Former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa was stunned by Judge Emmet Sullivan’s brutal rebuke of former national security adviser Michael Flynn during his sentencing hearing — and she said it should send chills down the spine of President Donald Trump.
Appearing on CNN, Rangappa said that the judge’s outburst was understandable given that Flynn’s attorneys had hinted in an earlier court filing that the FBI had entrapped their client.
“This judge don’t play,” said Rangappa, who earlier on Tuesday smacked down the conspiracy theory claiming Flynn had been forced to lie to the FBI. “You don’t make those kinds of claims in a court document that’s alleging serious malfeasance, misconduct by the FBI that calls into question your plea deal… and then not expect the judge to… question you about it and then, when you backtrack, to get understandably upset.”
Rangappa then turned to what Judge Sullivan’s smackdown of Flynn meant for Trump — and it was similarly not good.
“This is a very serious crime,” she said. “And I think that… should worry everyone who’s in the cross-hairs of this investigation.”