Michael Flynn ‘Unmasking’ Probe Reportedly Concludes Without Charges

  • Michael Flynn ‘Unmasking’ Probe Reportedly Concludes Without Charges

Michael Flynn ‘Unmasking’ Probe Reportedly Concludes Without Charges

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The legal experts said a "common theme" that emerges from their findings is Barr's repeated "use of the DOJ to further President Trump's 2020 re-election campaign". I'm not happy, ' he added.

In a detailed 267-page report (pdf) released Monday, lawyers from the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington made the case that based on his words and actions as attorney general, "Barr appears to embrace an autocratic view of the power of the executive branch, specifically presidential power, and he views his own extensive authority as flowing from this almost unbounded view of presidential power".

It found no wrongdoing, one of the sources said.

The probe into Obama administration officials' alleged "unmasking" of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has been closed without charges, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

It is a routine practice, and Trump administration officials have made thousands of such requests, government statistics show.

Flynn was later charged with lying to the FBI about those conversations, and the Justice Department is now asking a federal judge to have that charge dismissed. However, the probe conducted by Bash into unmasking has concluded without charges or a public report on the matter, sources familiar with the probe told the Post.

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment.

Trump complained to Newsmax that the lack of arrests from the probe were "ridiculous" and a "disgrace".

He also lashed out at Barr during interviews with Fox News, saying Barr would go down in history "as a very sad, sad situation" if he did not indict Trump's rival, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The probe was a spinoff of the one led by U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham, who is investigating the origins of the Russian Federation investigation - which involved the Obama administration surveilling members of the Trump campaign in 2016. The results of Durham's probe will not be released before the November elections, Barr has said.