Saturday, June 24, 2017

Is anyone in the Trump administration immune to the contagious corruption?

Earlier this week the NY Times reported that Despite Concerns About Blackmail, Flynn Heard C.I.A. Secrets. He heard them from none other than CIA Director Mike Pompeo in briefings of President Trump. Knowing that Flynn was compromised, why would Pompeo continue to keep Flynn in that loop? Could it be because he learned from the Sally Yates ugliness? Yates was fired, I presume, because she brought the bad news to the White House about Flynn – and we all know that Flynn was regarded as a “good guy.” Was Pompeo avoiding the same fate?

Rachel Maddow covers that story.

I keep trying to connect those dots - to come up with some coherent story about why Flynn was kept on for so long in a very sensitive position hearing (highly classified?) information. I just can’t come up with a better story than what I offered above.

Corruption seems contagious. Or it attracts more corruption. Or it just invites suspicion and sows doubt.

Corruption runs broad and deep
Into your life it will creep

With apologies to Stephen Stills and Buffalo Springfield; lyrics are at

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