Does Sally Yates Hold The Key To Why Michael Flynn Wants Immunity?

The big buzz is about Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn seeking immunity, in exchange for his testimony.

The big question is: Immunity for what?

We can assume this has to do with the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Of course.

Flynn was forced to resign his position shortly after taking it, when it was discovered he lied about conversations with Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

Now, the top Democrat with the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.) is suggesting that former acting Attorney General Sally Yates may have some answers, if she is allowed to testify.

Schiff sent out a tweet this morning, responding to an early morning tweet by President Trump, in which Trump referred to the ongoing Russia probe as a “witch hunt,” while suggesting Flynn needed immunity for protection.

Yates was scheduled to testify this week before the House Intel Committee, but Committee Chairman Devin Nunes abruptly canceled the hearings for the rest of the week.

Schiff feels like she has information on a cover-up within the White House that ultimately led to Flynn being fired.

“Today’s hearing would also have provided the opportunity for former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates to testify about the events leading up to former national security adviser Flynn’s firing, including his attempts to cover up his secret conversations with the Russian ambassador,” Schiff said in a statement.

“We are aware that former AG Yates intended to speak on these matters, and sought permission to testify from the White House.”

It does sort of make a difference that she wanted to testify, as opposed to being made to testify.

For now, we’re on standby, as we wait for the next scheduled hearings.

Nunes is dealing with his own muddled mess, which leads me to believe that if we want to get to the bottom of things, we really do need an independent, special committee to investigate.

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FLASHBACK: What Does Immunity Mean To Michael Flynn?

Well, this is awkward.

Taking walks down memory lane can be fun. Then again, they can open up a host of memories we don’t really want to deal with, given our present circumstances.

I’m wondering how much of that is ringing in Michael Flynn’s head, right now?

The big news this week has to be what was revealed on Thursday, regarding Trump’s former national security adviser. As discussed by Jay Caruso yesterday, Flynn is seeking immunity in exchange for his testimony to the FBI and the House and Senate Intelligence committees.

It’s quite the development, and it has set imaginations ablaze, as the immediate question that arises is what does he need immunity for?

That memory lane thing… Flynn set the parameters for those who seek immunity back in September 2016, in the often-combative race to the White House.

At the time, Flynn was an adviser to candidate Trump.

Flynn appeared on NBC to speak with Chuck Todd, with the topic being Clinton Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills, along with four Clinton aides, who’d agreed to testify in the investigation into Clinton’s handling of confidential emails, in exchange for immunity.

Said Flynn only six months ago:

“Five people around her have been given immunity, to include her former chief of staff. When you are given immunity, that means you have probably committed a crime,” he added. “I don’t know how he can sit there and say something like that with all the things that have been going around — just swirling around Hillary Clinton with her e-mails.”

Life comes at you fast, eh, Flynn?

During the Republican convention in July, Flynn led chants of “lock her up” during his speech. He also said: “If I did a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail.”

It sounds like you probably did do a tenth of what she did. At least.

We still don’t know what he plans to tell, and as yet, no one has taken him up on his offer. Just the idea that he’s now suddenly asking for immunity adds a fresh twist to an already intriguing, real life international thriller, however.

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North Carolina Has Repealed HB2: A Look Back

So the year-long battle over North Carolina’s controversial bathroom bill, HB2, comes lurching and shuddering to an uneasy end.

Roy Cooper, referring to House Bill 142 as an “imperfect compromise,” gave the liberal spiel of HB2 as a “stain” on the state of North Carolina, and of course, he was far more worried about our “reputation” among outside special interest groups than he ever was about the well-being of our citizens.

The battle over the Tar Heel state’s bathrooms began in 2016, when the Democrat-dominated Charlotte City Council decided that they were independent of the state that sustains them, and set about to pass an ordinance that would make all Charlotte bathrooms gender free-for-alls, in some twisted effort to appeal to the transgender community.

The ordinance encompassed all businesses, rest stops, and even school bathrooms and shower rooms. It was so broadly worded that any random, horny 17-year old boy could simply say he “felt” feminine and could gain access to the girls’ locker room.

Or even worse, imagine a family sending their 10-year old daughter to the bathroom in a local restaurant. It’s crowded, nobody is paying attention – except the 50-year old pedophile who can now freely walk into the ladies’ room with the little girl because, tolerance.

And if you try to stop that pedophile?

Well, failure to adhere to this new age of tolerance for the perverse would result in YOU being heavily fined and/or jailed, according to the ordinance.

The Republican-majority in the NC General Assembly quickly drafted HB2, which declared bathrooms in North Carolina restricted to birth gender.

The bill also restricted cities from breaking from the state, when it comes to setting minimum wage standards.

Ok. That has nothing to do with bathrooms, but the GA felt the need to put a block on anything that might upset the balance, either socially or fiscally for the rest of the state, which saw amazing success under Governor Pat McCrory.

HB2 was hastily approved by the General Assembly, with all Democrats walking out of the proceedings, rather than participate in the vote, and was sent to Governor McCrory’s desk for his signature, as they rushed to get the law in effect before the date that Charlotte’s ordinance was set to kick in, April 1, 2016.

McCrory signed the bill into law on March 23, 2016, and things got crazy.

Musical artists that nobody really cares about, like Bruce Springsteen and Mumford and Sons boycotted the state.

Liberal idiots from New York and San Francisco declared that city and state employees wouldn’t be able travel to the state (their loss).

The NCAA and ACC snatched fairly won championships from North Carolina college teams and threatened to move pre-scheduled championship games to other states.

States, incidentally, that have gender-segregated bathrooms in their arenas, but we won’t talk about that bit of hypocrisy.

In fact, the NCAA, acting as the liberal thugs they are, put a deadline of 48 hours on the state this week, saying either HB2 be repealed… or else.

It’s not as if efforts to come to a fair and equitable compromise haven’t been attempted before this week.

In 2016, shortly after HB2 was passed, McCrory and the General Assembly attempted to reach an agreement with the Charlotte City Council to do a reset.

It was an agreement that the Council was ready to accept, at first, but it was later revealed that state Democrats and McCrory’s opponent for the governorship, Roy Cooper, convinced the Council to reject the compromise deal, with hopes that any economic damage done to the state as a result of HB2 could be used as a campaign tool.

Then, of course, there was President Obama’s directive that all U.S. schools were to make their bathrooms gender neutral.

He even set his corrupt Department of (social) Justice on the state, threatening a lawsuit and giving the state a handful of days to repeal the bill.

Governor McCrory answered the threat by filing a lawsuit against them, first.

Rock. Hard. Conservative.

Fast forward to today.

McCrory narrowly lost the governorship, and after several tries at repeal, Thursday saw it happen.

I covered the developing events from Tuesday night forward, actually.

In a bizarre presser, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore presented details of an email exchange between the General Assembly and Roy Cooper’s chief counsel, detailing an agreeable compromise, which Cooper, when contacted, denied agreeing to.

Um… ok.

By late Wednesday night, Berger and Moore announced that an agreement for repeal had been reached and the vote would take place on Thursday morning.

The first vote went through the North Carolina Senate, and among the howls of protest from LGBT activists, passed with a vote of 32 – 16, moving it forward to the House for the final vote.

Berger stated it best:

“This is a significant compromise from all sides on an issue that has been discussed and discussed and discussed here in North Carolina for a long period of time – for the past year at least,” Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger said Thursday. “It is something that, I think, satisfies some people, dissatisfies some people, but I think it’s a good thing for North Carolina and represents, as I said, a significant compromise.”

Finally, a vote of 70 – 48 put HB142 over the top.

House Bill 142, which initially dealt with occupational licensing boards, was gutted and replaced with language repealing House Bill 2 entirely and stating that only the General Assembly can regulate access to multiple-occupancy bathrooms, locker rooms and changing facilities. It also prohibits local governments from enacting or amending ordinances regulating private employment practices or public accommodations until Dec. 1, 2020.

And of course, there are still those who fail to see the victory in this compromise.

The Lt. Governor of North Carolina, Dan Forest, issued this statement from his Facebook page:

For immediate release: Lt. Governor Dan Forest Opposes HB2 Repeal Efforts

“If HB2 was right to begin with, which I believe it was, then why are we repealing it? If it is wrong, then why wait four years to fix it? Such ambiguity undercuts the legitimacy of a law that we have fought so hard to defend. We are yielding the moral high ground and giving in to a new form of corporate extortion from an unaccountable, out of state, non-elected, tax-exempt organization (NCAA) and for what?… a ballgame? Why are we allowing them to dictate to us, laws that govern the protection of our people? We should have the backbone to tell them to take a hike.”

Forest may very well be looking to challenge Cooper in 2020.

Roy Cooper did sign the bill, and of course, is claiming this as a victory.

He’s about to find out how quickly the oh-so-tolerant left turns on their own. They didn’t want this repeal bill, because it didn’t go far enough, in their estimation. They’ve already planned to give him a taste of what Governor McCrory had to deal with for his entire governorship. Every special interest group, from Equality NC to the Human Rights Campaign – all groups that helped propel Cooper to the governorship – were looking for their payback, and this wasn’t it.

The word is that protesters will be gathered in front of the Governor’s Mansion with their horns and cymbals, giving a raucous, all-night “concert” to protest his signing of HB142.

And somewhere, Pat McCrory will be sound asleep.

 

 

 

 

 

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Power in Post fully restored after thousands in dark for hours

Xcel Energy is working to restore power to the entire City of Post. The updated estimated restoration time is now 9:15 a.m. Friday, March 31. As of 7:00 a.m. Friday more than 2,100 customers were listed as without power, they’ve been in the dark since 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night.  According to representatives with Xcel energy a transmission problem caused this power loss. The Garza County Sheriff’s Office worked through the night and early morning hours, with residents, to ma…
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Deniers of Privacy Act, or bathroom bill, legitimacy are ignoramuses

The constant claim from leaders in the Speaker Joe Straus cabal in the Texas House that the Texas Privacy Act, or bathroom bill if you will, is silly because it doesn’t address a real problem is balderdash. The Straus circle of leadership position on the bill is quite similar to that of the Democrats in […]
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