Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) got nasty with President Trump after word leaked that POTUS was preparing to finally pardon Mike Flynn.
Remember, Adam was one of the biggest leakers during all the Russia investigations and he was very good at it.
When all the transcripts of the hearings and the Mueller report came out we saw how Adam and others selectively and quite expertly leaked to create a false narrative about the entire fiasco. It worked but now Trump is going to correct the record and pardon Flynn and Adam is melting down.
Adam knew what he was doing – make no mistake about that – so for him to get mad now and say President Trump is “acting like an organized crime figure” because he will pardon Flynn is beyond the pale.
“It just, frankly, reflects so ill on our democracy, on the United States,” Schiff said.
“Imagine what people around the world think when we have a president that’s acting like an organized crime figure.”
“But this is who Donald Trump is. It’s who he was on the way into the presidency. It will be exactly who he is on his last days of the presidency,” he said.
From The Hill:
Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s former ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, in 2017, has been involved in a protracted legal battle since the beginning of this year over whether the charges should be dropped due to prosecutorial misconduct.
A prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William Barr to review the charges recommended that they be dropped, but an appeals court sided with U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s decision not to drop the charges and order an outside legal expert to evaluate the case. That court also rejected Flynn’s request for Sullivan to recuse himself from the case over charges that he acted improperly.
Flynn had previously agreed to plead guilty to the charge of lying to FBI agents and cooperated with the now-shuttered special counsel investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign in an effort that saw his sentencing delayed for years, before withdrawing his plea agreement in early 2020.
A pardon of Flynn would potentially end the former adviser’s legal woes before an attorney general appointed by President-elect Joe Biden could be installed next year.
President Trump is “acting like an organized crime figure,” @RepAdamSchiff says about a possible pardon for Michael Flynn.— New Day (@NewDay) November 25, 2020
“But this is who Donald Trump is. It's who he was on the way into the presidency. It will be exactly who he is on his last days of the presidency.” pic.twitter.com/ULtD5pBHFG