As Special Counselor Robert Mueller gets closer to uncovering the truth about Russian meddling and possible coordination with United States citizens regarding the 2016 presidential election, people are more confused than ever.
This week The Office of Special Counsel sent out a recommendation on punishment for Michael Flynn, who served as National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump up until he was indicted for lying to the FBI.
Spoiler Alert: The recommendation is no prison time because Flynn gave "particularly valuable" information to the investigation. In other words, let the singing bird fly free.
The memo was made public but so much information was redacted people had no choice but to guess at what might lie beneath all that black ink.
1. Flynn Memo is out.... He participated in 19 interviews with the Special Counsel's office and other justice depa… https://t.co/kuD17WSeqI— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1543973801.0
2. Significant redactions in the memo. https://t.co/zAea9c65wM— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1543973801.0
This memo is more blacked out than Brett Kavanaugh on a school night. https://t.co/0EvT6YCfeg— The Daily Show (@The Daily Show)1543975385.0
Following are some of the best theories folks could come up with.
@yashar Wait a second..... https://t.co/5YtTBeyoTb— James (@James)1544016458.0
@jaketapper Trump's holding his iPhone, busily scratching at this with an old penny— Herb Marselas (@Herb Marselas)1543976169.0
Mueller was trying to be subtle in the Flynn memo. #FlynnMemo https://t.co/uyoufLI9OY— Red T Raccoon (@Red T Raccoon)1543979469.0
wow, shocking reveal from the flynn memo: Maybe it's the beer talking ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ but ⬛⬛⬛ ⬛⬛⬛ ⬛ ⬛⬛⬛ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ butt ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛… https://t.co/6yWOdQQsFB— lvl 45 regime change potus (@lvl 45 regime change potus)1543978492.0
"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine." https://t.co/wrEhlRNAyT— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee)1543977535.0
Cool thing about Mueller's Flynn sentencing memo is that if you flip it sideways it looks like a prison cell https://t.co/8GtEb3mNgk— Adam Blickstein (@Adam Blickstein)1543975608.0
@yashar Modern art 2018 brought you you by Robert Mueller. https://t.co/IQviq9VTrx— KNDesign (@KNDesign)1543974559.0
Hey .@realDonaldTrump, you up? I just wanted you to know that #Mueller knows about ███████████████████. Also, █████… https://t.co/HM4cviB0hM— Paul Chambers🌊📢🏥🤡 (@Paul Chambers🌊📢🏥🤡)1543995102.0
#Flynn's sentencing recommendation from #Mueller: https://t.co/DcdkuegCIN— 🦊Fox God Records (@🦊Fox God Records)1543982461.0
damn mueller redacted everything https://t.co/m0uiYMw68p— Ben Rosen (@Ben Rosen)1543985576.0
To my mind, this is the most revealing passage of the sentencing memo: ⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️… https://t.co/ZrhJK7Ba6b— Josh Chafetz (@Josh Chafetz)1543978985.0
Could Jared be next?
@jaketapper CC: Jared Kushner https://t.co/s29YaKuq2F— Bi Nguyen (@Bi Nguyen)1543976218.0
@jaketapper Derp https://t.co/OTSuZb8Iih— #RIPGOP ™ ✘✘ (@#RIPGOP ™ ✘✘)1543978836.0
There were also these helpful tips to get to the info.
@jaketapper Have you tried to “Select All” and then “Paste” into a new Word doc? That works sometimes... https://t.co/2c0DIdDxlJ— Charlotte Squawks (@Charlotte Squawks)1543977152.0
@jaketapper Hold your phone up to a light and you can see the text behind it— Furious Jangles (@Furious Jangles)1543987891.0
@jaketapper If you turn it sideways, it looks like a barcode. Try scanning it.— Glenda L. Cooper (@Glenda L. Cooper)1543993334.0
These folks seem to have cracked the code!
@jaketapper https://t.co/12seeftw6i— SCmommy (@SCmommy)1543977658.0
@jaketapper https://t.co/i8UK46sSPs— Jeffrey Seeds (@Jeffrey Seeds)1544023259.0
Well now that wasn't so hard to figure out.