At Bloomberg by Eli Lake --
If we are to believe the Trump White House, National Security Adviser
Michael Flynn just resigned because he lied about his conversations
with Russia's ambassador to the vice president. As White House senior
counselor Kellyanne Conway told NBC's "Today Show" on Tuesday:
"Misleading the vice president really was the key here."
sounds about as credible as when the president told CIA employees that
the media had invented the story about his enmity toward the spy agency,
not even two weeks after he had taken to Twitter to compare the CIA to
Nazis. It's about as credible as President Donald Trump's insistence
that it didn't rain during his inauguration. Or that millions of people
had voted illegally in the election he just won.
The point here is
that for a White House that has such a casual and opportunistic
relationship with the truth, it's strange that Flynn's "lie" to Pence
would get him fired. It doesn't add up.