Fox News’ Shepard Smith Rebuts Giuliani: No, Lying to the Government Is Not the Same as ‘Spitting on the Sidewalk’

Lawyer to the President and man who doesn’t know how Twitter works Rudy Giuliani last night downplayed the Michael Flynn sentencing memo in a statement to Fox News comparing what Flynn did to “spitting on the sidewalk.”

Fox News’ Shepard Smith today opened his show going through the biggest developments in the Mueller probe before bringing up Giuliani’s comments and dryly smacking them down:

“President Trump’s team is downplaying the new filing. His lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told Fox News what Flynn did was comparable to spitting on the sidewalk. True. If spitting on the sidewalk and lying to the government about your contacts with a Russian spy are the same thing. Otherwise no.”

The Flynn memo from Robert Mueller last night recommends no jail time for the retired lieutenant general and former national security adviser, citing his “substantial assistance.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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