Last night we noticed that Moscow Mike ‘Lock Her Up’ Flynn was the first person to crack and offer testimony for immunity from prosecution, which oddly none of the Intelligence Community seemed to leap on (so I guess that they have him stone cold guilty? Sure.)
From the way-back machine (and yes, Eiron the goddess of Irony IS doing good work these days):
Yeah, so a couple things, the very last thing that John Podesta just said is no individual too big to jail, that should include people like Hillary Clinton. I mean, five people around her have had, have been given immunity, to include her former Chief of Staff. When you are given immunity, that means that you have probably committed a crime. So you know, I don’t know how he can sit there and say something like that with all the, the things that have been going around, just swirling around Hillary Clinton–
General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit.
Out of respect for the Committees, we will not comment right now on the details of discussions between counsel for General Flynn and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, other than to confirm that those discussions have taken place.
And now let us turn our attention to the man playing Renfield to Trump’s Dracula, Devin Nunes (R- Idiot), whom I suspect is back stage, warming up the ol’ vocal chords and will soon be singing. And yes, it is directly related to Moscow Mike.
First up, NYTimes:
“A pair of White House officials helped provide Representative Devin Nunes of California, a Republican and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with the intelligence reports that showed that President Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up in foreign surveillance by American spy agencies. The revelation on Thursday that White House officials disclosed the reports, which Mr. Nunes then discussed with Mr. Trump, is likely to fuel criticism that the intelligence chairman has been too eager to do the bidding of the Trump administration while his committee is supposed to be conducting an independent investigation of Russia’s meddling in the presidential election. …
“Since disclosing the existence of the intelligence reports, Mr. Nunes has refused to identify his sources, saying he needed to protect them so others would feel safe going to the committee with sensitive information. In his public comments, he has described his sources as whistle-blowers trying to expose wrongdoing at great risk to themselves. That does not appear to be the case. Several current American officials identified the White House officials as Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a lawyer who works on national security issues at the White House Counsel’s Office and was previously counsel to Mr. Nunes’s committee. Though neither has been accused of breaking any laws, they do appear to have sought to use intelligence to advance the political goals of the Trump administration.”
If the name Ezra Cohen-Watnick rings a bell, it is because he is a flunky of Moscow Mike Flynn. This link is a great read, btw. (There is a similar post for Ellis, who seems like a dyed in the wool standard issue college Republican grown up—or not. He did work for Turdblossom in Chimpy’s White House, so he’s assuredly well-schooled in the art and science of rat-buggery. And of course, he WAS Nunes’ General Counsel, so loyalty amongst thieves, amiright?)
And we follow with a digestif from Bloomberg:
“This week, he told me that his source for that information was an intelligence official, not a White House staffer. It turns out, he misled me. The New York Times reported Thursday that Nunes had two sources, and both worked for the White House. This distinction is important because it raises questions about the independence of the congressional investigation Nunes is leading, which may lead to officials at the White House. …
“This is a body blow for Nunes, who presented his findings last week as if they were surprising to the White House. He briefed Trump, after holding a press conference on Capitol Hill. And as he was leaving the White House, he made sure to address the press again. But this was a show. The sources named by the Times work for the president. They are political appointees. It strains credulity to think that Trump would need Nunes to tell him about intelligence reports discovered by people who work in the White House.”
So it looks like Renfield got played and now is going to be sucked into a cover-up investigation. Pretty slick, Einstein.
UPDATE 1: Hair Führer is cracking, too:
Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2017