'Spoken like a true fascist': The internet reacts in fury to Trump threatening to jail investigators for ‘treason’
President Donald Trump at MAGA rally in support of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach who is the Republican candidate for governor. (mark reinstein / Shutterstock.com)

President Donald Trump reacted to a judge ordering the release of a Michael Flynn bombshell by demanding "long jail sentences" for investigators, which terrified many legal experts.

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the release of recordings of Flynn talking to the Russian ambassador before Trump's inauguration, along with a recording of someone "connected to" Congress seeming to dangle a pardon before the former national security adviser.

Trump responded the following day with an angry tweet.

The threat, which is based on multiple falsehoods, worried and alarmed legal experts, journalists and others.