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Wednesday
Feb152017

POLITICS (National): Donald Trump presidency, departure of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn: Editorial, "Good riddance to Michael Flynn, a fear monger who was wrong for the job long before his Russian antics" .... 

* Los Angeles Times (editorial):  "Good riddance to Michael Flynn, a fear monger who was wrong for the job long before his Russian antics" - From the LAT:

There is only one sensible reaction to the resignation of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as President Trump’s national security advisor: Good riddance — and not merely because Flynn was caught in what looks like a lie.

Flynn had to go after admitting that he had “inadvertently” misled Vice President-elect Mike Pence and others about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in the final days of the Obama administration . . . . . . . .

But Flynn’s departure is also good news because he was as volatile a presence in the administration as he was in the Trump campaign. . . . . . . .

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Flynn is the first major casualty in an administration that has careened from one tempest to the next. . . . . And it comes at a time when Trump’s foreign policy team is in disarray, led by a businessman with no diplomatic experience and riven with dissent from the ranks. Even with all that, some additional uncertainty is an acceptable price to pay for replacing a loose cannon like Michael Flynn.