On Friday, America got swept away by news of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who admitted to having lied to the FBI about his most recent testimony, where he stated that Trump asked of him to take part in the Russian collusion story.
Subsequently, co-host Joy Behar, couldn’t come to terms with this.
As she read the breaking news note given to her by a producer, Behar’s voice gradually lifted, ending with a rapturous “yes!” as the liberal audience cheered wildly.
Co-host Meghan McCain, taken aback by the news, told Behar to “Take this moment, Joy, take this moment. I give this to you.”
Then a debate kicked off, discussing the odds of President Trump being removed from office. However, one thing is missing in this report/debate- there is no actual evidence that Donald Trump mishandled matters with Michael Flynn regarding his communication with the Russian ambassador.
Consequently, ABC received plenty of backlash for trying to undermine Trump.
CORRECTION of ABC News Special Report: Flynn prepared to testify that President-elect Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians *during the transition* — initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria, confidant now says. https://t.co/ewrkVZTu2Kpic.twitter.com/URLiHf3uSm
— ABC News (@ABC) December 2, 2017
When the contact happened, Trump was still President-Elect, so there is nothing to hold onto in this case.
Too bad for liberals who were hoping for a different outcome.
Behar still felt the need to express her desire to see Trump resign, instead of just being impeached.
“It should lead to resignation. I remember Richard Nixon, and Richard Nixon stepped down, and so should Donald Trump,” she said. “On election night, I had to wear a veil, I was in mourning. So this is like the antithesis of that hideous night, and that is why I am happy.”
“It’s a happy day, come on. If he is going to be taken down for what he did and this country can start to heal, and parties can work together like Meghan wants it to, then that is a happy day,” Behar said.
As far as ABC is concerned, they tried to amend their report and make it sound as if president-elect Trump, not candidate Trump, was the one who told Flynn to reach out to Russia, and it was only to “repair relations” and work “jointly against ISIS.”