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After the Department of Justice dropped its trumped-up case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Thursday, House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler accused the DOJ of having become “politicized” and demanded Attorney General Bill Barr appear before Congress to explain the department’s decision.
“The decision to drop the charges against General Flynn is outrageous. The evidence against General Flynn is overwhelming. He pleaded guilty to lying to investigators,” Nadler said.
“And now a politicized and thoroughly corrupt Department of Justice is going to let the President’s crony simply walk away. Americans are right to be furious and worried about the continued erosion of our rule of law.”
He added that it’s not appropriate for some people “to get special treatment because [they] are friends with the President or refused to cooperate with federal investigators on his behalf.”
“The decision to overrule the special counsel is without precedent and requires immediate explanation,” he continued, adding that he wants to hear from Barr “as soon as possible.”
“I will also ask the Inspector General for the Department of Justice to investigate this matter. The integrity of our criminal justice system is at stake, and the American people deserve answers.”
This is outrageous!
Flynn PLEADED GUILTY to lying to investigators. The evidence against him is overwhelming. Now, a politicized DOJ is dropping the case.
The decision to overrule the special counsel is without precedent and warrants an immediate explanation.
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) May 7, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, I worked with DOJ to postpone our scheduled hearing with AG Barr as attentions and resources appropriately went to responding to the pandemic. But rest assured, we are going to reschedule that hearing, ASAP, and demand answers! 2/2 https://t.co/OywQR41khM
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) May 7, 2020
Yet practically almost everything he wrote was a distortion.
The “evidence” against Flynn was not overwhelming, and Flynn plead guilty only after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s team threatened his son.
Moreover, the actual evidence in the case points to former President Barack Hussein Obama’s DOJ having been “politicized and thoroughly corrupt,” thanks in part to then-FBI Director James Comey, whose team chose to continue investigating Flynn even after the bureau concluded in 2016 that there was no evidence of him colluding with Russia.
Then came Flynn’s otherwise noncontroversial meeting during then-President-elect Donald Trump’s transition in late 2016 with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Despite having a transcript of the two’s discussion and knowing that no wrongdoing was committed, Comey chose to pounce, according to The Wall Street Journal, by illicitly setting Flynn up for a “corrupt ambush” and perjury trap.
“Mr. Comey and his loyalists then set up Mr. Flynn in an interview despite having no legal basis. The documents show that Mr. Comey told his deputies not to inform the White House general counsel of the visit and not to tell the White House about his conversation with the ambassador,” the paper’s editorial board noted in a write-up following the DOJ’s decision Thursday.
“They also show that Mr. Comey worked around senior Justice officials, including Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who thought the White House should be informed. As he did with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Hillary Clinton’s emails, Mr. Comey acted as if he was a law unto himself.”
Despite his attempts, he found no intentional lies. But Flynn was targeted for prosecution anyway by then-special counsel Robert Mueller, a fact that has led the WSJ’s board to conclude his reputation “also stands self-besmirched, and the entire Russia collusion probe looks even more illegitimate and political.”
Yet Nadler thinks Barr and his crew are the problem …
The irony is not lost on his critics:
It’s over, Jerry. President Trump caught you all.
— ANQNYMQUS 🇺🇸⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (@HoylandEileen) May 8, 2020
We are ALL looking forward to the hearings @RepJerryNadler – it will, to coin a phrase, a “barn burner”…especially with all the newly released and soon-to-be released “Russian Collusion Hoax” documents… https://t.co/yt9JPcFcHP
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) May 8, 2020
Do you even know how to read? Seriously??
In its motion to dismiss charge DOJ says it’s not just that the FBI never had a legitimate legal reason to interview Flynn, but that there’s not sufficient evidence that Flynn actually lied to the FBI during its illegal January 24, 2017
— GrillingWithRich (@GrillingwRich) May 7, 2020
WHAT’s OUTRAGEOUS IS YOUR CROOKED ABILITY TO LIE ON A DIME-THE GUILTY PLEA AS PROVEN BY COURT PAPERS SHOWED OBAMA CORRUPT DOJ/FBI THREATENED THE MAN’S SON-THERE WAS “NO EVIDENCE” JUST LIKE YOUR FRAUD IMPEACHMENT-OR USELESS MUELLER COUNSEL-JUST A WICKED ATTEMPT TO UNDO AN ELECTION
— Maisie B (@24hrTVMazi) May 8, 2020
Justice Department and FBI under Comey and Rosentein made investigatorial and prosecutorial errors on tge Flynn case that any sane Judge in the US would be forced to through out all charges
As usual Drms blame the wrong person
— MakeCapitalismBetter (@jr_pettus) May 8, 2020
— Bill Johnson (@RepBillJohnson) May 7, 2020
Some were also amused by the notion of Barr bowing to Nadler’s “authority”:
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 8, 2020
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