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Vice President Mike Pence says that he would welcome the opportunity for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to rejoin the Trump administration.
As part of an interview on Axios on HBO that airs in full on Monday night, Pence said that “I think General Michael Flynn is an American patriot. He served his country with great distinction in uniform, and now I believe the decision the Justice Department lays bare what was clearly prosecutorial abuse. And for my part, I’d be happy to see Michael Flynn again.”
After supporting him during the 2016 campaign, Gen. Flynn — who served in the U.S. Army for 33 years — was briefly Trump’s national security adviser when he was targeted by corrupt Obama holdovers in the Deep State.
He served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under Obama and apparently had policy differences with the Obama inner circle about what he considered the continuing threat from Al Qaeda and radical Islam generally.
On active duty, Flynn deployed to the Afghanistan and Iraq theaters in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, respectively.
“Flynn was accused of lying to Pence, in addition to the FBI, so the vice president’s approval could go a long way, Axios noted,” The Hill explained.
Flynn 2.0 would be a triumph for the general and a big plus for the administration given his national security expertise. And would there be anyone better positioned to help drain the swamp?
See the Mike Pence clip from the Axios interview below:
The DOJ dropped the politicized case against the general after unsealed documents in the case contained a handwritten note in which an FBI official wondered “What is our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”
Late last month, before the bombshell DOJ decision, President Trump himself suggested that he might rehire Flynn in a White House or other federal government role.
“I think he’s a fine man. I think it’s terrible what [the FBI] did to him. I would certainly consider it…They did everything possible to destroy him but he’s still breathing very strongly.”
After the DOJ made its decision to end Flynn’s criminal prosecution, the president declared that “He was an innocent man. He is a great gentleman. He was targeted by the Obama administration, and he was targeted in order to try and take down a president. And what they’ve done is a disgrace, and I hope a big price is gonna be paid…there’s been anything like this in the history of our country…what the Obama administration did is unprecedented…and I hope that a lot of people are gonna pay a big price because they’re dishonest crooked people…”
Trump added that Flynn is “an even greater warrior” after this legal ordeal.
Most, if not all, fair-minded observers agree that the anti-Trump cohort within the federal government attempted to frame Flynn merely as a pretext to get to Trump as part of an unconstitutional coup attempt using the sham Russia collusion investigation.
Even under figurehead Robert Mueller, partisan Democrat prosecutors found no evidence of collusion by the Trump campaign with Moscow.
Although the DOJ is no longer pursuing the case against General Flynn, the presiding judge, a Bill Clinton appointee, has yet to officially dismiss the indictment. Prior to the recent revelations, Flynn’s legal team had already been seeking to withdraw the general’s guilty plea.
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