When General Michael Flynn resigned his position as Donald Trump's national security advisor, the reason given was that he had mislead the administration in regards to certain conversations with the Russian government. But the real reason for his ouster might be something far more nefarious.
In an explosive report, Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon lays out what really happened: Flynn was forced out by Obama loyalists in the intelligence community who were doing everything in their power to salvage the horrific Iran deal. Per Kredo:
...multiple sources closely involved in the situation pointed to a larger, more secretive campaign aimed at discrediting Flynn and undermining the Trump White House.
"It's undeniable that the campaign to discredit Flynn was well underway before Inauguration Day, with a very troublesome and politicized series of leaks designed to undermine him," said one veteran national security adviser with close ties to the White House team. "This pattern reminds me of the lead up to the Iran deal, and probably features the same cast of characters."
The Free Beacon first reported in January that, until its final days in office, the Obama administration hosted several pro-Iran voices who were critical in helping to mislead the American public about the terms of the nuclear agreement. This included a former Iranian government official and the head of the National Iranian American Council, or NIAC, which has been accused of serving as Iran's mouthpiece in Washington, D.C.
Since then, top members of the Obama administration's national security team have launched a communications infrastructure after they left the White House, and have told reporters they are using that infrastructure to undermine Trump's foreign policy.
"It's actually Ben Rhodes, NIAC, and the Iranian mullahs who are celebrating today," said one veteran foreign policy insider who is close to Flynn and the White House. "They know that the number one target is Iran … [and] they all knew their little sacred agreement with Iran was going to go off the books. So they got rid of Flynn before any of the [secret] agreements even surfaced."
This is deeply disturbing and confirms what many principled conservatives like Ron Paul and Jack Hunter have discussed. That is, the notion that there is an unaccountable deep state at work with its own agenda that will sabotage the Madisonian institutions of government if it must. Flynn was not just an Iran hawk, he was an advocate for sweeping reform in America's intelligence infrastructure. This likely made him a target, and because Trump is so unpopular with the political establishment, their bold personnel coup will not receive the attention it should. As Damon Linker notes:
Unelected intelligence analysts work for the president, not the other way around. Far too many Trump critics appear not to care that these intelligence agents leaked highly sensitive information to the press — mostly because Trump critics are pleased with the result. "Finally," they say, "someone took a stand to expose collusion between the Russians and a senior aide to the president!" It is indeed important that someone took such a stand. But it matters greatly who that someone is and how they take their stand. Members of the unelected, unaccountable intelligence community are not the right someone, especially when they target a senior aide to the president by leaking anonymously to newspapers the content of classified phone intercepts, where the unverified, unsubstantiated information can inflict politically fatal damage almost instantaneously.
If Kredo's reports are true, and we have no reason to believe they aren't, then Trump needs to act swiftly to drain the swamp and bring the national security state to heal. The American people voted for a very specific agenda when they elected Trump, and if members of the intel community don't like that, they can resign. An agenda that empowers Iran is something the American people fiercely reject.