Former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence and current NBC News contributor Frank Figliuzzi stated Monday on MSNBC News that the president's decision to keep our flags at half-staff until August 8 was not simply to honor the victims of the El Paso and Dayton shootings. Rather, the decision was significant because the end date lands on August 8 or 8/8. And since H is the eighth letter of the alphabet, 8/8 equals H/H, which he believes can only mean one thing: Why, heil Hitler, of course. Duh. (I just had to Google how to spell "heil," so I am for sure on some government watch list now. Thanks, Frank.)
Never mind that four days of flying the flag at half-staff has been standard practice in order to honor the victims of tragedies until they are buried.
Frank decided to leave out that every presidential proclamation after tragedies is four days. It is meant to honor the victims until they are buried, not as an homage to Nazis. God knows what he came up with behind closed doors at the @FBI.
— Rosie memos (@almostjingo) August 8, 2019
Frank may have out-clevered himself with this one, as this entire statement seems, fittingly, pretty counter-intelligent.