Nancy Pelosi is not happy with Bill Barr and the Department of Justice and threw a mini-fit after the bombshell news that Mike Flynn was exonerated.
“Barr’s politicization of justice knows no bounds. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators in the face of overwhelming evidence,” she said.
“But now, Barr’s Justice Department is dropping the case to continue to cover up for the president. Overruling the Special Counsel is without precedent and without respect for the rule of law.”
The insufferable James Comey also took some shots at Bill Barr as Comey literally watched his reputation get even worse:
“The DOJ has lost its way. But, career people: please stay because America needs you,” Comey said.
“The country is hungry for honest, competent leadership.”
The Justice Department moved Thursday to dismiss the criminal case against former national security adviser Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Prosecutors asked a U.S. District judge to dismiss the charge of making false statements to the FBI with prejudice against Flynn.
Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI in a January interview amid special counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe into Russian meddling in the presidential election. Flynn said he made the false statement regarding his interactions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
In January, the Justice Department changed its sentencing recommendation from probation for Flynn to six months in prison because it said he was unrepentant. A week later, Flynn asked to withdraw his guilty plea, saying prosecutors broke the plea agreement when they requested jail time.
Handwritten notes in FBI documents, which a federal judge released last month, question whether the “goal” was “to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired.”
The DOJ has lost its way. But, career people: please stay because America needs you. The country is hungry for honest, competent leadership.
— James Comey (@Comey) May 7, 2020