Talking Points Memo, and I'm sure every other news organization in the country, is reporting the bombshell move by the Bill Barr DOJ to drop the case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying to FBI investigators, to which Flynn pleaded guilty over two years ago, in December 2017. According to the filing, the DOJ is now alleging that Flynn's statements were not "material even if untrue." It claims there was no legitimate reason for investigating Flynn, despite his making five phone calls to the Russian ambassador and lying about them.
The filing goes on to repeat all the rancid nonsense our so-called President has been making about the investigation, particularly targeting the FBI, then-Director James Comey, and of course FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Jesus fucking Christ! There really is nothing so low this regime won't do. Barr and his minions have put an exclamation point on the complete perversion of justice I highlighted in February.
As you can tell by the fact that I am breaking my own commenting rules, I am gobsmacked, speechless, and enraged. The would-be dictator continues to trash the rule of law in this country, and there are still 180 days left until the November election.
Judge Emmet Sullivan, who has presided over this case, does not have to accept the DOJ recommendation. I pray that he does not. You know, it might be worthwhile if Special Counsel Robert Mueller said something about the methodical lying about, and undoing of his investigation. That he has been silent this long is disgraceful. He swore to uphold the Constitution and it's being violated in plain sight.
You can see the entire filing at TPM. You can read it if you're a masochist or more detail-oriented than I am. I'm not going to tempt my blood pressure any more than necessary.
I'm sorry I can't be any more coherent than this. This is Saturday Night Massacre level lawlessness now. We're in the fight of our lives to save America.