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Rule of Law at Risk: Obama Slams DOJ’s Handling of Flynn Case

Donald Trump has had to face a number of different crisis since taking in office in 2017. The first of these fires was the FBI’s case against his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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While Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI back in December of 2018, his sentencing has repeatedly been delayed. Earlier this week, the Justice Department dropped the charges against the former Army General. Former President Barack Obama says that the DOJ’s handling of the Flynn case but the country’s rule of law at risk.

The 44th President made the comments while speaking with the Obama Alumni Association. He told his guests, “The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed, about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn.”

Obama continued:

“And 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.”

The current President obviously disagreed with his predecessor. Donald Trump tweeted on Friday morning, “Yesterday was a BIG day for Justice in the USA. Congratulations to General Flynn, and many others. I do believe there is MUCH more to come! Dirty Cops and Crooked Politicians do not go well together!”



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