Andy McCarthy is a conservative writer and former federal prosecutor.
During a recent appearance on FOX News, he explained why he believes Michael Flynn was targeted by the deep state. It was all about getting to Trump.
In the early days of the Trump administration, Flynn was one of the few people who would have been able to see what was actually happening. Therefore, they had to get rid of him.
From FOX News:
Explosive internal FBI documents unsealed Wednesday show bureau officials executed a “meticulously planned-out scheme” in January 2017 to set up then-national security adviser Michael Flynn, former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy told Fox News Wednesday.
“What we are seeing is a meticulously planned-out scheme to try to get a 33-year combat veteran of the United States to say something that was inaccurate so that they would have a basis to try to charge him with false statements or otherwise get him fired,” McCarthy told “The Story.”..
“For years, a number of us have been arguing that this looked like a perjury trap,” McCarthy said. “That was common sense for a long time.”
“They did the interview outside of the established protocols of how the FBI is supposed to interview someone on the White House staff. They are supposed to go through the Justice Department and the White House counsel’s office. They obviously purposely did not do that and they were clearly trying to make a case on this.”
McCarthy repeated this on the Tucker Carlson show. Watch below:
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"Flynn was not the objective he was the obstacle.
He’s going to find out that we investigated the Trump campaign; if you tell him about the investigation it is over.
The perjury trap is what has the chance of getting him removed." https://t.co/mrxI3pfs5Z pic.twitter.com/3eriejFT72
— Heather Champion (@winningatmylife) May 1, 2020
McCarthy broke it all down in an article at National Review:
The FBI Set Flynn Up to Preserve the Trump–Russia Probe
Michael Flynn was not the objective. He was the obstacle.
Once you grasp that fundamental fact, it becomes easier to understand the latest disclosures the Justice Department made in the Flynn case on Thursday. They are the most important revelations to date about the FBI’s Trump–Russia investigation, code-named Crossfire Hurricane.
The new disclosures, in conjunction with all we have learned in the last week, answer the all-important why question: Why was Flynn set up?
The answer to the what question has been clear for a long time: The FBI set a perjury trap for Flynn, hoping to lure him into misstatements that the bureau could portray as lies. In the frenzied political climate of the time, that would have been enough to get him removed from his new position as national security adviser (NSA), perhaps even to prosecute him. On that score, the new disclosures, startling as they are to read, just elucidate what was already obvious.
People will be talking about this for years to come.
What was done to Michael Flynn was despicable.