Today, the White House’s implosion became all the more imminent with the news that President Trump’s original National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had confessed to lying to the FBI and admitted that Trump personally ordered him to coordinate illegally with Russian officials.
Predictably, Trump’s team tried to turn the blame to President Obama. CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted that a senior White House official told him “that the Obama admin ‘authorized’ Flynn’s conversation with Kislyak.”
Acosta’s colleague Jake Tapper took the question to Obama’s National Security Advisor at the time of the contact, James Clapper, who couldn’t help laughing as he called the claim “absurd.”
Clapper goes on to explain why Flynn and Trump’s actions were a major breach of U.S. protocol and would have been unacceptable to any president. The interview is a must-watch — primarily for the Trump regime. They could use a how-to in presidenting.
Okay, James Clapper seems pretty clear that the Obama White House did not okay Flynn’s shenanigans. pic.twitter.com/lEmGHJhquN
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) December 1, 2017