President Obama is being quoted on Flynn, saying "There is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free." It is a curious statement. First and foremost, Flynn was not charged with perjury... https://jonathanturley.org/2020/05/05/did-the-mueller-team-violate-brady/ …
With the release of the new material from the case of Michael Flynn, an array of experts came forward to assure the public that it was all standard procedure for investigators to conclude that ther
Second, we now know Obama discussed charging Flynn under the Logan Act which has never been used successfully to convict anyone and is flagrantly unconstitutional. Third, this reaffirms reports that Obama was personally invested in this effort. Finally, there is precedent.
Indeed. This follows the new documents released that show Obama’s involvement in the action against Flynn and now that it is being called out as improper and without legitimate basis by Attorney General Bill Barr, Obama knows it’s coming back around to him.
As far as specific precedent, Turley takes care of that as well.
The Justice Department has dismissed cases in the past including the Stevens case.That was requested by President Obama's own Attorney General Eric Holder for the same reason: misconduct by prosecutors. It was done before the same judge, Judge Sullivan. How is that for precedent?
Guess “constitutional lawyer” Obama forgot about that.
But Obama talking about the “rule of law” being at risk is laughable. One of the main problems of the Obama administration was the many things that his officials did that they were never prosecuted or held to account for.
Even without the whole Democratic effort to undermine Trump with Russian collusion, which truly was unprecedented perhaps in the entire history of the country, there were a boatload of things that put the “rule of law” at risk.
Spying on AP reporters and James Rosen. John Brennan’s CIA caught spying on Congress and Brennan himself caught lying about it. Eric Holder, who called himself Obama’s “wingman,” held in contempt of Congress. Hillary Clinton’s private server and sending and receiving classified information in her emails. Just a small sample because we could go on at great length about the scandals of the Obama administration which media ultimately pretend never happened exactly because no one was ever held to account.
Now, as it’s all, finally, being unraveled, and the spotlight is on Obama himself, it sounds like he’s getting awfully nervous.