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Obama Warns ‘Rule of Law Is at Risk’ After Flynn Charges Dropped

Former President Barack Obama in Friday stated the “rule of law is at risk” according to the Department of Justice shedding its criminal charges against retired Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, in accordance with an audio call obtained by Yahoo News.

“The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed — about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn,” Obama said after a virtual discussion with members of the Obama Alumni Association. “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.”

During his remarks in Flynn, Obama erroneously said often the former White House national protection advisor pleaded guilty to perjury. Rather, he was charged to get lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) about the contacts with then-Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak during President Trump’s transition time period.  Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 as an ingredient of then-special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into now-debunked collusion involving the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. In January, the Justice Department changed its sentencing professional recommendation for Flynn from probation to half a dozen months in jail, prompting often the former Trump official to withdraw his guilty plea, citing prosecutors breaking their very own plea agreement.

Obama belittled the Trump administration’s handling of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, mentioning it as an “absolute chaotic disaster.”

Obama also mentioned the value of the presidential political election in November, vowing to campaign vigorously for your presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden, who served as the vp.

“This election that’s coming up on every level is so important because what we’re going to be battling is not just a particular individual or a political party,” the ex – president said. “What we’re fighting against is these long-term trends in which being selfish, being tribal, being divided, and seeing others as an enemy — that has become a stronger impulse in American life.”

“That’s why, I, by the way, am going to be spending as much time as necessary and campaigning as hard as I can for Joe Biden,” he / she added.

Obama’s comments relating to Flynn come after newly released paperwork show the former president was knowledgeable of the details of  Flynn’s intercepted December 2016 phone calls along with Kislyak.

Breitbart News described:

The documents from the government’s motion to disregard their case against Flynn indicate, however, that at a January 5, 2017, Oval Office appointment with then-Vice President Joe Biden, then-CIA Director John Brennan, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, then-FBI Director James Comey, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Obama had asked Comey and Yates to “stay behind.”

Obama told all of them he had “learned of the information about Flynn” and the conversation with Kislyak, where these people discussed sanctions his administration experienced levied against Russia.  (A idiota penned by then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice also showed the fact that Biden stayed behind as effectively. )

Obama “specified he did not want any additional information on the matter, but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information.”

The Justice Department’s Thursday decision to lower its case against Flynn arrives after handwritten notes written by way of FBI officials questioned whether often the “goal” was “to get [the Trump official] to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired.”

Ahead of the filing’s release, prosecutor Brandon Van Grack moved to withdraw from the case.

In a good interview with CBS News, Attorney General William Barr defended the judgement, saying he was “doing often the law’s biddingâ€? *******************************************)

“A crime cannot be established here. They did not have a basis for a counterintelligence investigation against Flynn at that stage,” Barr said in relation to the FBI.

“People sometimes plead to things that turn out not to be crimes,” he added.

President Trump praised the DOJ’s judgement, calling Flynn an “innocent man,” and some sort of “great gentleman.”

“He was targeted by the Obama administration and he was targeted in order to try and take down a president,” the president stated.  “I hope a lot of people are going to pay a big price, because they’re dishonest, crooked people. They’re scum, and I say it a lot, they’re scum, they’re human scum. This should never have happened in this country.”

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