Obama in leaked call slams move to drop charges against Michael Flynn, coronavirus response – The Washington Post

Former president Barack Obama speaks in Munich in 2019. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images)

“By Hannah Knowles and Meryl Kornfield May 9, 2020 at 4:27 p.m. PDT”

“Former president Barack Obama shared deep worries Friday about the Justice Department’s decision to drop its prosecution of ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, telling old aides on a call that “our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk,” according to a recording obtained by Yahoo News and confirmed by an Obama spokesperson.”

“Obama also appeared to slam the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster,” offering the sort of blistering criticisms he has rarely aired in public. Obama said shortly before President Trump took office that he would only weigh in on his successor’s actions when he believes “our core values may be at stake.” “

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/05/09/obama-michael-flynn-call/

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