New revelations from the U.S. intelligence community about potentially illegal communications between members of the Trump administration and Russian officials, which led to Michael Flynn resigning as national security advisor Monday, have increased calls for a wider investigation of Trump’s murky ties to Russia. Here’s what you need to know.
A: Violating the Logan Act, which states that American civilians must wait until after they take political office to commit treason.
A: The humble general doesn’t like to draw too much attention to his collusion with foreign governments.
A: An outspoken advocate of intervention in the Middle East, Flynn is known to have a somewhat short memory.
A: All evidence thus far suggests that Trump hasn’t been cognizant of the world outside his head since at least 1993.
A: We’re talking about a completely different cozy relationship with Putin right now, okay?
A: Psychologists believe that while sociopaths can seem friendly with one another, they’re unable to form the type of bond required for meaningful relationships.
A: Nothing a few news cycles can’t bury.
A: As a matter of professional decorum, they would never dream of impugning a sitting president.