The Trump timeline is truly a wonder of historical perspective — a span of just 15 months has been made to feel like centuries by the achingly bad administration currently occupying the White House, and with the end of Robert Mueller’s investigation at least a few more months away, there is no relief on the immediate horizon.
In fact, it’s difficult to remember just how awful things have been the entire time because each day seems to present more awfulness to marvel at in dismay.
But there are milestones that have characterized the tenor of the ongoing Russia investigation that has marked the entirety of Trump’s presidency. There’s the discovery of the Trump Tower meeting, and the subsequent cover-up; there’s the admission on national television by Trump that he fired James Comey over the FBI’s probe into Russian election meddling; there’s the continuing revelation of more and more details of the Steele Dossier that turn out to be true.
But perhaps one of the pillars of the entire inquiry by Robert Mueller and his team is the circumstances surrounding the firing of Trump’s national security adviser, former Lt. General Michael Flynn. Flynn’s job lasted almost no time after it was revealed he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about a meeting he held with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016 — nearly a month before Trump was even inaugurated.
At least, that’s been the conventional wisdom.
Now Michael Flynn Junior, the son of the disgraced former military man, perhaps in an effort to save face after watching his father serve the shortest tenure of any national security adviser in the 60+ year history of the job, is contesting that narrative:
American Patriot @GenFlynn did not lie to Pence (or anyone else in the admin) about his perfectly legal and appropriate conversations w Russian AMB Kislyak in Dec 2016.
Why would a highly decorated military intel officer lie about something legal?
Been a MSM lie from day 1
— 🇺🇸MFLYNNJR🇺🇸 (@mflynnJR) April 23, 2018
The only problem is, if this is true, then that means Trump and Pence are the liars, since they’ve insisted Flynn did lie to them. They had to, in fact, because to admit that Flynn had been honest about the meetings, which contrary to Flynn Jr’s opinion was NOT legal or appropriate, would mean that they knowingly employed someone who’d committed an offense tantamount to spying.
Let’s see what Robert Mueller does with this gigantic toss under the bus by the son of the specter that’s haunted TrumpCo since the very beginning.