Donald Trump wants people to feel sorry for the American General who turned "foreign agent." That's right, after the fact, he decided to register as a foreign agent of Turkey. He neglected to say that he was also an agent of Russia.
What kind of "patriot" would turn to becoming a foreign agent? That is for you to ponder.
Having done so, I believe that he did it for the money. He was also in hot pursuit of a very big promotion that he did not land otherwise, that is, National Security Advisor to Donald Trump, President.
What may unwind in the course of "honest and forthright" testimony is evidence of misprision of fraud against Trump and possibly Pence too. That would be a bonus for the FBI.
What do they have in common?
- Disdain for former President Barack Obama
- Disdain for former Secretary of State and Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton
- Love of power, combat, and intrigue
- Desire or necessity to dance with the "devil" Russians in exchange for wealth and more power
Trump needed people with credentials to shore up his foreign policy and military staff. He needed someone so loyal that he would go along with Trump's Russian pickle. That is, allegedly, Trump is beholding to the Russians for their having rescued him from financial ruin, and in the course, having obtained material that they can use to blackmail him.
That's a journalist's speculation, in part. However, particles of truth build to make a story plausible. Only the authorities can verify and validate actual occurrences.
As I described before, they are like fish in a barrel. See "Fish in a barrel."
Can he come clean?