Jason Chaffetz: Congress Should Not Give Immunity To Flynn And Trump Should Shut Up About It [VIDEO]

Politico reports:

President Donald Trump shouldn’t talk about whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be granted immunity, a top House Republican advised Friday. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told Fox News he disagrees with the president’s characterization of the Russia investigation, as well as the commander in chief’s decision to comment on it.

“No, I don’t think it’s a witch hunt,” Chaffetz said. “Look, it’s very mysterious to me, though, why all of a sudden General Flynn is suddenly out there saying he wants immunity. A, I don’t think Congress should give him immunity. If there’s an open investigation by the FBI, that should not happen. I also don’t believe that actually that the president should be weighing in on this. They’re the ones that actually would prosecute something.”

  • David L. Caster

    GOP: Don’t let Flynn sing! You will shred our meal tickets.

  • james1200

    Of course Chaffetz doesn’t want to give Flynn immunity. We all know where Republicans stand on the “T” word.

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/gdxhfrhks152keqxp07w.gif

    • Bad Tom

      “The fire is unimportant. We need to find out who called the fire department.”

      • Nowhereman

        That’s about it…

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    • Miji

      Treason and/or voter irregularities are just initiation rites for Republican administrations. Vietnam, Iran, Florida, Russia. . . . .

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      James, would you mind sending me an email ? I am kind of freaked out by something.

      genetics AT windstream.net

      • james1200

        Hey. I don’t know your email, lol. what’s wrong?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Would you send me an email James ?

      genetics AT windstream.net

  • RealityBass

    Chaffetz is such a weasel. I hate it when I agree with him.

  • bkmn

    Never trust a thing Chafednutz says, NEVER.

  • Lazycrockett

    God I hope a DEM runs against him and wins. so punchable.

    • Elagabalus

      In Utah? Dream on.

      • Leo

        Kathryn Allen’s trying! :/

        • Lars Littlefield

          Yes. She is. I’ve already sent her a load of bucks. Looking forward to having a woman who is also a physician unseating Chaffetz!

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    A few others must be wondering if they should wander into their local FBI offices. The one who turns first gets the best deal.

  • crewman

    Below is a very interesting analysis of why immunity should not be offered (although I don’t recognize this source, so really evaluate ideas skeptically.) But I hate to say I probably agree with Chaffetz.
    https://www.justsecurity.org/39426/explainer-flynns-request-immunity/

    • Gustav2

      Silkwood shower STAT!

    • Walter Maerlyn

      Yep. Even a broken Mayan Calendar is right once a millennium.
      The logical explanation is that Chaffetz is just too stupid to know he’s actually giving good advice.

      Flynn should hang for his treason. That won’t happen if he’s given immunity.

      • -M-

        Bigger fish to fry. If Flynn helps with that I’m okay with him avoiding execution or life in prison.

  • Hank

    Chaffetz is afraid of losing his ORANGE Lord and Master!!! /s

    • Gustav2

      The Mormons were not reeeeal happy with the Trump choice. Chaffetz is playing both sides of the issue to keep his constituents happy.

  • Elagabalus

    I wonder if Chaffetz honed his lying skills at Brigham Young University when he converted to Mormonism after having been raised Jewish. The Mormons must be so proud.

    • unsavedheathen

      That skill set also came in handy when he converted to heterosexuality.

  • Michael R
  • another_steve

    All the rats are gettin’ worried.

    The ship’s sinking.

    The rats are concerned.

    • JWC

      is JMG down I have not be able to sign in all morning

      • TheManicMechanic

        Very shaky today. Takes multiple tries to get through, and most tries fail. Must be under attack again, striking too many wingnut nerves (again).

        • JWC

          Thanx I was concerned it was my end I will play with Towleroad till fixed

      • another_steve

        Was unobtainable for me too, much of the day today. Had a similar issue yesterday.

        Are others experiencing this?

        • JWC

          ya a message fromJMG he has added an expensive restainer Guess we shouldn;t piss off the religious bigots

  • Jack

    Trump doesn’t know very much about his job, does he?

  • Ninja0980

    The rats are getting ready to flee the sinking ship.

  • Ray Page

    I love the smell of a Republican circular firing squad in the morning. How can I donate ammo?

  • unsavedheathen

    Whorewithajericurlsayswhat?

    • Lars Littlefield

      LOL! Jeri Curl, indeed. 🙂

  • Walter Maerlyn
    • Hank

      There is NO ONE to SUE!!!

    • Boreal

      He thinks he is untouchable, typical of sociopaths. His only concern is how to stuff cash into his pockets.

    • zhera

      Something for the Puppet to contemplate:

      Putin will only care about Trump’s well-being as long as he’s useful. As soon as it’s obvious that the whole Russian Connection will come out, including Trump’s and Bannon’s involvement, they should worry about assassinations.

      Putin would benefit from a USA in shock and chaos after such an event.

      • KarenAtFOH

        The saddest thing about that would be the loss of innocent Secret Service agents’ lives protecting the dumpster.

  • Boreal
  • Steverino

    If Hillary Clinton was ever guilty of every vice and folly of which she was accused, then it is obvious this incompetent little fuckweasel couldn’t investigate himself out of a paper bag.

  • Walter Maerlyn

    Slate: How Devin Nunes and the White House Dug Themselves Into a Huge Hole for Basically No Reason

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/03/31/devin_nunes_white_house_dissemble_on_trump_russia_obama_surveillance.html

  • Lars Littlefield

    Chaffetz is my congressman. Imagine how this fact makes me prone to depression. I have to fight it off with whatever means possible. He makes my flesh crawl.
    DR. KATY ALLEN FOR CONGRESS, 2018!!!!

    • w00t! I hope she avalanches him at the ballot box.

      • Lars Littlefield

        It is a dream many of us share.

  • Guest

    Well, they are best…

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8QP_AfWsAcLpWn.jpg
    …Jason – lock both of them up. Also lets look at the financials/tax returns.

  • Walter Maerlyn

    Guardian: Michael Flynn: new evidence spy chiefs had concerns about Russian ties

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/31/michael-flynn-new-evidence-spy-chiefs-had-concerns-about-russian-ties

  • Rex

    Trump shouldn’t talk about a lot of things, but he does. And there are plenty of times you should have shut-up too, Chaffetz.

  • Blackfork

    I don’t trust any fucking thing this A1-asshole has to offer. And I don’t trust Burr in the Senate’s investigation either.

  • Treant
    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      I thought everyone had a constitutional right to invoke the 5th amendment. I guess there is a nuance. The 5th guarantees that what is said in the testimony cannot be held against them, but they can still be prosecuted if there are other sources of evidence.

      • Treant

        He can’t be forced to testify, but the implications here are interesting:

        1) He has nothing and the committee knows that (unlikely, IMHO).
        2) This would interfere with the FBI investigation, so the committee will not get in the way (very possible).
        3) They already have so much on him and Trump that they don’t need his testimony (possible).

        • Sissy Spacedout

          Dear Bob, Lord of Wormholes.

          Let it be 3) 🙂

          • Treant

            It’s quite early yet, so I’m thinking a mix of a lot of 2 and some of 3.

  • Goggles

    My guess is Flynn will take immunity and fall on his sword, clearing everyone else and to no actual consequences.

    • zhera

      That won’t give him immuinty. He’d have to throw someone else under the bus.

      • And the scuttlebutt has the fall person as none other than The Great Pussy-grabbing Pumpkinhead himself.

        • They have to take down Trump. He is an embarrassment to the world and so unpredictable.

  • billbear1961

    McKay Coppins interviewed Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform:

    “I asked Chaffetz if he was concerned about Trump reaping financial rewards from his presidency, but he just shrugged. ‘He’s already rich,’ Chaffetz said. ‘He’s very rich. I don’t think that he ran for this office to line his pockets even more. I just don’t see it like that.’

    “He promised that Trump won’t get an entirely free ride under his watch. ‘Somebody’ll do something stupid at some point, and we’ll be all over it.’ But, he added, ‘I think the people who voted for Donald Trump went into it with eyes wide open. Everybody knew he was rich, everybody knew he had lots of different entanglements… These other little intrigues about a wealthy family making money is a bit of a sideshow.’”

    Jonathan Chait: House Republicans to Trump: Steal all you want.

    https://politicalwire.com/2017/03/31/hes-already-rich/

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme
    • -M-

      They’re not innocuous.

      • They are the very opposite of innocuous.

  • billbear1961

    O/T:

    The GOP Is In Free Fall

    Michael Gerson: “This is a pretty bad combination: empty, easily distracted, vindictive, shallow, impatient, incompetent and morally small. This is not the profile of a governing party…”

    “It is now dawning on Republicans what they have done to themselves. They thought they could somehow get away with Trump. That he could be contained. That the adults could provide guidance. That the economy might come to the rescue. That the damage could be limited.”

    “Instead, they are seeing a downward spiral of incompetence and public contempt — a collapse that is yet to reach a floor. A presidency is failing. A party unable to govern is becoming unfit to govern. And what, in the short term, can be done about it? Nothing. Nothing at all.”

    https://politicalwire.com/2017/03/31/gop-free-fall/

    • Gustav2

      There are no adults in the Republican Party. The McConnell wing is a stuck in the Old South, the Ryan wing is stuck in an adolescent fantasy of an Ayn Randian Utopia. Then you have the Freedom Fries Caucus/Trump voter wing who wants every government program, but don’t want to pay for it.

    • Rambie

      I’ll believe it when it happens. Remember, they were falling apart last year and look where we are now

      • billbear1961

        Now they’re in CHARGE; and, so far, at least, their propaganda LIE machine isn’t convincing the growing majority that they have ANY idea WHAT they are doing.

    • Ninja0980

      Until they start losing elections, this article isn’t true sad to say.

      • billbear1961

        Yes, they have power, but they’re in free fall in the sense that they aren’t putting it to ANY effective use.

        They have power because they won the election, but what are they DOING with that power? They’re in a state of CHAOS and making FOOLS of themselves–and of this NATION.

        And contempt and hatred for them are GROWING.

        Now, IF the electorate learns NOTHING from this and goes on VOTING for them, yes, they will remain in power.

        And they will DESTROY THIS COUNTRY.

        • The American electorate learn? pffft! I’ve given up on believing in that. When the GOP shut the government down, costing untold billions of dollars, the ignorant voters, sent those same hateful lazy bastards back to Congress. Our only hope now is the with the younger generation.

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        We’re all hoping for a tipping point. So far, it’s been elusive, but the equilibrium is increasingly unstable.

        https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/600/1*zgHnQFjVcdapocyBMB_h2A.gif

  • Max_1
    • billbear1961

      Yes, he WOULD–Hillary would kick the living SHIT out of him in every way she could!!

      • Nowhereman

        One thing that Trump and Putin have in common is that they are both scared witless of strong, smart women.

    • billbear1961
    • Acronym Jim

      That is David Fucking Frum saying that. We are definitely through the looking glass.

  • billbear1961

    O/T:

    The House Is In Crisis Too

    Rick Wilson: “It’s not just the White House that’s in crisis. It’s increasingly obvious that the House of Representatives is also in trouble. Thursday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearings were serious, probing, informative, and bipartisan; a marked contrast to the alternate reality Nunes and his allies tried to cast in their first hearings. For the House, Nunes has almost singlehandedly wrecked the credibility of its intelligence committee, raising the specter of either a Senate committee that dominates the investigation or a select committee with sweeping powers that will terrify this White House.”

    “At this very moment, Speaker Ryan is desperately trying to cobble together a governing majority in the body from its disparate camps of Freedom Caucus firebreathers, mainline Republicans, the Trump Cheer Squad, and the 20 or so members in swing seats. Ryan can’t afford more embarrassments, and Nunes may have put him in an untenable position. This is particularly painful for Ryan because just two days ago he vigorously defended Nunes’s performance as head of the House Intelligence Committee and because Nunes claims he informed Ryan what he was up to before going to the president.”

    “Most organizations and individuals in a political or media crisis share one characteristic: They don’t know they’re in a crisis until the smell of smoke and the sound of sirens is almost deafening.”

    https://politicalwire.com/2017/03/31/the-house-is-in-crisis-too/

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      With Nunes (pronounced new-ness) its a new mess every day.
      He’s clueless.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Ryan is so very calm, cool and unfazed about all that’s happening… /s

      https://youtu.be/y1hHFNTWGDQ?t=23s

      • Ryan was freaking out! Stuttering, stammering, and talking in trumpspeak, unable to finish a sentence.

      • Tiger Quinn

        “Must try to act like normal human being! All is well! HA HA HA! Life is fun! Nothing is wrong!”

      • Jerry

        You know he was lying…if for no other reason, he said “Trump was apologetic…”.

    • charemor

      Let’s hope that Ryan goes down also.

      • Nowhereman

        I hope this takes them ALL out, up to and including Putin.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      So this is who little Eddie Munster grew up to be. A very sick vampire.

    • -M-

      Select committee! Select committee! Select committee! Select committee! Select committee! Select committee!!

      http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MbsRka7jxb4/VjN7FuMwahI/AAAAAAAAQI4/SLqh7Qy8lfI/s1600/amok-1.gif

  • Gerry Fisher

    Could you *look* any guiltier? Really?!

  • Charlie 2001

    It’s time for a special prosecutor.

  • T-Batwoman

    Every single republican is shitting their pants at the prospect of Flynn testifying!

  • Dave F.

    He’d agree to anything that takes the heat off of his own deplorable actions the past few months.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Um…So where’s the “B”?

  • Tiger Quinn

    This is where they start lining up to be shocked, just SHOCKED I tell you, at the allegations and this should really be looked into. Right after they ram Gorusch through.

  • Tiger Quinn

    Best case scenario is that Ryan gets replaced as Speaker, Trump resigns, Pence takes the Presidency, is tangled up in court fights until 2018 when the midterms give everything back to the Dems. And then he can sit there stonefaced and unimportant.

    • -M-

      Pence should be removed simultaneously. 1) He’s in up to his silver rinsed hair in the approval of Flynn and other staff and appointments and Flynn the cover up. 2) Manafort worked hard to maneuver Trump into picking him for VP.

  • Mark

    And i’ve got an orange jumpsuit for you…and you…and you….and really big one, for YOU!

  • Nowhereman

    Oh good! I was tossing and turning all night wondering what Jason Chaffetz thought about all this…

    • M Jackson

      A bit of undigested beef. Let’s call it a chaffetz.

      • Nowhereman

        Funny.

  • Oh, goody! They’re starting the “shut up” wars!!! :0D

  • Gianni

    I don’t like Paul Ryan but didn’t suspect that his spine has so much jelly to it. He could have set the house investigation right again if he would have just quickly removed Nunes from the committee. Nunes is the Trump bitchboy and now Ryan is clearly in cahoots with the White House and has allowed the House committee to literally lose its credibility. More and more underhanded shit than I can keep track of.

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  • M Jackson

    He seems confused. A hapless stranger who has ascended out of nowhere. At least he’s
    not Gohmert-Level batshit. Yet.