GOP Rep. says the Flynn memo is good news since it doesn't mention collusion
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Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) is characterizing special counsel Robert Mueller's sentencing report on former national security adviser Michael Flynn as "good news for President Trump
"because "there is no mention of collusion."
"I have looked at this report and, yes, everybody is going to focus on what has been redacted," the conservative lawmaker told Sean Hannity on Fox News late Tuesday. "Let’s look at
what is not in there. There is no suggestion that Michael Flynn had anything to do with collusion. He was with the transition team. He was part of the campaign. And, yet, there is no
mention of collusion."
"I think it’s good news for President Trump tonight that this is what has come down to," Meadows said. "Even though they said he substantially cooperated, I think he substantially
cooperated to say that there was no collusion and we can look at it with that in mind."
The perspective came hours after Mueller said Flynn should not be imprisoned, citing his “substantial assistance” in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential
election, including possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Federal sentencing guidelines state that Flynn, a former three-star general who also served in the Obama administration, be sentenced to anywhere between no time to six months
in prison and face up to a $9,500 fine. Hannity, a staunch supporter of the president, called Mueller's treatment of Flynn "a sad and pathetic moment."
"This is how America’s going to treat a military hero?" Hannity asked during his opening monologue before the Meadows interview. "This is a sad and pathetic moment for not only the
special counsel, but for the country."
I hope that he and everyone supporting Trump continue to believe this as long as possible.
I'd prefer not, considering they will already decry it long after insurmountable evidence has been presented that proves collusion beyond any shadow of a doubt.
Indicted for massive campaign funding fraud, obstruction of justice, conspiring with a foreign power, profiting off private business using your powers as president
”Hah!! No collusion! Get fukt libtards!!!!!”
Right, because Mueller is going to include any mentions of physical treason in a memo.
Now the GOP have become the increasingly nervous man
I mean, he could have. the whole dang thing is [redacted]
The damn thing could mention him being involved in countless first-degree murders, but these rubes will still say "yeah but still, no collusion, so lol rekt"
They've been trying this since day 1 when Manafort was indicted, "haha they haven't even arrested Trump yet lmao what a waste of time"
I do think 'collusion' is a poor choice of word that some people got way too hung up on very early on. Since the specific term became the face of the investigation, it got easy to say technically-true shit like 'collusion isn't a crime!' and 'this doesn't mention collusion!' to beat up a didn't-do-anything vibe for supporters. Kind of a classic case of 'words matter', had a more concrete, legal term been used in the beginning, it'd be a lot harder to say shit like this. You gotta remember, yelling 'NO COLLUSION!' is not done to convince lawyers or opponents, it's done to beat the drum for your own team, solidify support amongst people who already believe it.
[Get-a-load of this guy cam]
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