Recently declassified documents from the Michael Flynn case showed that on January 5, 2017 a meeting took place in the White House. Those in attendance were then-FBI Director James Comey, then-CIA Director John Brennan, then-Vice President Joe Biden, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.
Those documents showed that then-President Obama knew of Mr Flynnís phone calls with Mr Kislyak in December 2016. How Obama knew of these phone calls before this meeting is unknown. However, this would implicate that Obama knew about the ongoing plot by the Comet and the FBI to illegitimately investigate Flynn and pressure him into pleading guilty.
So why does it matter that Obama knew?
It is important to understand how Obama came to know of this information, because that would mean he knew that the FBI was illegally tapping into Flynn’s phone calls. Take into consideration that Flynn at this time was still an American citizen who was in line to become the National Security Advisor for the Trump Administration. If Obama knew what was going on with the FBI then that would mean he willingly allowed the FBI to illegally spy on a US citizen without an investigation even being opened up on Flynn.
This is a huge breach of privacy. This is why the case against Michael Flynn has been dropped by the Justice Department. Not only was General Flynns Privacy breached, but the FBI had targeted him to try and set him up.
The Michael Flynn case is a perfect example of how a bureaucracy like the FBI can be influenced to do corrupt things by a corrupt President. Obama did not care that what he was doing was illegal. His whole goal was to try and make the transition of Trump into office as uncomfortable as possible. That is why he had the FBI create a hurricane and investigate Trump as a “Witch-hunt.”
If Obama has nothing to hide he will go and share how he knew about the phone calls. If he does have something to hide he will sit in front of the Senate and plead the 5th. Regardless of his response we need the Senate to hold our leaders accountable. Even if they are former Presidents. Comey and Obama must be held accountable!