By Duncan Smith
When it comes to making comments about the Justice Department’s decision to drop its case against retired three-star Army general and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Barack Obama probably ought to just keep out of it.
That, according to Rep. Doug Collins, (R-Ga.).
In an interview with “Fox & Friends” Monday, the 2020 Senate candidate called out the former president for his criticism of the DoJ’s decision to let Flynn go after discovering bombshell evidence the FBI (under Obama) south to entrap Flynn in January 2017.
“President Obama, I think, needs to stick more to retirement than, I think, commenting on stuff that happened in his own administration,” Collins said.
Last week, Obama told allies in a private phone conference that the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic is “chaotic,” while complaining that the “rule of law” had been put in danger when the Justice Department dropped charges against Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
In the call, which was leaked to Yahoo! News, Obama said the news has been “downplayed” about the dropped charges and noted that there is “no “precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free.”
Instead, Collins noted that the FBI had acted improperly during its investigation of Flynn on accusations that the retired general had lied about his communications with a Russian ambassador. He hadn’t, and even the very dishonest former FBI Director James Comey reportedly told Congress that.
But Collins said the DOJ corrected the problem and that Flynn was “unfairly targeted.”
“They did not like Donald Trump and they did everything they possibly could to get at him,” said Collins. “If they had to go through and destroy a life like General Flynn, they had no problems with it, and that is just disgusting in America.”
Yes, it is. And hopefully ‘Act 2’ will be Flynn extracting a couple of pounds of flesh from his accusers in the form of multi-million dollar lawsuits.