President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he wants to see charges against former U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn dropped after it was discovered that FBI agents manipulated his interview records in 2017.
Flynn filed a motion earlier this week against the FBI, saying it ran an entrapment scheme against him that led to him being charged with lying to the FBI about Russian contacts, One America News Network (OANN) reported.
“General Michael Flynn’s attorney is demanding that charges be immediately dropped after they found that FBI Agents manipulated records against him. They say that James Clapper told a reporter to “take a kill shot at Flynn. This has been a complete setup of Michael Flynn….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2019
Trump also pointed out that the FBI went by a double standard for going after Flynn while at the same time ignoring the same kind of suspicious behavior by Hillary Clinton.
No indictments for Russia collusion
While Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, many have said he was railroaded and that any wrongdoing was unintentional and minor. Now it looks like we can add manipulation and dishonesty on the FBI’s part to Flynn’s defense.
But even Flynn’s alleged wrongdoing wasn’t related to Trump or the Russia collusion investigation. As Trump pointed out, a nearly three-year investigation didn’t result in a single American citizen being charged with Russia collusion.
Even when investigators led by Robert Mueller expanded their investigation to obstruction, a much more nebulous and easy-to-prove charge, they were not able to come up with anything they could charge Trump with, no matter how hard they tried.
Hopefully, Flynn will be able to get his case reopened with the new evidence that the FBI lied to him and to the courts, rather than the other way around. He doesn’t deserve to be in jail and was really only a scapegoat because they couldn’t get anything on Trump and had to have something to show for all the time and money they spent looking.
Another witch hunt
Democrats are so sure Trump had to have done something wrong that they couldn’t just let it go after the Mueller report failed to show anything impeachable on Trump. The president knows this, and he let loose on House Democrats on Saturday for pursuing impeachment without a real reason to do so.
Trump said the Ukraine investigation is “just as corrupt and fake as all of the other garbage that went on before it,” calling it a “witch hunt” that he said is falling apart because of a lack of evidence of any wrongdoing.
“End this scam now,” Trump said to Democrats, calling them out on their phony impeachment inquiry.
I couldn’t have said it better myself, Mr. President.