House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA) lost his patience with CNN’s Erin Burnett during a discussion on the plead deal that former national security adviser Micheal Flynn worked out with special counsel Robert Mueller when she the charges were “not that bad.”
With the topic turning to Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, Heck was asked by the CNN host what he expected to see happen next.
“Well the thing I’d really like to see happen to Jared Kushner is that he get back before the House Select Committee on Intelligence because I’d like to ask follow up questions,” Heck began before turning back to Flynn. “The fact of the matter is that way back in March when we asked General Flynn to come before the intelligence community, he asked for immunity and it was denied. At the time, his lawyer said he’s got a story to tell and he really wants to tell it, now he’s in a position to tell it.”
“Do you have any indication from him as to whether he will do that in light of his cooperation with Bob Mueller?” Burnett asked.
“Sure, I think it’s written all over the plea bargain deal! If you were to drive down 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue tonight about 3:00 AM you’d probably see a lot of lights on,” he quipped.
“How much farther do you think this goes?” Burnett pressed. “There are some who say ‘Look, we’re almost at the end, that the biggest charge they have on Flynn is lying to the FBI about a call to the Russian ambassador that we already knew he lied about.’ That’s not that bad.”
Heck immediately jumped on Burnett, barking: “Wait a minute! It’s a felony. He’s a felon and it is punishable by up to five years in jail!”
“Please don’t say it’s not that big a deal,” he scolded. “He is now an admitted felon,” to which a stunned Burnett simply stated, “Yes.”
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro takes on Norway for whaling, but bungles it
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday responded to Norway's decision to halt its forest protection subsidies, taking to Twitter to criticise the Scandinavian country for its whaling practice and post spectacular -- albeit misleading -- images.
"Look at the killing of whales sponsored by Norway," Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter.
The post includes a video and photographs of a spectacular whale hunt, where mammals in the shallow waters of a bay are slaughtered by people wading on shore, armed with hooked knives. The whales' blood turns the waters red.
However, the images, reportedly taken on May 29 in Norway, illustrate a "grind", a type of pilot whale hunt practised exclusively in the Faroe Islands -- a Danish territory in the North Atlantic.
Orange County teens busted for singing obscure Nazi song while giving Hitler salutes
Nearly a dozen high school students from Southern California delivered Nazi salutes and sang a Nazi marching song in a video posted on social media.
The video was uploaded to Instagram by one member of the boys’ water polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, along with lyrics to the song played for German troops during World War II, reported The Daily Beast.
A spokesperson for the Garden Grove Unified School District told the website administrators learned of the incident in March, four months after the video was posted, but declined to say whether any of the students were disciplined.
Donald Trump is America’s clown prince
“The problem with political jokes,” Groucho Marx once said, “is that they keep getting elected.” Never has that been more true than today. We live in a world ruled by clowns. I mean that both literally and figuratively. Our century has ushered in the Age of the Clown Politician.
In Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, who played a Ukrainian president on the popular television comedy SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE, was elected to be the real president with over 70 percent of the vote. Zelensky is literally a clown. In Great Britain, Boris Johnson, who will replace Theresa May as prime minister, is a buffoon who elicits laughter –usually unintended- wherever he goes. Mr. Johnson is figuratively a clown.