It took very little time for Twitter to begin cracking jokes and making memes about special counsel Robert Mueller’s heavy redaction on his sentencing memo for former senior Trump aide Michael Flynn.
Though some information is clear in the memo — including that Mueller suggests no prison time for Flynn but believes “senior government leaders should be held to the highest standard” — not much can be gleaned from it.
Mueller is not showing his hands yet. All the good stuff are redacted. pic.twitter.com/xpNFpWxAaf
— Navid (@NYCNavid) December 5, 2018
Lots of people pointed out what the memo left out — and some made jokes about it.
“21 USC §§331, 333, 343 & 21 CFR §133.113(a)(3) make it a federal crime for a cheesemaker to sell cheddar cheese unless the curd was matted into a cohesive mass,” an account called “A Crime A Day” tweeted. They then added that “lots of other stuff was redacted from the Flynn memo, too.”
Anyway, lots of other stuff was redacted from the Flynn memo, too.
— A Crime a Day (@CrimeADay) December 5, 2018
Others still turned the redaction into a joke of its own.
“Girl, are you a heavily redacted document? Because I just can’t read you,” Washington Post data reporter Christopher Ingraham tweeted.
Girl, are you a heavily redacted document? Because I just can’t read you.
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) December 5, 2018
Check out more hilarious responses below:
“Let’s revisit why our relationship ended”
— Elahe Izadi (@ElaheIzadi) December 5, 2018
Posting screencaps of redacted text while breaking bottles over my head like Roger Rabbit and shouting “damn Bob Muller daddy af”
— chris person (@Papapishu) December 5, 2018
If you play the redaction backwards, you can clearly hear Mueller saying to the Trumps “be afraid, be very afraid.” https://t.co/MPfDjAUF3X
— Tom Perriello (@tomperriello) December 5, 2018
They should keep more punctuation in the redacted documents so that we could at least play Mad Libs. “ ⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️ ⬛️⬛️⬛️ ⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️ collusion by the ⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️ campaign with ⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️. “ #Flynnmemo
— JayHo ©️ (@JayHoOfTheRocks) December 5, 2018
When you wear a salute to Flynn's redacted testimony to Mueller. pic.twitter.com/vOAnnKHoh5
— Hillary Warned Us (@HillaryWarnedUs) December 5, 2018
Cliffhanger: the 2018 edition. pic.twitter.com/aZxGNVrT2L
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) December 5, 2018
Magnificent. The influences from Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg are striking, while there's a clear touch of Roy Lichtenstein. A pop art masterpiece. pic.twitter.com/CylCfFdmJ8
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) December 5, 2018
The obvious Flynn/Mueller redaction + US flag photomontage: pic.twitter.com/wHllt293wJ
— ⇢ Ángel Domínguez (@angeldominguez) December 5, 2018