Ilhan Omar Slams Michael Flynn's Charges Being Dropped: 'White Privilege at Work'
Radical Democrat blames race despite bombshell FBI files showing Flynn was set up
Far-left Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has slammed the news that Michael Flynn's charges have been dropped, blaming the twist of fate on "white privilege."
The Justice Department announced Thursday it was dropping its case against President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Flynn.
The charges were dropped after bombshell FBI documents were unsealed that showed Gen. Flynn was set up by disgraced Buerea officials.
In court documents filed Thursday, the DOJ said it is dropping the case “after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information.”
The Department revealed it had concluded that Flynn’s interview by the FBI was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn” and that his January 24, 2017 interview was “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis.”
Jeff Jensen, the U.S. attorney reviewing the Flynn case, recommended the move to Attorney General William Barr last week and formalized the recommendation in a document this week.
Despite the obvious reasons for the charges being dropped, however, Rep. Omar claims, without evidence, that the Justice Department abandoned its case against Flynn because he is "white" rather than innocent.
Omar took to Twitter on Thursday to falsely claim that the charges were dropped because of "white privilege."
White privilege at work. https://t.co/KfqzcvwXiV— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 7, 2020
"White privilege at work," she tweeted.
The phrase "white privilege" refers to a social justice contention that white people enjoy advantages because of systemic and institutionalized discrimination against minorities, according to The Blaze.
Flynn had pleaded guilty to charges including lying to the FBI in relation to the investigation into Russian election interference and alleged collusion.
He had worked as the national security advisor for President Donald Trump before he was fired for lying to Vice President Mike Pence.
After the release of documents that corroborated claims of political motivation and bias by the FBI agents, his allies demanded a review of the case and some encouraged the president to pardon him.
On Thursday the Department of Justice announced that they would drop the prosecution of Flynn altogether.
Democrats strenuously objected to the decision and called for further investigations into the rationale for the unraveling of the charges against Flynn.