(USA Features) Former national security adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn warned in a radio interview Wednesday of threats to “free and fair government” after enduring “attacks” from politicized bureaucrats during his short tenure with former President Donald 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,” he told FM Talk 106.5 in Mobile, Ala., Wednesday ahead of an appearance scheduled this week with the Jefferson County Republican Party in Birmingham.
“And people come up to me and say…‘I’m so sorry for what happened to you.’ But I tell people don’t feel sorry for me. Feel sorry for our country. 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,” he added.
Flynn, who headed the Defense Intelligence Agency for nearly three years under then-President Barack Obama, took aim at the Justice Department.
“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?” Flynn said.
“That’s documented. 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,” Flynn noted further.
“Now for the Department of Justice — the Department of Justice, and I want all of your listeners to know, and I know it’s mostly southern Alabama, in that region of the country — our Department of Justice is incentivized. The people that work there — they are incentivized by convictions and not by discovering the truth,” Flynn said.
“So they get promoted based on how many bodies they’re able to bury or how many scalps they’re able to get. I hate to use those phrases. But that’s the truth. That’s the reality,” Flynn told the station, adding: “They’re incentivized by convictions and not discovering the truth. That’s the culture that has been rampant since probably the ’90s and leading into the last two decades really in this country. So that’s not good.”
“That’s unhealthy for our country. It’s unhealthy for our country that bases everything on the rule of law,” he concluded.