Nobody’s being naive about Putin here, though. He is a serious guy and he’s a bad person. It’s just well known how far Western security services and media will go to spin a narrative. Russiagate is a convenient scapegoat for the rise of Trump, Brexit, a failed economic order, rising fascism, etc. I mean, it turns out Russia is really a bit player in this…
“…and other countries.” jfc, they say RT is the sole propaganda outlet.
More detail from electronicintifada:
The single count charges that Flynn lied to federal investigators about two conversations; in the first, on 22 December, Flynn asked the Russian envoy to delay or defeat the UN Security Council vote condemning Israel’s settlements.
In the second conversation, a week later, Flynn had asked the Russian government to refrain from retaliating harshly to sanctions imposed by the Obama administration – an act, ironically, that would benefit the United States.
According to the charge sheet, Flynn made false statements to the FBI about these conversations during questioning on 24 January 2017, days after Trump took office and Flynn was already National Security Adviser.
I’m sure there’ll be more revelations but the real scandal so far is right there; Israel had the US prez in waiting lobbying Russia to help Israel continue their campaign of terrorism and ethnic cleansing. And Trump had his boys do it despite his own president abstaining from that UN vote. Turkey have also been paying Flynn “consultancy fees” but the feds have dropped charges of bribery.