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‘They can’t stop saying treason’: Watch Maddow hilariously recount Mike Flynn’s court appearance

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The host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Tuesday recounted the bizarre discussions about whether not former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn committed treason in his work as an unregistered agent for a foreign government while advising Donald Trump.

“Mike Flynn and his attorneys today disavow and essentially apologize for ever suggesting to the judge that Flynn wasn’t really guilty, that the FBI was somehow the real culprit here,” Maddow noted. “I mean, that alone cancels like half the shows on Fox News tonight, right? What are you going to talk about?”

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“But there’s also the part where everybody starts talking about Mike Flynn and treason — and they can’t stop saying the word ‘treason’ over and over again,” she noted. “Here’s the part about treason in today’s aborted sentencing hearing for Trump National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.”

“So this all happens right after the judge has just ripped a hole in Mike Flynn and said out loud in open court that, ‘arguably Mike Flynn you sold out your country, you betrayed the flag’ that he turned and pointed to in the courtroom,” Maddow explained.

Maddow then recounted the long conversation on impeachment that occurred both before and after a recess.

The prosecutors said he did not want to speculate without the law in front of him, but after the recess came back and said he’d checked the statute.

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“The government has no reason to believe that the defendant committed treason,” the prosecutor said.

“Which means today was the day in U.S. history when the prosecutors had to go and check the statute in writing — at the judge’s suggestion — so they could return to court and aver that no, they’re not planning on charging the president’s first National Security Adviser with treason, but thank you, your honor, for the suggestion. And you know what? It’s actually pretty good to have looked it up,” Maddow explained.

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