During an interview with Fox and Friends earlier today, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) commented on the recent developments regarding General Michael Flynn’s case while also commenting on the FBI’s involvement. During the investigation and now that it’s come to a close, the FBI has received heavy criticism from detractors. And, supporters of the Trump administration are interested to see what’s next in General Flynn’s political life.
In the interview, the Florida lawmaker noted that “the way the whole thing has played out where a judge decides to review this matter and take it in an alternative route is very unusual to say the least,” adding that “there’s another point that needs to be made about this whole situation with Mr. Flynn, and that is that information that individuals in the previous Administration become privy to was leaked to the media.”
Senator Rubio detailed that “someone took information that was classified and decided to leak it to a reporter to further a narrative,” expressing that “that’s actually been a process here that has done tremendous damage to the FBI and to the intelligence community… And it’s unfortunate because the overwhelming majority of the people in the FBI don’t behave this way, but a handful of people in important positions obviously did things that have now caused great harm to the reputation of the FBI and the intelligence community.”
Noting that “it’s something that needs to be repaired,” Senator Rubio argued that “repairing it begins by holding those responsible for that sort of action accountable.”
During the Russia collusion investigation, President Trump actively called it a “witch hunt” and slammed Democrats that took part in the investigation. Since the investigation concluded, many believe that General Michael Flynn will receive a pardon from the President.
Commenting on the investigation against Flynn, President Trump tweeted that “what happened to General Michael Flynn, a war hero, should never be allowed to happen to a citizen of the United States again!”