A former advisor to United States President Donald Trump said indicting Steve Bannon is part of an assault on basic American rights.
Retired Army Lt. General Michael Flynn appeared Friday evening on a Fox News broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight. Flynn briefly served as President Trump’s National Security Advisor before the F.B.I. charged him with lying during an interview in the White House office.
“The assault on the freedom of speech, our ability to peaceably protest, our desire to seek the truth in the security of our election systems and processes, this is what is at risk in our country today, and they don’t want us to be talking about these things,” General Flynn told Carlson.
The retired Army General opined that subpoenas against people like Bannon and himself are like political theater intended to steal away other events happening in the news. He pointed to the F.B.I.’s baseless investigation of Trump’s alleged Russian collusion now being scrutinized by Special Counsel John Durham.
Durham was appointed by former Attorney General William Barr to examine the government’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s connections with Russia. The investigation has so far garnered three indictments and one guilty plea, including one last month against Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann. Durham has a reputation as a dogged investigator and each indictment seems to get closer to the top of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
Flynn also noted that news about investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot displaces news about failed foreign policy by the Biden Administration, such as the Afghanistan withdrawal and surge of illegal aliens on the Southern border.
“You have… very, very clear evidence coming out about COVID, and really the conspiracy behind COVID and some of the things that are happening with it,” Flynn said. “The more they can keep this January 6th news — and the big media does a good job of making sure it pounds the Americans’ heads with it on a daily basis — by doing things like issuing more and more subpoenas. I don’t doubt that there’s more to come from this.”
Trump’s former security advisor told the Fox host he plans to respond to the subpoena and appear before the Jan. 6th Congressional commission. “I don’t have anything to hide,” he said.
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