The Double Standard on McCabe and Flynn

This story should sound familiar.

Here's McCabe, the former Dem allied FBI bigwig who stands accused of tampering with the investigation. "The investigation subsequently focused on who I talked to, when I talked to them, and so forth. During these inquiries, I answered questions truthfully and as accurately as I could amidst the chaos that surrounded me."

That's largely the same defense used by Flynn and some other Trump associates. And of course the book was thrown at Flynn, not for what he did, but for the way he answered questions. 

If McCabe shouldn't have lost his job, neither should Flynn. But we are in partisan territory. And Flynn was deliberately targeted by a political network that appears to have included his own predecessor, and likely guys like McCabe. 

What's good for the goose isn't supposed to be good for the gander. But once investigations are unleashed, the rules become consistent. Or at least somewhat consistent.

The same media outlets turning McCabe into a martyr were happy to lynch Flynn. The same people who don't think you should lose your pension over a "mere technicality", think that Trump associates should go to prison for "mere technicalities."