Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Flynnghazi: The Dirksen Rule is Invoked?

House Republicans are open to investigating former national security advisor Michael Flynn as part of a larger probe into Russian influence on November's elections, according to the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

House GOP leaders had initially balked at the idea of expanding their Russia investigation to include Flynn, with Intel Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) telling CNN that Flynn was protected by "executive privilege." Nunes said the probe should focus not on Flynn's conversation with a Russian diplomat prior to the inauguration, but on the leak that exposed the discussion.

But Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the Intel panel, said he spoke with Nunes Wednesday afternoon, and that's no longer the chairman's position.
Either it's the Dirksen Rule or maybe a sign that some Congressional Republicans are not liking the idea of chaining themselves to Президент* Трамп.

Trump is very precocious; it took Richard Nixon 6½ years to burn through the loyalty of House Republicans. Trumps's apparently doing it in less than a month.

Oh, and by the way, Trump: If you think the media treated Flynn unfairly, why'd you fire him?


BadTux said...

Apparently a lot of Republicans in a lot of places are starting to get some heat from their constituents. Their constituents may in general like Donald Trump, but they don't like the Russians, and they're *very* nervous about the possibility of repealing Obamacare without replacing it... you'll notice that Obamacare has dropped off the face of the earth recently. Though with Flynn and Pozner both flaming out, it may be just overshadowed.

LRod said...

As Samantha Bee pointed out last night, "it's been less than one menstrual cycle since inauguration and there's already blood in the water."

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