Listen to this pathetically incoherent phone link to Obama--this is what he sounds like without a teleprompter. Anybody who tells you that smoking dope doesn't damage a person, here's the proof to the contrary. How would you as a law student have liked sitting through stammering lectures from this guy? No wonder other law profs at U of Chicago said that Obama avoided interacting with them.
And kudos to Matt Gaetz for calling out the two guys who set the GOP to lose the House in 2018--Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy:
Two things about what Obama said, may seem technical, but this is a guy who was supposedly a law prof:
1. He says no precedent for charges being withdrawn by government? Absurdly and demonstrably untrue.
2. He says Flynn was charged with "perjury"? Also absurdly and demonstrably untrue.
It's nice to be in good legal company on this. Commenters TexasDude and Anonymous provided excellent links in this regard. I especially like this very concise Twitter thread by law prof Jonathan Turley--the kind of law prof Obama would have avoided so as not to expose his woeful ignorance:
President Obama is being quoted on Flynn, saying "There is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free." It is a curious statement.
First and foremost, Flynn was not charged with perjury...
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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.
Third, this reaffirms reports that Obama was personally invested in this effort.
Finally, there is precedent...
There is a specific rule allowing for this motion under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a). There are specific Supreme Court cases like Rinaldi v. United States addressing the standard for such dismissals....
The Justice Department has dismissed cases in the past including the Stevens case. That was requested by President Obama's own Attorney General Eric Holder for the same reason: misconduct by prosecutors. It was done before the same judge, Judge Sullivan. How is that for precedent?