The aftermath of the Michael Flynn debacle has set President Donald Trump on edge. While Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues to investigate Trump’s corrupt administration, Trump is pushing a false narrative in Flynn’s defense.
Recently, reporters stopped Trump as he was leaving the White House to visit Utah and asked him a series of questions about Flynn. As expected, Trump rushed to Flynn’s defense, claiming that he was treated ‘unfairly’ and that Hillary Clinton did not receive the same repercussions for her ‘lies.’
“I feel badly for General Flynn. I feel very badly. He’s led a very strong life, and I feel very badly…I will say this, Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI. Nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and they destroyed his life. I think it’s a shame. Hillary Clinton went to the FBI on the 4th of July weekend, not under oath, it was the most incredible thing that anyone’s ever seen. She lied many times. Nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and it’s like, they ruined his life. It’s very unfair.”
President Trump: "I feel badly for General Flynn. I feel very badly. He's led a very strong life and I feel very badly…I will say this, Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI. Nothing happened to her. Flynn lied and they destroyed his life." pic.twitter.com/xg8j3hZmGJ
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 4, 2017
If Trump were a reasonably intelligent man, he would realize the degree of Michael Flynn’s lies are far more damaging. Flynn flat-out lied to the FBI – that alone is a federal crime. If Hillary Clinton presented lies to the FBI, she would be in the same predicament, but she didn’t. Gearing the blame towards Hillary Clinton is just another tactic Trump uses to distract America from the real issues here: collusion and obstruction of justice.