Listen: Michael Flynn, Donald Trump, Judge Sullivan discussed on Pod Save America
"Facebook fueled filter bubble who are reachable. And we just we have to find ways to to get get information into that bubble to at least some set of people doesn't mean we have to try to convince Kim strassel that she's not full of shit. Right. We have to. But there are some people in there. And I agree with you that going on. Fox's basically a massive waste of time. You might as well do video with the are hosted by the RNC. But like there there it is it it is a high priority of my measuring superpac to find ways to get to those voters through digital advertising. Yeah. That that I completely agree with? So what happens next for Flynn? He chose to delay sentencing. Presumably, so he. Could potentially cooperate more either on the larger Russia conspiracy or in the case against his former business partners. But even then judge Sullivan said he can't guarantee that Flynn won't get jail time when he finally sentences them presumably in March. So clearly, this is about more than the fact that Flynn lied to the FBI. It's about the content of those lies that make it so serious that gut judge Sullivan so upset he lied to the FBI about what he said to the Russian ambassador after an election where Russia attacked us. He lied about working as an unregistered for an agent on behalf of the Turkish government while he was you know, he was Trump's foreign policy adviser during the campaign and also for agent on behalf of the Turkish government. And isn't the broader question, what did don't Trump no about all of this? And was he also doing the bidding of countries like Russia either for financial gain or to repay them for helping him win the presidential campaign. Like, isn't that the heart of what's at stake here? Yeah. A hundred percent like Flynn's conduct was absolutely shameful. And there is a lot of smoke around Trump in his associates doing very similar activity either for as you point out political. Benefit in the form of these strategic release of hacked DNC and John Podesta emails or the as we'll discuss the building of a massive Trump property in Moscow or or just investments in Jared. Kushner's real estate like we just don't know. And we have to get to the bottom of it. And the argument that Flynn's crimes are I guess this is an important thing. That has come become crystal clear in the last few weeks, we've gone through the Flint process, and the metaphor processes the argument for a long time believed by a lot of people was that Manafort was a crook in Flynn Roza Kruk, but their crimes were separate than Trump. Trump just hung out with a lot of crooks. But he, but they were not being crooks on his behalf. And what we have learned is there is a lot the dots between what Manafort did in. What Flint at are much more connected to what is what was going on with Trump his family his campaign his organization than we were led to believe last year. So and here's. One way you really know. This is it's at some point in that hearing judge Sullivan's asking the prosecutors, the government, you know, isn't doesn't it seem like you could have charged Flynn with more serious crimes. And basically the prosecutors like say, yes, the obviously don't say yes to treason or anything like that. But it's clear that you know, he never got charged with not registering as a foreign agent. He never got charged for a lot of other things that clearly crimes the judge ullivan has seen that he potentially committed. And so if Muller chose to only charge Flynn with a single count of lying to the FBI. It is very clear that he must have cooperated a lot and given them some substantial information, and it's not just on his business partners. Either has to be Donald Trump or it has to be someone in the Trump orbit. Right. Someone who is higher up on the food chain than Michael Flynn.."