The Mike Flynn sentencing hearing was today and Mike Flynn won’t be sentenced until maybe March.
In the hearing, reporters were furiously tweeting out real-time updates of every word Judge Sullivan uttered.
Naturally, that didn’t go well for anybody – least of all Judge Emmet Sullivan.
SULLIVAN WARNS FLYNN OF A PRISON SENTENCE:— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) December 18, 2018
“You were an unregistered agent of a foreign country while serving as the National Security Adviser to the president!
“Arguably, this undermines everything this flag over here stands for! Arguably, you sold your country out!”
DID FLYNN COMMIT TREASON?— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) December 18, 2018
Sullivan is now asking the special counsel’s office whether it ever considered charging Flynn with treason.
Prosecutor Brandon Van Grack struggles to answer, saying it wasn’t considered.
And that’s all it took.
In an instant, cable news and the Resistance flying monkeys on Twitter were popping champagne and celebrating.
Judge Sullivan gave them the magic word: “Treason.”
Not long after dropping these bombs, Sullivan called a recess so Mike Flynn could confer with his attorneys.
Then, recess ended and the judge quickly backpeddled.
Sullivan begins by BACKTRACKING on his remarks that Flynn was an unregistered foreign agent while working in the White House, and that he may have committed treason.— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) December 18, 2018
“I felt terrible about that,” Sullivan says, after the prosecutor notes Flynn’s conduct as a foreign agent ended in mid-Nov 2016.— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) December 18, 2018
“I’m not suggesting he committed treason,” Sullivan adds, further apologizing for his remarks in the prior session.
Seriously, what the hell is wrong with Judge Sullivan?
Does he think this is the age of the horse and buggy, moveable type and honest reporters?
Is he completely unaware of this thing called “social media?”
If he wants to yap on like that, perhaps he should first clear the courtroom.
Good grief, what a bumbling maneuver.
It’s too late to backtrack, your honor.
The damage is done.
You’re closing the barn door after the journalists already galloped ahead screaming “Treason! He said Treason!!!”
He seems unaware that we are living in an era when journalists leap on every word like starved hyenas in order to advance their narrative of choice. This is not a time to talk out of one’s ass. Very dumb move on his part.— Dianny 🇺🇸(@DiannyRants) December 18, 2018
We don’t live in a time where such things as “responsible journalists” exist. And the judge should have known better, frankly.
Did he not see the media circus outside of the courthouse?
Why would he pour gasoline on the fire?
I get that the overwhelming urge of most people on Twitter, whether on the Left or anti-Trump Right, is to enjoy dunking on Flynn. I have enjoyed doing so in the past. But this was utterly atrocious comportment from a judge. https://t.co/pFFnjEOynk— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) December 18, 2018
Sorry I got a little flustrated and sparked a media frenzy that will link your name with “traitor” in search engines for years to come. My bad, brah. https://t.co/JJN4AmN3pV— John Hayward (@Doc_0) December 18, 2018
There’s just no accounting for this kind of stupid.
Attorney Will Chamberlain just did a Periscope on what happened in court today. And he has some pretty interesting observations you might want to hear. He explains the context of what Judge Sullivan was attempting to convey. And that’s helpful.
My problem with what Judge Sullivan said wasn’t with him saying it, per se. My problem was his not taking into account the reckless and irresponsible “journalists” who were bound to twist his words to fit their Treason Narrative. That’s what grates my cheese about it.
Anyway, click on the link here and give Will’s video a watch. It is pretty informative (unlike what you’ll get from cable news).
Flynn hearing debrief – fireworks from Judge Emmet Sullivan, ends in a continuance https://t.co/sdb0p0wOHu— Will Chamberlain ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@willchamberlain) December 18, 2018
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