You probably know by now that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn accepted a plea deal. Special counsel Robert Mueller charged Flynn with lying to the FBI about his meetings with Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.
According to information filed in federal court, Flynn lied about several conversations with the ambassador. One example was asking Kislyak to “refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the U.S. had imposed against Russia.”
While the charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison, sources say Flynn is not likely to serve any time. To hear left-wing media tell it, that’s because Flynn is turning federal snitch. Per a story from ABC, he is allegedly prepared to offer damaging information about President Trump.
Specifically, rumor has it Flynn will testify that then-candidate Trump, directly asked him to contact Russia about the election. Shortly after news of the plea deal broke, ABC’s Brian Ross made this assertion.
“Michael Flynn is prepared to testify…against Pres. Trump, against members of the Trump family, and others in the White House,” @BrianRoss reports,” said a tweet from ABC. The story is being shared far and wide, and Trump-haters are all but declaring victory.
However, there are a couple of problems with their plan.
First, despite his plea, Flynn’s guilt remains questionable for reasons we’ve discussed previously. Moreover, he admitted that he is deeply in debt and losing his home. In a statement after his plea, he said it has been difficult to “endure these many months of false accusations of treason and other outrageous acts.”
Second, and most important, Trump supporters are not stupid. To suggest as much is an audacious assumption to say the least. Conservatives are smart enough to know that, if there was proof of Trump colluding with Russia, this circus sideshow would’ve been over a long time ago.
The fact of the matter is this- Mueller and his cronies want to try this case in the court of public opinion. But it won’t work. It never has. Inevitably, time will expose them as being nothing more than “smoke and mirror” magicians, who failed to pull the rabbit out of the hat.
UPDATE: After our story was published, ABC posted a “correction” to their original story essentially proving it was fake news.