White House Tried To Blame Trump Lawyer For Flynn Tweet But It Instantly Backfired
In an attempt to cover for Donald Trump’s reckless Michael Flynn tweet the White House put the blame on attorney John Dowd, saying that he authored the ill-advised social media message.
The Washington Post, who first reported the story about the Twitter message, added an update to their article, revealing that the White House said Dowd was responsible for the tweet.
“UPDATE: The Post is now reporting that the tweet was authored by Trump’s personal lawyer, John Dowd, according to two people familiar with the situation,” said a note added some time after the article was published at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. “The fact that Dowd authored the tweet could limit its salience to the investigation, but the White House still hasn’t publicly corrected anything.”
The White House tried to put the blame on Dowd, but many observers were quick to question if Dowd actually authored the tweet after noticing the improper conjugation of the verb “to plead.”
Good point. An experienced criminal defense attorney like Dowd would know that it’s proper to say that Flynn “pleaded guilty,” not “pled guilty.” https://t.co/ahqskI7nGm
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) December 3, 2017
— John Stroud (@stroudy55) December 1, 2017
Do you honestly believe a bar certified attorney would use the word "pled" verses "pleaded"? pic.twitter.com/zqnGugTD6B
— 🖕🏳️🌈Liberally👱♀️Blonde🏳️🌈🖕 (@Lady_Sisyphus22) December 3, 2017