Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., argued Thursday that "white privilege" led the Justice Department to move to drop its criminal case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
"White privilege at work," she tweeted in response to the news. She and others panned the decision, which came after a years-long legal battle that had cost Flynn millions of dollars.
Flynn had pleaded guilty to a single count of lying to the FBI, but some questioned his prosecution after the release of FBI documents last week, including handwritten notes in which FBI officials questioned what the purpose of interviewing Flynn would be.
"What is our goal?" one of the notes read. "Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?"