The “lock her up” chant had arisen out of Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, which the FBI investigated last year. But Clinton was never charged with anything.
“If I did a tenth, a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail,” said Flynn during the convention.
His actions then, the current charges and his guilty plea have sent Twitter users into a tizzy. Here’s what some people are saying:
Many have even imagined Clinton’s reaction to Flynn’s guilty plea:
Even lawmakers have gotten involved:
Some things just don’t age well.
BEFORE YOU GO
Flynn has since been named as a focus of multiple investigations into Russian election meddling, and in September, his son, Michael G. Flynn Jr., was also identified as a subject of the special counsel's probe. Flynn initially said he would not comply with a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena for records detailing his communications with Russians, and asked for immunity in exchange for testimony. In June, however, he turned over hundreds of pages of documents.
In July, Flynn's brother said he'd returned to consulting work and was raising money to pay for his legal bills.
Trump has also blamed the Obama administration for not revoking Flynn's clearance or more thoroughly vetting him. Obama reportedly warned Trump not to bring Flynn on as national security adviser, in part because of his ties to Russian officials.