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This is why careful explanations of the Flynn case don't matter. The WH knows that its own base has no idea what any of this means, so they'll release stuff that makes Flynn look *worse* if you know what you're looking at, knowing that the base has no idea what it's seeing. /1
You can write *all day* about why Flynn was in trouble - and should have been - but it won't matter. In fact, the WH *wants* the media to deep-dive this over and over to chew up bandwidth they could be using on other stuff. The base is clueless; that's their superpower. /2
The goal here is, as Bannon once put it, is to flood the zone with shit. Even if it's stuff that, in a normal world, would hurt Flynn, it won't matter. Every data point is raw meat for Rube Nation, who tautologically assumes it wouldn't be released unless it was exculpatory. /3
Real journalists are trying unwind this, but it's a waste of time, because they keep having to explain why something that's bad is, you know, *bad*.
Let Judge Sullivan handle it, and don't bother arguing over this. Flynn might skate. That's how it is in Trump world. /4x
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