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jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
Fri Mar 31, 2017, 11:02 AM Mar 2017

The sheer stupidity of Trump suggesting that Flynn request immunity


Trump can, right now, pardon Flynn prospectively for any charges arising from Flynn's testimony.

If Trump thinks Flynn should have immunity, then does that idiot not understand he is the president, and can effectively do the same thing?

It's just amazing how f-ing stupid Trump is.
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The sheer stupidity of Trump suggesting that Flynn request immunity (Original Post) jberryhill Mar 2017 OP
Shush....... Historic NY Mar 2017 #1
Please don't give that moron any ideas. MineralMan Mar 2017 #2
There is another explanation: L. Coyote Mar 2017 #3
she must have read my thread on that last summer! Gabi Hayes Mar 2017 #7
Maybe she posted a reply. L. Coyote Mar 2017 #8
why, I oughta...... Gabi Hayes Mar 2017 #9
He knows, or at least one of his deplorables know. He is throwing it out there to give the still_one Mar 2017 #4
With Trump he really means the reverse...no you're the puppet OnDoutside Mar 2017 #5
The tweet is a stunt for the deplorables BainsBane Mar 2017 #6
Wondering...... Jake2413 Mar 2017 #10
As David Corn asked "Why did you fire the victim of a witch hunt?" nt geek tragedy Mar 2017 #11
A pre-emptive pardon creates its own problems... Kensan Mar 2017 #12

still_one

(93,821 posts)
4. He knows, or at least one of his deplorables know. He is throwing it out there to give the
Fri Mar 31, 2017, 11:48 AM
Mar 2017

"appearance" that he has nothing to hide, but he also knows they aren't going to give Flynn immunity

trump is just trying to detract from his involvement. It won't work though

Of course if he attacks North Korea, or some other country, that would move attention away from the situation. Eventually, that would fail too, but a lot more people would be hurt in the process



BainsBane

(53,399 posts)
6. The tweet is a stunt for the deplorables
Fri Mar 31, 2017, 11:53 AM
Mar 2017

Of course he doesn't want Flint to be granted immunity. He knows what the guy has on him.

Jake2413

(228 posts)
10. Wondering......
Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:19 PM
Mar 2017

If pardoned could he still be called to testify and can he still claim 5th amendment protections. If not trump would be shooting himself in the foot?

Kensan

(182 posts)
12. A pre-emptive pardon creates its own problems...
Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:14 PM
Mar 2017

If Flynn were to receive a pardon, he could not assert his 5th Amendment rights during testimony. There would be no risk of self incrimination due to the pardon, so he would be compelled to answer questions. The only thing that could save Trump at that point would be if Flynn pulled an Ollie North and tried to take full blame for everything. I have a feeling there is too much evidence already in the hands of the FBI for that to hold water.

Flynn may still be trying to be the good soldier, and protect Trump at all costs. If Flynn decides the questions are drawing him too close to revealing damaging information, he might try to obfuscate, lie or refuse to answer those questions. The pardon wouldn't excuse him from obstruction/perjury charges.

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