who is in charge of the ABC News division, it’s Susan Rice’s husband.
If we had a competant Attorney General, there would at least be some hope of an investigation into this obvious ploy of fake news to tank the stock market and change people’s minds. Alas, we are stuck with useless, Jeff Sessions who doesn’t seem to have a clue as to what he’s doing. So nothing will happen to ABC. They are very lucky that Trump hasn’t dumped Sessions yet. You mise well just throw Eric Holder or Loretta Lynch in as Attorney General. They and Jeff Sessions aren’t really much different.
|If Brian Ross wasn’t fake news, Flynn would be pleading guilty to espionage charges|
So Brian Ross, without knowing, heads to the nearest camera and alludes to the possibility the shooter could be a member of the Tea Party. It turned out not to be true. ABC News is reporting that “Flynn is prepared to testify that Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians,” and this is why: “to lay the groundwork for mutual efforts against ISIS in Syria.” That’s the big breaking news from ABC.
Ladies and gentlemen, that is exactly the sort of thing an incoming national security adviser is supposed to do in a transition between administrations. Flynn is supposed “to make contact with the Russians … to lay the groundwork for mutual efforts against ISIS in Syria.” There’s nothing here about undermining current Obama policy, which is what ABC and CNN and the others are trying to make you think is that Flynn was talking to the Russians to try to undermine Obama and his newly placed sanctions on Russian delegates and ambassadors and aides and so forth in the United States.
But the incoming national security adviser making “contact with the Russians … to lay the groundwork for mutual efforts against ISIS in Syria” is exactly what happens during every transition. It is exactly the sort of thing the incoming national security adviser is supposed to do. Now, if this… And this is the key thing about it. If this were part of the basis for a collusion case arising out of Russia’s election meddling, then Flynn would not be pleading guilty to a process crime today.
He would be pleading to an espionage conspiracy. At the end of the day, this remains a process crime. He lied to FBI agents. And if there were collusion, if Flynn were promising to spill the beans on collusion, then he would not just be pleading guilty to a process crime. “But, Rush! But, Rush! He could be… He could have made the deal and that could be what Mueller’s…” No, no, no. Not at this stage. You dangle that carrot down the road.
If you’re trying to entice Flynn to flip and really deliver the goods then you hit him as hard as you can and dangle the lesser penalty and charges down the road after he flips and cooperates. What we have here is the Drive-By Media and ABC so damned eager for what they’ve been lying about for a year to actually be true that they cannot restrain themselves. They can’t contain themselves, and they’re seeing what isn’t there.