The Justice Department recently dropped its charges against Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security advisor. The decision has reignited the debate over Flynn’s alleged collusion with the Russian government, the Obama administration’s role, and whether, in light of new evidence, Flynn has been exonerated.

Journalist and former prosecutor David French joined the show to explain that while the FBI mishandled the Flynn case, he isn’t exonerated. French also discusses new revelations about Flynn’s unmasking, the US justice system, and the case’s likely outcome.

David French is a senior editor for The Dispatch and was formerly a senior writer for National Review. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom.

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  1. Architectus Coolidge

    One thing that David French breezily passed over without further comment was the “outstanding” legal representation of General Flynn, before Sidney Powell.  That was Covington & Burling, now sporting former Obama AG Eric Holder, and I think that there is a case to be made that they were negligent in his defense.  You don’t have to buy into fancy conspiracy theories to have doubts that they had the best interests of their client Flynn in mind, when they apparently pressed for a guilty plea, without an active defense including prying out exculpatory Brady material.  We have known for at least a generation that leftists do not have to actively collude, when they all already understand what they need to do to attack conservatives.  Elements in the DOJ, the FBI, the CIA, the Obama White House and others in Congress and the Press were working first to prevent Trump’s election, and then later to hobble it after the election.  Does it really seem out of the realm of possibility that Covington Burling did their part, even without a phone call from Obama or Biden?  

    I’ll leave it to the lawyers here to determine if anything can be done when a firm does not actively seek legally required exculpatory information for their client, and ignores ample evidence of abuse of power on the part of the government.  Malpractice?  Criminal negligence?  

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