Special counsel Robert Mueller’s recommendation this week that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn be spared a prison bid left some liberals reeling so badly that their Trump Derangement Syndrome practically transformed overnight into Flynn Derangement Syndrome.
“I cannot express how disappointed I am that #Flynn is not going to prison,” an exasperated HuffPost reporter tweeted Wednesday, a day after Mueller filed sentencing documents.
Her followers echoed this sentiment, though some tried to look on the bright side by speculating that Flynn’s plea deal with the special counsel might lead to President Donald Trump’s indictment.
I cannot express how disappointed I am that #Flynn is not going to prison.
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) December 5, 2018
Same. Lock him up!!
— Mo & Jinks (@MoandJinks) December 5, 2018
I share your disappointment
— salvatore j fallica (@sjf1) December 5, 2018
I think you can take a measure of solace knowing he gave up a boatload of damaging info that will probably put someone higher up the food chain in prison for awhile .
— David Yepiz (@racquetball54) December 5, 2018
I was surprised, then convinced I heard wrong. Citing his career of public service would be the thing that hung him, seeing as he would certainly know better, instead of being a mitigating factor. On the bright side, what he gave up must have been really really good.
— SB (@sandyjbyko) December 5, 2018
Me too, but if it nets bigger fish…
— Love Is Love (@LoveAll1960) December 5, 2018
The theories regarding Trump’s potential indictment are based on the belief that the president and his top officials — including those serving now, those who served in the past and those who only participated in the president’s 2016 campaign — are wicked, corrupt criminals.
Like one Trump Derangement Syndrome-afflicted leftist recently opined on Twitter, “Flynn is a criminal who was working in the interest of foreign governments. Not a patriot.”
Except that’s a false narrative, according to retired U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova.
“General Flynn actually did nothing wrong,” he explained during a discussion Wednesday with Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “The agents said he didn’t lie. But, Mueller decided he was going to charge him with lying anyway. Everything that general Flynn did was legal.”
Listen to the whole discussion below:
Prior to the president’s inauguration in January of 2017, Flynn reportedly communicated with several Russian diplomats. When later questioned by federal investigators about these communications, he allegedly lied, though a number of agents have claimed otherwise.
“This was a designed plot to frame general Flynn so that they could figure out a way to go after President Trump,” diGenova added. “It’s all a part of the same theme.”
Despite doing “nothing wrong,” the former national security adviser has had his life ruined because of Mueller’s “witch hunt,” as the president calls the investigation into alleged Russian collusion.
Flynn’s plea deal had nothing to do with collusion. Nor did the deals made by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.
But neither these facts nor Flynn’s past as a decorated four-star general appear to matter much to the left, which already decided long ago that he must be guilty and therefore deserves hell.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) May 22, 2017
MICHAEL FLYNN SHOULD GO TO PRISON FOR LIFE .WHAT CORRUPTION DID HE DO HAS A MILITARY GENERAL ,NOW HE IS LOOKING FOR SYMPATHY. WHAT A TRADER BEHEAD HIM
— Winstonburke (@Winstonburke7) December 6, 2018
@AriMelber Flynn should go to prison ! He shoujd be Reyes for treason !He or any other other retired military person who is convicted of a FELONY SHOULD FORFEIT THEIR PENSIONS!!
— Barbara Nordbo (@jnord2002) December 5, 2018
“Mike Flynn betrayed his country”…lying to the FBI is bad but he also committed treason. LT Col Peters on @TheBeatWithAri
IMO even though he is cooperating with Mueller, he should go to prison for life.
— J Wazy (@jenwazy) December 5, 2018
Flynn should go to prison. He was a General for God’s sake. Knew better. Disappointed in Mueller.
— Trumpisswine (@trumpisswine) December 5, 2018
@GenFlynn need to go to Prison. He lied, he stole and cheated. He’s dishonorable. He should have no get outta jail free card. Lock him up.
— Kathy (@yhtak539) December 5, 2018
Flynn is not only a traitorous scum but also a rat (which I have no problem with in this case). His military pension should be withdrawn as well.
— Tim Jubinville 🌊 (@JubinvilleTim) December 6, 2018
They want to haul Flynn off to prison and rob his his family of his earned pension, and all because he allegedly lied to federal authorities about his perfectly legal communications with Russian diplomats after the 2016 election, or so they say. diGenova thinks otherwise.
“The bottom line is this was a frame-up of general Flynn to get Donald Trump,” he said Wednesday. “And do you know what? It almost worked, except there’s with a no collusion.”
And according to social media, this is the real reason the left wants to see Flynn flayed — because of his ties to the man they hate with all their heart, President Donald Trump.
Amazing how many are willing to sell their soul because they hate Trump. General Flynn did absolutely nothing wrong. CNN and Mueller makes me a stronger Trump supporter
— andrew mitchum (@mitchum_andrew) December 6, 2018
They had nothing on Flynn. Or they would’ve put him in jail. A man that serve this country well just because they hate Trump.
— Susanherri (@susanherri) December 5, 2018
He was cleared by the FBI before Mueller. Mueller railroaded Flynn because Flynn is a threat to the deep state and supports @realDonaldTrump plain and simple. Peters is a liberal and that explains most of his commentary. #MuellerWitchHunt
— Kevin (@Kvnkoeppen) December 5, 2018
I think so. I think Trump realizes General Flynn is a good man, a patriot who dedicated his life to the service of the US, who is being railroaded because he’s tenuously connected to Trump. (What, exactly,is Flynn supposed to have lied to the VP about? Still don’t know that part)
— Wesmoms 👌🏻 (@Wesmoms) December 5, 2018
Flynn was railroaded…Period. He was target #1 by Trump haters and Obama’s team. Btw I’m reading these lefty comments always tinged with hate and sarcasm. All tough rude talkers on twitter behind their laptops.
— Old School (@BbqBeerBourbon) May 12, 2018
Joseph these people have nothing but hate. They are incapable of appreciation of Gen Flynn or anyone with connection to Trump. Don’t let them even slightly bother you. They are nothing.
— 💧#JustTheTweets (@JustTheTweets17) December 5, 2018
So agree. This whole thing with mueller is a disgusting and shameful. Feel so awful for General Flynn and all the others lives he has destroyed because they hate trump.sickening
— blessedday (@blessedday7) December 4, 2018
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