The live audience at "The View" erupted in cheers on Friday after host Joy Behar read the news of Michael Flynn’s guilty plea to charges of lying to FBI agents.

Behar was handed the breaking news live on-air and read the memo aloud, pausing to gasp and turn to the audience.

“ABC’s Brian Ross is reporting, Michael Flynn promised full cooperation to the Mueller team,” she read, “and is prepared to testify that as a candidate, Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians. Yes!”


Behar then tossed the memo into the air, clapped and shouted “yay,” as the audience cheered.

Flynn, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE's first national security adviser, is reportedly now cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian interference in last year's election. He is the first official who held a formal White House role to be brought down by the probe.

Behar has been a frequent critic of Trump, though other panelists, such as Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGrassley to test GOP on lowering drug prices Listen, learn and lead: Congressional newcomers should leave the extremist tactics at home Overnight Defense: Trump unveils new missile defense plan | Dems express alarm | Shutdown hits Day 27 | Trump cancels Pelosi foreign trip | Senators offer bill to prevent NATO withdrawal MORE’s (R-Ariz.) daughter, Meghan, and CNN contributor and former Jeb Bush staffer Ana Navarro, often challenge her on political issues.