The former deputy national security advisor under Michael Flynn is thrilled with his full pardon by President Trump but feels those who persecuted him will not see justice.
K.T. McFarland was “very happy” for former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn who was given a full pardon by the president on Wednesday. But she told Fox News host Dana Perino that she’s afraid former officials from the Obama administration are “never going to have to answer” for what they put him through.
“I am very happy for General Flynn and for his family and maybe they can now go about rebuilding their lives, and he can go about restoring his fortunes and reclaiming his reputation,” McFarland told Perino who was guest-hosting “The Story” on Wednesday.
“But I like to look at it in even a bigger picture,” she added.
(Source: Fox News)
“Because the effort to go after General Flynn, it wasn’t about General Flynn. They came after me, too. It was never about me. It was always about getting Donald Trump. And they made the whole thing up,” McFarland said.
“Senior officials in the Obama administration and the West Wing and the Justice Department and the FBI and the intelligence community, they knew Mike Flynn didn’t commit any crime in talking to the Russian ambassador,” she said.
“But they pursued it anyway. They made up the whole Russia hoax and they dragged, not only Flynn, others – myself included – they destroyed our careers and our lives. But they knew that they were destroying the nation and they still went ahead with it,” she added.
Back in August, Flynn’s motion to force U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss his criminal case was rejected by the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The case has been a long battle since the early days of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Bombshell documents disclosed that the FBI had plotted against Flynn and the president moved Wednesday to grant the retired United States Army lieutenant general a full pardon.
It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2020
Flynn’s family praised Trump “for answering our prayers and the prayers of a nation by removing the heavy burden of injustice off the shoulders of our brother Michael.”
“We thank President Trump,” they said in a statement, “for recognizing our brother’s sacrifice in this battle for truth.”
Flynn Family Statement To The United States Of America November 25th, 2020~On This Day We Give Thanks To President Trump And Our Great Patriot Family pic.twitter.com/o5oCz7fuUX
— Barbara(Flynn)⭐️⭐️⭐️Redgate #WhoLeakedGenFlynn (@BarbaraRedgate) November 25, 2020
But, as McFarland noted on Wednesday, the great news for Flynn leaves some issues still unresolved.
“I look at that and I say, ‘You know, General Flynn has been pardoned, good for him. But how does the country get those three years back?’ How does the Trump Administration, which was targeted from the beginning, and from within … how does he get that time back?” she said.
“How does the nation get the division back that these people sowed? I look at the people themselves, they are never going to be held to account. They are never going to have to answer for what they did to the country and to the rest of the people. They have collected their 30 pieces of silver and a lot of them, in fact, are joining the Biden administration,” she told Perino.
The Fox News host noted that the Flynn case had not been dismissed, and asked McFarland if she is “unsatisfied in terms of no one being held to account.”
“You bet. Because these people knew what they were doing. And they did it intentionally,” McFarland replied, noting how “anonymous sources would be constantly feeding this into the press.”
“And yet now it’s not anonymous sources that have come out. Documents have come out. A lot of it in their own hand: Text messages, phone messages, emails they were sending each other. They knew exactly what they were doing,” she continued, pointing out that Obama-era officials were trying to “string it on past the election in hopes that in a Biden administration, they can go back after Flynn. ”
McFarland explained that she “would have been in the same position” as Flynn if not for her lawyer and a whistleblower on the Mueller investigation.
“They were charging people and blackmailing people with crimes they didn’t commit. They were trying to get General Flynn and myself to accuse President Trump of crimes he didn’t commit because they hated him so much,” she said.
“And, yet, there is no justice,” McFarland concluded, alluding to U.S. Attorney John Durham, who was assigned to investigate the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe. “Now, whatever the Durham investigation is, I don’t think that will ever see the light of day.”
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