Schiff Says DOJ’s Dismissal ‘Does Not Exonerate’ Flynn, Senator Grassley Responds: “He Was Entrapped”

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Congressman Adam Schiff and other Democrats were infuriated after learning that the Department of Justice dropped the case against General Michael Flynn.

The stunning development came after internal memos were released raising serious questions about the nature of the investigation that led to Flynn’s late 2017 guilty plea of lying to the FBI, Fox News reported.

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Documents unsealed a week ago by the Justice Department revealed FBI agents discussed their motivations for interviewing Flynn in the Russia probe– questioning whether they wanted to“get him to lie” so he’d be fired or prosecuted, or get him to admit wrongdoing. “What is our goal?” one of the notes read. “Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”

On Thursday, the top prosecutor on the case, Brandon Van Grack, abruptly withdrew from the case, without explanation, in a brief filing with the court.

In reaction to the DOJ’s move, Schiff tweeted, “Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his illicit Russian contacts. His lies do not now become truths. This dismissal does not exonerate him. But it does incriminate Bill Barr. In the worst politicization of the Justice Department in its history.” See Below

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Fox News host Bret Baier mentioned Schiff’s tweet while interviewing Chuck Grassley, and asked the senator what he thought about it.

“Well first of all, he was entrapped and entrapment is unconstitutional,” Grassley reaponded. “It’s a violation of your due process.”

“Secondly, this thing would not be exposed if it hadn’t been for Barr taking the bull by the horns and knowing something was wrong, and going and knowing where things were wrong, how to straighten it out,” he added.

Grassley then declared that “we haven’t heard the end to Bill Barr’s good work,” and predicted “other shoes” will drop within the next “two or three months”. Video Below


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In ending, here are a pair of Senator Grassley’s Twitter reactions after learning of the DOJ’s dismissal: