Rudy Giuliani issued a garbled text message response late Tuesday to a reporter seeking comment on Mike Flynn’s sentencing memo.
The disgraced national security adviser and retired U.S. Army general pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller, who told a court that Flynn had provided “substantial assistance.”
Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, downplayed the significance of Flynn’s cooperation in an angry and misspelled text message.
“Wow big crime for a SPECIAL WHATEVER,” Giuliani texted to Politico. “maybe a group of Angry Bitter Hillary Supporters who are justifying themselves by the goal justifies the means….”
Flynn’s sentencing memo was heavily redacted to protect ongoing investigations — including one that appears to be previously unknown — but Mueller said he had been interviewed 19 times, and prosecutors would recommend no jail time due to his helpful testimony.
“Over the top In ethical behavior,” Giuliani wrote.