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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?”

“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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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quiet’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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