14 February 2017
Well, there you have it: Flynn resigns. This is the oddest damn thing ever. OK, maybe not ever, but still it's odd. If the White House knew of all of this stuff, why was there no official position? I would have thought that the White House would have had the transcripts reviewed immediately and made a call. But as it was, it was a bit of flailing. Also, why didn't the leakers just leak the transcript? Perhaps they only had second-hand knowledge or didn't have access to a copy they could leak. Well, this is certainly a victory for the status quo in the IC. I think that's a pretty uncontroversial statement.