Brian Ross of ABC News was the first to report that a source is claiming former White House Security Adviser Michael Flynn is prepared to testify against President Donald Trump after Flynn — who was fired after just 25 days on the job — pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia.
According to Ross, Flynn will testify that Trump personally directed him to make contact with Russian officials during the 2016 election campaign.
Over on a different ABC show, the news was met with a joyous eruption of glee on “The View” when Joy Behar was handed a breaking-news update while taping the show on Friday.
“Michael Flynn promised full cooperation to the Mueller team,” read Behar off the card as a smile began to form on her face, becoming wider as she continued, “and is prepared to testify that as a candidate Donald Trump directed him to MAKE CONTACT WITH THE RUSSIANS!” as she threw the card in the air with happiness.
As the audience exploded with cheers and applause, chants of “lock them up” began to be heard. Behar couldn’t resist breaking into a spontaneous imitation of Oprah Winfrey during her annual “Favourite Things” segment, quipping, “He goes to jail, he goes to jail!”
Co-host Ana Navarro joined in, adding: “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and it’s beginning to look a lot like collusion.”
Watch the segment in its entirety and witness Behar’s unabashed glee upon learning of the breaking story: