The Trump administration is embroiled in scandal again after it has come to light that they were lying to the public about their involvement with the Russian government prior to taking office. Not only did their reckless administration place our country at risk by negotiating with a foreign power while Barack Obama was president, according to the Guardian, the scandal is even bigger:
Donald Trump is facing mounting pressure to explain his ties with Russia after it emerged that he knew weeks ago his national security adviser had misled officials about secret communications with Russian officials but did not fire him.
Retired general Michael Flynn was eventually forced to quit on Monday night after reports that he could be vulnerable to blackmail by Moscow.
Democrats demanded an independent investigation into Flynn’s phone calls with the Russian ambassador, what Trump knew about them and when. A senior Republican promised to examine the matter “exhaustively”, but others in the party were reticent.
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, told reporters how the resignation happened: “The evolving and eroding level of trust as a result of this situation and a series of other questionable incidents is what led the president to ask General Flynn for his resignation.”
He added: “There’s nothing that the general did that was a violation of any sort. What this came down to was a matter of trust.”
Flynn stepped down after just 24 days when it emerged that he had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador to Washington before Trump took office, then misled Vice-President Mike Pence and others about the conversations. FBI agents interviewed Flynn soon after the inauguration, the New York Times reported.
You'll recall that Michael Flynn supported locking up Hillary Clinton for “lying” to the American people… Oh how the tables have turned. What do you think should happen to Michael Flynn and by extension the Trump administration for this gross breach of trust with the American people?