The distance between the reporting at BSNBC and the truth can be measured in light-years.
In an effort to make every story a Donald-Trump-is-corrupt story, the alleged news station makes many questionable statements.
I will try to set the record straight as best as I can.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. attorney who had presided over an inconclusive criminal investigation into former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe was abruptly removed from the job last month in one of several recent moves by Attorney General William Barr to take control of legal matters of personal interest to President Donald Trump, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.
A person familiar with the matter confirmed to NBC News that Trump has rescinded the nomination of Jessie Liu, who had been the U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., for a job as an undersecretary at the Treasury Department.
What BSNBC left out is that in the IG report, three prosecutions handled at least in part by Liu, Brady material (Exculpatory evidence) was withheld from the defense. Do we really want someone that dishonest in the Treasury Department?
But that wasn’t the first time senior political appointees had reached into a case involving a former Trump aide, officials told NBC News. Senior officials at the Justice Department also intervened last month to help change the government’s sentencing recommendation for Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. While the prosecutors had once recommended up to six months in jail, their latest filing now says they believe probation would be appropriate.
What they didn’t tell you is that those prosecutors met with the DOJ and told them a completely different number than they recommended to the judge. They also didn’t note that the penalty is much higher than they normally request. Seven to nine years is usually reserved for violent criminals.
The new filing came on the same day Liu was removed from her job, to be replaced the next day by a former prosecutor selected by Barr. Liu had been overseeing the criminal investigation into McCabe, who was accused by the department’s inspector general of lying to investigators. McCabe has not been charged, despite calls by Trump for him to go to prison.
They had to pull her off the case because she is so biased and would never charge McCabe even if she saw him commit crimes in a video. She was removed in the interest of justice.
On Jan. 7, after Flynn moved to withdraw his guilty plea, prosecutors in the case recommended a sentence that included possible jail time. Their original recommendation was probation, given that Flynn had cooperated in Mueller’s Russia investigation.
But, people familiar with the matter said, senior Justice Department officials pressured prosecutors to reverse course. On Jan. 29, the government filed a new document with the court saying a sentence of probation was “reasonable.”
The next day, Barr announced the appointment of Shea, a former federal prosecutor.
Do I really have to go over all of the ways Mueller screwed over an American hero? Liu was a prosecutor previously on that case, and she withheld evidence from the defense, which shows how badly they treated him and should never have faced charges.