Last Friday, Democrats everywhere rejoiced when President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn plead guilty to charges that he had lied to the FBI during the transition period last year. Though liberals assumed that this was the beginning of the end for Trump, they just found out they were dead wrong, as something was just revealed that could get Flynn off the hook.
The Hill reported that Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) just revealed that he spoke with a whistleblower who witnessed a video teleconference back in February between between bureau leadership and their special agents in charge on the day Flynn resigned from his White House post over lying to Vice President Pence over his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. DeSantis said that the whistleblower said a senior FBI executive made an inappropriate comment suggesting the bureau had a personal motive in investigating Flynn and ruining his career.
Now, DeSantis is calling on the FBI to tell him if the video was saved.
“The wildly divergent ways these investigations have been conducted appear to dovetail with the political bias that has been uncovered,” DeSantis said.
This came after it was revealed that Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who conducted the interview with Flynn that got him in trouble, had been exchanging anti-Trump messages with his mistress, Lisa Page. Strzok was reassigned from the counterintelligence unit after the texts were discovered over the summer.
DeSantis also talked to a recently retired FBI supervisor who told him he was instructed by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing a report on the FBI findings to the larger intelligence community. The agent was concerned about this because his unit had gathered incontrovertible evidence showing a major al Qaeda figure had directed the attack and the information had already been briefed to President Obama.
In the days after the 2012 attack in Benghazi, the Obama administration pushed the narrative that it was related to spontaneous Muslim anger over an anti-Islam video tape and not a planned-out act of terrorism. DeSantis used this as an example of how politicized the FBI has become.
“What operational reason would there be to issue an edict to agents telling them, in the face of virtually conclusive evidence to the contrary, not to categorize the Benghazi attack as a result of terrorism? By placing the interests of the Obama administration over the public’s interests, the order is yet another data point highlighting the politicization of the FBI,” DeSantis said.
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