Barack Obama has a conflict of interest — a personal stake — in commenting on the ordeal of Michael Flynn and the Russia hoax in which it was embedded. One would never know it, however, from the ecstatic dissemination of the leak of his halting comments on the Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss the Flynn case.
Jonathan Turley takes a headfirst dive into Obama’s comments in “President Obama Declares ‘There Is No Precedent That Anybody Can Find’ For The Flynn Motion [He May Want To Call Eric Holder].” He also tweeted his column out with a dig at a prominent host of one of the Sunday morning gabfests (below).
The larger scandal of the Russia hoax that Attorney General Barr is investigating is indeed unprecedented. It is by far far the biggest scandal in American political history.
Stephanopoulos played Obama's statement without noting that he was wrong on charge and wrong on the lack of precedent. No one mentioned that Obama's DOJ dismissed a case in front of the same judge on the same basic grounds…https://t.co/UQ58aLDB6T
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) May 10, 2020
Professor Turley also comments on the case of Chuck Todd that I take up in a nearby post (below).
Todd has not issued an apology. Many in the media seem to have embraced Hunter Thompson’s rejection of “objective journalism” as “a pompous contradiction in terms.” What is a contradiction is this type of inadvertent journalism. https://t.co/ildr7wYPZY
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) May 11, 2020