America 'Ought to Be Outraged' at Mueller: Hannity Blasts Report on Gen. Michael Flynn
Sean Hannity blasted the memorandum filed by the Mueller prosecution team recommending a lenient sentence for Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.), President Trump's former National Security Adviser.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a memorandum Tuesday recommending a lenient sentence -- with the possibility of no prison time -- for convicted former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and stating that Flynn has offered "substantial" help to investigators about "several ongoing investigations."
The bombshell release comes as additional sentencing memorandums are expected within days in the cases of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, amid multiple reports and indications that the long-running Mueller probe into ties between President Trump's team and Russia is winding down.
“Given the defendant’s substantial assistance and other considerations set forth below, a sentence at the low end of the guideline range, including a sentence that does not impose a term of incarceration – is appropriate and warranted," the memo states.
Hannity lamented the fact Mueller had destroyed Flynn's life and career over possible "process crimes" like lying to investigators.
"If you believe in this constitutional republic and equal justice under the law, you ought to be very concerned tonight, and outraged," Hannity said.
"General Flynn's life has been put in limbo for an entire year over this," he said.
Flynn was suspected of nefarious activity relating to his meeting with a Russian diplomat during the transition phase prior to Trump's presidency.
The recommendation of no jail time for Flynn, apart from its obvious irony for the man who led chants of “lock her up,” reflects both the timeliness and significance of his help. That most of the details are redacted signals he has given far more than we or the President may know
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 5, 2018
Hannity said the report from Mueller cited the Logan Act, a rarely-used law regarding contact with foreign leaders dating back to President Adams that has never been successfully prosecuted.
"He's lost his house because he couldn't afford the attorneys," Hannity said, adding that Flynn served five years in combat in defense of the United States and 28 years in the military otherwise.
He said that no top FBI officials believed that Flynn lied -- including Peter Strzok, Jim Comey, Andrew McCabe and Lisa Page -- though Mueller still charged him anyway.
Hannity said that if allegations of process crime infractions are to be taken this seriously, Mueller should look at Hillary Clinton and her aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills.
He added that either disgraced DOJ official Bruce Ohr or Fusion GPS founder and former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson lied to Congress, since they reportedly gave testimony that conflicted with the others.
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