Trump Ignored Obama’s Advice: Flynn Proved Him (Obama) Right!

It’s time to Break It Down!

Karma:

1       often capitalized: the force generated by a person’s actions held in Hinduism and         Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person’s next existence

2:      a characteristic emanation, aura, or spirit that infuses or vitalizes someone or something

Five days ago, “Newly Made Great America” awoke to news that former Trump, ally, aide-de-camp, and National Security Adviser, Retired General Michael Flynn, had reached a plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Flynn entered a guilty plea for lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the transition. As a condition for the single count plea, the former Trump administration staffer will cooperate fully with the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in last year’s Presidential Election. According to Flynn’s account, a senior member of the Trump Transition Team instructed him to engage with Moscow.

In the wake of the aforementioned plea, Trump fumed because of Flynn’s having (pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials — and the fact he is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe), and he subsequently did the things for which he is best known. He tweeted. Frequently. About Hillary Rodham Clinton.

On Saturday evening, a day removed from the Flynn plea, Trump endeavored to pivot from Flynn to Mrs. Clinton. So he tweeted:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

“So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday “interrogation” with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times…and nothing happens to her? Rigged system, or just a double standard?”

9:06 PM – Dec 2, 2017

As is his wont, the tweets continued…

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

“Many people in our Country are asking what the “Justice” Department is going to do about the fact that totally Crooked Hillary, AFTER receiving a subpoena from the United States Congress, deleted and “acid washed” 33,000 Emails? No justice!”

9:13 PM – Dec 2, 2017

Of course, there was more. President Trump leveraged an announcement that ABC News had suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for having made an erroneous on-air report asserting that Flynn was prepared to testify that Candidate Trump directed him to contact Russians. Ross later revised that report to say Trump issued that directive as President-elect. He tweeted:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

“Congratulations to @ABC News for suspending Brian Ross for his horrendously inaccurate and dishonest report on the Russia, Russia, Russia Witch Hunt. More Networks and “papers” should do the same with their Fake News!”

9:22 PM – Dec 2, 2017

The tweets continued Sunday morning. President Trump claimed he never asked FBI Director Comey to stop investigating National Security Adviser Flynn. He tweeted:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

“I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!”

6:15 AM – Dec 3, 2017

Of course the associated relevance of this assertion stems from that fact that Comey testified in June, before the Senate Intelligence Committee, that Trump told him, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to let Flynn go.” Trump later fired Comey. This led to the appointment of Mueller to oversee the Russia investigation. The consensus is that Mueller’s probe is looking into both contacts between the Trump Campaign and Russia, and whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice by terminating (FBI Director) Comey.

In an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Trump told Holt that he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation. At that time he said:

“In fact, when I decided to do it, I said to myself, I said, you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story. It’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won.”

Did I say the tweets kept coming? Did I need to say that? They did, of course. Still on Sunday, he tweeted:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

“After years of Comey, with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more), running the FBI, its reputation is in Tatters – worst in History! But fear not, we will bring it back to greatness.”

8:00 AM – Dec 3, 2017

The President also noted that a top FBI official assigned to the Russia probe was taken off the case and reassigned by Mueller. His bosses discovered that Peter Strzok, FBI deputy head of counterintelligence, sent “politically charged texts disparaging Trump and supporting Hillary Clinton.” The Washington Post indicated that Strzok was also “a key player in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.” His associated tweet read:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

“Tainted (no, very dishonest?) FBI “agent’s role in Clinton probe under review.” Led Clinton Email probe. @foxandfriends Clinton money going to wife of another FBI agent in charge.”

7:42 AM – Dec 3, 2017

Over the course of the tweet screed, it could almost be lost that the narrative about Trump’s firing Comey developed a “subtle” new twist. That subtle, in quotes, if you know what I mean. Wink-wink. He tweeted this:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

“I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!”

12:14 PM – Dec 2, 2017

In the event you happen to be a Trump supporter, please forgive the remaining 60% of the population that gleaned from that tweet that Trump knew Flynn was lying to the FBI. Thematically, the “hint” was so strong, even one of Trumps lawyers thought it was worth inserting the counter-narrative that he, not Trump, wrote that tweet. Whatever!

Let’s get back to Karma. When President Obama met with President-Elect Trump at the White House November 10th, two days after the election, Mr. Obama tried to do Mr. Trump a huge favor. He delivered a face-to-face warning that he not hire General Flynn. Of course Flynn had worked for Obama, and he fired him. Undoubtedly, that act endeared Flynn to Trump, Birther-in-Chief, that he “is.” I’d like to write, “was,” but according to Trump confidantes, #45 has privately begun to reacquaint himself with that hateful role.

The formal definition for Karma appears at the top of the page. A simpler way to frame it, and Evangelicals (the heart of Trump’s base) should appreciate this, is “You reap what you sow.” As a CNN headline put it yesterday, “Obama tried to save Trump from a colossal mistake.” In the vernacular, he tried to do him a solid. Unfortunately, in the spirit of “Let Trump be Trump, which his supporters chant almost ritualistically, his hubris prevented him from humbling himself, and believing that anything President Obama suggested could possibly be in his best interest, and in this case, more importantly, the best interest of our “Great and Exceptional” nation. For his part, President Obama was trying for a two-fer; do Trump a favor, and save the country. But Nooo!

So now, in the most Karmic of developments, the guy who went out of his way to abase himself in order to curry favor with Trump, by yelling the refrain, “Lock her up,” at every possible opportunity, now finds himself…with a pending personal appointment to “Lock him up!” That, ladies and gentlemen, is Karma. How did we get here? Easy; Trump Ignored Obama’s Advice: Flynn Proved Him (Obama) Right!”

I’m done; holla back!

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Consult the links below for more detailed information on a variety of aspects relating to this post:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/04/opinions/obama-tried-to-save-trump-from mistake-opinion-dantonio/index.html

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/karma

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/01/michael-flynn-pleads-guilty-to-false-statements-charge-in-russia-probe.html

http://www.latimes.com/sns-bc-us–trump-russia-probe-20171201-story,amp.html

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/michael-flynn-former-national-security-adviser-plead-guilty-mueller-probe-n825551

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/01/561238303/michael-flynn-sr-expected-to-plead-guilty-to-lying-to-fbi

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/08/politics/obama-trump-michael-flynn/index.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/us/politics/obama-flynn-trump.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/05/08/obama-warned-trump-against-hiring-flynn-as-national-security-adviser-official-confirms/?utm_term=.f97935f9cd8e

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/332363-obama-warned-trump-not-to-hire-flynn-report

https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-warned-trump-not-hire-flynn-former-official-162910681.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DF0vEeHQzM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mueller

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Comey

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama

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