Two days ago, the special counsel investigating Russian influence on the Trump campaign submitted a sentencing memo urging leniency for a cooperating witness, former national security adviser Mike Flynn, and the press is, not surprisingly, leaving out the Israel angle. Flynn’s confessed crime was lying to the FBI about his acting at Israel’s behest in December 2016 to call the Russian ambassador to ask him to veto a Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements that Obama as a lame duck was about to abstain on. The Russians didn’t play ball, the resolution went through as the last act of the Obama administration on Israel. Five years before Obama had vetoed a similar resolution, when he was seeking a second term.
Source: ‘The nation that must not be named’: NYT editorial on Flynn’s misdeeds has a laughable omission – Israel’s role