Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley reacted to documents related to the investigation Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, calling it “shameful.”
“There is so much to unpack with the new info on Gen. Flynn,” Haley tweeted. “The most upsetting is how calculated it was. Letting Gen. Flynn off is not enough. People need to pay for this and the FBI needs to answer to how the public can have confidence that it will never happen again. Shameful.”
The unsealed records showed FBI officials discussing the possibility of prosecuting Gen. Flynn, Trump’s onetime national security adviser, for lying about communications with Russians, as the Washington Examiner reported.
“I agreed yesterday that we shouldn’t show Flynn [REDACTED] if he didn’t admit,” but “I thought about it last night and I believe we should rethink this,” an FBI official wrote. “What is our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”
Many other conservative news personalities joined Haley in her outrage following the release of the document.
“I’ve been in D.C. most of my life — in and around government and family work for the government,” Tucker Carlson said on his Fox News program Wednesday evening. “The idea that our top law enforcement agency would set someone up like this, so boldly. … I find that really shocking.”
“This is just one of the most corrupt things I’ve ever seen in my life and one of the scariest,” he added. “How is this not a crime?”
Fox News contributor Dan Bongino tweeted: “The only person on the planet who thinks [former FBI Director James] Comey is a decent human being is Comey. We now know what a corrupt piece of garbage he is. What he did to Flynn was absolutely grotesque. He’s filth.”