Judge Emmett Sullivan, the federal judge presiding over the Flynn case prior to his pardon, unloaded on Flynn during a court hearing on Tuesday.
Sullivan said Flynn’s work that was not disclosed for a foreign government “arguably” undermined “everything this flag over here stands for,” pointing to an American flag in the room.
Sullivan, a Clinton appointee, then said to Flynn “I am going to be frank with you, this crime is very serious.”
He added “I can’t hide my disgust, my disdain, at this criminal offense.”
In a personal statement shared on Twitter after he was pardoned by Trump, Flynn writes that “never again should any family or individual be so viciously targeted, maligned, smeared, and threatened.”
My Personal Statement to America: Faith, Family, & Friendships
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) November 26, 2020