Source: Zero Hedge
Does it seem awfully convenient to anyone else that Michael Flynn, a man appointed by Obama to be the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012 before subsequently being forced into early retirement just 2 years later for being critical of that same administration’s handling of the Iran deal, and terrorism threats generally for that matter, has fallen victim to a series of intelligence leaks from a variety agencies undoubtedly staffed with Obama loyalists just 24 days into his tenure as Trump’s National Security Advisor? If so, you’re certainly not alone in questioning the circumstances leading up to Flynn’s forced resignation last night.
In fact, earlier today WikiLeaks tweeted that Flynn was forced to resign as the result of a “destabilization campaign by US spies, Democrats, and the press.”
Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigns after destabilization campaign by US spies, Democrats, press https://t.co/vKlX1Tqek1
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) February 14, 2017
Meanwhile, the Washington Free Beacon (WFB), courtesy of anonymous, inside sources, has provided some context for what they describe as the culmination of a secret, months-long campaign by former Obama administration confidantes to handicap President Donald Trump’s national security apparatus and preserve the nuclear deal with Iran via a behind-the-scenes effort to plant a series of damaging stories about Flynn in the national media.
The effort, said to include former Obama administration adviser Ben Rhodes, included a small task force of Obama loyalists who deluged media outlets with stories aimed at eroding Flynn’s credibility in order to handicap the Trump administration’s efforts to disclose secret details of the nuclear deal with Iran that had been long hidden by the Obama administration.
According to the WFB’s sources, tensions between the Obama administration and Flynn escalated after he was forced into early retirement from his post as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in April 2014. Suddenly freed of his obligation to tow the party line, Flynn became publicly critical of the administration’s handling of the Iran deal as well as its efforts to coverup classified documents recovered from the Osama bin Laden raid that allegedly proved Iran’s close relationship with al Qaeda.
Eli Lake, a Bloomberg View columnist and veteran national security reporter well sourced in the White House, told the Free Beacon that Flynn earned a reputation in the Obama administration as one of its top detractors.
“Michael Flynn was one of the Obama administration’s fiercest critics after he was forced out of the Defense Intelligence Agency,” said Lake, who described “the political assassination of Michael Flynn” in his column published early Tuesday.
“[Flynn] was a withering critic of Obama’s biggest foreign policy initiative, the Iran deal,” Lake said. “He also publicly accused the administration of keeping classified documents found in the Osama bin Laden raid that showed Iran’s close relationship with al Qaeda. He was a thorn in their side.”
Read More Here: Inside The Secret Campaign To Oust Flynn | Zero Hedge