Jonathan Turley Rips Apart Obama's 'Leaked' Statement About the DOJ and Flynn, and It's Glorious

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Former President Barack Obama speaks during a rally in Detroit Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in a fiery speech in Milwaukee that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.” (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

As my colleague streiff reported earlier, a “private call” from former President Barack Obama just happened to be leaked to Michael Isikoff.

Strange, isn’t it, how this leak parallels leaks during the Russia investigation that also went to Isikoff with information seemingly meant to undermine Donald Trump? The same reporter who was leaked to about Carter Page. Almost as if there’s a pattern there that we’re seeing once again.

On the call that obviously was private and not at all staged to be leaked, Obama said he was concerned that the “rule of law is at risk” after what he called the unprecedented move of the Justice Department dismissing the charges against Gen. Michael Flynn.

From Yahoo News:

“The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed — about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn,” Obama said in a web talk with members of the Obama Alumni Association.

“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.”


What utter gall.

Georgetown Law School constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley had a few things to say about Obama’s remarks.

Just one more example of “lawyer” Obama not understanding what he is talking about.

Indeed. This follows the new documents released that show Obama’s involvement in the action against Flynn and now that it is being called out as improper and without legitimate basis by Attorney General Bill Barr, Obama knows it’s coming back around to him.

As far as specific precedent, Turley takes care of that as well.


Guess “constitutional lawyer” Obama forgot about that.

But Obama talking about the “rule of law” being at risk is laughable. One of the main problems of the Obama administration was the many things that his officials did that they were never prosecuted or held to account for.

Even without the whole Democratic effort to undermine Trump with Russian collusion, which truly was unprecedented perhaps in the entire history of the country, there were a boatload of things that put the “rule of law” at risk.

Spying on AP reporters and James Rosen. John Brennan’s CIA caught spying on Congress and Brennan himself caught lying about it. Eric Holder, who called himself Obama’s “wingman,” held in contempt of Congress. Hillary Clinton’s private server and sending and receiving classified information in her emails. Just a small sample because we could go on at great length about the scandals of the Obama administration which media ultimately pretend never happened exactly because no one was ever held to account.


Now, as it’s all, finally, being unraveled, and the spotlight is on Obama himself, it sounds like he’s getting awfully nervous.


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