James Comey Reacts to DOJ Dropping Flynn Charges, Says “The DOJ has lost its way”

Former FBI Director James Comey reacted to charges against Michael Flynn being dropped on Twitter by tweeting:

The DOJ has lost its way. But, career people: please stay because America needs you. The country is hungry for honest, competent leadership.

Per DailyCaller, the Justice Department dropped its case against Michael Flynn on Thursday, citing “newly discovered” information from the investigation of the former national security adviser.

The stunning decision comes following a series of revelations in recent weeks from an internal review of the Flynn case led by Jeffrey Jensen, the U.S. attorney for St. Louis.

Attorney General William Barr appointed Jensen to review the Flynn investigation after the retired general filed a motion to withdraw a guilty plea he entered on Dec. 1, 2017 for making false statements to the FBI during an interview on Jan. 24, 2017.

Flynn said in a Jan. 29, 2020 court filing that he “regret[s]” pleading guilty in his case, asserting that he did not lie to the FBI.

Jensen provided Flynn’s lawyers with an FBI memo from early 2017 which showed the bureau was poised to close an open counterintelligence investigation of Flynn due to a lack of evidence that he had any suspicious ties to Russia.

Jensen also discovered a handwritten memo from an FBI official questioning whether the goal of an interview with Flynn was to “get him to lie” in order to either get him fired or in legal jeopardy.

Flynn was interviewed at the White House regarding his phone calls in December 2016 with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the U.S. At the time of the calls, the FBI had an open counterintelligence investigation against Flynn and three other Trump associates.

Jensen said in a statement Thursday that recommended to Barr that the case against Flynn be dismissed.

“Through the course of my review of General Flynn’s case, I concluded the proper and just course was to dismiss the case. I briefed Attorney General Barr on my findings, advised him on these conclusions, and he agreed,” Jensen said.