The truth always comes out.
We (re)learned that lesson for the billionth time last week when The Washington Post reported that national security adviser Michael Flynn had talked with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about economic sanctions that the then-Obama administration had imposed on Russia after its hacking of the 2016 U.S. election.
That reporting, which emanated from nine intelligence sources, ran directly counter to Flynn's assertion that sanctions had never come up during his various in-person, text and phone conversations with Kislyak during the presidential transition in December. This passage, from The Post's report, is particularly painful:
"Flynn on Wednesday denied that he had discussed sanctions with Kislyak. Asked in an interview whether he had ever done so, he twice said, 'No.'
"On Thursday, Flynn, through his spokesman, backed away from the denial. The spokesman said Flynn 'indicated that while he had no recollection of discussing sanctions, he couldn't be certain that the topic never came up.'"