General Michael Flynn has been exonerated in the eyes of the public, but the justice system has yet to catch up. In an effort to bring true justice to this case, U.S. Attorney Bill Barr has appointed a special prosecutor to review the case against General Flynn.
According to Reuters:
U.S. Attorney William Barr has tapped the top federal prosecutor in St. Louis to review the Justice Department’s politically-charged case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a department official said on Friday.
Jeffrey Jensen, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, will be working alongside the case’s lead prosecutor Brandon Van Grack, a move that comes a month after Flynn told the court he wanted to withdraw his guilty plea in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The news of Barr’s decision to tap an outside prosecutor on the Flynn case caps an extraordinary week at the Justice Department.
On Tuesday, the department lightened its sentencing recommendation for Trump political ally Roger Stone after criticism from the president that an earlier recommendation for seven to nine years in prison was too harsh.
The move prompted all four career prosecutors on the case to withdraw and one of them to quit the government entirely.
Barr on Thursday tried to beat back critics’ concerns that he was doing the president’s political bidding by intervening to help Stone, and said the president’s constant tweets on criminal cases were undercutting his ability to do his job.
The very next day, prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. revealed they would not be pressing charges against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent punching bag of Trump’s, over allegations he misled investigators about his communications with the media.