A pattern has emerged: a member of Trump’s team is found to have previously undisclosed ties to Russia, or some equally disturbing foreign entanglement, and Trump feigns ignorance.
Roger Stone, former Trump campaign advisor, admitted on Friday to having had private conversations with the Gucifer 2.0, a hacker who is believed to be the Russian operative responsible for leaking information from the DNC during last years campaign. Stone used the words “innocuous”, “banal” and “perfunctory” to describe the private twitter conversations he neglected to mention before this time. Why bother bringing up something so inconsequential?
Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security advisor, who resigned over ties to Russia, we now know also had been an agent on Turkish payroll, drawing an annual salary of $500,000. He disclosed this information to Trump twice, telling him he might register as a foreign agent, yet Trump claims he did not know.
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