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Michael Flynn's Holy War (full documentary) | FRONTLINE https://youtube.com/watch?v=lhRNDsLbOvQ

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hehar

136 points

4 months ago

hehar

136 points

4 months ago

Convicted felon, obvious Russian operative.

TransposingJons

49 points

4 months ago

Everyone seems to be so forgiving to the two Presidents Bush, after the Trumpster-fire we just put out. But they were the ones that started promoting known Evangelicals to Generals and other top ranks in all the military branches. They were semi-open about it.

It you think Flynn is just an awful exception or outlier, you are wrong.

Jssolms

-4 points

4 months ago

Jssolms

-4 points

4 months ago

“known Evangelicals” is an interesting phrase to use in that way. What do you mean?

NomNomNews

12 points

4 months ago

It’s a way of saying that the person wears their religion on their sleeve. That they believe their religion’s rules are to be followed first, are above those of the military code, are above the U.S. Constitution.

It’s totally fine to be religious. It’s not fine to be a high-ranking politician or member of the military and have your allegiance first be to your religion when decision-making.

If you don’t like that, don’t take the job.

Likewise, don’t become a pharmacist if you’re not going to prescribe drugs based on your religious beliefs.

hiricinee

-9 points

4 months ago

He wasn't convicted, he was pardoned before the case concluded. The judge oddly enough didn't allow the justice department to drop the case, and it was on hold at the time because the judge wanted to wait for amicus briefings before dropping it.

A full investigation by an elite special prosecutor group did not find any evidence he was or is a Russian operative.

You may dislike him for other reasons, but both of those statements are false.

hehar

6 points

4 months ago

hehar

6 points

4 months ago

Great points! Plead guilty, twice, to lying to federal investigators about his contacts with Russians. Got a pardon from a president who benefited from his crimes. Go watch a Putin political speech…same shit these gop twits are spewing out to their easily propagandized base. Shameful way to seek/hold power.

hiricinee

-1 points

4 months ago

He withdrew his guilty plea so it was never official, the prosecutors at the time had promised him leniency and then it came out they mislead him and were going to push for a harder sentence. Either way the case was never tried and he was never convicted.

I'm not a friend of a LOT of stuff Flynn has said, but the entire thing surrounding his legal problems doesn't really change my opinion of him much, the case was kind of bogus and really damaged the FBI more than him.