Tired of All the Flynning

By most accounts, Michael Flynn was going to have a quick hearing and get a sentence that didn’t involve any jail time. The judge in the case wasn’t ready to make that concession. The sentencing has been delayed while Flynn is given the opportunity to cooperate a little more. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan: “Arguably, this undermines everything this flag over here stands for. Arguably, you sold your country out.” (Arguably, he’s not the only one…)

+ President Trump is being forced to shut down his foundation. That’s bad news for all those organizations that depended on the financial support. (In other words, the Trump family.) “Under the terms, the Trump Foundation can only dissolve under judicial supervision — and it can only distribute its remaining charitable assets to reputable organizations approved by my office.”

+ The investigations into Trump’s business dealings extend well beyond the Russia investigation. As Bloomberg’s Timothy O’Brien explains: “Trump may emerge as a brazen grifter who, by aspiring to the White House like a wizened, soiled version of Icarus, flew beyond the boundaries of his own luck and abilities and delivered his business, children and well-being into the hands of prosecutors.” (In the modern day version, instead of flying too close to the sun, Icarus sits too close to a wall of televisions all playing Fox News…)

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