As the RussiaGate ruse continues to unravel, many of the key players are sure to be squirming in their seats.
This past week brought with it some enormous revelations in regard to the Robert Mueller-led probe, particularly in the case of former national security adviser General Michael Flynn, who had been working with his newly minted legal team in order to withdraw an earlier guilty plea.
All of that work became moot however, as the Department of Justice simply dropped the case this week after handwritten notes from the FBI showed that agents had discussed tricking Flynn into lying to them. The General’s charges were precisely that: Lying to the FBI.
Now, as justice is served for Michael Flynn, former President Barack Obama is lashing out.
Former President Barack Obama on Friday reacted to the Justice Department’s move to end its case against Michael Flynn by declaring that the “rule of law is at risk” — as new details emerge about what the former president knew about the case against Flynn in the last days of his administration.
“The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed — about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn,” Obama said, according to Yahoo News, in a web talk with members of the Obama Alumni Association
“And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free,” he reportedly said. “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.”
The insinuation certainly won’t go over well with President Trump’s supporters who have long suspected that the Obama administration was intimately involved in the origins of the RussiaGate probe, hoping to sow doubt about the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s 2016 electoral victory.
Furthermore, it was revealed earlier this week that Obama himself had been intimately aware of certain classified aspects of Flynn’s case in the weeks leading up to Trump’s inauguration.
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