Re: drain the swamp
Flynn did make just one mistake - having a symbolic "R" after his name. If you want to lie to the FBI with impunity, have a "D". Ask Cheryl Mills and Hillary Clinton about that, they have lied and had their lies exposed, yet, charges ?.......Crickets.
For a second opinion one could ask Martha Stewart or Scooter Libby, neither committed a crime but were deemed to have lied on the basis of recollections, but not being the politically favoured types, suffered significant penalty.
The other way to get away with it is to be in the FBI, then you can lie and obfuscate and not only get away with it but be celebrated for your "sticking it to the man".