The President of the United States once again tore into the Federal Bureau of Investigation this morning, accusing them of allowing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to use her position to influence the outcome of the FBI investigation into her private email server.
The irony of the fact that by making these statements, Trump himself is using his position to attempt to influence the investigation into his disgraced National Security Advisor was entirely lost on the President.
Trump accused the FBI of holding Flynn to a different standard than they did Clinton, saying that it was “very unfair” and he felt “very badly” for Gen. Flynn. “I feel very badly. He’s led a very strong life.”
“I will say this, Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI. Nothing happened to her. Flynn lied and they destroyed his life. I think it’s a shame.”
WATCH: "I feel badly for General Flynn. I feel very badly," President Trump says when asked about Flynn's guilty plea deal, and laments that "nothing happened" to Hillary Clinton: "It’s very unfair." pic.twitter.com/lQFhxaNTu8
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 4, 2017
FBI Director James Comey said in his testimony before Congress that there was “no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI” about her private email server.
On the other hand, Flynn was forced to resign as National Security Advisor in February when it was revealed that he lied to the FBI about conducting secret communications with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak concerning the lifting of the Obama Administration’s sanctions on the Russian Federation shortly after the election.
He also failed to disclose the fact that he had accepted payments from multiple foreign governments and conspired to kidnap and smuggle a Turkish cleric from his home in Pennsylvania out of the United States.
While the Federal Bureau of Investigation is far from a force of good in American society, seemingly devoting the majority of their resources to trying to trick teenagers into committing terrorism and spying on civil rights activist groups, it’s clear in the instance that they have their priorities where they need to be – and no amount of complaining from the President is going to dig him out of the hole in which he currently resides.