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Sunday, March 18, 2018

 
He's baaaack

by digby



And naturally he's campaigning against Maxine Waters:

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former Trump national security adviser, made his unlikely first public appearance since agreeing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller at an event Friday night for California congressional candidate Omar Navarro.

Flynn made remarks and announced his endorsement of Navarro for Congress with the candidate and Joy Miedecke, the president of the East Valley Republican Women Federated -- the organization that hosted Friday night's event in La Quinta, California.

"What I'm not here to do is complain about who has done me wrong, or how unfair I've been treated, or how unfair the entire process has been -- it is what it is, and my previous statements stand for themselves," Flynn told the small group of attendees. "I'm here to talk about the future -- your future, our future, the future of this country. If you feel passionate about something, and feeling sorry for yourself will keep you from achieving that destiny, then I can't be a part of that. That's partly why I'm here today, because I saw that passion in the eyes of Omar."

A source close to Flynn had confirmed to ABC News earlier Friday that Flynn would be in attendance.

"He's endorsing me," Navarro, a small business owner, told ABC News earlier in the day Friday.

Navarro, who’s challenging longtime Rep. Maxine Waters, said he and Flynn had been communicating online and via email. They met in person in February when Navarro was in Washington, D.C. to attend Conservative Political Action Conference.

"We talked to each other for two hours. We got along really well,” he said, adding that Flynn agreed to endorse him at that time.

This is the first public appearance by Flynn since he left the White House, was charged with lying to federal authorities and began cooperating with Mueller’s investigation. Despite agreeing to cooperate with Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 president election, Flynn was supportive of President Donald Trump on Friday.

I still cannot believe Republicans Republicans! are cheering and applauding a criminal and possible turncoat who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about interactions with Russia.

This is proof that nothing is impossible. So if you think that Trump is an anomaly and that there's no way "it" can happen here, think again. Anything can happen.

By the way, Congresswoman Waters had some words:
Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters has gone on the offensive, firing back at the GOP candidate looking to unseat her following his endorsement from former Trump adviser Michael Flynn. 
Flynn’s endorsement of Omar Navarro at the 43rd District candidate’s event Friday was his first time speaking publicly since pleading guilty last year to lying to the FBI about conversations with a Russian diplomat. 
A tweet from Waters’ reelection campaign account Friday read, “Desperate, unstable, and convicted criminal Omar Navarro stoops low in soliciting help from another indicted criminal in a campaign against #MaxineWaters – what a campaign!”
Maxine isn't playing.

She will win of course. But it's sickening that the pocket of LA Trump supporters would come out for this nutcase. And he is certifiable.

Just like Trump, they seem to be feeling their oats. Here's footage from Trump Jr, who's been keeping a lower profile, of the ovation he received:





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