White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany ripped the FBI’s probe into General Michael Flynn this week; blasting the bureau’s handling of the former National Security Advisor’s case in the early days of the Trump administration.
“The FBI exists to investigate crimes. In the case of Michael Flynn, it appears as if they might have existed to manufacture one. The FBI set out to interview General Michael Flynn when they had no predicate for any investigation of any crime,” said the Press Secretary.
“The very day that then-FBI Director Jim Comey sent agents to the White House, the FBI discussed their intentions beforehand. These notes raise serious questions about the FBI’s handling of Michael Flynn’s case,” she added.
Watch McEnany’s comments above.
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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FLYNN FREE! Justice Department Dropping Charges Against former NSA Michael Flynn
From the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday said it is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, abandoning a prosecution that became a rallying cry for the president and his supporters in attacking the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation.
The DOJ has abandoned its prosecution of President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, throwing in the towel on one of the most prominent cases brought by special counsel Robert Muellerhttps://t.co/doOxFk3Jhc
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Justice Dept. moves to drop case against Michael Flynn, former Trump adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI https://t.co/OWMIrBgAWW
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 7, 2020
The move is a stunning reversal for one of the signature cases brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. It comes even though prosecutors for the past three years have maintained that Flynn lied to the FBI in a January 2017 interview about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.