Donald Trump now says he fired Michael Flynn because the former national security adviser lied to the FBI and to Vice President Mike Pence about what he said to Russian government officials.
He fired off — that’s right — another series of tweets about this matter. Previously, he had said he canned Flynn because of lies he allegedly told Pence; the FBI was not part of the narrative Trump was pushing when Flynn was let go.
Now it is. Go figure, eh?
I keep wondering when the president is going to inflict a mortal political wound with these careless Twitter tirades.
According to The Hill: “I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies,” Trump tweeted while traveling in New York City for fundraising events.
Trump also stressed “there was nothing to hide!”
“It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!” he added.
Here’s my question: When in the world has a president of the United States ever gotten so entangled and entwined in an ongoing criminal investigation?
What in the name of “acting presidential” is Trump going to listen to anyone who might be advising him to keep his trap shut when it regards this matter?
Then again, the more he yaps and yammers about it, the deeper he keeps digging the proverbial hole.