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Methinks thou dost protest too much…
Former President Barack Obama has launched a new attack on President Donald Trump, accusing him of "fixing" the dropped charges against General Michael Flynn.
Rather than pardoning Flynn, Trump allowed the justice system to play its role.
And what did justice decide?
Well, due to new never-before-seen exculpatory evidence, the Department of Justice dropped all its charges against Michael Flynn.
The worst you could say is that Barr's decision to drop charges against Flynn was that it was a political decision.
But the facts show that the FBI attempted to "set up" Flynn.
Furthermore, the basis for the investigation itself appears to be based on lies and Russian disinformation.
And while President Trump and his administration continue to clean the swamp or corruption and dirty agents, Obama undermines him by accusing him of threatening the law itself.
More details on Obama's wild accusation below:
In a call that was leaked online, Obama was heard warning that the "rule of law is at risk" after the charges were dropped against General Flynn.
Though Flynn pled guilty twice, new evidence suggests that Flynn was "set up" and strong-armed into a guilty plea to protect himself and his family.
Handwritten documents show that the FBI was attempting to get Flynn to lie, rather than tell the truth.
Breitbart has more details on Obama's accusation:
Former President Barack Obama on Friday stated the “rule of law is at risk” in response to the Department of Justice dropping its criminal charges against retired Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, according to an audio call obtained by Yahoo News.
“The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed — about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn,” Obama said during a virtual discussion with members of the Obama Alumni Association. “The fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk. And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.”
During his remarks on Flynn, Obama erroneously said the former White House national security advisor pleaded guilty to perjury. Rather, he was charged for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) about his contacts with then-Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak during President Trump’s transition period. Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 as part of then-special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into now-debunked collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. In January, the Justice Department changed its sentencing recommendation for Flynn from probation to six months in jail, prompting the former Trump official to withdraw his guilty plea, citing prosecutors breaking their plea agreement.
Obama criticized the Trump administration’s handling of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, referring to it as an “absolute chaotic disaster.”
Obama also discussed the importance of the presidential election in November, vowing to campaign vigorously for the presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden, who served as his vice president.
Obama has largely stayed out of the spotlight since Donald Trump was elected president.
During the Democratic primaries, Obama was notably silent, especially when Biden's campaign was threatened by surging comepetitors like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
Now, Obama appears to be more vocal in his support for Joe Biden.
He is also being more publicly critical of President Trump.
If President Trump wanted to interfere and play politics, he could have pardoned General Flynn.
However, the DOJ dropped the charges when evidence that the FBI was withholding was finally released and given to Flynn's legal team.
The new documents suggest that the FBI was never interested in a fair investigation and instead was intent on setting up General Flynn.
Yet despite the Justice Department's valid actions, Obama has blasted the decision, The Hill reports:
Obama mislabeled Flynn's charges; he wasn't charged with perjury, but rather with lying to the FBI. Flynn plead guilty in 2017 to lying to federal agents about conversations he’d had with a Russian diplomat during the presidential transition.
But on Thursday, the DOJ moved to drop the charges against Flynn.
“I'm doing the law’s bidding. I’m doing my duty under the law, as I see it,” Attorney General William Barr told CBS News in an interview Thursday. Barr dismissed the notion that he dropped the case at President Trump's behest, though following the decision Trump called the attorney general “a man of unbelievable credibility and courage.”
Obama's comments are some of the harshest he's levied against the Trump administration, as the former president has for the most part remained tight-lipped about most of the administration's decisions.
Also in the private call, Obama went after the White House's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
"It would have been bad even with the best of governments," Obama said, referring to the pandemic that has killed 75,000 people in the U.S.
"It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset — of ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘to heck with everybody else’ — when that mindset is operationalized in our government."
Some have accused Obama of purposefully leaking the phone call in order to bash President Trump without having to make any public statement.
There is no public evidence that supports this theory, but the timing of its release and lack of previously leaked phone calls from the former president has raised suspicions.
Now that it appears likely that the basis of the RussiaGate investigation was a sham, the DOJ will be investigating who in the Obama administration knew and when they knew it.
The real threat to the rule of law is not the pursuit of justice, but the political witchhunt against political opponents!