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Former prosecutor nails how Flynn learned that ‘federal court isn’t Twitter or cable news’

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A formal federal prosecutor pointed out that on Tuesday, former Trump advisor Michael Flynn learned the hard way that federal court is nothing like his former boss’ favorite entertainment arenas.

“Flynn on Tuesday got an unpleasant lesson on the difference between politically effective arguments and legally astute ones,” Ken White, an ex-prosecutor and lawyer who writes at the Popehat blog noted in The Atlantic.

When Flynn went to court earlier in the day, he was “backed by an array of well-wishers including President Trump, and buoyed by widespread conservative arguments that the FBI had violated his rights” — and expected to receive little-to-no sentencing upon the suggestion of special counsel Robert Mueller.

“Instead,” White wrote, “he was threatened with jail by a furious United States District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who accused him of selling America out and forced him to retreat from his evasions.”

The former national security adviser’s lawyers “hastily agreed” to delay his sentencing until March 2019 so he could further cooperate with Mueller’s investigators “and perhaps work off the custodial sentence that Sullivan was clearly contemplating,” the ex-prosecutor noted.

This turn of events, while potentially shocking to Flynn, “was predictable to everyone who understands that federal court is neither Twitter nor a cable news show.”

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Until Tuesday, White suggested, Flynn had a sweetheart deal — a recommendation from both Mueller and his prosecutor of probation due to him being “first in the door” to cooperate with the special counsel and offering testimony that was “particularly valuable.”

“Every defendant’s ideal sentence was his to lose,” the attorney wrote. “And he lost it. He now has until March to win it back.”

Read White’s entire analysis via The Atlantic.

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‘Everyone ultimately prefers their own race’: Morrissey claims he’s not racist because everybody else is

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Former Smiths singer Morrissey explained in an interview that he couldn't possibly be a racist because everyone else is racist.

Morrissey came out for the anti-Islam political party in England, and has run into problems about his political claims ever since. As noted by Consequence of Sound, "it doesn’t help that he says thing like Halal certifiers support ISIS, of course."

He made the comments as part of an interview with his own nephew Sam Etsy Rayner, for Moz’s website.

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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Trump: Immigrants didn’t want to come to America before I was president because ‘Obama wasn’t a cheerleader’

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President Donald Trump's strange rant about fireworks at Mt. Rushmore wasn't the only head-scratching exchange that occurred during his recent interview with reporters from The Hill.

During another part of the interview, Trump was asked about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) criticism of the internment camps he's been using to house immigrant children.

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