Justice Department Moves To Drop Prosecution Of Michael Flynn Case | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

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Kristen Welker, Frank Figliuzzi, and Michael Steele join Andrea Mitchell to discuss the unprecedented move by the Department of Justice to drop the prosecution of former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on charges of lying to the FBI, charges to which Flynn had previously pleaded guilty twice before seeking to withdraw his plea. Aired on 05/08/2020.
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Justice Department Moves To Drop Prosecution Of Michael Flynn Case | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

114 Comments on "Justice Department Moves To Drop Prosecution Of Michael Flynn Case | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC"

  1. Laura Zaboraski | May 8, 2020 at 2:31 PM | Reply

    Still working on that hotel in Moscow I see….🙄

  2. Want to deal with Russia, release the Mueller report. Crooks

    • Saltponds239 | May 10, 2020 at 9:38 AM | Reply

      @Magic Sam The real Russian Involvement was the Steele Dossier. The FBI knew it was a piece of Russian disinformation but went with it anyway.

      If the saying goes you can indict a ham sandwich, why aren’t people being indicted?

    • @Magic Sam where did you get that b.s. they had him on many more charges, they dropped in plea deal. A blind person looking at evidence could see he was guilty. You prove a stupid person looking at evidence. Cant understand. He is a traitor and needs to be locked up.

    • the truth no you guys are traitors for hating trump so much that you push this delusional baseless dangerous russia narrative that divides and isolates our country. As if America needs more enemies. Russia is not the reason trump is president. If they really wanted to win you’d think they actually do something productive and for the people they claim to serve instead of practicing the same strategy that brought us trump in the first place. All the Dems do is cap. They don’t care about the people. They aloud corporations to outsource American jobs just like the GOP.

    • You are a little late dude. It was released months ago!

    • Saltponds239 | May 10, 2020 at 5:13 PM | Reply

      @Scout Dog The bottom line is, there should have never been a Mueller report. Some of the same Prosecutors who prosecuted Flynn were members of the Mueller team.

      I can’t wait until the Fascist Obama Administration’s dirty deeds are disclosed to the World.

  3. David Clark | May 8, 2020 at 2:36 PM | Reply

    How would it make it hard to deal with Russia if there is concern that Russia interfered with the election.

    • Arron Smith why do you w/o a shadow of a doubt believe the ‘intelligence’ findings exactly?

    • Arron Smith | May 9, 2020 at 9:54 AM | Reply

      ​@Magic Sam Because when a group of people say that you’re lying and I’m going to find the truth… then spend 3 years looking for a scapegoat that would give them a “win” and they come back with a report that says (mostly) you were right, I was wrong…

      So, when everyone (BOTH dems and repubs) agree that Russia did something, I’m want to believe that over Fox “News” or “President” Trump’s alternate fantasies.

      Why don’t you believe the “intelligence”?

    • I am more concerned of the meddling that Obama and other democrats were involved in to prevent a candid from winning. Isn’t that what they do in Russia?

    • Arron Smith | May 10, 2020 at 3:51 PM | Reply

      ​@Scout Dog Why?
      I don’t like it when anyone cheats the voice of the American public, but at least when it’s an American doing it… they still have more incentive to not run the country into the ground.

      On the other hand, Russia has active incentive to do just that. You don’t have to ignore Russia’s actions to also condone domestic threats. Also, maybe question what it is about Trump Russia really likes…. They normally pin the worst traits against each side in an effort to divide us (so win on their end for that), but lately the evidence suggests they’re all in on Trump. Why?

    • David Clark | May 10, 2020 at 7:14 PM | Reply

      @Scout Dog I am fed up with Scum Trump supporters.

  4. This country’s a joke now

    • Suzuki Beane | May 8, 2020 at 3:30 PM | Reply

      @Sean D Canada, keep your borders secure from this insanity.

    • Buck Browning | May 8, 2020 at 3:39 PM | Reply

      @Sean D If your a demokkkrat, you are the 4th Reich..Your attempted coup has failed & justice is & will be served..What did obumfk know and when did he know it?..Answer: SPYGATE, He initiated the coup, and he knows everything..HANG THE TRAITOR!
      18 US CODE 115–Treason, Sedition & Subversive Activities
      Media coconspirators will not be spared..
      LMFAO 🖕😂🖕

    • @Russian Bot You will? PLEASE DO

    • Brad Graham | May 9, 2020 at 4:01 PM | Reply


    • Brad Graham…you move. Then this place will be less of a joke.

  5. Grace Bertrand | May 8, 2020 at 2:44 PM | Reply

    Surprised? They’re all thugs who belong in Gitmo

  6. Rock Nouveau | May 8, 2020 at 2:47 PM | Reply

    The Department of Justice has become a toilet smeared with a huge, steaming Barr!

  7. Anne-Marie Parker | May 8, 2020 at 2:48 PM | Reply


    • Matthew Roeser | May 8, 2020 at 3:12 PM | Reply

      Please Comrade

    • Arron Smith | May 8, 2020 at 3:12 PM | Reply

      He doesn’t have to ask.. they’re happy to help freely as his presidency undermines the US’s ability to function more than anything they could personally throw at us.

    • Barry Sutton | May 8, 2020 at 5:35 PM | Reply

      Russia Russia Russia
      Stop watching Rachel MadCOW

    • Thomas Woods | May 9, 2020 at 10:23 PM | Reply

      Trump needs no help from Russia. Trump haters cry, and complain in social media. Voting requires too much effort. A tweet can be done from a chair.

    • Democrats still on that Russian BS. Even Obama new they didn’t interfere with the Election. Trump will win again, congratulations Democrats.

  8. Phillip MJ Bacon | May 8, 2020 at 2:49 PM | Reply

    Just showing the world how morally bankrupt the USA is at present… another untenable miscarriage of justice.

    • Verum Quaesitor | May 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM | Reply

      Tampahop , what aboutisms will in no way save the Republic from the galactic incompetence and corruption America is experiencing. I sold my winter home in Florida 3 years ago and have no plans of returning anytime soon. When you have some time, try looking into what the rest of the planet is saying about Merika. It’s not good, not at all.

    • Phillip MJ Bacon It’s NOT the USA! It’s Trump & the GOP & THEIR BASE who are morally bankrupt-ALL while calling themselves Christians! Theye all Narcissists! https://www.healthline.com/health/malignant-narcissism#traits

    • Robert The Bruce Trump has 24 SEXUAL ASSAULTS that YOU ignored! Hypocrite!

    • @Verum Quaesitor But you can’t say with a straight face that it’s all Republican incompetence or corruption. As for what the rest of the world thinks, here’s what happens on an almost daily basis. So we have NBC’s Chuck Todd heavily edit an interview clipping off a significant portion of a reply to make AG Barr look bad. NBC gets caught doing it and claims it was an “accident” in production, and I’m sure it will never ever ever ever happen again…. until the next accident that makes a Republican look bad. I picked up on it quickly because I use primarily conservative news sources who were all over the story. You may or may not have realized what happened based on whether you care about the truth or just want the standard, biased media narrative. I’ll say good of NBC to make the correction after being caught doing it. A lot of the media would have just ignored the complaints and moved on without any correction.. Anyone watching international news sources has about a zero percent chance of realizing what NBC did and will likely never hear the apology for their “accident” because they certainly don’t care that NBC made a mistake and apologized for it. They just know AG Barr sucks because they didn’t care enough to know what Chuck Todd and NBC really did.

    • Verum Quaesitor | May 11, 2020 at 9:35 PM | Reply

      Tampahop , do me a favor. Just go on Utube and search “ world leaders reactions to trump”
      He is unfit, morally, mentally or ethically to head your great nation.
      I have spent considerable time in the US, as a resident in Arizona, ( I attended schools there from grades 4-8) and then in Fl as a older man. I have many great friends there. I am just mystified that more Americans can’t see the spray tan man for what he is.

  9. aixelsyd tcefrep | May 8, 2020 at 2:52 PM | Reply

    People should start handing out copies of the Mueller report, people have time during quarantine

  10. If you support this move by the DoJ, you support Russian interference, making you a traitor. Just like Flynn.

    • @Robert Olin hahaha so you agree that hes guilty?

    • Robert Olin he stood up in open court and admitted guilt twice. He didn’t undergo torture. He didn’t have a gun to his head. He willingly admitted his guilt. Now he wants a do over?

    • I’m OK with that since they dropped all charges against Flynn.

    • Tampahop they made the motion to drop. The judge hasn’t decided. Flynn willingly admitted his guilt in open court TWICE.

    • @Sam Bacon God, I don’t know how many times I have to post this, but here it comes again:
      A close family associate said Mueller and his team even threatened Flynn Jr. during a meeting with Gen. Flynn in the same room. Mueller’s apparent goal with the threats was to cause additional stress in the Flynn family as well as hike Flynn’s legal fees which were already bankrupting the family, sources said.

      “Between the threats and the finances, he (Gen. Flynn) had to make a deal to put the brakes on this,” a family associate said. “This has nothing to do with guilt. This was survival.”
      There was NO “willingly” about it. Have a nice day.

  11. So, if I lie to the FBI, can I use the, “It was just a prank, bro” defense just like Flynn?

    • Texas Outlaw | May 9, 2020 at 5:17 AM | Reply

      @Sarah H You lied again with “on record taking bribes from Turkey”. You watch some fake news on MSNBC and believe that it suddenly becomes fact?

      Even with YouTube propping up MSNBC as “authoritative” and allegedly having almost 3 Million subscribers, haven’t you noticed the extremely low view count? They are being propped up so people like you will fall for their lies. They get less views than small YouTube channels where people in their garage. Compare views to Tim Pool or Jimmy Dore and ask yourself why is it that with major money backing them and major pushes by YouTube, Facebook etc they still get hardly any views? Are you the last person watching unironically?

    • Texas Outlaw

    • Louis Cyfear | May 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM | Reply

      Tell that to Hillary Clinton.

    • Texas Outlaw | May 9, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      @Sarah H Yes it is pointless for you when you have zero facts on your side.

    • @Texas Outlaw You’re awake now huh? LOL

  12. Steve King | May 8, 2020 at 3:02 PM | Reply

    Putin himself admitted interference whilst standing next to Donnie, yet it’s still a hoax?

    • Charles Cummings Sr | May 10, 2020 at 3:57 AM | Reply

      @Saynoto Socialists Say no to Socialist yet you back a man with communist ties. Incredulous! Investigate how much money he received from Russia. If he were innocent as you say then why has he constantly prevented people from fulfilling their duty to testify before Congress when subpoenaed. The only reason that he was not impeached was due to the senate majority of the Republican traitors.

    • Charles Cummings Sr | May 10, 2020 at 4:04 AM | Reply

      @ray fish Then why plead guilty, why obstruct testimony, and why enact revenge on people who simply did their duty to obey the law. You know nothing about Trump. Go READ a biography about your precious president and then come back.

    • @whaledog77 You can tell your wife a lie and its not a federal crime. Same thing here as the lie Flynn told to Pence had nothing to do with the federal charges and was not a criminal act, although it might say something about Flynn’s character.

    • @Charles Cummings Sr IDK if you know this.. but the topic was not about President Trump. It was about Micheal Flynn. And he plead guilty because they threatened to go after Flynn’s son if he didn’t plea guilty to lying. They’d already bankrupted him through the legal battle.. Do you think they would have bankrupted his son as well with a legal battle if they went up against him? His son wouldn’t even have to be guilty of anything and they’d still hurt him. You mean to tell me that isn’t a factor? That isn’t kind of like black mail? Notice where neither you nor anyone one else on your side can come with any facts that don’t debunk this obvious fact.. They threatened his son and then he plead guilty… Seems pretty basic to me and the reason they are dropping the case is because it was a weak case to begin with. They needed that plea in order for them to go after him.Maybe you should try reading the transcripts that are coming out now… YOu want me to read Biographies on President Trump… to shine a light on why this Flynn case was bs? How does that even make sense? Think you may want to check on that TDS… It has you saying some ignorant things.

    • @whaledog77 Yep Barr is dropping the case.. and a JUDGE will vote on that decision. Because even Barr can’t just drop a case. Also why are you not debunking the fact they blackmailed him and threatened his son to get that plea. You just casually keep forgetting that and making everything about Trump. Does Trump at least pay rent to live in your head that way? And I’m sorry was it Trumps firing Flynn… that bankrupted Flynn? or was it the FBI bankrupting him.. over a supposed lie in a legal battle. Be specific which ruins a man more… losing their job… or bankrupting them? Seem like common sense… but not if you have TDS I suppose.

  13. Alonzo Castoire | May 8, 2020 at 3:02 PM | Reply

    The Klan has infiltrated every level of our government.

    • Rock Nouveau | May 8, 2020 at 3:27 PM | Reply

      By ‘infiltrated’ you must mean life-long government officials…and federal appointees…state law enforcement…and local prosecutors, plus local law enforcement members.

    • So… they are working with the Muslims ant the Chinese?

    • Mark Haddox | May 8, 2020 at 4:19 PM | Reply

      Meanwhile in the real world the government has infiltrated the Klan at all levels. The communist have infiltrated all levels of the US government. Both Brennan and Comey have admitted to being former communist.

    • Gary Rogers | May 8, 2020 at 8:28 PM | Reply

      @Mark Haddox Citations required ????

    • Mark Haddox | May 8, 2020 at 11:15 PM | Reply

      @Gary Rogers Comey said it in the NewYork magazine (2003 Dec)and Brennan said it in a speech to new CIA employees. Both are self admitted former communist.

  14. Reocin Wright | May 8, 2020 at 3:05 PM | Reply

    He selling out America in the next couple of weeks

    • Reocin Wright | May 10, 2020 at 8:01 PM | Reply

      Saltponds239 trump just grabs them by the !

    • @Saltponds239 Biden loves little boys and girls the pervert! Is that what you mean?

    • Saltponds239 | May 10, 2020 at 9:32 PM | Reply

      @Paul The videos speak for themselves. Just saying.

    • Saltponds239 | May 10, 2020 at 9:34 PM | Reply

      @Reocin Wright Really? Did you ever watch the entire Access Hollywood tape? Maybe you should. The discussion between two guys is far and away different then when a woman comes into the equation.

      Far and away better to let little little boys rub your hairy legs. Or sniffing teenage girls hair. Is that what you are saying?

    • Reocin Wright | May 10, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      Saltponds239 I will check it out

  15. Charles Meyer | May 8, 2020 at 3:06 PM | Reply

    Flynn just needs to be sentenced. He has already been found guilty.

    • @David Guelette The plea was coerced. They threatened his son.

    • @music man 1970 But not all pleas are coerced.

    • @Sam Bacon Because their coercion was very effective. “A close family associate said Mueller and his team even threatened Flynn Jr. during a meeting with Gen. Flynn in the same room. Mueller’s apparent goal with the threats was to cause additional stress in the Flynn family as well as hike Flynn’s legal fees which were already bankrupting the family, sources said.”

    • Tampahop lol! Flynn Jr was acting as an unregistered foreign agent in his father’s consulting firm which is a federal crime. So, threatening an adult with prosecution for his own crimes?

    • Jason Martin | May 9, 2020 at 9:43 PM | Reply

      @Tampahop you mean they charged his son for the crimes that his son committed. But I guess rich people shouldn’t be held accountable for their actions?

  16. Cherie Cullum | May 8, 2020 at 3:14 PM | Reply

    If this is a hoax, then why fight releasing the documents. If he’s innocent, then the evidence he’s keeping, will exonerate him.

    • @Ke Mo its so sad they hate so much they don’t realize how sad it is that Biden was their strongest candidate.

    • @Dianna Hill notice where you come with insults in the face of facts. How weak does that make you and your arguement.

    • Cherie Cullum | May 10, 2020 at 10:59 AM | Reply

      @Tylorian I do. Judicial Watch accurate, if they stick to facts

    • @ray fish too true …but NWO Joe is not the real candidate…except a challenge to the 12th as the plan unfolds it will become apparent the Democrats will try to run Hillary as a late minute batter switch .. and the kicker…Obama as her VP running mate…if that doesn’t work expect a Hillary/ Michelle ticket. Sick and far fetched but true.

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    • @Dianna Hill any facts or just emotional rhetoric?

  17. Charles Cummings Sr | May 8, 2020 at 3:29 PM | Reply


    • Charles Cummings Sr | May 10, 2020 at 2:54 AM | Reply

      @Tampahop I know Hillary and Bill had something to hide. I would not ignore a person who continued to call me “crooked “! If she committed any crimes then she should be prosecuted. NO ONE is above the law. I am appalled at quality of the candidates both parties are putting forth for our national offices.

    • Charles Cummings Sr | May 10, 2020 at 2:57 AM | Reply

      @Tampahop That was directed only at him. He was being insulting so I gave as good as I got. Think about it. One protester has already contracted the virus. This disease is no joke. Google 60 Minutes Australia and see how that country handled the virus. The ENTIRE COUNTRY is reopening. Check and see how much assistance Canada gave their citizens hurt by business closings. While I am guilty of it at times; we must stop accepting information without looking in to it.

    • Charles Cummings Sr | May 10, 2020 at 3:17 AM | Reply

      @Tampahop I find the disrespect shown to the DOJ to be astounding. This is the same FBI that infiltrated leftist and minority groups. I am an independent so I take all information issued by our governments with a grain of salt. Yet, we cannot fall into the trap that only the group that I identify with is truthful.

    • @Charles Cummings Sr And that’s probably the saddest thing about this whole mess. Considering the current political climate, who in their right mind would run for political office? I know on the Republican side, those who would make a good president don’t want the office. Consider this. Every president after Trump is going to be treated like Trump. That president could be Jesus Christ himself, and they will be accused of sexual misconduct, illegal business dealings, treason, cheating on their golf score card, kicking puppies, you name it. If the president’s political party doesn’t match the majority in the House, they will be impeached. Ultimately, just like right now, everybody will be too busy to screwing with or defending the president to do what they were elected to do. I guess we do get the government we deserve.

    • Charles Cummings Sr | May 10, 2020 at 8:05 PM | Reply

      @Tampahop First, let me say that I appreciate your well expressed opinions. I agree with you that we get the leaders we deserve. I have to give Trump credit for being one of the most energetic office holders. He made bold decisions which I may not agreed with but it was a refreshing change from some of his melee mouth predecessors. Americans have to realize that we are in a global competition with dwindling natural resources. China’ army is as large as the entire US population. The richest man in the world owns a company that paid no federal taxes in 2018. Check out how Canada had a nationwide assistance program for their everyday workers damage by the virus shutdown. In Australia the entire country is in the process of reopening
      As you stated these errors are our fault. We let the two parties divide us and nominate candidates that would not have been allowed to run a ice cream stand. It will be important for our voters to consider what is best for the common good. We must be more demanding of our leaders. Thanks and be safe

  18. Never Again | May 8, 2020 at 4:00 PM | Reply

    Each and every one of these traitor will face the Rule of Law, Justice will be redeemed in November.

    • myredfestiva | May 9, 2020 at 10:32 AM | Reply

      Bill J He he, ok, me and 150 million of my friends will re-elect your buddy Trump for you. It will be grand wont it? I’ll be honest with you. I love it that 8 years of Trump makes you cringe. That means he’s on the right track.

    • @Bill J the haters of America want him to finish tearing apart the country.

    • @Bill JI think he’s just one of those fox zombie goofs. Biden will begin the healing god’s will, i mean fox will.

    • myredfestiva
      There’s another 200 million that will vote Trump out of office. There is more registered Democrat voters than Republican Voters. They didn’t come out to vote last time, they will this time.

      Brother and sister black and Hispanic Democratic voters. Russian trolls are challenging you to come out and vote. They will mock you, Lie to you, manipulate you, just stay focused. Mail your ballot in or go to your polling place.

      Vote this Corrupt, grifter, President Trump out of office. He is responsible for your family members and friends dying of coronavirus. Once he’s out of office, New York and a new attorney general will deal with Trump and his family members.

    • Never Again
      He is a Russian troll, Anybody posting here supporting Trump is a Russian troll. A vote for Trump is a vote for Putin. There will be three times as many Russian trolls working YouTube in order to get Trump reelected for Putin.

  19. I guess if I get charged with any crimes, I can use the Presidential Defense: “I didn’t know him, it’s a joke/hoax, I won’t be subpoenaed, anything I said wrong was sarcasm”

    • No, what you soy boys should do is say you identify as innocent. That should work

    • DandySpeedyAndy | May 8, 2020 at 5:47 PM | Reply

      You clearly haven’t heard what AG has said..Plain an simple, take the politics out of this.I say Treason for all who’s been involved including media if they were

    • There are some remarkably dumb people in this world. Thanks for helping me understand that

  20. I hope this brings all of America’s stupid wars around the globe to an end because America has more than sufficiently shown that it lacks the moral right to question any other nation (even Venezuela) as far as democracy and the rule of law are concerned.

    • Jackie Scum | May 11, 2020 at 6:36 PM | Reply

      STOP watching and being brainwashed by fake news, the FBI setup a decorated Military man and threatened to destroy his son. If you had a brain whatsoever you would not take any news at face value and try to look for the truth yourself. All the files were released go read it and stop being a simpleton. Flynn is innocent, there was no Russia collusion and the impeachment was a hoax, how can you continue on living when you and so many people got it wrong because of a hate filled agenda my MSDNC AND FAKE NEWS CNN. Go read the reports, all the people that told you Flynn was crooked on tv were saying under oath that they had NO EVIDENCE of this at all. You have been HOODWINKED big time.

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