Flynn conviction should be overturned, Congress should defund Mueller office in light of exculpatory evidence being withheld

May 7, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to revelations by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence including testimony by former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that the FBI agents who interviewed former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in Jan. 2017 did not think he had lied about his conversation with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kisylak in Dec. 2016:

“The prosecution of former National Security Advisor reflects the Orwellian justice of the Mueller investigation where both James Comey and Andrew McCabe testified to Congress that Flynn did not lie to the FBI, and yet Flynn was forced to plead guilty to lying to investigators because he could no longer afford to defend himself financially.

“Two immediate actions should occur: First, Flynn should withdraw his coerced guilty plea and all charges against him should be dropped. Second, Congress is responsible for Mueller’s unending taxpayer-funded pocketbook used to overwhelm even well-heeled individuals and members can and should immediately vote to cut that funding from the Mueller probe and demand a final report be submitted to the Department of Justice. Failure by Congress to act would be a surrender of their duty to ensure the basic American principle of every deserving equal justice under the law. Mueller and the FBI’s rogue prosecutions will either go down as a stain on nation’s judicial system or it could very well be the end of the concept of innocent until proven guilty.”

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