USA Today: Flynn apologizes after admitting he may have discussed sanctions with Russia
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has apologized amid reports that Flynn discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with the Russian ambassador in the days before President Trump's inauguration, a White House official said... The White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive personnel matter, said Flynn now says he may have discussed sanctions, but cannot be 100% certain.
The controversy involves a phone call in late December with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, amid the Obama administration's crackdown in retaliation for Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential campaign. The timing of the phone call — and Russia's decision not to retaliate against the U.S. measures — have raised further questions about the relationship between Trump's inner circle and the Kremlin.
Initially, Flynn said he did not discuss sanctions with Kislyak, a denial passed onto the public by Trump spokesman Sean Spicer and Pence, among others. In past weeks, Flynn has said the conversation was general in nature, including holiday greetings.
After a Washington Post story last week cited nine unnamed intelligence sources as saying Flynn and the Russian ambassador did discuss sanctions, the national security adviser adjusted his story.
Well he apologized, so I guess it's okay.
Again I took it as you bringing her into the conversation and comparing the two. I dont watch Arrested Development so I believe you werent after you said it. So it wasnt a deflection it was a response to what I took as a comparison.81USAF:
Remind me of all the dead US citizens in Russia because of General Flynn....
FWIW If you think this "deflection" stuff only goes on when a Republican is in power then you ought to look at some of the memes some of your fellow liberals were putting in the Nuke deal thread about equating stuff to Reagan. Point is this isnt anywhere near Republican only.