America’s spies anonymously took down Michael Flynn and that is deeply worrying

The whole episode is evidence of the precipitous and ongoing collapse of America’s democratic institutions — not a sign of their resiliency. Flynn’s ouster was a soft coup (or political assassination) engineered by anonymous intelligence community bureaucrats. The results might be salutary, but this isn’t the way a liberal democracy is supposed to function.

Unelected intelligence analysts work for the president, not the other way around. Far too many Trump critics appear not to care that these intelligence agents leaked highly sensitive information to the press — mostly because Trump critics are pleased with the result. “Finally,” they say, “someone took a stand to expose collusion between the Russians and a senior aide to the president!” It is indeed important that someone took such a stand. But it matters greatly who that someone is and how they take their stand. Members of the unelected, unaccountable intelligence community are not the right someone, especially when they target a senior aide to the president by leaking anonymously to newspapers the content of classified phone intercepts, where the unverified, unsubstantiated information can inflict politically fatal damage almost instantaneously.

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2 thoughts on “America’s spies anonymously took down Michael Flynn and that is deeply worrying”

  1. I think these people are skating very close to a line. That line might take them into the area of Sedition.
    There are specific descriptions of the word and laws with heavy penalties against being found guilty of it.
    The man is now President of this country and there are laws protecting him from activities just like we are seeing.
    I am really surprised that his Attorney General and the justice department are not preparing charges as we communicate.
    IF and when these investigations into this find it coming from a former President of this country as an example then I would not be surprised if they are put under arrest and others warned.
    When Russian warships appear off our eastern coast with nuclear weapons this might have something to do with it.
    We have treaties they are actually breaking.
    We have a huge navy out there.
    It might only be a matter of time before one of those Russian ships is on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
    All because people are plotting against the Chief Executive of this country.
    I find the actions and sources of these actions to be incredibly foolish.
    Not just because they disagree with who should be President. But because they might be putting all of us in jeopardy.

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