Attorney General William Barr broke down the rationale behind the dropping of criminal charges against Gen. Michael Flynn, who was being prosecuted for lying to the FBI. Barr was speaking in an interview with CBS News.
“Our duty, we think, is to dismiss the case… A crime cannot be established here. They did not have a basis for a counterintelligence investigation against Flynn at that stage.”
Watch Barr’s remarks on the dismissal of charges here:
A watershed in the criminal proceedings occurred when FBI notes preparing for the January 2017 interview that resulted in his prosecution revealed agents were hoping to trip out the then-White House National Security Advisor in a lie, in order to force him out of his position and prosecute him. Flynn was never prosecuted with a violation of the Logan Act, which forbids unauthorized negotiations between civilians and foreign governments.
Deep state political partisans reacted with fury to see the former three-star U.S. Army general vindicated on charges lying to the FBI, who claimed that the Trump advisor had been dishonest about his contacts with the Russian government prior to President Trump’s January 2017 inauguration. Former FBI Director James Comey claims the DOJ had “lost its way” after the dismissal of charges against Flynn, lamenting that investigatory misconduct on the part of the FBI during his tenure would have consequences.
The fishing FBI notes revealing a rigged expedition to prosecute Flynn might not be the only evidence to come out that shows misconduct at the highest levels of federal law enforcement during the Russia conspiracy investigation. Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell is preparing to release more than 50 interviews of prominent figures who appeared before the House Intelligence Committee to testify on the matter.
Mark McCloskey Sets the Record Straight, Identifies as Republican, Calls Black Lives Matter “Terrorist Organization”
He’s not a Democrat. And he definitely doesn’t support Black Lives Matter.
The Saint Louis man who confronted trespassing rioters agitating outside of his house spoke with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles on Wednesday, setting the record straight on two reports about himself that have recently circulated. Mark McCloskey and his wife confronted a mob of Black Lives Matter rioters who had broken through the gate of the private community in which he lives while armed, becoming the target of ire from left-wing activists and the city’s Soros-funded Democratic prosecutor.
McCloskey wanted to set the record straight on two important issues, rebuking reports that had surfaced in mainstream media claiming both that he was a Democrat, and that he actually supported the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I want to set the record straight on one thing. I’ve been reading a lot of reports about me from the media… Some of whom have accused me of being a Democrat, and I have donated money to various candidates, particularly ones who were personal friends of mine over the years, but I’ve been a lifelong Republican.”
McCloskey spoke of the Black Lives Matter in no uncertain terms, describing the group as a Marxist organization and a terrorist group that he in no way supports.
“Another thing I’d like to clear up is that the media reports me as being a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and I am certainly not. Black Lives Matter to my understanding is a Marxist organization opposed to everything I stand for and everything I hold near and dear. I do stand for equal justice under the law, but that’s got nothing to do with this terrorist organization known as Black Lives Matter.”
A press release originating from the McCloskey’s lawyers had made it seem as if the couple were actually Democrats who supported the movement. It appears likely that the couple’s lawyers took considerable liberties in painting the couple as such, considering McCloskey most definitely doesn’t appear to be a fan of the street riot movement.
McCloskey also recounted his experiences preparing for a second round of mob protests outside of his house, for which he hired a team of private security for after progressive activists organized a harassment campaign targeting him and his wife.
Watch his full interview with Knowles here:
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