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Ilhan Omar Cries Racism in Dropped Case Against Flynn


Whenever you hear certain buzz words trotted out by a liberal, you know you’ve won the argument.

In this case, the phrase is “white privilege.”

On Thursday, the Justice Department decided to drop charges against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a controversy that liberals have talked about for quite some time now.

Were the charges dropped because the Justice Department believed Michael Flynn did nothing wrong or was unfairly targeted?

Absolutely not according to Representative Ilhan Omar!

In response to news about the case dismissal, Omar tweeted the following:

Again, that is how you know it was the right thing for the Justice Department to drop charges against Flynn if Omar is throwing around the tired "white privilege" phrase.

Check out what Fox News reported on Omar's opinion:

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., argued Thursday that "white privilege" led the Justice Department to move to drop its criminal case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

"White privilege at work," she tweeted in response to the news. She and others panned the decision, which came after a years-long legal battle that had cost Flynn millions of dollars.

Flynn had pleaded guilty to a single count of lying to the FBI, but some questioned his prosecution after the release of FBI documents last week, including handwritten notes in which FBI officials questioned what the purpose of interviewing Flynn would be.

"What is our goal?" one of the notes read. "Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?"

In court documents filed Thursday, the Justice Department said that after reviewing newly disclosed information and other materials, it agreed with Flynn’s lawyers that his Jan. 24, 2017 interview with the FBI should never have taken place because he had not had inappropriate contacts with Russians. The interview, the department said, was “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis.”

But former FBI Director James Comey, who briefly presided over the Russia investigation, argued the DOJ "lost its way."

"The DOJ has lost its way. But, career people: please stay because America needs you. The country is hungry for honest, competent leadership," he tweeted.

The handwritten notes clearly show FBI officials tried to setup Flynn in order to get him prosecuted.

Is that the sacred white privilege Omar mentions at work?

Responses on Twitter to Omar's tweet pointed out she must be lacking an argument if all she has to say is "white privilege." Some even pointed out the unproven claim that Omar married her brother as part of an immigration scheme. Take a look at some of the responses:

Meanwhile, President Trump lauded the DOJ's decision to drop charges against Flynn. Trump has long criticized the chastising Flynn has undergone, particularly since he was such a distinguised military officer.

More from The Hill on the President's comments below:

President Trump
on Thursday cheered the Justice Department’s move to drop the criminal case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, calling his former national security adviser an “innocent man” and a “warrior.”

"He was an innocent man,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon. “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 going to be paid.”

“Now in my book he’s an even greater warrior,” Trump said of Flynn.

The Justice Department moved to dismiss the case against Flynn just minutes before Trump was asked about the decision, saying it no longer believed it could prove the case. Trump said he wasn’t aware of the Justice Department's move ahead of time but said he “felt it was going to happen” based on recent developments. 

The department said it had concluded that the interview during which Flynn later admitted he lied was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation” into the former national security adviser.

The Justice Department also said it was “not persuaded that the January 24, 2017 interview was conducted with a legitimate investigative basis and therefore does not believe Mr. Flynn’s statements were material even if untrue.”

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, a Clinton appointee who is overseeing Flynn’s case, will need to approve the decision to withdraw the case.

Elie Honig, a legal analyst and former federal prosecutor, said it was very unlikely Sullivan would reject the department’s bid to drop the case.

The development would mark a sudden end to the criminal case against Flynn more than two years after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during that January 2017 interview as part of a deal to cooperate with former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Flynn sought to withdraw his guilty plea earlier this year, alleging prosecutorial misconduct.

Trump, who has long castigated the Russia investigation as a “witch hunt,” on Thursday decried FBI officials as “dishonest, crooked people” and “scum” and accused the Obama administration of unfairly targeting his campaign, suggesting at one point agents were guilty of treason. A Justice Department inspector general review completed last year found no evidence that FBI agents were motivated by bias in the decision to open the Russia probe, however.

The Justice Department’s move Thursday was met with cheers from the president’s allies.

“Finally justice has been done in the case of General Flynn,” tweeted Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney who represented him during the Mueller investigation.

Also, watch the news report from Fox News on the dismissal of the case against Flynn:


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