Alternative facts

Beginning with fostering the birther movement and continuing through Kellyanne Conway's "alternate facts," the Trump phenomenon has been, shall we say, "sketchy" with the truth. It is understandable then that Michael Flynn might think the same standards held for him. That he did not consider that the Russian embassy phones were being monitored, however, is inexcusable for anyone aspiring to a national security post. The ambassador had to be thinking, "How stupid can this guy be?"

Robert Porath, Boulder