Trump increases attack on Obama with ‘Obamagate’ tweet: DOJ drops criminal case against Michael Flynn after doubts of legitimacy emerge.
On Sunday intensified his criticism of former President Obama by linking him to Michael Flynn‘s investigation and blasting his predecessor’s recent criticism of his administration’s coronavirus response.
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Last week, Attorney General William Barr Justice Department dismissed the case against Flynn, Trump, the first national security adviser, who was seen as the key to Robert Mueller’s prosecution, of the campaign’s Trump investigation.
Trump, along with other Republicans, seized the decision and frames it as an example of a Democrat-fabricated plot to remove him from office.
Trump retweeted Eli Lake, a Bloomberg columnist, who said he has been reviewing the interview transcripts that were recently published in the research collusion. Lago wrote, “It is now clear why of all the Republicans in the [Republic Adam Schiff] committee in 2019 asked for his resignation. He knew of the closed door, witnesses did not support his insinuations and falsehood in collusion Russia.”
Sidney Powell, one of Flynn attorneys, told Fox News Futures Sunday morning, “that FBI agents did their best to hide their investigation and tried to catch Flynn. She mentioned a meeting in January. 2017, the White House that includes Obama, then FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former CIA Director John Brennan.
Powell said that “all of this was orchestrated and within the FBI, Clapper, Brennan and in the Oval Office of that day’s meeting with President Obama,” said anchor Maria Bartiromo.
Bartiromo asked Powell if he believed the scandal reached Obama, and Powell replied: “Absolutely.”
later tweeted, “OBAMAGATE,” indicating that he believes Obama worked to undermine his presidency.
Obama on Friday told his supporters that regarding Flynn’s case, “There is no precedent that anyone can find someone who has been accused of perjury getting right off the hook. That’s the kind of thing where they start to Worrying about that basic – not just institutional rules – but our basic understanding of the rule of law is at risk. And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate quite fast as we’ve seen elsewhere. ”
Obama criticized that the DEPARTMENT of Justice has been echoed by fellow Democrats, who have said they see it as a Triumph of their influence over the Barr. Republic Jerrold Nadler, the Judiciary House president, said the decision to drop the charges against Flynn “outrageous.”
“The evidence against General Flynn is overwhelming. He pleaded guilty to lying to investigators. And now a politically and totally corrupt Justice Department is going to allow the president of friends capitalism to just walk away,” he said in a statement.
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents to separate the two contacts he had with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Republic Jim Jordan, the highest-ranking member of the Oversight Committee House, told Fox News last week that Comey displayed “arrogance” and “ego” with the way he spoke of the Flynn case. The department said its continued persecution of Flynn “does not serve the interests of justice.”
Trump said Flynn was innocent and was attacked in an attempt to take over his presidency. He told reporters that he was aware that the DEPARTMENT of Justice is going to drop his case.
“I felt it was going to happen just by looking and seeing, like everyone else. He was an innocent man. He is a great gentleman. He was attacked by the Obama administration and he was attacked in order to try to take down a president “, said.
Trump continued, “What they have done is shameful and I hope a great price will be paid. A great price must be paid. There has never been anything like this in the history of our country. What they did, what the Obama administration did, it’s unprecedented. This has never happened. It never happened. Such a thing has never happened. ”
Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, told Fox News’ “The Next Revolution” on Sunday that the FBI probably feared that Flynn would reveal illegitimacies surrounding the probe’s Russian origin.
“I think the best way to see this is what the FBI and the Obama Administration wanted to do here was really bold if you think about it in terms of the idea of trying to continue an investigation after a new president, who has come to power and is in a position to shut down the investigation when the president is ultimately the target of the investigation, “McCarthy said.
Obama told the 3,000 Obama members in the Alumni Association that the administration’s Triumph was very clumsy in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
“It would have been bad, even with the best of governments. It has been an absolute chaotic mess when that ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘the hell with everyone else’ mentality – when that thought materializes in practice in our government, “he said.
Trump has insisted that his administration was correct in banning flights from China at the beginning of the outbreak, despite being condemned in some segments of the media.
Larry Kudlow, his chief national economic council, told ABC News of This Week with George Stephanopolous “that they don’t want to compromise on a round-trip policy with the former president, but said Trump has worked well on bringing in the private sector and from parts of the government in response.