The deal is this. The Left wants to claim that Flynn did wrong and but for the illegal leaks of someone in the intelligence agencies, no one would know.
It is a claim that two wrongs make a right. “We had to destroy the village to save it.”
So the question is as old as sin
Who will watch the watchers?
Given that the FISA court was contacted when a US citizen was listened to, and we have no way of knowing that, and the conversation was assumed to have some illegality about it, you would hope and assume that it would be referred to the DOJ.
The DOJ would then try and determine if the conversation was illegal. Either way, if the person was on the President's staff/employment, you would assume he would be informed.
Nowhere in that chain do we have any reason whatsoever for any information to be leaked to the press or anyone else.
Now, IF the actions of the President, in the eyes of the AG, were found to be unacceptable then the AG should go public and resign. If that doesn't happen then others within the chain should go public and resign.
The press and the voters can then become involved.
But that isn't what is happening. What we have are people who are political opponents of the President trying to harm the President from the shadows.
That's wrong. They weren’t elected and by doing so they send a chill through our political processes and reveal to the enemy our ability to collect intelligence.
And yes, if the "going public" is required I understand that the individuals will be harmed, if not physically, then professionally. But that comes with the job just as was the possibility of being killed in training or combat comes with being in the military or any other job that entails “defending the Constitution."
Simply put, if you don’t want such responsibilities then don’t take the job.
(Part of this was previously published in www.TalkLeft.com.
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