We check the show notes and talk about the Freedom Caucus. Are they good? Are they bad?
Ruchit thinks the Freedom Caucus is good.
Trump tweets at the Freedom Caucus and some members of respond:
Then Ruchit brings up an Indian Epic
I thought they were voting for libertarian Republicans. But after some soul searching I realized when they voted for Rand and Ron and me in these primaries, they weren’t voting for libertarian ideas—they were voting for the craziest son of a [b*tch] in the race. And Donald Trump won best in class, as we had up until he came along.
- FiveThirtyEight: Should the Freedom Caucus Be Afraid of Donald Trump?
Mike Flynn’s Immunity Request
At the request of friend of the show @TylerArroz, we discuss Mike Flynn’s immunity request:
- Mike Flynn’s attorney says Flynn has a story to tell, so give him immunity.
- Donald Trump thinks that Flynn should get immunity but perhaps doesn’t know that the President has power to give immunity in the form of a pardon.
- But why does he want immunity?
- Senate committee says no thanks.
Everything We Know about this Supreme Court
- Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon: Does the Hague Service Convention authorize service of process by mail? A question that leads Justice Kagan to ask some piercing questions.
- In the episode, Tom says that the lower court was the Texas Supreme Court. But it was actually a little different. The last opinion was from an intermediate court of appeals in Texas. The case was appealed to the Texas Supreme Court but the Supreme Court denied hearing the appeal.
Then, we reflect on some of our previous predictions that we have gotten wrong. By “we,” we mean AJ:
Where we discuss unrelated topics:
- AJ: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Donald Trump Moves Stuff Around (video).
- TJ falls for an April Fool’s joke that George Takei is running for Congress. But it was a joke and Tom has egg on his face. In the process, we learn that George Takei was held in a Japanese internment camp.
- Ruchit talks Google Gnome.
- TJ talks about how libraries have a new life.