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The truth may come back and bite Trump

President Trump sacked former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn not because of what he did, but because he lied about what he did. It could be a precedent that comes back to bite him.

Telling the truth should be the obvious choice for everyone, especially our politicians, although in this 'fake news' world, too often people 'misspeak' (or, as my granny would have said, they lied).

Time does not change the definition of the word 'truth', just its use.

The Bible provides the ideas that 'let him who is without sin cast the first stone' and with this we would have very little demand for stones.

The point is that if you demand a standard, then you must be able to meet (or exceed) that standard and I doubt this is happening.

Or, to put it a simpler way, people in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones.

DENNIS FITZGERALD

Melbourne, Australia

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