Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law professor at George Washington University, who testified during the Democrat-led impeachment against President Donald Trump last year, on Saturday, May 9, slammed former President Barack Obama for false statements about the case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. 

Obama on Friday reacted to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to drop criminal charges against Flynn, claiming the “rule of law is at risk.” 

“President Obama is being quoted on Flynn saying, ‘There is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free.’ It is a curious statement. First and foremost, Flynn was not charged with perjury,” Turley wrote on Twitter. 

“Second, we now know Obama discussed charging Flynn under the Logan, Act which has never been used successfully to convict anyone and is flagrantly unconstitutional. Third, this reaffirms reports that Obama was personally invested in this effort,” he continued. 

The Justice Department this week moved to drop the charges against Flynn, stating that Flynn’s interview by the FBI was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn” and that the interview was “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis.”

Turley said that Obama’s claim that there was “no precedent” for what the DOJ did with Flynn is false, saying that the Obama administration had done the same thing with former Attorney General Eric Holder. 

“Finally, there is precedent. There is a specific rule allowing for this motion under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a). There are specific Supreme Court cases like Rinaldi v. United States addressing the standard for such dismissals,” he said.

“The Justice Department has dismissed cases in the past including the Stevens case. That was requested by President Obama’s own Attorney General Eric Holder for the same reason: misconduct by prosecutors. It was done before the same judge, Judge Sullivan. How is that for precedent?” Turley concluded.

The newly released documents showed that Obama knew about the details of Flynn’s phone call with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and “was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information,” reported Fox News.

During an interview with CBS News, Attorney General William Barr told investigative reporter Catherine Herridge that he believed the injustice against Flynn “came from the seventh floor,” referencing ex-FBI agent Peter Strozk’s remarks when he intervened and pushed to keep the Flynn probe open in January 2017, even after the FBI’s Washington office signaled it wanted to close it due to lack of evidence. Barr went on to further clarify his comment, saying, “I believe it’s Director [James] Comey and the deputy’s office.” Comey was present at the Jan. 5, 2017, meeting in Oval Office with Obama where they discussed Russian election interference, just weeks before Flynn’s interview.

President Donald Trump praised the DOJ’s decision to drop the criminal charges against Flynn, suggesting, “There is MUCH more to come!”

“Yesterday was a BIG day for Justice in the USA. Congratulations to General Flynn, and many others. I do believe there is MUCH more to come! Dirty Cops and Crooked Politicians do not go well together!” he tweeted.