Monday, September 13, 2021

the last book I ever read (I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year, excerpt seven)

from I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker:

On May 7, at Barr’s direction, the Justice Department did a 180-degree turn and tossed out the prosecution of Flynn on the recommendation of a special prosecutor Barr had appointed to reinvestigate the case. To the president’s delight, Barr concluded that the lies that Flynn told to FBI agents and denials about his conversations with a Russian ambassador were not a crime because there was no official investigation under way at the time. This was another brutal affront to the line prosecutors working the Flynn case, and fresh evidence that Barr intervened to show mercy when the defendants were Trump allies. The day of the new filing, Trump applauded Flynn as “an even greater warrior” and called the senior FBI and Justice Department officials who pursued him “human scum.”

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