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Claire.

Just how much trouble is Michael Flynn in?

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Claire.

Interesting article from Psychology Today on whistleblowing and civil disobedience using the Flynn incident as a case study. It's long, but worth the read.

Here's an excerpt:

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So was it morally justified for the government officials to leak the information about Flynn’s conversations?  Flynn, it is claimed, lied to the Vice-President about the content of his conversations, denying that they involved discussions about sanctions on Russia.  However, this matter could easily have been put to rest if the government officials disclosed this information to the V.P. or to their superiors, who could, in turn, inform the V.P. In fact, this actually happened when Acting Attorney General Sally Yates notified the White House of the intercepted communications. However, the potential harm was not merely that of lying to the V.P.; it was also about a potential breach of national security.  Was this urgent matter likely to be handled effectively by the Trump administration without leaking the information to the press?

As it happened, the White House did not fire Flynn until after the information was leaked, even though it had received the information from the Acting Attorney General a few weeks prior. So, it is possible that the leakers did not perceive any other way of effectively addressing the perceived violation other than by blowing the whistle on Flynn. Doing so may have already succeeded in helping to remove a "weak link" in the chain of command.

 

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MWoo7
On 2/20/2017 at 1:45 PM, Claire. said:

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser

Is he like the old guy in Police Academy? or Airplane ?   
Or, like some giant headed patrol types in their first years thinking they are the Guns N Roses Lead Singer?   If they get too old, eeeeh well sometimes they're not hitting on all cylinders, i.e. Harrison Ford flying where EVER! he wants lately, in the news.

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Claire.
26 minutes ago, MWoo7 said:

Is he like the old guy in Police Academy? or Airplane ?   
Or, like some giant headed patrol types in their first years thinking they are the Guns N Roses Lead Singer?   If they get too old, eeeeh well sometimes they're not hitting on all cylinders, i.e. Harrison Ford flying where EVER! he wants lately, in the news.

Neither! :lol:

Lt. Gen. McMaster is a very respected military strategist. He's bald headed, not giant headed, and a really good choice in my opinion.

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Excellence!  Was just making light. (plane over \/\/hi+eh0u$e, oh that's just Harrison Ford!)

No one that WE know of was close with the brass.
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