Thursday, December 7, 2017
The Problem With Trump Supporters Focus on the Charge that Michael Flynn Pled Guilty To
I am seeing a lot of commentary from Trump supporters arguing that the criminal charge that Michael Flynn pled guilty to, lying to the FBI, is a weak one and that he may have been tricked into lying without the benefit of legal counsel.
This may be true, however, it misses one big point, we don't know what else special prosecutor Robert Mueller had hanging over Flynn's head.
If all he had was the charge against Flynn of lying to the FBI, then it isn't much. But what needs to be remembered is that this was a plea deal that presumably resulted in reduced charges and that charges against Flynn and his son could have been much more severe.
Flynn might be very happy he is only being charged with this flimsy charge/
And if Flynn can provide significant dirt as to what went on in the White House, it is possible that Flynn escaped major charges that were much more serious.
Trump supporters are looking at the plea from a one dimensional perspective that is likely to prove to be a significant error.
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