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A few thoughts on the transcript. First off, it's important to remember that what's at stake is whether the calls indicated that Flynn was a Russian agent. That's what the FBI was investigating. The bureau was prepared to close that probe on Jan. 4, 2017.
So the call or calls was the reason Comey instructed Strzok to keep it open. So what does the transcript show? An incoming NSA asking the Russian ambassador not to get into a tit for tat. "We don't want to be tough guys."
It also shows Flynn is open to cooperating with Russia in Syria. My view is that was never going to work. But others disagreed, including John Kerry. Flynn's point here
"we definitely have a common enemy. You have a problem with it, we have a problem with it in this country, and we definitely have a problem with it in the Middle East," is pretty much what Kerry's message was to Lavrov in 2015-2016.
Kerry of course was burned by the Russians, and I have no doubt Flynn would have been burned by the Russians as well on this. But, again, this is a policy issue, not an espionage issue.
Anyway, this is important to remember as you see vindication tweets from the same crowd that insisted Flynn was a traitor. That narrative has now officially collapsed. /end
Postscript. Read this for a more in depth look at the collapse of the resistance narrative on Michael Flynn.…
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