After the decision to quash all the allegations against the former security adviser of US President Donald Trump, allegations of counter-allegations have started in American politics.
And at the center of this debate is the current and former President of the country.
However, the Justice Department has decided to drop the charges on former security adviser Michael Flynn.
Early in Trump’s term as president, Michael Flynn was forced to resign.
Michael Flynn was alleged to have lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his relationship with Russian government officials.
Michael Flynn also confessed to lying in front of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials investigating the relationship between Russia and Trump’s election campaign.
After years of legal tug of war, former Three Star General Michael Flynn is now free of charges.
What are Trump and Obama saying?
Former President Barack Obama has generally refrained from commenting on Donald Trump, but on Friday, talking to his former colleagues and officials, he remarked strongly on Trump’s functioning.
He said, “No such example can be found that a person is accused of lying under oath and should be left just like that. This is the thing that bothers you. It is only a matter of prescribed procedures and rules “But our basic understanding of the rule of law is threatened.”
However, Trump has never hesitated to blame his predecessors. On Sunday, he made several tweets and retweetes about this, accusing former President Obama.
Trump alleges that Obama and his allies are involved in plotting to reduce the importance of his administration.
Trump reiterated the claims of right-wing analysts and lashed out at Obama, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, television presenter Jimmy Kimmel, several media institutions and reporters.
President Trump retweeted the presenter’s tweet of a talk-radio show, “the biggest political crime yet in US history.”
The presenter accused the people of the Obama administration of causing harm to Trump before he became President.
Why did the dispute start?
The President used the word “Obamaget” several times. It resembles the Nixon-era Watergate scandal. His allegations and well-known Conservative activists and other pro-factions associated with Trump immediately began using this hashtag.
On Sunday, 20 million tweets came from this hashtag. This is another example of President Trump’s power on social media.
Previously this hashtag was used for a while on some radical right-wing groups, especially between MAGA and QAnon users. But, could never go beyond this.
A big bounce on this was shown in the US on Sunday and 86 percent of the usage was in the retweet. It gives a feeling that perhaps this work has been done by harmonizing it to a great extent. However, no evidence of use of any technical device was found in it.
Why were the charges dropped?
The decision to remove the charges against Flynn was made by a US government lawyer who was appointed by Attorney General Bill Barr to review the prosecution.
Bill says, “Because no basis was found in the FBI investigation about Flynn and his Russian contacts.” Flynn cannot be accused of lying about this.
Flynn was included in the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Inquiry which ran in March 2016, but came to the main focus of the agency’s efforts when he publicly denied that he had met Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak after Trump’s election.
Discussions about restrictions
The FBI used a recording of Flynn’s conversation that proved his opposite.
Flynn was not even a part of the new administration when he was discussing softening of the restrictions. There was also a lot of criticism from the Democrats in the Congress on the removal of the allegations.
He wrote, “The current leadership of the department took extraordinary steps to save the president’s allies and punish their real and imaginary enemies.” In our view, these cases are witness to the systematic breakdown of fair justice in the Department of Justice and if there is a united corruption, then political bias points towards it.
The basis for Trump’s allegations against Obama
The President has always seen the investigation being done about Russia’s interference in the US elections as a challenge to the legitimacy of his rule.
Trump was criticized by the FBI and some members of the Russia investigation team as presidential candidates, as soon as evidence emerged that they considered themselves valid.
These ideas were later linked to former FBI director James Comey, former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, and have now criticized his policies and presidential run.
In the late months of 2016, the US government was receiving stern warnings from intelligence agencies of the Russian President regarding disrupting the 2016 presidential election. This was revealed in Robert Müller’s Special Counsel Investigation.
He also opened up layers of contact between Trump’s campaign campaign members and Russian citizens. The FBI counter-intelligence investigation was launched to investigate these contacts and activities.
In the intelligence department, the officials of the Obama administration, the FBI and the White House took the action based on these evidences, completely justified.
Trump and his supporters who do wrong things, try to hide them by showing their anger, under pressure.
When he learned about Flynn, Trump said in his Oval Office on Thursday, “I wouldn’t be surprised if you can see a lot of things happening in the coming weeks.” The debate over Flynn continues.