For John, BLUF: Do you think they were trying to stitch up LTG (ret) Michael Flynn, who was probably a pain in the rear? Nothing to see here; just move along.
From American Greatness, by Professor Victor Davis Hanson, 26 May 2019.
Here is the lede plus one:
Before the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the idea that the Russians or anyone else could warp or tamper with our elections in any serious manner was laughed off by President Obama. “There is no serious person out there who would suggest that you could even rig America’s elections,” Obama said in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election.Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Obama was anxious that the sure-to-be-sore-loser Trump would not blame his defeat on voting impropriety in a fashion that might call into question Clinton’s victory. After Clinton’s stunning defeat, Russian “collusion”—thanks initially to efforts by Obama holdover Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to go after Michael Flynn and the successful attempts of the CIA and FBI to seed the bogus Steele dossier among the government elite—became a club to destroy the incoming Trump Administration.
Regards — Cliff