People For the American Way

PFAW: Trump Judicial Appointee Rao Rules to Protect Trump Crony Flynn


Contact: Laurie Kinney at People For the American Way

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Phone Number: 571.882.3615

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following today’s D.C. Circuit ruling written by Trump appointee Neomi Rao, that a federal district judge may not review the Justice Department’s decision to drop its case against Trump crony and former national security advisor Michael Flynn, PFAW President Ben Jealous and Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statements:

“With this ruling by a Trump judge to uphold an egregious decision by Trump’s attorney general, to protect Trump and one of his cronies, we’re seeing how completely this president has co-opted our justice system to serve his interests. It would be impressive if it weren’t also so disgusting. Thankfully, we have a chance to render our own verdict on Trump and the enablers in Congress who are confirming his terrible nominees, and vote them out in November,” said Jealous.

“This latest example of a Trump judicial nominee doing his bidding is more evidence of how extensive the Trump-McConnell court-packing plan has been. Neomi Rao is just one of scores of Trump judicial appointees who were put in place to protect Trump’s interests, no matter the cost to our democracy. Michael Flynn lied to federal investigators and endangered our national security. But Donald Trump has built a ‘justice’ system where the only things that matter are your loyalty to him and his agenda, while millions of Americans continue to suffer unjust treatment,” said Baker.

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