Maxine Waters, Who Said Russia’s Invading Korea, Says ‘No One Takes Sean Spicer Seriously’

Written by Gary Fouse

I am sad to see Michael Flynn having to submit his resignation after it was revealed that he had, indeed, discussed the issue of our sanctions against Russia with Russian diplomats. He had told Vice President Pence that sanctions were never discussed.

Then the Washington Post revealed that our intelligence agencies had monitored the conversations. This was obviously leaked to the Post via intelligence officials.

To me, Flynn is a patriotic American who made an error in judgment and failed to fess up to it when asked by Pence. He hurt Pence’s credibility in the process. I agree that resignation was the proper course of action.

Of course, the media, the Democrats and the left, all new-born Cold Warriors, are outraged. Most hysterical was Keith Olbermann, broadcasting from the basement of his house demanding the immediate indictment and arrest of Flynn and a grand jury investigation of Trump himself.

The left was already in a dither over allegations that Putin and the Russians had swayed the election to Trump. Now this. Since when did they start hating the Russians?

Then there is Maxine Waters telling MSNBC’s Joy Reid about Trump’s connections to Russia and Ukraine and how nobody takes WH spokesman Sean Spicer seriously.

Really, Maxine?

This is the same woman who told reporters days ago that Russia has supplied bombs to kill children in Aleppo and that Putin had gone into Korea. After that disaster, she was spoofed by two Russian phone prankster’s posing as the president of Ukraine telling a gullible Waters that the Russians had invaded the non-existent Ukrainian province of Limpopo-a name that comes from Russian children books. And this woman wants to talk about Saturday Night Live caricatures?

And where is the concern over our intelligence officials leaking their own intercepts to the media? That’s highly sensitive information. Technically-speaking, they have divulged sensitive information to the Russians-that they have had their conversations monitored though they have certainly known that for about 75 years.

There are a lot of kinks to be ironed out in the Trump administration. Those of us who voted for him need to understand that the left is coming at him with everything they have. If we support his policies – and I do – we need to stand behind him.

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About the author

Gary Fouse

Born 1945 in Los Angeles. Currently employed since 1998 as adjunct teacher at University of California at Irvine Ext. teaching English as a second language.
Education: BS in Police Science and Administration California State University at Los Angeles (1970)
Master of Education at University of Virginia (1993)
Served three years in US Army Military Police Corps at Erlangen, Germany 1966-68.
1970-1973- Criminal Investigator with US Customs
1973-1995 Criminal Investigator with Drug Enforcement Administration. Stationed in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Milan, Italy, Pittsburgh and Office of Training, FBI Academy, Quantico, Va until retirement.
Author of Erlangen-An American's History of a German Town-University Press of America 2005
The Story of Papiamentu-A Study in Slavery and Language, University Press of America, 2002
The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics-Their History and Development, University Press of America, 2000

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