Liberal law professor punches back at Obama for claiming Flynn dismissal puts ‘the rule of law at risk’


Constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley hit back at former President Barack Obama on Saturday over his assertion that the “rule of law is at risk” after the Department of Justice dropped all charges against Michael Flynn.

Obama said on Friday, Yahoo News reported: The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed — about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn.

And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk. And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.

According to Turley, a self-avowed liberal, Obama’s comments reveal how personally invested he was in the Flynn case.

“It is a curious statement. First and foremost, Flynn was not charged with perjury,” Turley began.

“Second, we now know Obama discussed charging Flynn under the Logan Act which has never been used successfully to convict anyone and is flagrantly unconstitutional,” he continued. “Third, this reaffirms reports that Obama was personally invested in this effort.” – READ MORE

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