Senate releases transcripts of Flynn-Kislyak calls and Swalwell looks awfully stupid now

So Eric Swalwell got what he wanted, the Senate released transcripts of calls between Mike Flynn and Russian Ambassador Kislyak, and it’s not quite what he expected:

Here’s part of what was released:

The transcripts released included the call between Flynn and Ambassador Sergei Kislyak on December 29, 2016, that had supposedly prompted the FBI to keep its investigation of Flynn as a potential Russian agent from shutting down.

The transcript showed that Flynn had asked Kislyak to respond to sanctions from the Obama administration in a “reciprocal” manner.

“But what I would ask Russia to do is to not — is — if anything, because I know you have to have some sort of action — to, to only make it reciprocal. Make it reciprocal. Don’t — don’t make it — don’t go any further than you have to. Because I don’t want us to get into something that has to escalate, on a, you know, on a tit for tat,” Flynn told Kislyak.

He also said, “And please make sure that its uh — the idea is, be — if you, if you have to do something, do something on a reciprocal basis, meaning you know, on a sort of even basis.”

Doesn’t sound terribly nefarious does it? This is the info that Grenell and Swalwell were fighting over in their fancy twitter fued. Here’s what Grassley said about the release:

“It’s a shame it’s taken nearly three and a half years for everyone to see the underlying evidence against Flynn that Rosenstein and the Mueller team went to great lengths to keep hidden. Our justice system doesn’t work when one side holds all the cards. But this isn’t just about safeguarding access to justice; it’s also about exposing shenanigans and abuses of power by those entrusted to uphold and defend the law,” he said.

“After all the screw-ups and malicious behavior by FBI and DOJ officials during the Russia investigation, we simply cannot take them at their word anymore. We need oversight and transparency to sort out this mess. I’m grateful that former acting DNI chief Grenell took the important steps of properly declassifying this material and letting some sunlight in. Transparency brings accountability. Keep it coming.”

Yeah except, the left is claiming the transcripts PROVE he was a bad actor:

Oh ok. Dang. These docs are busy proving everything for everyone.

Here are the documents released:


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