Donald Trump has quite a day on Wednesday. After deciding not to attend a Republican meeting in Gettysburg, PA, he called attorney Rudy Giuliani's phone. When the attorney put the phone to a microphone, Trump asked for the 2020 election results to be reversed.
After his widely mocked phone call, Trump decided to apologize to Michael Flynn. The embarrassed former national security adviser had previously pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
Trump's forgiveness came as no surprise to anyone. In fact, it was mostly expected. MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace put former FBI agent Frank Figliuzzi on the air to discuss the situation.
"Although this does not surprise anyone, this is the deal," began Figliuzzi. "In Trump orbit, pardons go and will continue to go to the guilty and silence. And Michael Flynn was both. He pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and remained silent about what he knew, particularly Russia's commitment to the campaign and to Trump. "
The former FBI official continued, "It also serves the Trump narrative to keep doing this and to apologize to Flynn for saying all along that the system is against him, the judicial system has it for him. So the more he can do to undermine the judicial system, to show that he believes there must be errors – and there are errors to be found, the more he will do it. "
Check out a clip below from Figliuzzi's spot with Wallace, courtesy of MSNBC:
"This doesn't surprise anyone … Pardons go and will continue to go to the guilty and the silent within Trump orbit, and Michael Flynn was both: he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is silent about what he knows" – @ FrankFigliuzzi1 w / @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/IL1EFavZhc
– Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) November 25, 2020
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