This Tuesday, federal prosecutors told a judge that President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, should serve up to six months in jail -- a reversal of their earlier recommendation of probation. The switch came after Flynn repeatedly disparaged the FBI and the Justice Department by disseminating conspiracy theories about the investigation into him.
On Twitter, a contingent of Trump supporters decried the decision, saying that Flynn's treatment was unfair in light of (what they say) are unpunished crimes against Trump perpetrated by the "deep state."
BREAKING: The Justice Department is now recommending 6 months of jail time for Gen.Flynn for allegedly lying to th… https://t.co/OtRsZQ3ySE— Charlie Kirk (@Charlie Kirk) 1578420733.0
General Flynn was set up by FBI and now the DOJ wants 6 months in jail? Why are the agents who set Flynn up walki… https://t.co/7RAeD2MeZ3— Kambree (@Kambree) 1578420559.0
@Lrihendry @thebradfordfile @realDonaldTrump @GenFlynn General Flynn's trial was as big a sham as the impeachment t… https://t.co/or5ybIW9Hg— Craig Knoblock (@Craig Knoblock) 1578420781.0
@Techno_Fog @TransformNow2Q This is bull. This will not go over well with Flynn’s supporters. We will make the corr… https://t.co/bRqznnmJOb— Kevin Lyons (@Kevin Lyons) 1578420887.0
@DOJPH seeks six-month prison sentence for Gen Flynn @realDonaldTrump BULLCRAP HE DID🚫WRONG! The evidence shows… https://t.co/RMUjThYTME— Bahookee (@Bahookee) 1578420592.0