The case against Trump’s former National Security Advisor LGT Michael Flynn has been in the national news for some time now, with the FBI claiming that he lied to them and is therefore guilty of perjury. However, with new evidence being found and subsequently released that it was all a setup, the case has been dropped.
Last week, Attorney General William Barr announced scores of criticism from the left. But there is little they can do about it now, except further criticize the Trump administration and claim this as yet another time that the president has used his power for his own political favors.
And that is precisely what they are doing, even if they have to manipulate and falsely edit interviews to do it.
On Thursday, in the wake of the surprising court decision, AG Barr was interviewed by CBS’ Catherine Herridge. She asked Barr how he thought this case would look to those in the future and what it would say about us.
Herridge said, “In closing, this was a big decision in the Flynn case, to say the least. When history looks back on this decision, how do you think it will be written? What will it say about your decision making?”
If NBC’s Chuck Todd is to be believed, Barr’s response is nothing if not cynical and politicly motivated.
Barr said, “Well, history is written by the winner. So it largely depends on who’s writing the history.”
Todd didn’t very much like his answer, and if this was all there truly was to it, I might not either. I mean here you are talking about a case that was proven to be a total fraud, and all the AG can say is that history is written by the winners?
I have to admit; it sounds pretty bad for a man who is supposed to be making some of our nation’s most serious judicial decisions.
Todd told Peggy Noonan, who was on air with him, “I was struck, Peggy, by the cynicism of his answer. It’s a correct answer. But he’s the attorney general. He didn’t make the case that he was upholding the rule of law. He was almost admitting that yeah, this was a political job.”
However, as the original interviewer and many others who have seen the full conversation can attest, this is not all there was to Barr’s response.
Instead, Barr added, “But I think a fair history would say that it was a good decision because it upheld the rule of the law. It helped, it upheld the standards of the Department of Justice, and it undid what was an injustice.”
Now, this takes things in a completely new direction, wouldn’t you say? Instead of cynicism, we hear hope and an actual defense for the decision, that it was the right thing to do based on the rule of law, that it was giving out justice where it had been lacking, and reversing wrongs that had been done before.
Barr also notes that while yes, history is indeed written by the winners, he would hope that a “fair history” would see that justice was done.
But of course, as someone who apparently thinks of their own biases and causes, Todd doesn’t care about the truth. He only wants to spread more hate and division, accusing Barr of being callous and cynical, when in reality he was anything but.
It’s ironic that of all the phrases to try and distort, Todd chooses this one.
When Barr first begins to answer, stating that history is written by the winners, it is apparent that he is laughing and make a joke as he says it, only adding to the irony that no matter what actually happens in a situation, there is always going to be someone who tries to twist it in their favor. You know, just like Chuck Todd is clearly doing by editing this clip and presenting it to the public without its full content.
While network bigwigs call this an “error” and have half-heartedly apologized for the “missed” “remarks,” we all know the truth. Todd obviously thought he could get away with editing out the truth and making the administration look bad. But just like Hillary failed to do with her attempt to fix the election in 2016, Todd has also fallen on his face.
And if Trump has anything to say about it, Todd will join Hillary in obscurity.