Remember When Mr. Lock Her Up Said Immunity was Proof of Guilt?
The plot just keeps on thickening. As has been noted, this story would never have been made into a movie as it would have seen overdone-the characters and plot are just too extreme to be believable.
This is like a ‘particularly lurid Tom Clancy novel come to life.’
One thing to remember is that both Trump and his Trumpsters are masters of projection. Michael Flynn had claimed that anyone who asks for immunity proves guilt during the Hillary Clinton email probe. Now he sees taking immunity in a different light.
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) March 30, 2017
Get him, Congresswoman Maxine Waters:
Now, Wall Street Journal is reporting Flynn has asked for an immunity deal! The walls are closing in on Trump & his #kremlinklan
— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) March 30, 2017
In any case, in Flynn’s own words-or those of his lawyer anyway-‘He definitely has a story to tell.’
“Mr Flynn, who was fired in February for failing to disclose talks with Russia’s ambassador before Mr Trump took office, had sought immunity from the FBI and the Congressional committees in exchange for his testimony, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing officials with knowledge of the matter.”
“The newspaper said he had so far found no takers.”
“Robert Kelner, Mr Flynn’s lawyer, confirmed his client had held discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees, but he did not mention the FBI.”
“He said no “reasonable person” with legal counsel would answer questions without assurances.”
“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit,” Mr Kelner said.
“The media are awash with unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo directed against him.”
“He is now the target of unsubstantiated public demands by members of Congress and other political critics that he be criminally investigated.”
Again, Michael Flynn seems to miss the irony in being outraged about being the target of ‘outrageous claims of treason and unsubstantiated public demands that he be criminally investigated.’
Again, this is the guy who was leading Lock Her Up chants at the RNC.
In other-related-news, Donald Trump is all for Flynn asking for immunity.
“Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!” Trump wrote on Twitter, repeating a favorite argument of his – that talk of Russian interference in the election is a face-saving exercise from Democrats and the media caught flat-footed by his surprise victory.”
The fly in the ointment is it’s not just ‘Democrats and the media’ saying this but our top 17 intel agencies.
Anyway, I don’t know that Flynn will get immunity from Congress-from what I’ve heard, probably not. But he may get it from the FBI.
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