President Barack Obama can be heard bemoaning the dismissal of criminal charges against former three-star General and White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in new leaked audio, claiming that the decorated veteran “got off scot-free” after the criminal case was blown up by new revelations of FBI misconduct.
During the leaked call, which Yahoo News published, President Obama bemoaned Flynn’s Pardon to the Obama Alumni Association. He claimed the cessation of flimsy criminal proceedings against Flynn represented a grave danger to the rule of law, and claimed the case highlighted the importance of the 2020 election.
“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. 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.”
Listen to Obama’s remarks here.
The former President seems dismissive of the reality that hard misconduct at the highest levels of the January 2017 Flynn investigation was exposed within federal law enforcement. Elements of the FBI and intelligence community began a rogue operation to entrap the incoming White House National Security Advisor, who was conducting outreach to world leaders such as Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak at the time. Flynn was ultimately charged with lying to the FBI, and was never charged with violations of the Logan Act, which forbid private citizens from conducting negotiation with foreign governments.
Obama went on to slam President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, monday-morning quarterbacking and stating a neoliberal government could prove more effective in deterring the disease.
FBI Director Christopher Wray Blames Sovereign Citizens, Militias for Summer’s BLM/ANTIFA Riots
The FBI has become a joke.
FBI Director Christopher Wray blamed sovereign citizen movements and militias for the summer’s unprecedented and historical riots, in which almost 30 Americans were killed, 700 law enforcement officers were injured, and 14,000 people were arrested.
Wray was responding to a question in a Tuesday hearing posed by Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz was inquiring as to the FBI’s plan to deter and prevent mob-style riot crime in American cities, with Wray’s answers seeming to suggest the agency has no real plan to avoid a repeat of the experiences of summer 2020 later this year.
In reality, the summer’s riots are almost entirely the fault of Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA. BLM engaged in an onslaught of destruction targeting small businesses and powerless members of American communities, after the controversial death of George Floyd.
Wray made a token allusion to “anarchist” extremism, before citing sovereign citizens and militias for BLM/ANTIFA’s violence.
“A lot of that activity fell in what we would categorize as anti-government, anti-authority violent extremism. Some of it is anarchist, violent extremism; some of it is militia violent extremism. Some of it might even be sovereign citizen violent extremism.“
Wray made no reference to the criminal Black Lives Matter riot movement, or the street terror cult known as ANTIFA. He did reference a Patriot Prayer demonstrator who was shot and killed by an ANTIFA militant in Portland.
With Biden’s ascension to the Presidential Throne, Democrats are chomping at the bit at the prospect of using powerful and unaccountable federal law enforcement agencies to gin up bogus accusations and surveillance of patriotic Donald Trump supporters and America First advocates. Don’t expect the FBI to arrive on the scene if ANTIFA/BLM crime explodes in the summer- unless, of course, a so-called “extremist” can be found on the scene waiving an American flag.
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