Hurt: Mueller's Attempts to Incriminate Trump 'Like Lucy With the Football'
Columnist Charles Hurt reacted to how the announcement of a guilty plea from Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn [Ret.] in Robert Mueller's investigation has excited Trump critics.
Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to one count of lying to the FBI about negotiations with the Russian ambassador.
"Fox & Friends" discussed how the media has celebrated every development in the Mueller probe.
.@CharlesHurt on Mike Flynn pleading guilty of lying to FBI: "This is a crime that was created by the investigation itself. It has nothing to do with the Trump campaign or the Trump organization." pic.twitter.com/wbzQdQW6vy
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Hurt compared the investigation to "Lucy [van Pelt] with the football."
In Peanuts, Lucy would always swipe the football seconds before Charlie Brown was to kick it.
"They're like we finally got [Trump]," Hurt said, adding that in most cases, breaking news from the investigation ends up throwing little implication on Trump himself.
"This was a crime that was created by the investigation itself," he said of Flynn's charge. "[It] has nothing to do with Trump or the transition team."
He said that if Flynn or Trump wanted to collude with the Russians, they should have done so before the election - as Flynn's conversations with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reportedly occurred after the polls closed.
Hurt said Flynn was likely pressured to submit a plea because Mueller threatened to imprison his son, Michael Flynn Jr., and cause financial problems for his family.
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