CNN Puts Trump On Notice That There is Zero Chance Press Will Move on From Flynn Scandal

This morning we talked about the likelihood that Donald Trump would escape investigation by jettisoning troubled National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

According to CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, you can rest easy because that won’t be happening. Cuomo told Republican Rep. Chris Collins “there is zero chance that we are going to move on” from the Flynn scandal.

Appearing on CNN’s New Day, Collins said, “General Flynn did what he thought was in the best interest of the country. I certainly respect that and I think it’s just time to move on.”

But Cuomo was having none of that:

“Congressman, there is zero chance that we are going to move on until answers to the questions that present themselves at least get notice from the White House.”

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This wasn’t to Collins’ liking. Collins just wanted to “move on” and not “live in the past.” You know, like they did for four years after the Benghazi attack talking about something they made up in the first place. Now that we have a real scandal, committed by a Republican, they don’t want to talk about it.

Cuomo wasn’t through with Collins. Asked by Cuomo if he seriously thought nobody knew what Flynn was up to, Collins claimed, “I don’t believe anyone knew what Gen. Flynn was doing.”

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Willing to challenge the most gullible listener, Collins asserted,

“To be honest I just live in a world where I always move forward. In a busy world. You don’t dwell on the past.”

But Cuomo wasn’t letting him off the hook, telling Collins “You cannot say that you just want to move on,” and brought up the very relevant example of Hillary Clinton:

“If we were talking about President Hillary Clinton and you found out her council knew weeks ago that this man was playing with the Russians about sanctions… and you just want to move on?”

Unbelievably, that is exactly what Collins claimed, that he lives in a “guess what now what world.”

“Guess what? He’s resigned. Now what? We have a lot of issues to deal with. That’s how I live my life. I don’t dwell in the past.”

It is interesting, to say the least, how little respect they had for any decisions made by President Obama and Hillary Clinton when they did what they thought was “in the best interest of the country.” Republicans like Collins had no respect at all then and the last thing they wanted to do was “move on.”

There is every reason to find out if, as Sen. John Thune said this morning, there are more serious questions to be answered by the Trump White House. Sen. John Tester may or may not be right when he says that Flynn is just the “tip of the iceberg.”

We will never know unless the press does its job and demands the answers. The press’ unrelenting pressure on Flynn and the extent of his contacts with Vladimir Putin were instrumental in cracking Trump’s resolve to stand by Flynn.

The so-called Benghazi scandal has now come back to haunt Republicans, and as of right now, Republicans hopes that this will all just go away as though it never happened, appear to be nil.