Michael Flynn is finally a free man.
After years of litigious lurching and millions of dollars spent, former national security adviser General Michael Flynn is finally out from underneath the threat of jail time, stemming from charges of lying to the FBI.
The case was a ridiculous one from the get go, with Flynn’s mistruths coming unwittingly, as the FBI themselves had earlier admitted. Then, just weeks ago, handwritten notes from the agents who interviewed the highly decorated military man detailed a possible plan to trick him into lying, in order to to hold those charges over his head.
The DOJ almost immediately dropped the case against Flynn after this revelation, but Judge Emmet Sullivan persisted until an appeals courts judge finally put an end to the nonsense.
A former US attorney now believes that Flynn could and should sue the Obama administration for the hassle.
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s rights were violated and he should consider a lawsuit against the Department of Justice and former Obama administration officials, former U.S. attorney Brett Tolman said Friday on “Fox & Friends.”
“That’s why there is an action called a Bivens action. That is to go after a federal investigator that violates someone’s constitutional rights. It’s specific for that occasion and I hope is he looking at it strongly,” said Tolman, an attorney who served as a federal prosecutor in Utah from 2006 to 2009.
Flynn’s lawyers said this week that newly uncovered notes from former FBI official Peter Strzok indicate then-FBI Director James Comey appeared to downplay Flynn’s calls during the presidential transition with Russia’s ambassador as “legit” during a meeting where then-President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden also weighed in.
Flynn’s case was a bit of a bellwether situation for the Trump administration’s efforts to combat the “deep state”, who many feel were responsible for the lengthy and fruitless efforts made to imprison the former White House adviser.
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