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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