Trump excoriates DOJ for ‘double standard’ over how they treated Michael Flynn versus Hillary Clinton

Trump excoriates DOJ for ‘double standard’ over how they treated Michael Flynn versus Hillary Clinton
President Trump called into question over the weekend whether or not the DOJ employed a "double standard" when dealing with Michael Flynn versus Hillary Clinton. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump took to Twitter over the weekend to call into question how the Department of Justice has treated Michael Flynn versus how they treated Hillary Clinton.

What did Trump say?

Trump was beside himself that his former national security adviser is having his “life destroyed” for lying to the FBI, while Clinton faced zero legal repercussions for her private emails scandal. The president also questioned why there appears to be a much higher standard for Flynn than there was for Clinton. Trump wondered if the difference is a “rigged system” or a “double standard.”

Indeed, Trump is correct. In the days after the FBI announced they would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton, it was revealed that the FBI neither recorded their deposition with Clinton nor did they administer a sworn oath before she talked.

Trump went on to double down on his first point. Why was Clinton allowed to delete her emails and not answer for that, despite there being a subpoena for them?

Flynn has pled guilty to lying to the FBI.

What else did Trump say?

The president had quite the busy Saturday evening and Sunday morning on his favorite social media platform. In addition to Clinton, Flynn and the FBI, Trump also commented on ABC’s Brian Ross being suspended, what his erroneous report did to the stock market on Friday, the Kate Steinle verdict, the FBI agent who was removed from Mueller’s investigation for sending anti-Trump text messages and a statement saying that he never told former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating Flynn.

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