On Twitter, President Trump defended Mike Flynn. The general has admitted he lied to the FBI during their Russia investigation. President Trump had a thing or two to say about that:
So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday “interrogation” with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times…and nothing happens to her? Rigged system, or just a double standard?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2017
In other words, yes, Flynn lied to the FBI, but Hillary.
Of course, he has a point. Mueller and his team are clearly trying to take down Team Trump — or at least as many members of the team as they can. It’s dangerously close to becoming a witch hunt.
At the same time, those who will actually be prosecuted have made (serious) mistakes. When the FBI is interrogating you, you’d better tell the truth, even if you’re ashamed of it. If you don’t, know full well that they may very well go after you.
Flynn should have spoken candidly to the FBI or at the very least not lied to them. That he wasn’t truthful is his responsibility — Hillary has nothing to do with it.
Having said that, it certainly is remarkable that Hillary could get away with telling lies time and again. This doesn’t mean that Flynn shouldn’t have been prosecuted. It does mean, however, that it’s rather strange that Hillary hasn’t been held to account.