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Rush Limbaugh: What happened to Michael Flynn is 'political assassination

Radio talk show host and conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh speaks at "An Evenining With Rush Limbaugh" event May 3, 2007 in Novi, Michigan. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Amid reports that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was ousted by an elaborate conspiracy concocted by Obama administration holdovers, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh believes Flynn was the victim of "political assassination."

"So what we have here, we have a political assassination that’s taken place here," Limbaugh said on his nationally syndicated show Tuesday afternoon.

"The media’s gonna try as hard as they can not to let go of this, because now they’ve got their scalp," he added. "They think they have blood in the water, they’ve got a scalp, and they think they can get another and then another and then another and then another until finally they get Trump."

Limbaugh continued:

They have become the full-fledged resistance to Trump and they have decided that that’s going to be their modus operandi for the next four years. They’re not gonna do news. They have now mobilized and made it official, they’re even talking about it, some of them are, on cable networks that — I mean, they disguise the words they use, but the impact is clear that they are going to do everything they can to get Trump out of Washington and out of the White House and out of office.

Flynn tendered his resignation late Monday after reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence — or even lied — about discussions he had with Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak prior to the Trump administration taking office.

Flynn originally told Pence last month that he didn't talk with Kislyak about sanctions during their phone conservations in December, but reports released last week suggested otherwise, which led Trump to ask for Flynn's resignation citing an "erosion" of trust, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told the press corps at Tuesday's briefing.

Still, Limbaugh explained that he's rather perplexed by the entire situation, given that Flynn is a Democrat and worked several jobs under former President Barack Obama.

This week it was reported that former acting Attorney General Sally Yates informed the White House six days into Trump's tenure that Flynn was potentially compromised and open to blackmail by the Russians over the phone conversations he had Kislyak.

But Limbaugh said he didn't understand why government officials are suddenly concerned with blackmail, given that Hillary Clinton was a high target for blackmail and was very close to being elected president.

"Clinton could have been blackmailed six ways from Sunday by the Russians and who the heck else we know. We don’t know who has those 34,000 emails that she deleted," he explained. "This is a woman whose home brew server was hacked by world powers, the ChiComs, the Russians. This is a woman who, with her famous Russian reset, embarrassed the United States of America."

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