Have you heard the news? Donald Trump is considering resigning. It's all over the internet, so there must be some truth to it. Right?
The rumors are so prevalent, they've become their own news story.
The upshot is this: Michael Flynn, Trump's former National Security Advisor who resigned amid allegations of improper contact with Russian intelligence officials, has offered to testify in Congress in exchange for immunity. The only reason the Senate might grant immunity would be if Flynn's testimony could help them bring down a more important official. And who is more important than the National Security Advisor, except the President himself?
There's one great big hole in that logic.
A senior congressional official with direct knowledge said Flynn's lawyer was told it was "wildly preliminary" and that immunity was "not on the table" at the moment. A second source said the committee communicated that it is "not receptive" to Flynn's request "at this time."
So although it's true the Senate would consider granting Flynn immunity only if it could lead to a bigger catch, there's no reason to expect they might do so. And without the Senate's approval of Flynn's offer, the whole house of cards collapses.
Don't look for Donald Trump to resign any time soon. Like the villain of a horror movie, Trump won't be dispatched easily.