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CBS Interview: Trump Says He Would Bring Flynn Back To The White House

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President Donald Trump told CBS Senior Investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge that he would gladly bring his former national security advisor Michael Flynn back to the White House.

Flynn’s life has been turned upside down since he was fired by the administration in February, 2017. His removal was in response to a column written by David Ignatius, with The Washington Post, which referred to leaks of highly classified phone conversations between Flynn and former Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak in December, 2016. At the time, Ignatius said that Flynn discussed sanctions imposed by the Obama administration on Russia during the conversation. Ignatius also referred to a government official who stated that Flynn violated the obscure Logan Act law.

Flynn was then interviewed by FBI Special agents Peter Strzok, who has since been fired for malfeasance, and Joe Pientka, who is still with the bureau, at the White House in January, 2017. Prior to interviewing Flynn, however, the bureau had already decided that there was no evidence derogatory evidence what-so-ever against Flynn, or anyone connected to him.

Strzok, along with other senior Obama officials, however, kept a bureau investigation open on the three star general. He later pled guilty to Special Counsel Robert Mueller prosecutors for allegedly lying to the FBI agents during the White House interview. However, Flynn withdrew his plea and stated that he was coerced into pleading guilty after his family was threatened with being dragged into the prosecution. He’s since been exonerated by the Justice Department and an appeals court has asked Judge Emmett Sullivan, who is overseeing his case, to drop all charges against him.

And Trump has made it clear on numerous occasions that he believes that Flynn was railroaded. He told Herridge that he would welcome Flynn back to the White House.

“I would. I think he’s a great gentleman,” said Trump. “He’s a great — he’s been in the military for many, many decades, actually. Highly respected. What General Flynn went through is so unfair.”

Trump also said Flynn was a victim. He noted that FBI agents, like Strzok and others, politically targeted Flynn. The investigation against Flynn was an investigation built on lies to target his administration, Trump said.

Mueller’s probe found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and neither did numerous congressional investigations. However, there was an extraordinary amount of evidence revealing that the Democrats, Hillary Clinton campaign, along with senior members of the Obama administration had conspired to target Trump.

Moreover, Attorney General William Barr appointed Connecticut prosecutor John Durham to investigate the overwhelming evidence of the bureau’s malfeasance in the case. However, there are no known indictments as of yet.

Trump told CBS that he is letting Durham’s investigation continue without any intervention on his part saying, “I’ve totally taken myself out of it.”

“You have to understand,” said Trump regarding Flynn’s firing. “I was given information that he lied.”

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DOJ charges eleven pro-life protesters ‘aided and abetted by one another’

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Eleven pro-life protesters were charged with violating federal law by the Department of Justice Wednesday for blocking abortion clinics. The individuals, “aided and abetted by one another, used force and physical obstruction to injure, intimidate, and interfere with employees of the clinic and a patient who was seeking reproductive health services” said the DOJ.

According to a summary of the indictment, seven of the demonstrators were charged with conspiracy against rights secured by the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which prohibits obstructing the entrance to an abortion facility. The remaining four were charged with violating the legislation.

Pro-life activist AJ Hurley told Live Action News  the FBI raided the home of Chester Gallagher, the organizer of the protest and one of the accused conspirators, on Tuesday with guns drawn. He said Gallagher’s neighbors told him Gallagher was out of state when the FBI showed up and entered his home.

National Review reports that Hurley also told Live Action News that the FBI reportedly recently called a few of the charged individuals to tell them they had arrest warrants and that they must turn themselves in. If convicted, those charged with conspiracy could face up to eleven years in prison and fines up to $250,000, the DOJ confirmed.

National Review writes:

Gallagher allegedly advertised a series of pro-life events on social media for March 2021 in the Nashville area. The indictment claims he and other coordinators recruited participants to travel to the city and erect a blockade, which Gallagher allegedly called a “rescue,” at Carafem Health Center Clinic in Mount Juliet, Tenn., to prevent pregnant women from pursuing abortions.

A livestream of the stand-in shows activists chanting and singing prayer up the stairs to and along the hallway outside the abortion clinic, located in an office complex. Police officers eventually appeared in the video urging them to take their protest outside to the sidewalk.

“This is not allowed guys. Asking you to leave the property or I will call the police,” a security guard can be heard saying. The indictment alleges that the group prevented a patient and an employee from entering the facility. After they refused to leave the premises, the activists were reportedly escorted away to jail by police on misdemeanor trespassing charges. One pro-life activist wroteon March 6, 2021, on Facebook the claim that one “rescuer” was held on $1,000 bail, six, including Gallagher, on $1,500 bail, and two on $2,500 bail.

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