MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow is wagering that President Donald Trump will pardon disgraced former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on Sunday afternoon in an effort to distract from the 60 Minutes interview of Stormy Daniels scheduled to air that evening.
"Even among White House sources, there's now open speculation that the firing H.R. McMaster and hiring of John Bolten was timed by the president to distract from one particular interview that aired last night on CNN," Maddow reported.
"If the speculation is true, that the national security adviser to the President of the United States was fired to distract from the Karen McDougal interview, heaven help us," Maddow prayed. "For whatever is this president and this White House are going to do to distract us this weekend? Because the Stormy Daniels is due to air Sunday night on 60 Minutes.
Maddow then revealed her pick in The Rachel Maddow Show betting pool.
"If you fire the national security advisor to distract from the first interview, what do you do to distract from the second interview?" Maddow asked. "In the you-have-to-buy-me-tacos staff betting pool on the subject, my pick is Mike Flynn ... pardon on early Sunday afternoon."
"I do really love tacos," the host admitted. "I have a square -- Mike Flynn pardon and my timing early Sunday afternoon."