Anonymous People Say Trump Legal Team Readies Attack On Flynn

Anonymous People Say Trump Legal Team Readies Attack On Flynn

The Washington Post’s Carol Leonning crafts yet another piece meant to be a hit-job on President Trump, which features absolutely zero named sources for the administration. But, hey, we’re totally supposed to Trust this

Trump legal team readies attack on Flynn’s credibility

President Trump’s legal team plans to cast former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn as a liar seeking to protect himself if he accuses the president or his senior aides of any wrongdoing, according to three people familiar with the strategy.

The approach would mark a sharp break from Trump’s previously sympathetic posture toward Flynn, whom he called a “wonderful man” when Flynn was ousted from the White House in February. Earlier this month, the president did not rule out a possible pardon for Flynn, who is cooperating with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

You can see how this is meant to paint the picture that Trump is a big meanie, is vindictive, and as a person who did something wrong and is going on the attack to protect themselves.

Attorneys for Trump and his top advisers have privately expressed confidence that Flynn does not have any evidence that could implicate the president or his White House team. But since Flynn’s cooperation agreement with prosecutors was made public earlier this month, the administration has been strategizing how to neutralize him in case the former national security adviser does make any claims.

Trump’s legal team has seized on Flynn’s agreement with prosecutors as fodder for a possible defense, if necessary. In court filings, the retired lieutenant general admitted that he lied to the FBI about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the December 2016 transition.

“He’s said it himself: He’s a liar,” said one person helping craft the strategy who was granted anonymity to describe private conversations.

Was all this based on one quote? Was it made it? We have no idea because there are zero named sources. Is the legal team doing this? Possibly? Legal teams strategize. How can we possibly trust the news media when their hit-jobs feature anonymous sources on a constant basis? Especially a media that is so rabidly anti-Trump?

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