Retired Army Lieutenant General Mark Hertling is not happy with Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in President Donald Trump’s White House.
Reports surfaced late Thursday that confirm previous allegations that Flynn previously spoke with Russian officials before taking office. Doing so broke several laws.
Lt. Gen. Hertling confessed that it “pained” him to discuss Flynn because they served as officers together.
“He has shown a complete disrespect for the office of the president,” Hertling said.
He explained that as soldiers they have an obligation to lead with integrity and right now he sees an “integrity crisis.”
“The problem with Mike Flynn right now, I see it in three ways, either he’s had an extreme case of the dumb ass, he thinks he was above the law, or there was an integrity violation,” Hertling continued. “All three of those things is something we don’t want in someone who’s working next to the most powerful man in the world. And too, we have a president, you know, we say in the military, ‘An organization takes its lead from the top. And it becomes like the leader.’ We have seen a loose association with integrity from the entire administration, as you have seen tonight with Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway and now Mike Flynn. So, I think we have some problems in this area.”
Watch his full comments below:
Roger Stone’s health in question as prosecutors have him ‘dead to rights’: NBC reporter
Jurors deciding the fate of longtime Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone did not reach a verdict during their deliberations on Thursday and will reconvene on Friday morning.
But there were fascinating details from the courtroom revealed by NBC News correspondent Ken Dilanian.
"What about Roger Stone, does he look like he’s about to burn here?" MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews asked. "Does he look like he’s going down?"
"He does," Dilanian replied.
"And also, physically, he doesn't look well at this trial. He’s walking around the courthouse kind of unaccompanied, shambling around," he continued. "He doesn't look like a happy warrior, which is usually his persona."
GOP lawmaker smacked down after suggesting impeachment is only for capital crimes
On Thursday's edition of MSNBC's "All In," Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) tried to argue that impeachment is only intended for when presidents commit capital crimes — and was immediately corrected by anchor Chris Hayes.
"I saw an earlier interview you gave to Chuck Todd where you didn’t think this was, so far, from what you’ve heard of, the level of impeachable behavior," said Hayes. "I’m curious what you view the standard as the Constitution sets out for you as being high crimes and treason and misdemeanor."
"Crimes that are subject to the penalty of death is essentially what the Constitution is to me indicating with impeachment," said Reed. "And this whole claim of bribery, the American people aren’t stupid, Chris. This is not going to sustain the review of the American people, and they’re the ultimate ones who are going to judge this because I don’t see this becoming an impeachable subject to the removal of the president."
WATCH LIVE: Trump holds campaign rally to shore up GOP support in Louisiana
One day after the first televised impeachment hearing, President Donald Trump traveled to Louisiana for a campaign rally.
The rally is being held at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, which has a 14,000 seat capacity.
On Saturday, November 16th, voters will travel to the pools to choose between Governor John Bel Edwards (D-LA) and Trump's pick, Republican businessman Eddie Rispone.