People Are Going All the Way In on Sean Spicer for Saying Obama Failed to Properly Vet Mike Flynn

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a briefing at the White House April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

People Are Going All the Way In on Sean Spicer for Saying Obama Failed to Properly Vet Mike Flynn

"Fun Fact: Obama fired Mike Flynn in August 2014."

Published April 27, 2017

The plot surrounding General Mike Flynn and his possible ties to Russia seems to be thickening by the second. It all began when Flynn was removed from his position as National Security Advisor for Trump because he failed to notify Vice President Pence about a conversation he had with a Russian Ambassador. 

Then, after it was announced his connections to Russia would be investigated, Flynn asked for full immunity in exchange for information he could offer. His request — which proved to be a smoking gun — was subsequently denied. 

Most recently, Flynn's story reached a new climax after it was announced the Department of Defense is investigating the general for failing to report payments from Russian officials. 

As usual, questions about this ordeal were directed to Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who did what he does best: blame Obama. 

  1. When asked about the undisclosed payments Flynn may have received from Russia, Spicer suggested the Obama administration failed to vet him

    Flynn served in the Obama administration as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency for several years. According to Spicer, when the Obama administration vetted and cleared Flynn, they made it unnecessary for the new administration to vet him again. 

  2. There's only one problem with Spicer's assertion: Obama fired Flynn in 2014

    Flynn worked for Obama between 2012-2014. However, he was fired in 2014 and became a foreign agent for Turkey during the 2016 campaign.

  3. Spicer's attempt to blame Obama for a Trump failure caused people to appropriately go after him on Twitter
  4. Not to mention the fact that he more-or-less admitted Trump's team did not vet Flynn
  5. The entirety of this hot mess of a government situation can best be articulated by Rep. Elijah Cummings saying 'c'mon man'

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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