Friday, March 31, 2017

Flynn and Nunes Fallout Over Russia Probe Grows Ominous for Trump White House

The fallout over Russian election interference, which had already become a major distraction for a flailing Trump White House, has grown more ominous.

First, a story the White House had embraced as a shield — that House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes got secret intelligence information from a "whistleblower" that "somewhat" vindicated Donald Trump's discredited claim that his predecessor wiretapped him — unraveled.

Then, a lawyer for Trump's fired national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, announced that he had "a story to tell." A Congressional official told NBC News Flynn was seeking criminal immunity to do so.

"You're finally getting the intersection between the counterintelligence investigation and the cover up," said MSNBC contributor Naveed Jamali, a reserve Navy intelligence officer who went undercover for the FBI to help catch a Russian spy. 

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