Flynn was in Communication with the Russians During the Campaign

Flynn was in Communication with the Russians During the Campaign

Yesterday the Washington Post, the New York Times, and CNN reported that multiple US intelligence sources had confirmed that Flynn was in communication with the Russians during the campaign. This directly contradicted statements made by President Trump’s national security adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn, White House spokesman Sean Spicer, and Vice President Mike Pence. Hours after the stories had broken, Trump was asked about it on Air Force One on his way to Mar-a-Lago with the Japanese PM. Strangely, he denied he had heard anything about the allegations.

Specific details of the conversations were limited to Flynn discussing sanctions with the Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak in December.  This means the Trump administration were collaborating with Russia to undermine US foreign policy. Trump’s  national security advisor had denied that ever happened, as had Sean Spicer and Mike Pence. This is the story that ended up in all the headlines yesterday, but since the Logan Act has never been enforced, it may not be the most significant.

The arguably more important revelation was that several of the sources confirmed that Flynn’s communications with the Russian government were also taking place during the campaign. This means Flynn was communicating with the Russians while they were interfering in our elections. Remember, President Obama and other senior government officials clearly stated that the Russian interference in our elections was an act of war against the United States. Any American collaborating with the enemy while it is at war with the United States, is an act of treason.

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  • chuckl8
    11 February 2017 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    The only problem I have with this article is contained in the final two sentences:

    ” President Obama and other senior government officials clearly stated that the Russian interference in our elections was an act of war against the United States. Any American collaborating with the enemy while it is at war with the United States, is an act of treason.”

    Our past president calling the Russian interference an “act of war” is not a formal declaration of war, so any collaboration, while illegal, cannot be called treason.

    I’m only bringing this up to suggest that “we” follow the rules that “they” constantly ignore.

    • WilD
      2 March 2017 at 5:31 am - Reply

      Americans have been convicted of treason without there being a declaration of war. Treason does not require a declaration of war.

      • chuckl8
        2 March 2017 at 5:55 am - Reply

        “The Treason Clause applies only to disloyal acts committed during times of war. Acts of dis-loyalty during peacetime are not considered treasonous under the Constitution. Nor do acts of Espionage committed on behalf of an ally constitute treason.” – West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc.

        As far as I know, no one has ever been convicted of treason under US law unless during a declared war. If you have evidence to the contrary, I’d like to see it. Please keep in mind that some have been convicted of espionage during those times, but not treason.

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