Retired three-star Army general Michael Flynn, who for 33 years in uniform swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, pled guilty Friday morning to lying to the FBI about his attempts at secret policy coordination with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. in 2016. The move could trigger a major unraveling of the United States’ Donald Trump revolution.
When retired Lt. General Mike Flynn joined Donald Trump on the presidential campaign trail last year, he spent much of his time complaining about “pay for play” Washington political lobbying. He stood alongside Trump as the candidate vowed to “drain the swamp” and keep lobbyists out of his White House. He told crowds to “lock her up,” arguing that Hillary Clinton’s weak opsec and closeness to foreign governments made her a criminal.
The U.S. has put Iran “on notice” for carrying out a medium-range ballistic missile test and attacks by proxy forces on a Saudi frigate, White House national security adviser Michael Flynn said Wednesday, a cryptic comment that appeared to signal the Trump administration is taking a tougher stance on Iran than its predecessor.
The United States entered 2016 amid a number of complex and growing threats. Though some risks are greater than others, these threats are increasing in danger as they become more and more interconnected.