Former Assistant Attorney General Sally Yates is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee this afternoon, and hours beforehand former Obama administration officials leaked troubling information to the New York Times.
Yates was called to answer questions regarding former national security advisor Mike Flynn’s alleged ties to Russia, which she claims to have told President Trump about prior to her termination. Now, two “officials,” who asked to remain anonymous, have come forward to tell NBC News about a conversation between former White House resident Barack Obama and President Trump when the newly declared victor of the presidential election visited Washington two days after ballots were cast.
According to NBC, the officials claim to have been briefed on the conversation between the two, and they say that Obama allegedly warned President Trump not to hire Flynn because of temperament issues he had while running the Defense Intelligence Agency. Obama fired Flynn in 2014 due to alleged mismanagement issues, but at the time it was rumored that Obama was purging his government of dissenting voices.
In fact, in November of 2013, the Washington Times reported that Obama was firing seasoned military leaders at an alarming rate since he first took office in 2009. In less than five years, Obama purged over 200 veteran leaders within the military, which we would later discover was to replace them with social justice-minded hacks who implemented things like transgender sensitivity training and named Navy ships after infamous gay men.
When Flynn left the Obama administration in 2014, it was after months of pressure from Obama’s political appointee, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the Washington Post reported at the time. Flynn was one of the few people in the Obama administration calling for tougher action in Afghanistan and Iraq while being more responsive to the regional military commanders on the ground who knew the situations better than anyone else – he was a vocal opponent of Obama putting politics before pragmatism.
As it turns out, the Obama administration did no such thing. In fact, it’s been reported by various sources that Obama would often ignore recommendations from his military commanders if they were politically inconvenient.
In a different report from the Washington Times from late 2015, after Flynn’s firing, we discovered that Obama ignored advice from his generals regarding the number of troops deployed for a record sixth time, and only granted permission for half of the total number of requested troops in Afghanistan. his generals were dumbfounded at how often he would simply refuse to take their advice despite the fact he had no military experience.
Oddly enough, after firing Flynn from his administration in 2015, Obama reissued his security clearance in January 2016 – the same clearance which was used by the Trump administration when the President named him for security adviser. However, it was in 2015 that Flynn traveled to Moscow to deliver a speech, which was booked through the speaking bureau Leading Authorities Inc., who cut a check to Flynn after being paid by the event’s sponsor, Russia Today.
Then in August of 2016, Flynn was interviewed by the Washington Post, and he completely eviscerated both Hillary Clinton and Obama, exposing their corruption and weakness all at once. Not only that, he made it clear that he’d have no issues talking about whatever he knew about either of the two from working under Obama while he was occupying the White House.
As one of the above reports from the Washington Times noted at the end of their article:
Not surprisingly, while the president circles the wagons when it comes to his ideological allies, he is quick to throw a couple of hundred top military officers under the bus. Apparently, Mr. Obama and his team have no problem marginalizing the U.S. armed forces — and it shows. Maybe his top aide Valerie Jarrett said it best when addressing a four-star general, Army Vice Chief of Staff Peter Chiarelli, at Washington’s Alfalfa Club dinner in 2011. Mistaking him for a waiter, she asked him, “Could I please get another glass of wine?” Yeah, that about sums it up.
Indeed. To Obama and Hillary, our decorated military leaders are merely pawns in a larger game, and like any other pawn, they’ll be sacrificed if they become an issue. That’s exactly what seems to be happening to Lt. Gen. Flynn as we speak.