(FreedomJournal.Org)- General Michael Flynn was vindicated on Thursday when the Department of Justice officially announced that they would be dropping the case against him. The DOJ referenced “newly discovered” information from the initial investigator of Flynn when he was President Trump’s national security advisor.
In a court filing, U.S. Attorney Timothy Shea announced the decision.
“Based on an extensive review and careful consideration of the circumstances, that continued prosecution of this case would not serve the interests of justice,” he said.
General Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI during an investigation in 2017, relating to conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Since then, however, it came to light that Flynn was encouraged to plead guilty as part of a deal with prosecutors, and for some time his legal defense team has been attempting to withdraw his guilty plea.
Following the release of new information which suggested interviewers purposely entrapped Flynn and forced him to lie, authorities have dropped the case.
In the statement, Shea referenced an FBI memo that recommended the Flynn investigated by closed way back in January 2017.
“The Government has concluded that the interview of Mr. Flynn was untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn – a no longer justifiably predicated investigation that the FBI had, in the Bureau’s own words, prepared to close because it had yielded an ‘absence of derogatory information,’” the memo read.
President Donald Trump reacted to the breaking news that the Department of Justice would be dropping the cases. He said he “felt it was going to happen” and that Flynn “was an innocent man.” He said Flynn is a great man who was targeted by the Obama administration in order to take down the Trump presidency, and that the entire situation was “unprecedented.”
“I hope a lot of people are going to pay a huge price,” he added, before labelling them “dishonest crooked people” and “human scum.”
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“This should never have happened in this country,” he said.
After years of harassment and legal trouble, Flynn is a free man!