Attorney General William Barr is ordering a re-examination of several high-profile cases, including that of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, US officials briefed on the matter say
Attorney General William Barr is ordering a re-examination of several high-profile cases, including that of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, US officials briefed on the matter say, in a move that could bring fresh scrutiny of the political motives behind actions at the Justice Department.Washington (CNN) US Attorney Jeffrey Jensen of St. Louis has been tasked with taking a second look at some aspects of the sensitive cases, one of the officials said. It was not clear which other cases were under review, and what form the reviews had taken.The revelation, first reported by The New York Times, comes days after Barr's Justice Department undercut career prosecutors in the case of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone to recommend a reduced sentence. The decision led four federal prosecutors to quit the case and invited fresh questions about the impartiality of Barr's Justice Department from political matters. On Wednesday, CNN reported that Barr had also been pressing for a sentence for Flynn that would spare him from prison.Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general who served as Trump's first national security adviser and resigned a month into the new administration, is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in 2017 to charges that he lied to the FBI about a conversation he had with the then-ambassador to Russia. The aftermath of the conversation, including Trump's encouragement of then-FBI Director James Comey to go easy on Flynn, led to the eventual appointment of former special counsel Robert Mueller.Justice Department drops McCabe criminal investigationIn recent months, Flynn changed lawyers and has waged a campaign to portray himself as a victim of malicious prosecutors. He is asking a judge to dismiss his case or allow him to change his guilty plea to not guilty.Read MoreFlynn's new legal counsel has argued in court filings that the former national security adviser was ambushed in the January 2017 interview in an instance that was part of a larger pattern of abuses by the FBI. But a federal judge has rejected that claim and been harshly critical of Flynn's tactics.The prospect of the Justice Department putting new scrutiny on the case would be a victory for Flynn and his legal team. It is also certain to please the President, who has maintained sympathy for his former aide and regularly claimed that cases emanating from the Mueller investigation were unjust.Amid the fallout, Barr sought to distance himself from Trump's political pressure, giving an interview to ABC News on Thursday in which he issued a rare rebuke of the President's social media commentary on the Justice Department while defending his decision to go easier on Stone in advance of his sentencing.Unprecedented walkout highlights DOJ friction with BarrJustice Department prosecutors in the Flynn case, from both the DC US Attorney's Office and department headquarters, have recently suggested in filings that they are gearing up to counter Flynn's attempts to get out of his charge and smear the prosecutors. But typically that could be handled by another prosecutor in the Washington area.Jensen, a former FBI agent who went on to serve as a federal prosecutor in the office he now leads, was nominated by Trump in 2017 and was confirmed later that year in the Senate.Last year, Barr turned to another US attorney, John Durham of Connecticut, to review the origins of the Russia investigation. That has since turned into a criminal probe, and is said to be examining elements of the US intelligence agencies' role in the Russia investigation.This story has been update to include more background information. Read more: CNN
Cool story so why don’t you report on Bernie Sanders more? 🤔 AG Barr a very principled man... Working with President Trump to root out corruption... President Trump rooting out corruption... Report the news correctly CNN. Sham investigation by FBI... General Flynn was lied to by FBI agents. Again for emphasis President Trump is rooting out corruption.
TraitorTrump withdrew from the Status of Forces Agreement with the Philippines, effectively losing the Philippines as an ally. China can now take over South China Sea and Russia can supply military aid. Trump basically sold out the US to Putin and Xi, for more Trump hotels. Yes, corruption at work, Barr will do what trump says, Flynn will soon be out 👎, the trump corruption 🦇 goes on. Go. Bernie 🕊
This unfair two tier system of justice must be fixed! When you have dems committing crimes and absolutely nothing happens we have a problem MCABE clearly lied it's in the I.G report! The republicans get set up in a perjury trap and are sent away for decades! Something is wrong!🚫 So crooked! This American Trump goverment is so corrupt..
AG Barr needs to crawl out of the crannies and tell the American people what he’s doing on behalf of Trump rather than leaving it up to investigative journalism to find out. Here we go. Too good to believe Barr. He already pled guilty.
Barr Installs Outside Prosecutor to Review Case Against Michael Flynn, Ex-Trump AdviserAmid turmoil in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, the attorney general has also sent outside prosecutors to review other politically sensitive cases. I mean he just let a democrat walk for at best, the same thing as Flynn- so yeah, it should be and charges should be dropped and/or pardoned Just can't keep his thumb out of the pie. This schmuck has got to be impeached, removed and disbarred.
While he’s at it. Why not re-examine Jared Kushner’s father’s conviction? and strike it clear from the records so he could continue to do business again without any red flags 💩 DrainTheSwamp Trump is undermining all public institutions for his own sake. Rightfully so guys are in jail wrongfully charged
Good. Many are going to prison and all the leftist elites are running scared Barr looks untrustworthy when he respons and is seemingly untrustworthy. Yes it looks like a right wing coup.... This is required to ensure justice is not perverted. Everything Mueller touched stinks to high heaven. I’d call these idiots the 3 blind mice but Jesus, look at em, you could stuff cheese into their mouths, neither has the mental capacity to stay alive as a mouse longer than the movie Cats stays in theatres !
See. All tweeting all the all. All talking about everybody behind their backs doubletalkers.
Barr installs outside prosecutor to review case against ex-Trump adviser Michael FlynnThe Justice Department recently opened an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the FBI's interview of Michael Flynn while he was serving as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, according to two people familiar with the inquiry. Flynn pleaded guilty to giving false statements to the FBI during that interview, but recently asked to withdraw that plea, further delaying his sentencing. Joke = MSNBC and their viewers. It is odd why he is charged for the exact same things Trump haters get a free pass for doing. The phony rebuke was always just a distraction. Barr knew this news was coming out and tried to do a bit of preemptive damage control. Nice try but no one is falling for it. ImpeachWilliamBarr
He has made millions and millions and millions of Americans hopeful justice will be done. This case was a farce right from the start and shouldn't have even been allowed. The corruption involved in this is disgusting and has diminished the faith in the justice system in the USA. Nearly Two-Thirds Of All Voters Believe President Trump Will Win Big. Monmouth Poll
CNN is always after the President If this president keeps acting like a king, I hope he’s not surprised when he gets booted like one too Did you get Avenattis opinion? PLS COMMENT ON AVENATTI CONVICTION? Question is why? He pled guilty. Greasing the skids for a Pardon. Why is it taking so long to sentence these two Clowns 🤡? Anyone else would have been LOCKED up by now
Will please every sane person in country— that lets out CNN. Trump don’t say a word say your thanks quietly
Trump gets what he wants from Barr on Roger Stone, imperils US justiceRosenzweigP usatodayopinion RosenzweigP usatodayopinion It isn't RosenzweigP usatodayopinion Anti-USA Today is Pro-China, Pro-Crime, & Pro-Democrat. FakeNews
A fair move...Flynn’s life was destroyed for no reason. .. And most the usa Barr is Trumps Goon. Well pretending to not being the most criminal AG didn’t last long. Dems🤣🤣🤣 Go figure? 2020 Republican Senate Seats AK-Sullivan AZ-McSally AR-Cotton CO-Gardner GA-Perdue GA-VACANT ID-Risch IA-Ernst KS-VACANT LA-Cassidy KY-McConnell ME-Collins MS-Hyde-Smith MT-Daines NE-Sasse NC-Tillis OK-Inhofe SC-Graham SD-Rounds TN-VACANT TX-Cornyn WV-Moore Capito WY-VACANT vote
The White House’s Godfathers aka crime lord and chiefs taxpayer personal attorney at work. Barr’s interview yesterday was to calm the troops at the justice department, he didn’t mean a word he said!!!! Oh but the rule of law and American democracy are the best in the world. Yeah right.
Barr says won't be 'bullied' by Trump on Stone caseIn an ABC interview, Barr, the country's top law-enforcement officer, said US President Trump's critical tweets of those involved in the case of Roger Stone 'make it impossible for me to do my job'.
What does LowBarr turn his fat face on next? Roe v. Wade? Maybe Brown v. Board of Education? The Impeachment acquittal of realDonaldTrump should then be revisited as well Yup, tRump Musta made a lot of promises to his cronies behind bars... & I’d follow their $ when all is done... Turning a Democracy into a Dictatorship has its Perks, when ya have an Aiding & Abetting Klan of Political Grifters Working FOR YOU👺🚫‼️
Flynn and McCabe swap. DRAIN THE SWAMP. Get Barr behind bars. It is sad that so much is built on trust. Unfortunately, the trust has been abused severally. DOJ has taken people for granted and is still playing DJT bidding. The interview of not wanting interference is a farce. So God help you all. Of course.
Not suspicious or anything The rule of law and the institutions that American believe can save them from the dictator realDonaldTrump . Aurevoir l’ Amérique et droit de l homme The FBI admitted some of the FISA were illegal. All cases should be tossed. Good.....
Barr: Won't be 'bullied' by Trump on Stone case; jurors appalledNancy Pelosi accused President Donald Trump of abusing his power and interfering in the criminal case of his convicted friend and adviser Roger Stone Dose anybody take this woman seriously anymore Nutsy PELOSI Esa Pelosi si que jode.
Boris Johnson has cancelled his planned trip to the White House after Trump slammed the phone down on him in a moment of 'apoplectic' fury Rt Hon Boris Johnson is wise to cancel his visit to President Donald Trump as he tried to bully Boris. Keep away! Why are we still excusing Michael Flynn? Didn't he make a plea deal? Is Barr going to do some bending of the law? This is what bothers law abiding, tax paying citizens. I worry what is being neglected by Barr's choice to be distracted by what has already been decided by our court
realDonaldTrump is always lending a helping hand to his bro’s 😂
Barr breaks with Trump: His tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’Attorney General William Barr sharply criticized President Trump’s prolific Twitter habit, saying that the president’s affinity for opining about the goings-on at the DOJ “make it impossible for me to do my job” BS. Someone ask him if tweets make it to his office. And yet Barr still bends to his masters wishes. No he doesn’t. This is called a snow job! Cover up the filt with words that sound pleasing for now in hopes people forget before the snow melts. boybye