5 Key Moments in the Downfall of the Guy Sally Yates Warned Ya About, Michael Flynn

From working with the Russkies to get his boss elected to denying he even talked to the Russkies to potentially being hunted by the Russkies

5 Key Moments in the Downfall of the Guy Sally Yates Warned Ya About, Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn was like a shooting star across Donald Trump’s firmament. Short and not so sweet. Seems like just yesterday when Trump was calling him “an invaluable asset to me and my administration.”

In fact, he has left a sour taste in everyone’s mouth, showing that you can spend 33 years in the military and still come out smelling like a jerkweed.

As George Takei quipped, “Flynn hopes to win the Immunity Challenge, but in “Survivor: White House” America gets to vote all those bastards off the island.”

If there are five takeaways from this whole deplorable mess, I would like to offer up these for consideration:

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1. SINGING LIKE A CANARY

There is so much to say about Michael Flynn suddenly asking for immunity in exchange for singing like a canary.

Oh, and speaking of canaries, Flynn’s act gave George W. Bush’s ethics lawyer, Richard Painter an idea:

Ouch.

2. WHERE’s YOUR FAKE NEWS NOW, DONALD TRUMP?

Ted Lieu (D-CA), meanwhile, couldn’t resist sticking to Donald Trump asking,

Yeah. Wouldn’t wanna be Donald Trump now. He’s definitely hitting the links this weekend.

3. FAMOUS LAST WORDS

Hey, remember when Michael Flynn said, “When you are given immunity, that means that you have probably committed a crime”?

Oh dear. And he’s right. As the House Intelligence Committee’s Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) told MSNBC last night, “Innocent people don’t ask for immunity.”

4. LOCK HER UP! DON’T LOCK ME UP!

And AM Joy’s Joy Reid also found herself making a trip down memory lane:

5. PUTIN’S SOLUTION FOR NO-LONGER-USEFUL TOOLS

Of course, hypocrisy – even guilt – are not Michael Flynn’s most pressing worries right now, given Putin’s habit of disposing of no-longer-useful tools:

No. Really wouldn’t wanna be Michael Flynn right now. Flynn told that RNC crowd if he’d done a tenth of what Hillary Clinton did “I would be in jail today.”

Well…

Bowers joked that “Mike Flynn went from ‘Lock her up!’ to ‘DON’T LOCK ME UP!!!!’ with head-spinning rapidity” but with Putin’s agents toting a good supply of Polonium-210 he might come to realize there are worse things than jail.

Honestly, from working with the Russkies to get his boss elected to denying he even talked to the Russkies to potentially being hunted by the Russkies…it’s hard to imagine a better end to the career of a conspiracy theorist.

Photo: Screen capture, RNC

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