A former United States Attorney weighed-in Friday on a recent Appeals Court decision to toss the case against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn; saying the probe was “manipulated” by the highest levels of the Obama White House.
“Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s rights were violated and he should consider a lawsuit against the Department of Justice and former Obama administration officials, former U.S. attorney Brett Tolman said Friday,” reports Fox News.
“That’s why there is an action called a Bivens action. That is to go after a federal investigator that violates someone’s constitutional rights. It’s specific for that occasion and I hope is he looking at it strongly,” said Tolman, an attorney who served as a federal prosecutor in Utah from 2006 to 2009.
The DOJ recently released a series of hand-written notes from Peter Strzok discussing the case against Flynn.
“That should concern everyone that they still, somehow, found a way to manipulate a case and bring it when they deemed his underlying action as being legitimate,” said Tolman, explaining that McCabe “saved the case from being dismissed.”
“Why does he do it? Because there is an absolute effort – call it collusion, conspiracy, whatever you want to say — that now we know goes as high as the vice president and the president. To not only withhold information about the investigation to the incoming president, but to go after the incoming president through their incoming national security adviser on an investigation that did not have a foundation to it,” he argued.
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BARR TALK: The AG Says FBI Extended Probe for ‘Express Purpose’ of ‘Laying Perjury Trap’ Against General Flynn
Attorney General Bill Barr weighed-in over the weekend on the Department of Justice’s decision to drop all charges against former NSA Michael Flynn; saying the FBI extended their probe to “trap” the General.
“They were closing the investigation in December… There’s no mystery. They initially tried some theories of how they can open another investigation. Then they found out they haven’t closed the earlier investigation. They kept it open with the express purpose of trying to catch, lay a perjury trap for General Flynn,” said the Attorney General.
WATCH: Attorney General Bill Barr says the FBI kept open an investigation "for the express purpose of trying to lay a perjury trap for General Flynn.” pic.twitter.com/0Y7VEi93Nj
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BREAKING NOW: Federal Appeals Court Orders Judge to ‘DISMISS MICHAEL FLYNN CHARGES’
A United States Federal Appeals court ordered Wednesday the dismissal of charges against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn; effectively ending his high-stakes legal battle with the Department of Justice.
“A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered a judge to grant the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) unusual move to drop charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn,” reports The Hill.
#BREAKING: Appeals court orders judge to dismiss Michael Flynn charges https://t.co/3SNpFc3KY6 pic.twitter.com/BuhZ1LKS0l
— The Hill (@thehill) June 24, 2020
“A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals approved Flynn’s petition to intervene in the case after a district court judge had tapped an outside counsel to argue against the DOJ’s move,” adds the website.
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