Mike Flynn walks out of court a free man. He walks out convicted of nothing.
Does this convict the Trump administration's justice department, or the justice system? It is getting harder every day to make sense of what's happening.
Back in 2018 when Flynn went before Judge Sullivan for sentences on charges he lied to the FBI, this is what the Judge said to him,
“All along, you were an unregistered agent of a foreign country while serving as the national security advisor to the president of the United States,” Sullivan told Flynn, referring to the other case, for which Flynn was not charged.
“That undermines everything this flag over here stands for,” the judge said. “Arguably you sold your country out.” https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/18/judge-tells-michael-flynn-you-sold-your-country-out-at-hearing.html
He sold his country out. But today he's a free man, all charges dropped and charges that weren't brought will never be.
Was Sullivan just wrong? Did the FBI set Flynn up and "trick" him into lying? Is Barr's justice department acting on behest of Trump?
Will we ever know who we can believe about anything in the justice system ever again? I don't know the answer to that but I can say with certainty that I do not know if any of them can be trusted from law enforcement to judicial to DOJ to the White House.
From where I sit, it looks worse and worse for all of us.
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