Doug Pugh’s column was not my cup of tea

If I were to write a weekly column to share my thoughts on the passing scene I would certainly exert the required mental effort to make certain that what I was writing was factually completely true and not a product of political bias and/or lack of effort to confirm the facts of the events involved.

Gen. Michael Flynn was appointed by President Barack Obama to be in charge of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012 after having served his country with Honor and Valor. Gen. Flynn served in that position until 2014.

In August 2014, he retired after 33 years of service with the rank of lieutenant general. In 2016, Gen. Flynn was appointed and was the National Security Advisor for 22 days. Gen. Flynn chose to resign to fight the charges brought forth against him by the FBI that he had knowingly and intentionally lied to them. Four years later, after financially ruining him, the Justice Department in May 2020 filed a motion to dismiss with prejudice the charges against him. This meant that they could not prove and did not believe that he had knowingly lied to them to begin with. There is a lot more to this story and it is a story of dirty and corrupt political actions taken against a true American hero who had placed his life in danger many, many times to serve his country. Something that is foreign to the majority (if not all) of his accusers and he should not be the subject of a column written without regard for all of the facts. You are always welcome to your own opinion, but not your own facts. I hope Mr. Pugh will spend more time on actual research and complete story telling while making tea.


Presque Isle


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