Why is Michael Flynn above the law?

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The memo from pros­e­cu­tors on spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller's in­ves­ti­ga­tion team, which came with a no-prison sen­tenc­ing rec­om­men­da­tion for Michael Flynn, has low­ered my re­gard for his office's abil­ity to up­hold the rule of law. Mueller's rec­om­men­da­tion es­sen­tially states that Flynn is above the law.

Does Mueller and the news me­dia ex­pect Amer­i­cans to be im­pressed with the fact that Flynn met with his team 19 times over the past year?

That somehow we should re­spect Flynn just be­cause he pro­vided Mueller with in­for­ma­tion?

Re­gard­less of one's per­spec­tive on Mueller's memo, Flynn was ap­pointed by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump as his na­tional se­cu­rity ad­viser, and yet he is ac­cused of en­gag­ing in coun­ter­in­tel­li­gence work against the U.S.

Mueller's memo prob­a­bly means more bad news for Trump. But will he be above the law, too?

Anh Le

San Fran­cisco

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