Amid all the chaos of the Trump Administration, this feels like a big story. Reliable sources told the Washington Post that now-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn talked to the Russians about Obama’s sanctions against Russia in December, before Trump took office. If this is true, Flynn should be dismissed immediately (and be prosecuted). He was already asked about it, and denied it. He had VP Mike Pence, WH spokesman Sean Spicer and WH Chief of Staff Reins Priebus lie about it as well. Is he guilty of colluding with a foreign power (Russia, no less) to undermine the Obama Administration’s foreign policy, and of lying about it?
Am I imagining this?, asks New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Roger Cohen. From the column: Trump says “X.” Uproar! Hordes of journalists scurry to disprove “X.” He moves on, never to mention it again, or claims that he did not say it, or insists that what he really said was “Y.” People begin to wonder: Am I imagining this? They feel that some infernal mechanism has taken hold and is dragging them toward an abyss. The president is a reference point; if he lies, lying seeps deep into the culture. Americans start to ask: Will we ever be able to dislodge these people from power? What are they capable of?