With so many accomplishments in the first 100 days of Donald J. Trump’s presidency – the immigration ban, the defunding of sanctuary cities, repeal and replace, infrastructure improvement, education reform, jobs for miners and other disaffected workers and the building of the Mexican wall, oh, wait, that stuff didn’t happen – it’s no wonder that Russkiegate was put on the back burner. When you’re sending Syria a calling card in the form of 59 Tomahawk missiles and aircraft carriers in the direction of South Korea – eventually – it’s easy to see how the Russian hacking scandal and possible ties to the Trump administration might seem like ancient history.
Wrong. Rep. Jason “I’m leaving government to ‘Spend more time with my family’” Chaffetz, House Oversight Committee chair – and a man given to a wee bit too much hair product – has concluded that former Trump National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn probably, kind of, sort of, seemed to break the law when he took money from a foreign government (that would be Russia) and then failed to disclose it.
Ya think? First off, why is any American government or military leader, present or former, working for a foreign country? What about their allegiance to this country?
And now the White House is refusing to hand over related documents. Oh, whatever will Congress do? What, no one ever heard of subpoena power?
No amount of intrigue on the Korean Peninsula is going to sweep this one under the rug.
Next up: Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates – whom Trump fired for standing up to his immigration ban – is set to testify about Russkiegate May 8.
The borscht thickens.