President Donald Trump called into question Saturday how former national security adviser Michael Flynn was treated by the Justice Department when compared to the kid gloves treatment Hillary Clinton saw.
Resurrecting the infamous “Crooked Hillary” moniker, Trump took to social media in response to the news that Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about his communications with Russia, saying Flynn is being held to a higher standard than Clinton was during the FBI investigation into her email server.
“So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday ‘interrogation’ with no swearing-in and no recording, lies many times…and nothing happens to her? Rigged system, or just a double standard?” the president tweeted.
Inexplicably, the bureau does not have a complete transcript of the interview. Former FBI Director James Comey also told Congress that Clinton was NOT under oath at the time.
Driving home his point, Trump reminded the nation that a Clinton employee deleted 33,000 emails three weeks after receiving a congressional subpoena for all Benghazi-related emails — the Clinton camp claimed relevant emails had already been turned over to the State Department.
President Trump tweeted: “Many people in our Country are asking what the “Justice” Department is going to do about the fact that totally Crooked Hillary, AFTER receiving a subpoena from the United States Congress, deleted and ‘acid washed’ 33,000 Emails? No justice!”
The quotation marks around the word Justice not lost on those who will note that it’s his DOJ — it would not be the first time Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who oversees the department, has faced criticism from his boss.
And while the anti-Trump crowd is crying foul over the quotation marks, bemoaning the department’s proud tradition and its respected employees, the country saw under former Attorney General Eric Holder that Lady Justice peeked beneath her blindfold a time or two.
In yet another tweet Saturday, Trump praised ABC News after the network suspended anchor Brian Ross for falsely reporting that candidate Trump ordered Flynn to make contact with Russia — ABC News later clarified that the direction came AFTER Trump had already been elected.
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