Transient resignation of the adviser of the President of the United States Donald trump on national security Michael Flynn was the culmination of a lengthy operation, which was conducted by the staff of the administration of Barack Obama, writes the conservative newspaper the Washington Free Beacon, citing sources familiar with the situation.
And the main intrigue, told the publication, revolved around a secret part of the nuclear deal with Iran, which the Obama administration has not released. Trump and Flynn were consistent opponents of the agreement, they promised to declassify and make public this part of the agreement, which still has not been ratified by Congress.
A key figure in the months-long discredit Flynn was, according to the newspaper, Deputy adviser Obama’s national security Ben Rhodes. He consistently gave big media a reason to discredit Flynn in the context of the transaction on the Iranian atom.
Rhodes, said the sources, did everything to discredit the approaches of trump and Flynn to a deal with Iran, while the White house strongly promoted the benefits of this agreement.
“Of course, the campaign to discredit Flynn began even before the inauguration, and it included by far the politicized leak to the media designed to undermine his reputation,” explained a source familiar with the situation and who formerly worked in the office of the assistant to the President for homeland security.
In this campaign, Flynn left the White house even before he was able to disclose many details of the nuclear deal. Moreover, the publication notes that perhaps Flynn is not the last to undergo such a coordinated attack and will fall under attack by other key figures in the new administration.