I knew they were going to come up with something. Here is that something.
First, we have the "Blame Obama Loyalists" argument.
Former Obama Officials, Loyalists Waged Secret Campaign to Oust Flynn
OK, now if you're not buying that this hoopla over Flynn and the Russians is all about Iran (wink-wink), we have this. I call it the "Blame the Spies" approach.The effort, said to include former Obama administration adviser Ben Rhodes—the architect of a separate White House effort to create what he described as a pro-Iran echo chamber—included a small task force of Obama loyalists who deluged media outlets with stories aimed at eroding Flynn's credibility, multiple sources revealed.
The operation primarily focused on discrediting Flynn, an opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, in order to handicap the Trump administration's efforts to disclose secret details of the nuclear deal with Iran that had been long hidden by the Obama administration.
America's spies anonymously took down Michael Flynn. That is deeply worrying.
Yeah, both arguments are laughable. But, hey. It is the Right. So, what did you expect?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.
...no matter what Flynn did, it is simply not the role of the deep state to target a man working in one of the political branches of the government by dishing to reporters about information it has gathered clandestinely. It is the role of elected members of Congress to conduct public investigations of alleged wrongdoing by public officials.