With Michael Flynn being exonerated after having pleaded guilty to politically motivated "lying to the FBI" charges, it's quite clear he was railroaded. Liberal lawyer Jonathan Turley said that there is possible ground for a lawsuit for malicious prosecution as new documents show that Flynn was a victim of an FBI entrapment plot, signed off by the bureau's top brass.
We also know that former Vice President Joe Biden was part of the cadre of top Obama officials who wanted Flynn's identity unmasked during the transition period regarding Flynn's phone calls with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. What did Biden know and when did he know it? Was he part of the Flynn entrapment plot? We'll know in due time.
For now, it appears that Biden was part of another railroading of Americans' constitutional rights concerning security contractors in Iraq. The Biden Four, Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Nicholas Slatten, and Paul Slough, were tried and convicted on manslaughter and weapons charges stemming from a 2007 incident in which these men were attacked while protecting an American diplomat. The Congressional Justice for Warriors Caucus laid out the case for their innocence in a lengthy press release this week, noting that the men had to open fire to protect their asset and their lives from what appeared to be a possible vehicle rigged with an explosive. Multiple Iraqis were killed.
Documents show that witnesses said the group took enemy fire. One of the witnesses said one of the shooters who fired at the Biden Four was dressed in an Iraqi police uniform. The vehicle the Biden Four was driving was hit with bullets. This was an act of self-defense. And yet, it appeared as if Joe Biden, not wanting to rock the boat and looking to get cozier with the Iraqi government, promised to crucify these contractors, all of them veterans. American lives were sacrificed legally to appease the Iraqi government. Apparently, in the Obama administration, American civil rights were tradeable assets.
Here's the kicker. The Iraqi police conducted most of the investigation, evidence was lost, and the FBI didn't arrive on the ground to the scene of the attack until three weeks after the incident. The Iraqi police were also notoriously corrupt; its police chief at the time might have been an Iranian intelligence agent. It's all documented. There was no way the polluted crime scene could yield anything legitimate in the pursuit of justice or the investigation. The Warrior Caucus details that in 2009, a federal judge tossed the manslaughter and weapons charges based on Brady violations. This did not sit well with Biden or then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who eventually got this circus act stateside, where the men were sentenced to 12-15 years in jail for this incident. Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder and received a life sentence. These men did nothing wrong, which is why the caucus is requesting all four to receive pardons from President Trump:
We are proud to announce our support for decorated U.S. veterans, Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Nicholas Slatten and Paul Slough and respectfully call upon President Trump to issue pardons for these brave men. #Biden4 #Raven23 pic.twitter.com/9ds4JyAGiz— Justice For Warriors Caucus (@JFWCaucus) May 12, 2020
The squeaky-clean image of Biden has been muddied in recent days. The Flynn fiasco will get most of the media spotlight, but the Biden Four, in which he tossed due process to avoid angering the Iraqis over what appears to be a clear-cut case of self-defense, dotted with investigative malfeasance and incompetence, is another mess the former VP left before vacating Number One Observatory.