Putting things into perspective.
Flynn did nothing wrong under the Law. in policy, or Tradition, what he did do was show bad political judgement. Seeing as he is not a politician it is to be expected to happen. Thinking he was protecting the Vice President he didn’t tell him the content of his Phone Call with the Russians. This was a lapse of judgement on how to handle a superior and it cost him his job.
The tapes and transcripts of the calls have been gone through by the White House the Justice Dept, and two committees of Congress. No Laws were violated period.
What we do have is several leaks of information from Justice, the FBI, and the NSA. We have confirmation once again that every conversation no matter who you are that takes place any where in the world is recorded and reviewed by the United States. Political Hacks of all affiliations are attacking this administration from within, it has been in power for less than a month, it still has only half of it’s cabinet and the siege has already begun in earnest.
Trumps reaction this week will speak volumes towards how the next 4 years are going to go. Trump is under attack from the bureaucrats, the democrats, the republicans, and the press. Trump has launched so much in so many different directions in the first three weeks of his administration that no one inside the Beltway knows which direction anything is going to go, and that community is flexing it’s muscle. That’s what Flynn was a casualty of.
Flynn’s replacement will be announced in a day or two , several good names are already out as the short list. This position is not subject to the confirmation process and can’t stay vacant.
In the meantime while the Democrats play games the Russians moved a missile armed spy ship 30 miles off our coast, and announced they violated a treaty and just deployed 300km+ range cruise missiles.
Both Parties are in a Panic. The Democrats are powerless and can only delay and obfuscate. The Republicans are in a worse Panic. They have had enormous power over the past 8 years and never used it, now it is being demanded that they actually do their jobs and they have no clue how or a spine to do so. It’s Panic all around.