The age of Alternative Facts is coming to an end with the verification that there have been illegal dealings at the highest level between representatives of the current administration and Russia, and potentially a violation of the Logan Act. For all the denial of Russian interference in the US government, it has come to the center of national security and apparently with the knowledge of both the President and the Vice President,
What remains is for some people to do their investigatory jobs, undeterred by what will be the same kinds of systematic obstruction that now have made the GOP Congress complicit in a tax record obstruction of the current WH occupant’s refusal to release tax records.
It will take so long to investigate what seems now more than implications of self-dealing criminal behavior not unlike Watergate that we will see the midterm pass with Lord Dampnut still building his brand of truthful hyperbole, filled with alternative facts.
Less than two hours before Michael Flynn’s resignation, the story broke that Sally Yates had warned Donald Trump’s White House near the end of January that Flynn was a likely risk to be blackmailed by Russia. Trump took no action against Flynn at the time. But just days later, Trump fired Yates, citing her disagreement with his position on the Muslim ban. That now creates the appearance that Trump fired Yates because he knew that she was onto Flynn’s collusion with Russia, and that he merely used the Muslim ban as an excuse to get rid of her before she could take Flynn down.
We will be hearing a whole lot in the next days regarding Donald Trump’s true motivation for firing Sally Yates. But here’s what’s fairly clear right now: Flynn spent four days refusing to resign, but almost immediately after the Yates news broke in the Washington Post, Flynn changed his mind and resigned. That suggests that Flynn viewed the Yates revelation as being so damning toward the Trump White House that he suddenly wanted to bail as quickly as possible.
The Watergate scandal began with the June 17, 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. When the conspiracy was discovered and investigated by the United States Congress, the Nixon administration's resistance to its probes led to a constitutional crisis.
The scandal grew to involve a slew of additional allegations against the President, ranging from the improper use of government agencies to accepting gifts in office and his personal finances and taxes; Nixon repeatedly stated his willingness to pay any outstanding taxes due, and paid $465,000 in back taxes in 1974.en.wikipedia.org/...