Donald Trump and Bill Barr are using the American criminal justice system as their own little club where friends and family get away with insane crimes like lying to the FBI about your dealings with Russia, our adversary. That’s exactly what Mike Flynn did, and pleaded guilty to, and that’s exactly the charges that Bill Barr dropped on Thursday.
Immediate backlash came for Barr, and now, he is speaking out about his decision to abuse his power as Attorney General of the United States on CBS Thursday. This is what he said:
“I’m doing the law’s bidding. I’m doing my duty under the law, as I see it.”
What happened to General Michael Flynn, a war hero, should never be allowed to happen to a citizen of the United States again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2020
Barr swears Trump had nothing to do with his decision:
“I made clear during my confirmation hearing that I was gonna look into what happened in 2016 and ’17. I made that crystal clear. I was very concerned about what happened. I was gonna get to the bottom of it. And that included the treatment of General Flynn.”
Barr: "You know, people sometimes plead to things that turn out not to be crimes." pic.twitter.com/FIDSCRirfm
— Norah O'Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) May 7, 2020
.@CBS_Herridge: "When the special counsel report was released last year, you were accused by critics of putting your thumb on the scale in the president's favor. Are you doing the president's bidding in Gen. Flynn's case?"
AG Bill Barr: "No, I'm doing the law's bidding." pic.twitter.com/pfiN4KLPPC
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 7, 2020
Barr continued, saying this about the backlash he will face/is facing:
“I also think it’s sad that nowadays these partisan feelings are so strong that people have lost any sense of justice. And the groups that usually worry about civil liberties and making sure that there’s proper procedures followed and standards set seem to be ignoring it and willing to destroy people’s lives and see great injustices done.”
If that’s not funny, I don’t know what is.
People went nuts over Trump’s tweet, and left ample comments below it, which we saved for your viewing pleasure: