On Friday, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) called out Michael Flynn’s case as “ridiculous” and “embarrassing” while interviewing with Fox News host Neil Cavuto. Special counsel Robert Mueller responded to Michael Flyn’s defense team by stating that he should know better than to lie to federal agents.
“A sitting National Security Advisor, former head of an intelligence agency, retired Lieutenant General, and 33-year veteran of the armed forces knows he should not lie to federal agents,” the filing stated.
Nunes argued that Flynn was “entrapped” and that the case “infuriates” him.
“Do you think in the case of Michael Flynn that he was being set up?” Cavuto asked.
“This is nothing short of entrapment. This of all things infuriates me,” Nunes answered.
“He still pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents. He admitted he lied,” Cavuto said.
Nunes argued that he believes that Flynn did not truly lie.
“I think the whole thing is ridiculous. This is an embarrassment for our country. It’s called entrapment. I think General Flynn had no place to go and no money left. It was the only thing he could do,” Nunes said.
“Nobody had a gun to his head,” Cavuto said.
Watch the full interview below via Fox News.
Iran says new US sanctions show talk offers hollow, block diplomacy
Iran vehemently responded Tuesday to new US sanctions against its leaders, saying they showed Washington was "lying" about an offer of talks and marked the end of diplomacy with the Trump administration, amid an escalating regional standoff.
Washington blacklisted Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and top military chiefs on Monday, saying it would also sanction Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif later in the week.
"At the same time as you call for negotiations you seek to sanction the foreign minister? It's obvious that you're lying," Rouhani said in a meeting with ministers, broadcast live on TV.
Migrant children removed from ‘inhumane’ Texas detention centre
A Texas congresswoman says the federal government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station near El Paso following reports that more than 300 children were detained in squalid conditions.
The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.
Just 30 children remained at the station outside El Paso Monday, said Rep. Veronica Escobar after her office was briefed on the situation by an official with Customs and Border Protection.
‘No locks’: GOPer says kids at migrant camps are ‘free to leave anytime’ but they don’t because they like it
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) argued on Monday that children at border detention facilities are "free to leave" if they do not like the conditions.
In an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes, Burgess said that he has not personally seen the appalling conditions that media often describe for the children at the centers.
"So you think this is fictional?" Hayes asked.
"I don't know if it's hyperbole," Burgess replied. "Hatred for this president is so intense that people are liable to say anything."
"I've been to the [detention center] at Casa Padre," the congressman added. "Yes, it's a restored K-Mart. But you know what? There's not a lock on the door. Any child is free to leave at anytime but they don't. You know why? Because they are well taken care of."