Obama Attacks Trump on Leaked Call, “Rule of Law Is At Risk” After Prosecution Drops Michael Flynn’s Case
In a recently obtained audio call by Yahoo news, former President Barack Obama claimed that the “rule of law is at risk” after the Department of Justice (DOJ) dropped the case against then-incoming National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn.
On Friday, a leaked audio call from the former President to the members of the Obama Alumni Association was obtained by the media. In the said phone call, Obama expressed his frustration on how the media “downplayed” the DOJ’s decision to drop the charges against Flynn. He continued by lamenting how Flynn was able to get away with the perjury charges “scot-free,” and without having any “precedent” that the case will be dropped.
Obama then claimed that he had become increasingly worried, stating that not only were the “institutional norms” at risk, but as well as the country’s “understanding of the rule of law is at risk.” The former President then warned, “And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.”
Exclusive: Obama, in private talk with ex-aides, says "the rule of law is at risk" in Flynn case and calls Trump response to pandemic an "absolute chaotic disaster." Listen to the tape: https://t.co/HUOXFvPI1m— Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff) May 9, 2020
However, the problem is that Flynn did plead guilty for perjury. In fact, he only admitted that he had lied to FBI agents for denying that he had contact with the Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, regarding Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign as a part of a deal during the Robert Muller’s investigation. Moreover, the left’s accusation of a “Russian Collusion” had already been debunked, as the prosecution failed to provide strong evidence.
Contrary to Obama’s ridiculous claims, Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, believed that her client had been set up by none other than top Obama officials.
In her appearance for Fox News on Sunday, Powell claimed that the so-called “perjury trap” on Michael Flynn had been “orchestrated and set-up” by high-ranking Obama officials. Based on the newly released transcripts from the House Intelligence Committee interview, on January 5, 2017, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates attended an Oval Office meeting. At the conference, Yates met with then-Vice President Joe Biden, then-FBI Director James Comey, then-CIA Director John Brennan, and then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
Powell claimed that the day before the said briefing, both Comey and McCabe found the transcripts of Flynn’s call with the Russian ambassador. They went on to immediately tell Clapper, who then reported the said transcripts to President Obama.
A day after, during the meeting, Obama mentioned the transcripts to Yates, although the then-Deputy Attorney General had no idea what Obama was referring to. By January 6 of 2017, Powell claimed that CNN and Buzzfeed ran it on the news “with the dossier they knew was a lie.” They used it as a reason to conduct an interview with Flynn. As Powell concluded, “So the whole thing was orchestrated and set up within the FBI, Clapper, Brennan, and in the Oval Office meeting that day with President Obama.”
During the leaked phone call, Obama also criticized Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak and described it as an “absolute chaotic disaster.”