President Donald Trump is weighing in on the Michael Flynn plea agreement and he’s comparing it to what happened, or more exactly, what didn’t happen to Hillary Clinton for lying.
He slammed the FBI claiming that Flynn was being held to a higher standard than was Clinton during the email investigation into her private server.
From Daily Caller:
“So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday “interrogation” with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times…and nothing happens to her?” Trump tweeted. “Rigged system, or just a double standard?”
The president added in a follow-up tweet: “Many people in our Country are asking what the ‘Justice’ Department is going to do about the fact that totally Crooked Hillary, AFTER receiving a subpoena from the United States Congress, deleted and ‘acid washed’ 33,000 Emails? No justice!”
Pretty much dead on with that one.
Michael Flynn’s ‘crime’ is a process crime, meaning there was no apparent underlying crime, they just hooked him up just for lying to them over what appears at this point about a perfectly legal and normal discussion that one might have in the process of transition.
Indeed, the day before they interviewed him, the Washington Post reported that the FBI said they had found nothing wrong with Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador.
So why was the FBI even interviewing him except to try to see if they could catch him in a ‘process crime?’
And Trump is right about Hillary Clinton as well.
The problem is that legally, he is not allowed to direct the Justice Department to charge or re-open the case against Hillary or he could be accused of an abuse of power.
It has to come on its own from the Department of Justice.
But as has been shown with the both the Mueller probe and the Clinton case there appears to be a lot of problems with having an unbiased independent investigation.
Trump also recognized ABC News for suspending Brian Ross for four weeks after his fake news report about candidate Trump allegedly directing Michael Flynn to talk with the Russians.
“Congratulations to ABC News for suspending Brian Ross for his horrendously inaccurate and dishonest report on the Russia, Russia, Russia Witch Hunt,” Trump wrote. “More Networks and ‘papers’ should do the same with their Fake News!”
Ross’ report created a panic in the stock market which briefly lost 350 points, although it later rallied.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]