President Donald Trump’s associates fair poorly in courts of law because they can’t “spin” judges with right-wing talking points, a former federal prosecutor explained on MSNBC.
Former assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York Mimi Rocah explained why Michael Flynn’s Tuesday sentencing hearing was “a good day for the justice system” during an appearance on “All In” with Chris Hayes.
The host noted an early morning tweet from the president wishing Flynn “good luck” in court.
Good luck today in court to General Michael Flynn. Will be interesting to see what he has to say, despite tremendous pressure being put on him, about Russian Collusion in our great and, obviously, highly successful political campaign. There was no Collusion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2018
“I think he was hoping Flynn would go in there and say something about the ‘corrupt FBI,'” Rocah noted.
“There was a whole right-wing conspiracy theory that this whole thing — that everything was going to fall apart today,” Hayes noted.
“And again, it shows that the Trump people do not do well in the courts of law, when you’re dealing with facts and evidence and you can’t just put a spin on things,” Rocah explained. “I think cutting through these conspiracy theories is what we keep seeing happen in courts and that’s heartening.”
Hayes cited Monday night’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” when the host explained how prosecutors did not charge Flynn for his role in being a foreign agent for Turkey while advising Trump’s presidential campaign.
“Flynn could have been charged with this,” Rocah noted.
“This is shocking conduct,” she explained. “There’s other shocking conduct, but he really did betray his country within the first weeks of being in the White House or being part of the administration.”