The Senate Should Focus On What The Flynn Transcripts Do Not Contain . . . Starting With A Crime, by Jonathan Turley

The Flynn prosecution has been a travesty based on nonexistent evidence and the absence of an actual crime. From Jonathan Turley at jonathanturley.org:

440px-Michael_T_FlynnBelow is my column in The Hill newspaper on the new disclosures in the prosecution of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.  Yesterday, the attorney hired by Judge Emmet Sullivan responded on his behalf to defend his controversial orders in the case to invite third parties to argue the merits of the motion to dismiss as well as raising his option to substitute his own criminal charge of perjury against Flynn.  The Justice Department responded with a 45-page filing to a three-judge appeals court panel.

The attention will now focus on the appearance tomorrow of former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the Senate.  For me, the most pertinent question is why this investigation continued past December and seemed to become to a search for a crime rather than the investigation of any crime or collusion with Russia.

Here is the column:

“Remember … Ambassador, you’re not talking to a diplomat, you’re talking to a soldier.” When President Trump’s incoming national security adviser, Michael Flynn, said those words to then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, he also spoke to American intelligence agents listening in on the call. For three years, congressional Democrats have assured us Flynn’s calls to Kislyak were so disturbing that they set off alarms in the closing days of the Obama administration.

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