After having his name dragged through the mud for almost four years, General Flynn is finally a free man. That’s not the story the leftist media is telling, though.
Forget the facts of the case, they have a different agenda. One to smear Flynn as a way of trying (yet again) to discredit the hated OrangeManBad. And the supposedly ‘neutral’ AP is no better than the rest of them.
Let’s revisit the facts before we go on.
Fact: DOJ notes surrounding the questioning of General Flynn indicate that they saw no evidence of him being deceptive. Additionally, the accounting of the call he received from his Russian counterpart after Obama had provoked Russia with sanctions and expulsions proved to be accurate.
Evidence proving those details was unlawfully withheld from Flynn and his council. His legal defense brought him close to bankruptcy, and investigators threatened to drag his kids into their investigation.
Under this extreme duress, and being illicitly robbed of legitimate to prove his innocence, he pled guilty at the advice of a council he later fired. (Conflicts of interest with that council was a whole OTHER story.)
Once evidence of the DOJ framing him (including an emergency Oval Office meeting where Joe Biden personally suggested Logan Act charges AFTER the DOJ had recommended closing the case because they had discovered zero evidence of improper conduct with Russians) came to light, the DOJ dropped their charges, but the activist judge refused to accept that both plaintiff and defendant agreed to drop the case. Effectively, the judge appointed himself the plaintiff and refused to drop the case — an action for which history has had exactly ZERO precedent.
This is the point at which Trump pardoned a good man who — because of the charges pending against him — couldn’t say a single public word in his own defense for four long years while his name was dragged through the mud.
Here’s how the ‘impartial press’ reported on the pardon.
The pardon, in the waning weeks of Trump’s single term, is part of a broader effort by Trump to undo the results of a Russia investigation that shadowed his administration and yielded criminal charges against a half-dozen associates. It comes just months after the president commuted the sentence of another associate, Roger Stone, days before he was to report to prison.
A Justice Department official said the department was not consulted on the pardon and learned Wednesday of the plan. But the official, who spoke on condition on anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, noted that the president has the legal power to pardon Flynn.
The move is likely to energize supporters who have taken up Flynn as a cause celebre and rallied around the retired Army lieutenant general as the victim of what they assert is an unfair prosecution, even though Flynn twice admitted guilt. Trump has repeatedly spoken warmly about Flynn and, in an indication of his personal interest in his fate, asked then-FBI Director James Comey in February 2017 to end a criminal investigation into the national security adviser.
…Democrats lambasted the pardon as undeserved and unprincipled. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it “an act of grave corruption and a brazen abuse of power,” while Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democratic chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said a “pardon by Trump does not erase” the truth of Flynn’s guilty plea, “no matter how Trump and his allies try to suggest otherwise.”
“The President’s enablers have constructed an elaborate narrative in which Trump and Flynn are victims and the Constitution is subject to the whims of the president,” House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler said in a statement. “Americans soundly rejected this nonsense when they voted out President Trump. ”
The pardon is the final step in a case defined by twists and turns. The most dramatic came in May when the Justice Department abruptly moved to dismiss the case, insisting that Flynn should not have been interviewed by the FBI in the first place, only to have U.S. District Justice Emmet Sullivan resist the request and appoint a former judge to argue against the federal government’s position and to evaluate whether Flynn should be held in criminal contempt for perjury. –AP
Funny how this AP reporter (Eric Tucker) leaves out the part where Judge Sullivan improperly called the defendant in his court a traitor:
“Arguably you sold your country out.” Sullivan questioned why the government had not charged Flynn with treason, proclaiming, “I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain.” —Federalist
An honest judge — or an honest process — would have immediately taken the decision out of the hands of any judge with a personal bias so profound that he would wish, let alone state out loud, for charges beyond the ones brought against the defendant to have been placed, let alone charges that have an inherent death penalty attached to them.
But this process, like the media spinning it, have been the furthest thing from impartial from the very beginning.
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