Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, pointed out the irony of Michael Flynn, the man who led chants of ‘lock her up’, getting no jail time.
Schiff, whose committee is also investigating allegations of Russian collusion, made the remarks on Twitter Tuesday night.
‘The recommendation of no jail time for Flynn, apart from its obvious irony for the man who led chants of “lock her up,” reflects both the timeliness and significance of his help.
Schiff was referring to the 2016 Republican National Convention where Flynn led the ‘lock her up chant’ as the then-Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, went head-to-head with Hillary Clinton.
He went on to say that the memo indicated Flynn had provided a significant boost to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
‘That most of the details are redacted signals he has given far more than we or the President may know,’ Schiff added on Twitter.
Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors believe he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing Tuesday.
The filing by Mueller provides the first details of Flynn’s assistance in the Russia investigation, including that he participated in 19 interviews with prosecutors and cooperated extensively in a separate and undisclosed criminal probe.