President Donald Trump appeared to be intimidating Michael Flynn on Tuesday morning as the former disgraced National Security Adviser heads to court to face sentencing for lying to the FBI.
Flynn could very well mention Trump during his sentencing hearing like Michael Cohen did earlier this month when he implicated Trump in two campaign finance felonies. Of course, Trump is likely terrified of what Flynn might say, so he tried to give him suggestions with a hint of witness intimidation.
Good luck today in court to General Michael Flynn. Will be interesting to see what he has to say, despite tremendous pressure being put on him, about Russian Collusion in our great and, obviously, highly successful political campaign. There was no Collusion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2018
Seriously, this sounds like intimidation as if Trump is telling Flynn to say there was “no collusion” during the 2016 campaign, a last desperate attempt to get to Flynn before he steps into a courtroom to admit his crimes in front of a judge, which would secure his plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Twitter users erupted.
Trump apparently wasn’t told that his new defense is “Collusion is not a crime.” https://t.co/iEiKSmtQ9Z
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) December 18, 2018
You can whine “No Collusion” all u want…but #Mueller’s not listening. He’s gonna nail ur corrupt treasonous ass to the wall (you finally got your wall!) and he doesn’t give one shit about how much you tweet this BS to your brainwashed base (and neither does #Pelosi)… #Trump
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) December 18, 2018
FACT CHECK: Michael Flynn not only lied to the FBI twice about two different discussions with Russian ambassador he also lied in WRITING in March 2017 when he filed his FARA lobbying registration. This is from Mueller sentencing memo which makes it clear. #LockHimUp pic.twitter.com/MPU55xR7FX
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) December 18, 2018
The man was a paid agent of a foreign power while serving as our NSA. And you knew that. And ignored it.
— Robert Weinman (@robweinman) December 18, 2018
You never miss an opportunity to obstruct justice, do you?
— Jon Elsen (@elsenj) December 18, 2018
Sounds like your tweet is witness tampering! #ResignTrump
— Teresa Long (@tjlong63) December 18, 2018
Is this a “Russia, if you’re listening” public “DM” to Michael Flynn?
“General Flynn, if your listening”
— Paul Chambers🌊📢🏥🤡 (@feedingtubepaul) December 18, 2018
It’s the United States of America versus a convicted felon, and the President is wishing good luck in court to the felon. https://t.co/UM4zbg4PRU
— Orin Kerr (@OrinKerr) December 18, 2018
Trump latest attempt to sway Flynn makes his court appearance even more anticipated because Trump is clearly scared by what Flynn will say.
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