Center for American Progress

STATEMENT: Justice Department Move To Drop Flynn Charges Puts Trump and His Cronies Above the Law
Press Statement

STATEMENT: Justice Department Move To Drop Flynn Charges Puts Trump and His Cronies Above the Law

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Justice dropped its criminal case against President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. In response, Max Bergmann, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:

Michael Flynn has already pled guilty for lying to the FBI. He admitted he lied about his contacts with Russia. The U.S. Department of Justice does not dispute that he lied; it just believes that Donald Trump and his accomplices are above the law. This is effectively a backdoor pardon for Flynn and an unprecedented politicization of the Justice Department.

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