"If I did a tenth of what she did," General Michael Flynn used to bark about Hillary Clinton at Trump campaign pep rallies, “I would be in jail today.”
Well, it seems that Flynn has done more than a tenth – even though for now he’s just admitting to a fifth.
Of course, Flynn must have completely forgotten about the philosophy of his partner-in-crime: "The mob takes the Fifth Amendment. If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?"
Flynn is also asking for immunity. He claims he has a story to tell.
Again, his accomplice asked, “If you are not guilty of a crime, what do you need immunity for?"
C’mon General Flynn. Why do you need immunity? Why are you taking the Fifth? Tell us your story.
This all reminds me of Emmett Lee Dickinson’s now-classic poem, “’The fifth’ – he pleaded – For his life” (below on the left). Dickinson’s poem inspired his third cousin Emily to pen her poem, “’I want’ – it pleaded — All its life” (below on the right).
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
“The fifth” – he pleaded – For his life –
The fifth – the General said
Then He repeated it – at last –
We want the truth instead –
We’ll have to wait for that – to hear
His signal – steadfast plea –
His lips repeated with a “Please”
Toward Immunity –
By Emily Dickinson:
"I want" – it pleaded – All its life –
I want – was chief it said
When Skill entreated it – the last –
And when so newly dead –
I could not deem it late – to hear
That single – steadfast sigh –
The lips had placed as with a "Please"
Toward Eternity –