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Celebrity Reaction: Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

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Celebrity Reaction Michael Flynn

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Celebrity Reaction Michael Flynn

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Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December. Celebrities are now reacting on Twitter to the controversy. See Hollywood stars’ tweets below.

The special counsel investigating possible collusion between the Russian government and members of Trump’s team during the 2016 presidential election charged Flynn with making false statements to the FBI about his communications with Russia. The retired lieutenant general has now admitted to “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the organization.

One celebrity weighing in on the news is John Cusack, who tweeted, “treason any way you slice it,” before going on to insist that Trump is also complicit. Chelsea Handler said, “Trump has learned one thing from bannon. Every time there is bad news coming, get ahead of it by appealing to the bigotry of your supporters. It enrages the liberal media and energises the supporters.” And George Takei wrote, “Well, that escalated quickly.”

After retweeting a video featuring Flynn leading “lock her up” chants about Hillary Clinton at last year’s Republican National Convention, Jessica Chastain noted, “‘Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’ – proverb I learned when I was 5yrs old.” Chris Evans also posted the footage and added, “I’ll just leave this here,” to which Don Cheadle responded, “Yes, please…” And Arsenio Hall similarly offered, “Remember this chant?! ‘Lock her up, lock her up’! Hahahahaha! [Obama told Trump, not to hire this guy].”

Meanwhile, Ron Perlman expressed, “United States Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn has disgraced the Military and all who serve by lying to the FBI. He was more loyal to the Turkish Govt than to our own. The man who led the charge ‘LOCK HER UP’ is about to be locked up.” And Rosie Perez exclaimed, “Omg!!! #Flynn #Charged #Russia #TakenIntoCustody by @FBI! Is he going to make a deal to save his own neck?!”

Jeff Daniels quipped, “‘…it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…’ #FlynnFriday.” Chrissy Teigen similarly stated, “Flynn! What a fantastic birthday gift!” And Alyssa Milano declared, “LOCK HIM UP!” Gossip Cop will update as more celebrities react to Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.

 


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