National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is speaking out this week six months after he received a full pardon from former President Donald Trump over allegations that he lied to the FBI.
Though Flynn acknowledges that this entire situation took a toll on him and his family, he doesn’t want Americans to feel sorry for him, as he feels other things deserve their pity instead.
Flynn Sounds Off
In a new interview with Mobile, AL radio FM Talk 106.5, Flynn argued that the real victim was the country and Trump.
“The example of what happened to me is a clear example of a political persecution of an individual who spent his life in service to this country,” Flynn said. “And people come up to me and say, Jeff, ‘I’m so sorry for what happened to you.’”
“But I tell people don’t feel sorry for me. Feel sorry for our country,” he continued. “Feel sorry for our president. Feel sorry for the presidency of the United States of America because they didn’t just attack me, Mike Flynn. They attacked an entire system of a free and fair government that we have because Donald Trump happened to win and take out the power base of Washington, D.C. and the corruption.”
Flynn Doubles Down
“Now specifically, specifically on Department of Justice, which includes our illustrious FBI, the lead agent, in fact, in my case and the lead agent in what is now called ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ his name is [William] Barnett — if you read his testimony, in October 2020, only a few months ago, where he said the entire thing was to get Flynn, to get Trump — I mean, how egregious is that?” he added.
“That’s documented,” Flynn said. “That’s in testimony. That’s under oath. That’s the lead agent of the FBI that handled the entire case. And he waited until October 2020 to say that. Shame on him. He’ll have to face his own judgment someday out in front of the pearly gates or the gates of hell.”