The Flynn Flip

The internet is filled with the new that General Mike Flynn is seeking immunity in exchange for testifying about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. What exactly he would testify about it a bit unclear. And so far, no one has taken him up on the offer.

The Democrats are salivating over this, but let’s keep something in mind: Flynn may not know shit. He may just be trying desperately to evade any consequences of his own actions which, at the very least, included undisclosed lobbying on behalf of Turkey. Even is he does know something, that something may not be the thing that leads to the downfall of Trump.

I’m reminded a bit of Oliver North. During the Iran-Contra Affair, North was given immunity to testify to Congress. In the end, he didn’t give them what they wanted: nothing implicated Reagan. The prosecutors went after North himself and got a conviction but it was subsequently overturned because of the immunity Congress had given him.

Maybe Flynn cracks the Russia thing open. But I suspect this will go the same way. If he is given immunity, the stuff he will reveal will be less than damning or, at worst, implicate Manafort.

As I’ve said many times, the Russia thing demands full independent investigation (especially with Nunes going off the reservation). But I’m not going to say, “This is the end of Trump!” until it’s the end of Trump.

3 comments:

  1. Hal_10000 *

    Lawyer tweeps are pointing out that asking for immunity really doesn’t mean anything.  They would never let a client talk to the Feds with an immunity deal in place.

    Just ask Scooter Libby.

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  2. InsipiD

    The prosecutors went after North himself and got a conviction but it was subsequently overturned because of the immunity Congress had given him.

    Heheheh.  They obviously forgot about the “no take-backs, no changies” part of his negotiation.

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  3. AlexInCT

    Heheheh.  They obviously forgot about the “no take-backs, no changies” part of his negotiation.

    Witch hunters got to witch hunt. And North committed a capital crime against one of the lefts favorite entities: the USSR, and directly, one of its vassals.

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