While the reality-based world has come to the conclusion that Flynn was working for Russia before, during, and after the inauguration of Donald Trump, Fox News has a different take. In the up is down world of American conservatism, this is not a case of a traitor being exposed, but an example of “the permanent government” taking a stab at our dear leader by ginning up a case against Flynn.
While Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway was getting aggressively questioned by multiple news outlets on the Michael Flynn scandal on Tuesday, she got a bit of relief when she went on Fox News’s morning program Fox & Friends.
Instead of asking Conway to justify President Donald Trump’s decision to continue employing Gen. Flynn as his national security adviser despite being warned by the Justice Department that he may have been compromised by Russian spies, the Fox & Friends crew instead asked Conway to talk about the disturbing number of leaks from within the government that were seemingly crafted to undermine Flynn.
“There are a number of major U.S. papers that apparently got the leaks from the intel community that said, ‘Hey look, we’ve got the transcripts of what Mr. Flynn said on the phone to the Russian ambassador and it looks kind of shady,” pointed out Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy. “Just the fact that there are these leaks inside the permanent government is troubling.”
Conway replied that she was grateful to Doocy for bringing up this particular angle.
“Well, you may be the only outlet talking about that this morning,” she replied. “So thank you for shining a light there.”