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A shame that we ended up shooting ourselves in the face like that.
Like Cheney did, you mean?
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Flynn is apparently making clear that he will not cooperate.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b0e6ac7093b323

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Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who briefly served as national security adviser to President Donald Trump, is seeking immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying on the presidentís ties to Russia, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

According to the report, Flynn made the offer to the FBI, the House intelligence committee and the Senate intelligence committee.
Of course there's still the chance that he gets subpoenaed, and that we then get something like this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERm_WNxGs1U
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Depending on what he hints he knows, he may be given immunity, no? That would certainly be entertaining.
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Depending on what he hints he knows, he may be given immunity, no? That would certainly be entertaining.
I doubt it. Why would any republican want to give him immunity?

It would be the dems that would be tempted to give him immunity so that he could turn in his colleagues and superiors (Manofort, Stone, Page, Sessions, Nunes, Bannon, and Trump). But the dems don't control the process. Why would Nunes want to give him immunity? So he can potentially give evidence implicating not just the president, but perhaps even himself? We know that the source in the WH that leaked this "evidence" to Nunes was Flynn's flunkie that McMaster had tried to fire. And Burr in the senate? He worked on Trump's transition team too. He seems slightly more responsible (or maybe just slightly less stupid) than Nunes, but should we really believe that he would want to help Flynn bury the WH? Comey? Maybe, but I have a hard time trusting Comey much more than any of these other republicans based upon how he's handled both this and the Hillary investigation. He seems just as corrupt as the rest of them. I will give Comey this much credit, he does seem smarter than most of these other republican schmucks.

The dem Congress gave Ollie North immunity because they hoped that he could give them Reagan. Although look on the bright side, if this were Russia, Flynn would already have been poisoned or have fallen out of a 20th floor window.

There is, of course, still a chance of truly spectacular audacity, and that Nunes gives Flynn immunity simply so that he can come before congress and plead the 5th to all the questions so that they can even further sabotage this investigation. I'm not sure that even Nunes is that brazen.
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In a normal world, North's testimony should have been enough to sink Reagan.

Its likely the same with Flynn against Trump. I suspect, at best, we'd get the same end game where Flynn takes the fall and maybe a couple other underlings but Deflon Don skates by.
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Slate is a bit of a left wing rag but this is still interesting:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a...&ICID=ref_fark

Sessions to focus on combating voter intimidation...against white voters.

Seriously...you can't make this up.
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Adult Swim, perhaps to make up for the fact that this whole year has felt like a cruel April Fool's joke, is streaming a new episode of Rick and Morty today.

http://www.adultswim.com/videos/streams

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Best show on television...hands down.
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RIP Bill O'Reilly?

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He may still survive this, and considering the FOX audience, all these car companies pulling their sponsorship won't be the death knell that losing the pharma cartels would be. Still, with the more info that comes out, he is seeming more and more to not just be a crass schmuck, but the type of misogynistic, sexual-harassing, pig that one would expect from a Ailes protege.
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The filibuster is officially dead.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39517649

This news likely drowned out another interesting bit of news from earlier today.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39515098

Nunes has stepped aside from chairing the investigation. He is also under investigation now personally for ethics violations.
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I'm a bit more concerned with our impending military action against Assad...which is totally not going to be used as a distraction from all of Trump's domestic issues.
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I'm a bit more concerned with our impending military action against Assad...which is totally not going to be used as a distraction from all of Trump's domestic issues.
Assad is a butcher, but trying to get rid of him still runs up against the same wall that it always has - getting rid of him means picking a fight with both Russia and Iran. Add to that the alternatives? The FSA that McCain still wants to arm is the Muslim Brotherhood, i.e. terrorists who are not only far too friendly with Erdogan, but who are little better than ISIS, and both of whom are far less secular than Assad. He's a butcher, and Shia (which is why all these disparate Sunni forces are trying to drag him down, why Iran is supporting him, and why the civil war started), but every other force (except the Kurds) involved in this civil war is still even worse.

And it has happened. 50 tomahawk missiles. This is colossally stupid. We should just be focusing on ISIS. We should not be involved in removing Assad. Hopefully this attack is just to send a message, but it is a far more dangerous way to send that message than economic sanctions and UN resolutions would have been.
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Then again, UN resolutions were not a realistic option, seeing as how Trump doesn't want to "do diplomacy" in the first place, and then he would have had to convince Putin not to veto the resolution on top of that.
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And it has happened. 50 tomahawk missiles. This is colossally stupid. We should just be focusing on ISIS. We should not be involved in removing Assad. Hopefully this attack is just to send a message, but it is a far more dangerous way to send that message than economic sanctions and UN resolutions would have been.
This is 100% about distracting from his domestic issues and trying to show how tough he is to the Chinese as they arrive for a summit.

He comes off like a 12 year old boy trying to out tough his buddies in middle school.

Most 12 year old boys in Middle School would be better Presidents than him too.
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Just for a bit of levity, the NYT accidentally referred to Ivanka as 'Trump's wife' which is spectacularly hilarious

http://www.avclub.com/article/new-yo...ocialMarketing
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http://www.avclub.com/article/new-yo...ocialMarketing
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And now more posturing with regard to NKorea.

Because when you prove grossly inept at any one thing, try multi-tasking instead!
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Speaking of grossly inept...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39546360

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President Donald Trump's deputy national security adviser, KT McFarland, has been asked to step down after just three months, US media say.
Ms McFarland, an ex-Fox News analyst, has been offered the role of ambassador to Singapore instead, Bloomberg and Reuters report.
It comes days after Mr Trump removed his senior strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council (NSC).
Have to wonder how much longer Tillerson will last also, as he has already been replaced in nearly all but title by Jared Kushner.
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