— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) July 6, 2018
Jeopardy! is a game show for intellects, but apparently they aren’t as caught up with current events as one would assume.
Initially flagged by Daily Beast Washington Bureau Chief Jackie Kucinich on her DVR but shared by reporter Asawin Suebsaeng, this $1000 clue came from the “Recent Stuff” category:
“In 2017, this ex-national security advisor plead guilty to lying to the FBI.”
Now, if you’ve picked up a newspaper, watch the news, or visit sites like Mediaite, all who’ve been dominated by the Mueller probe for over a year, then you’d know that the answer is obviously Gen. Michael Flynn.
However, this clue wasn’t so obvious as it stumped all three contestants.
“Who is Kelly?” Suzanne responded, thinking of current White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly.
“Who is Gorka?” Steve followed, thinking of the former White House Deputy Assistant Sebastian Gorka.
Marilyn chose to sit this one out.
“Who is Michael Flynn?” Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek corrected the contestants.
Watch the clip above, via Kucinich’s DVR.