President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned after he did not completely inform administration officials that he had conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the United States during the transition period. Now, questions are swirling about what this means and who leaked the conversations–moreover, who was watching Flynn?
Yet, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh believes questions need to be asked of Barack Obama. According to Fox News, Flynn’s resignation was brought on by a phone conversation Flynn had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak regarding sanctions. It could have potentially violated federal law that prohibits private citizens from interfering in negotiations with foreign governments. This is what Limbaugh had to say about it on his Wednesday show:
To show you just how lame the media is and how little they’ve got, they’re already asking, ‘what did Trump know and when did he know it,’ and that’s not the question. The question is, ‘what did Barack Obama know and when did he know it and what has he engineered here?’ This all happened with Flynn back in December. Trump had not even been inaugurated yet. And it’s still mysterious to me what really happened.
Plus, the Wall Street Journal confirmed intelligence sources intercepted some of the calls, which was while Obama was still in office. As a result, he could have been aware of them. Limbaugh then noted Flynn’s links to the Obama administration:
In September 2011, Mike Flynn was promoted to lieutenant general assigned to the office of the Director of National Intelligence by Barack Obama. On April 17, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Michael Flynn to be the 18th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. The Defense Department has its own intel operation and he ran it, as opposed to the Central Intelligence Agency. It’s called the DIA, and it’s big, and it’s relevant, and it’s important, and it does great work, and Flynn ran it after having been promoted to lead it by Obama in 2012. He took command of the DIA in July of 2012. He is a member of the Democrat Party, according to Wikipedia. Michael Flynn is a member of the Democrat Party.
Limbaugh wonders about the Obama administration’s response to this. If the Wall Street Journal is correct, did intelligence officials pass this information along to Obama? Why wouldn’t they? And, if it was such a concern, why didn’t Obama take action?