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- The audience at “The View” erupted into applause on Friday after learning about the news that former national security adviser Mike Flynn had entered into a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team.
- Cohost Joy Behar excitedly read the news live on-air.
- Not all the hosts thought the audience’s reaction was appropriate.
During a live Friday segment on ABC’s “The View,” cohost Joy Behar read aloud breaking news about former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s plea deal with federal investigators. When she announced that ABC News reported that Flynn would testify against President Donald Trump, the stuio audience immediately erupted into boisterous applause.
“Lock them up!” Behar shouted.
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations last December with Russia’s ambassador to the US at the time, Sergey Kislyak. Flynn has vowed full cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller.
“This is not a liberal moment. This is an American moment,” cohost Sunny Hostin said.
As the cheering subsided, “The View” hosts speculated about a possible indictment, and even impeachment, of Trump.
But not everyone was so quick to applaud.
“I concede to you that this is a good moment for you and a good moment for Democrats,” cohost Meghan McCain told Behar. “Not to be the Debbie downer, but if this somewhow leads to indictment, the country’s going to rip itself apart and it’s not good for America.”
Legal experts told Business Insider that the plea deal struck by Flynn with Mueller was most likely evidence that Flynn has damaging information to offer prosecutors on other persons of interest in the Russia investigation. It’s unclear, however, who exactly that may be.
Here’s a look how the audience reacted to the news:
FLYNN PROMISES 'FULL COOPERATION': The co-hosts react to breaking news that Michael Flynn promised "full cooperation," prepared to testify that Donald Trump "directed him to make contact with the Russians" during campaign. pic.twitter.com/KtmDGuyqfy
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