The Russians tried to take advantage of the fact that Trump is easily influenced by those around him and has no core convictions.
The New York Times just added fuel to the raging dumpster fire threatening to take down this White House.
The bipartisan move by the Senate Intelligence Committee to force Flynn to hand over all records related to Russia suggests that they are unfazed by Trump's firing of James Comey.
Maddow said Trump's move to distract from the Sally Yates hearing was the most "cynical" thing she has seen in politics in "many, many years."
"The White House should be going through a full lifestyle polygraph to determine was Michael Flynn just an individual liar or did he have accomplices?"
Not only did Yates best the White House and its GOP allies on the facts, but she also destroyed them on the optics, which may be even more important to the former reality star president.
"Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Council."
"If you want to turn this president to stone, ask him about Mike Flynn."
"This White House has made a decision that they will produce absolutely nothing. I've not seen this before, and it sets a very dangerous precedent."
"More and more information is coming out about the connections of the Trump allies and some people in his cabinet and their connections to Russia, and it's only going to get worse."
With members of Congress like Maxine Waters calling them out, Trump and the White House will not get away with lying about or diverting attention from their clear ties to Russia.
This scandal isn't going away anytime soon – with or without the president's childish, unhinged tweets.
"Senate intel will NOT grant Flynn immunity. Lawyer told it was 'wildly preliminary' 'not on the table' right now per"
"Does Trump think 'immunity' is this thing that white guys get where you say 'hey, I'd rather not go to jail' and they say cool?"
From working with the Russkies to get his boss elected to denying he even talked to the Russkies to potentially being hunted by the Russkies
"It’s the KGB agents running around the West Wing or the national security council."
"Honest Q for conservatives who aren't just working with or around Trump, but rationalizing him: In your heart, don't you know you're wrong?"
It's deeply disturbing that the administration, which sees nothing wrong with Flynn's conduct, is in charge of holding him accountable for it.
Even Republicans have realized that taking the administration's word is no longer an option.
The only question now will Donald Trump be able to get a new NSA in place before yet further disasters overtake his administration.