After spending the morning calling Michael Cohen a liar, President Trump turned his ire Thursday toward ex-national security adviser Mike Flynn, charging that he too was “making up stories” about the president to save his hide.
“They gave General Flynn a great deal because they were embarrassed by the way he was treated — the FBI said he didn’t lie and they overrode the FBI. They want to scare everybody into making up stories that are not true by catching them in the smallest of misstatements. Sad!” the commander-in-chief tweeted.
“WITCH HUNT!” he added in a follow-up, his usual response to bad news coming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
Flynn — one of Trump’s most ardent supporters, who’d led “Lock her up!” chants about Hillary Clinton at Trump’s MAGA rallies — held the White House job for only 24 days.
He pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia and will be sentenced in federal court in Washington, DC, on Dec. 18.
Flynn, according to Mueller’s team, had numerous contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in which they reportedly discussed how to improve US relations with Russia, and then he lied about them when questioned by the G-men.
His Russian contacts came at the same time that the Kremlin, under Vladimir Putin’s orders, was meddling in the US election on Trump’s behalf, according to the US intelligence community.