9:28 a.m. PST 12/2/2017
The # Jimmy Kimmel Live! & # 39; The host used a film badogy to illustrate the Flynn-Trump-Mueller relationship before welcoming the cast of "Last Jedi."
Because on Friday Star Wars night in Jimmy Kimmel Live! presenter Jimmy Kimmel decided to use an badogy of Darth Vader to illustrate the relationship between President Donald Trump and his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Opening his show on the "big" story of the day, and perhaps the year, Kimmel summed up how Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his communications with the Russian ambbadador. The statement makes Flynn the first Trump White House official to face criminal charges and admit guilt in the midst of the election investigation conducted by Special Advisor Robert Mueller, an investigation in which Flynn will now cooperate.
Playing a video of Flynn saying that if "a tenth" of what Hillary Clinton did would be to be in jail today, Kimmel said: "I guess he did a tenth of what he did and he's going to be in the prison today. "
According to court documents, Flynn knows the identities of at least two members of Trump's transition team who knew his contacts with Russia in the weeks leading up to Trump's inauguration. Although they were not named, Mueller prosecutors indicated that they were inside Trump's inner circle.
Presenting a report that one of those officials is believed to be Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Kimmel segregated it in his Star Wars badogy to illustrate the possible consequences of Flynn's development.
Showing a clip of Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker, who is being electrocuted, is meant to represent Mueller. Darth Vader is destined to represent Flynn and Emperor Palpatine, who is doing the electrocution, is destined to be Trump. In the scene, Darth Vader throws Palpatine to the Death Star.
"Flynn used to take orders from Trump, but his loyalty is now broken, so he might be on the verge of raising Trump and throwing him by the Death Star." Kimmel said. "Now I think we just hope that the other shoe falls."
Kimmel then welcomed the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi directed by Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and director Rian Johnson, to talk about the next installment, which will premiere on 15 from December. The only spoiler that Johnson would deliver was the first word spoken in the movie.
See Kimmel's monologue and the appearance of the cast below.