Bongino on Flynn Case: ‘I Wish Police-State Liberals’ Understood ‘We Do Not Investigate People in Search of Crimes’

Craig Bannister | April 30, 2020 | 5:15pm EDT
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Dan Bongino

On Thursday, former Secret Service Agent and NYPD police officer Dan Bongino voiced outrage over revelations in the newly-released handwritten FBI notes about the investigation of Gen. Michael Flynn, reportedly authored by then-FBI Counterintelligence Director Bill Priestap, that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says "reek of criminal misconduct."

Law enforcement doesn’t investigate citizens in an effort to find crimes against them, and “police-state liberals” need to understand that, Bongino tweeted:

“I spent most of my adult life in law enforcement. We investigate crimes in search of the people who committed them. We DO NOT investigate people in search of crimes to charge them with. I wish police-state liberals were able to understand this.”

But, liberals’ defensive response to the mounting evidence of FBI maleficence “is all the proof you need” that they are “dangerous Soviet-style tyrants” – so, Americans shouldn’t be surprised they’d support police-state tactics to achieve their political goals, Bongino wrote in separate posts:

“The Flynn case, and the liberal response, is all the proof you need that liberals are police-state supporting tyrants who would destroy you and your family in a moment if you step on their tyrannical goals. They’re dangerous Soviet-style tyrants, nothing more.”


“Of course liberals are siding with police-state tyranny and FBI political targeting. Why would anyone be surprised? Liberals are Soviets and they’re ALWAYS on the wrong side of civil liberties. They hate civil liberties & anyone paying attention knows it. Liberalism is a cancer.”

Thus, Bongino added, it’s no use presenting liberals with evidence, because they are driven by emotion and an unprincipled quest for power:

“It’s a waste of time to argue with liberals about the exploding Flynn/FBI scandal, or the Biden sexual assault allegations, because liberals have NO principles. They don’t care. Not one bit. They’re Soviet-style police-state supporters who will do, or say, anything to hold power.”


“FBI found no 'derogatory' Russia evidence on Flynn, planned to close case before abrupt turnabout. Police-State Soviet-liberals response - “what’s the problem here, this is great!”


“It doesn’t matter to liberals how much evidence surfaces proving that General Flynn was set up. For one, liberal don’t do evidence and facts, only emotion. And two, they worship the police-state and they think it’s great that they can illegally target their enemies.”

On Thursday, Fox News reported that a former top FBI official had overruled a decision to close the Flynn investigation and ordered that it continue looking for a crime to charge the general with:

Internal FBI documents unsealed Thursday indicate that Peter Strzok -- the now-disgraced anti-Trump former head of FBI counterintelligence -- ordered the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn to remain open even after it was slated to be closed due to a lack of so-called ‘derogatory’ information.”

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