This was said by a man who, as a former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency and top foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump, had already taken $45,000 from the K.G.B. regime in Moscow and would later take $530,000 from the Islamist regime in Ankara as an unregistered foreign agent. If Flynn had been prosecuted, judged and sentenced according to his own moral arithmetic, he’d be behind bars today.
Fortunately he isn’t, because sleazy behavior isn’t the same as criminal conduct.
So, Mr. Flynn failed to register as an agent of a foreign government -- Turkey -- from which he had received more than a half million dollars. He didn't disclose it, even though he knew the law obliged him to. So how, exactly, is that not criminal? Presidential and executive branch lawlessness is not Making America Great Again. Until the grand jury testimony in the Flynn case becomes public (along with the unredacted Mueller report) I'll rely on the courtroom statement of presiding judge Reggie B. Walton to Flynn: "Arguably, you sold your country out."