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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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”

Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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