On Friday, CNN host Anderson Cooper and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin hilariously mocked Michael Flynn as an “idiot.”
Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, contacted Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) while he was cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
“While he was cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn contacted at least one member of Congress who was publicly criticizing the special counsel probe,” a report from CNN said.
“Does this make Michael Flynn appear to be an idiot?” Cooper asked.
“Yes. I think idiot is the operative word here because he was cooperating with Mueller,” Toobin said. “He’s obliged to tell the truth. Now, it is not illegal for him to reach out to a congressman who was critical of Mueller. But it’s very strange.”
He added, “That’s why the best advice lawyers often give their clients is just shut the hell up and don’t create more problems for yourself than you already have.”
“If you actually do regret what you did, it’s odd you would reach out to Congressman Gaetz of all people,” Cooper said.
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Another South Dakota Republican, Brock Greenfield, is also under investigation for his conduct during the meeting.
"Langer and Greenfield oversaw the Senate proceedings from a conference room in the Capitol as lawmakers convened through teleconference to decide on a series of emergency bills for the coronavirus outbreak," the Journal reports. "As the Senate prepared to adjourn Tuesday morning, Sen. Phil Jensen, a Rapid City Republican, said he had heard Langer was intoxicated and had interrupted meetings in the House and Senate. He then attempted to move to create a disciplinary committee."