Thursday, March 30, 2017
"When you are given immunity, that means you have probably committed a crime." -- Gen. Mike Flynn
Flynn offers to testify on Russia ties in exchange for immunity
President Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has reportedly told the FBI that he is willing to testify about the Trump campaign's potential ties to Russia, in exchange for immunity from prosecution, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Be sure to read the fascinating report on Flynn.
Meanwhile, here's some non-bitter news from Five ThirtyEight's blog:
Trump Is Beating Previous Presidents At Being Unpopular
His approval rating is well below those of other presidents at the same point in their presidencies. By Aaron Bycoffe Filed under Approval Ratings President Trump reached a new low on FiveThirtyEight’s job-approval tracker this week, when his approval rating hit 41.3 percent.
It’s a low for Trump, but how good or bad is a 41 percent approval rating two months into a president’s tenure in historical terms?
To help put Trump’s ratings in perspective, we’ve added a new section to our tracker: Charts for each of the previous 12 presidents, showing approval, disapproval and net approval ratings compared with Trump’s at the same point in their presidencies.
Trump’s current rating is a low not just for Trump’s presidency so far, but also for this point in any recent presidency. We’re on day 69 of the Trump administration, and his net approval rating — -11.1 — is by far the lowest of any of the past 13 presidents at this point.
Why do Trump supporters think that he represents what America wants when, clearly, America doesn't want or like him?
He's been tanking in the polls since his inauguration. And now he's under investigation by the FBI!
You can't continue to act like a
and expect the American people to respect you or support you.
It's important to remember that Flynn has, on the face of it, already committed a crime—and may have committed others that don't necessarily incriminate the Trump campaign. Days after the inauguration, Flynn lied to the FBI about the nature of his contact with the Russian ambassador, denying that they had discussed the sanctions. Lying to the FBI is a felony offense. [….] --Eliot Hannon, Slate Magazine