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From George McKay
This tweet "could finish" Trump's Presidency;
I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies.
It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!
This might seem like an innocuous statement and a condemnation of a man who has admitted to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the supposed links between Trump’s campaign and Russia, but it is far from that.
Trump has long claimed ignorance of the lies which came from Michael Flynn’s mouth, but it appears Donald Trump knew full well that Flynn was lying all along.
He wrote the reason he fired Flynn was because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI, which basically amounts to getting rid of Flynn to obstruct an investigation into Russia ties.
People were quick to point out just how damaging this tweet really is, including Walter Shaub, the former director of the US Office of Government Ethics, who was astounded by the tweet.
Tell us, @realDonaldTrump, did you know Flynn had lied to the FBI when Counsel to the President Don McGahn snubbed Yates as she tried to warn the White House Flynn had been compromised?
Did you know Flynn had lied to the FBI when you fired Yates days after her whistleblowing?
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) December 2, 2017
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