The Trump haters are starting to emulate sharks that sense blood in the water. They are almost frantic in the search for the source, eager to turn it into a meal.
The news from late Thursday announcing that Michael Flynn, who was Donald Trump’s national security adviser for about six minutes, would consider immunity in exchange for sharing what he knows about potential Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election sent shock waves throughout the country.
It provided the latest “see, I told you so!” moment for Trump’s critics who maintain that the Russians assisted him in stealing the presidency from Hillary Clinton. It certainly will make for robust conversation in media circles over the next 48-72 hours.
Let’s not forget that Flynn’s attorney poured gallons of gasoline on an already raging fire when he said,
“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit” …
Good attorney, building a case for his client to get what he wants before investigators get what they want.
And let’s also remember that journalists quickly remembered that Flynn had told a television reporter last year that “when you are given immunity, that means that you have probably committed a crime.”
Right about now, it might time to slam the brakes.
Flynn will likely get his immunity, and he likely will tell some government agency what he knows. But there’s no guarantee that he’ll provide information that equates to the mythological smoking gun that destroys Trump’s presidency and leads to his impeachment.
Flynn knows something. We can speculate on what it might be. And we can allow that speculation to send us in a head long rush down a road that could lead nowhere.
Or we can wait. And listen. And assess what he says.
You know what many of Trump’s critics already have done.