McCain: Flynn Resignation A Sign Of Trump Admin In ‘Significant Disarray’

"... troubling indication of the dysfunction ..."

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., described the Trump administration as being in “significant disarray” following the resignation of Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Flynn as national security adviser on Monday and joined many Democrat lawmakers who are questioning the administration’s intentions towards Russia.

McCain, who serves as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told ABC News, “There are lots of questions” the administration needs to answer. “Obviously, there is an administration in significant disarray, as far as national security is concerned.”

In a statement released Tuesday, the senator said, “General Flynn’s resignation is a troubling indication of the dysfunction of the current national security apparatus.”

McCain added, “General Flynn’s resignation also raises further questions about the Trump administration’s intentions toward Vladimir Putin’s Russia, including statements by the president suggesting moral equivalence between the United States and Russia despite its invasion of Ukraine, annexation of Crimea, threats to our NATO allies, and attempted interference in American elections.”

.@SenJohnMcCain tells @ABC the Trump admin "is in significant disarray as far as national security is concerned." 

He argued for a more forceful stance toward Russia that includes reconfirming the U.S. commitments to NATO, establishing a stronger military deterrent stance in Europe, and maintaining sanctions on Russia, “so long as it continues to violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who serves with McCain on the Armed Services Committee, wants to know exactly what Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak discussed in late December.

“I think Congress needs to be informed of what actually General Flynn said to the Russian ambassador about lifting sanctions,” Graham told CNN on Tuesday. “Did he say anything at all or is this just being spun by the media?”

“Maybe General Flynn went rogue, but that’s a question I’d need to know more,” Graham added. “I think most Americans have a right to know whether or not this was a General Flynn rogue maneuver, or was he basically speaking for somebody else in the White House?”

Senator @LindseyGrahamSC: "I want to know did Gen. Flynn do this by himself or was he directed by somebody to do it?

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Graham also said the wanted to know if Flynn “was somehow compromised.”

“If somebody in the administration is subject to being blackmailed, I think that’s something I’d like to know about,” he said. “I think if the shoe were on the other foot we’d want to know the answers to these questions. Did General Flynn act alone?”

As reported by Western JournalismHouse minority leader Nancy Pelosi, in a statement on Tuesday, called for a full and independent investigation into the Trump administration’s Russian connections.

“The American people deserve to know the full extent of Russia’s financial, personal and political grip on President Trump and what that means for our national security,” she said.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is also seeking an investigation along these lines.

McCain has assumed the role of Trump’s chief Republican antagonist in the senate. Since Trump’s inauguration a little over three weeks ago, the Arizona senator has said the president’s plan to have Mexico pay for a border wall is “not a viable option,” broke with him on the immigration order, warned him about rapprochement with Russia, and hammered him over backing away from trade agreements.

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I'd like to stab HIM in the back...........or let someone from ISIS slit his throat.

If there is ever a time that voter fraud is being conducted by the GOP, it's got to be employed around election time when this political traitor comes up for a vote. He' manages to get elected time after time after time. Who in their right mind would continue to allow this proven back stabber to remain in office for so long? I mean, how does this embarrassing outcome keep happening? 




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TRUMP:  Trump To Give ‘Start Your Engines’ Command At Dayton

President Donald Trump will give the command for drivers to start their engines before the Daytona 500.

Daytona International Speedway officials named Trump the grand marshal for NASCAR’s season opener, meaning he will deliver the most famous four words in auto racing. “Gentleman, start your engines,” has been a staple of races around the country and world for decades.

White House spokesman Judd Deere said Thursday the president plans to attend the race. Track president Chip Wile confirmed the news in a release.

“Daytona International Speedway has been privileged to have hosted several sitting presidents of the United States over our history,” Wile said. “We’re honored that the president of the United States has chosen to experience the pageantry and excitement of ‘The Great American Race.’”

Trump is the third sitting president to attend a race at Daytona, but only the second to attend the Daytona 500. George W. Bush attended in 2004. Trump is the first to be given an honorary role in pre-race ceremonies.

Trump is scheduled to spend part of the Presidents Day weekend at his private club in Palm Beach, Florida.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a flight restriction for Sunday and the U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, also tweeted to fans that drones are prohibited within 30 miles of the race in Daytona Beach — a restriction put in place for presidential visits.

Trump has hosted previous NASCAR champions at the White House and last October awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to motorsports titan Roger Penske. Last year, Trump also praised retired driver Mario Andretti, the Daytona 500 winner in 1967, reminiscing about a ride Andretti gave him in a race car for his reality show “The Apprentice.”

“I said, ‘Mario, get me out of here. I want to get out of this car,’” Trump recalled. “We went so fast. We literally — we covered four blocks in like a second.”

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