Even though former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia’s ambassador and disclosed that he is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, Sean Hannity thinks charges against him and Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort should be dropped. Manafort is facing 12 charges, including conspiracy against the United States, and money laundering.
It’s all fun and games to shout ‘Lock her up!’ until your side is getting locked up.
Fox News host Sean Hannity said that Robert Mueller’s probe into whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, “is and has been a witch hunt from the very beginning.”
Hannity continued to claim that “It’s built on a house of cards, and tonight it is crashing down. Look, if we as a country care about the Constitution, if we believe in civil liberties, if we believe in those protections, then the special counsel must be disbanded immediately,” “By the way, nobody else will say this: all charges against Paul Manafort and General Michael Flynn need to be dropped. It’s that simple.”
Hannity said that people need to go to jail.
Flynn was charged on one count of “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI and is said to be fully cooperating with Mueller. Manafort, who has a dubious history, has pleaded not guilty. Trump has known Manafort for over 30 years so it’s hard to believe that he wasn’t aware of his friend’s lengthy list of shady business dealings.
On Thursday, three lawyers who are representing former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates told a federal court Thursday they are immediately withdrawing as counsel, “effective immediately.” Remaining on his legal team is a lawyer who has a history of working plea deals. Gates is Manafort’s co-defendant.
And Hannity thinks Manafort and Flynn should be the recipients of a Get Out Of Jail card, and all over House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ nothingburger memo. Republicans wrote a memo and they think that exonerates their president and his associates.
I’m going to go rob a bank then write a memo to the police when I’m arrested and then the cops will drop the charges, because memos. Just like that. I wrote it so it’s for reals. The end.
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