At the White House press briefing on Thursday, spokesman Sean Spicer was asked if the administration had properly vetted Flynn before naming him as national security adviser. Instead, Spicer suggested it was the Obama administration that had dropped the ball on Flynn.
His argument seemed to be that since the Obama administration last issued Flynn a security clearance in 2016, the Trump administration wasn't responsible for vetting him further than that. (Flynn served in the Obama administration as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012-2014 when he was eventually fired. He then worked as a foreign agent for Turkey during the 2016 campaign.)
"My only point is that when General Flynn came into the White House he had an active security clearance that was issued during the Obama administration, with all of the information that is being discussed that occurred in 2015," Spicer said, referring to the payment from Russia.
My only point is that it was the Obama Administration that fired Flynn because he was unfit to lead the Defense Intelligence Agency. That should have ended Flynn's career, but it didn't, because the Trump Regime needed someone who had credibility on intelligence and defense matters.
Flynn, of course, had none of those things.
At no point during any of this discussion was it made apparent that Sean Spicer has actually lost what is left of his mind. Forced to defend the fact that Donald Trump hired Michael Flynn, and then fired him for lying to Mike Pence, Spicer literally went for the only defense available.
"Everything is President Obama's fault."
Get used to hearing that phrase in the weeks and months ahead.