Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Flynn Down

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Flynn Down

Article excerpt

Regarding Michael Flynn, who resigned under pressure as national security adviser: Colin Powell described him (in an email leaked in September) as "right wing nutty" and a poor leader. Mr. Flynn was also fired by President Barack Obama in 2014 as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. That is not what's both troubling and ironic. The general led a "lock her up" chant about Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information at the Republican Convention. A few months later, the general - whose affinity for Russia and Vladimir Putin was widely reported, and only matched by Mr. Trump's - held talks with Russia before Mr. Trump took office, a clear violation of the Logan Act. How about "lock him up"?

It strains credulity to believe Mr. Trump did not know these clearly illegal talks were going on. …

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