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Why Is Vindman a War Hero but Flynn a Traitor?  [Scroll down]  Certainly 33-year military veteran Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was not treated with the same deference when he became the focus of the deep state coup attempting to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.  He served his country with genuine honor and distinction[.]  He served both in Iraq and Afghanistan both for the Central Command and the Joint Special Operations Command which included units like Seal Team 6.  President Obama appointed him director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he served until he fell out of favor for his criticism of President Obama precipitously withdrawing from Iraq, which created a vacuum the Islamic State rose to fill, with Obama doing nothing as he watched it grow except dismiss it as the "JV team." [...] This is a genuine bombshell involving a plot to overturn an election and one does not have to resort to agenda-driven psychobabble to figure it out.  Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn is a war hero who was loyal to the truth, his country and his President.



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The Democrat Left is cruel and sadistic.  Dennis Prager, on his radio program last Friday [2/14/2020], observed that the Left is truly sadistic and cruel.  Leftists enjoy destroying those whose views they find unacceptable.  Consider the despicable and truly sadistic way they treated Brett Kavanaugh.  They concocted a plan, brought in Blasey Ford to do the deed, and went after the man with glee.  The insidious group of thugs who targeted Michael Flynn were absolutely sadistic as well.  They fabricated the crimes he was charged with out of whole cloth.  They needed to destroy the man and nearly did.  He lost his home, as did Roger Stone.  D.C. is worse than a swamp; it devours those who presume to buck its system of skullduggery in search of wealth and power.  President Trump's victory in 2016 put them all back on their heels.

Flynn Case Update — Reply Motion Supporting Dismissal and/or Withdrawal of Plea.  Lawyers representing Michael Flynn presented a strong argument today [2/18/2020] in reply to the governments' continued efforts to refute prosecutorial wrongdoing.

Revealed: FBI Used 'Briefing' with Trump, Flynn to Gather Evidence for Crossfire Hurricane Operation.  The FBI under James Comey underhandedly sent a senior member of the team investigating alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to conduct a standard official FBI security briefing for presidential campaigns with then-candidate Donald Trump and his then national security advisor, Michael T. Flynn.  Unbeknownst to both Trump and Flynn, that FBI investigator memorialized that briefing, which included exchanges with Flynn and Trump, in an official document that was added to the Crossfire Hurricane case file probing the Trump campaign over unsubstantiated and ultimately discredited charges of Russian collusion.

DOJ Assigns U.S. Attorney to Review FBI's Ambush Interview of General Flynn.  Attorney General William Barr has reportedly assigned a prosecutor to review the criminal case against General Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser.  Barr tapped U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, Jeffrey Jensen to look into the circumstances surrounding Flynn's FBI interview, the people familiar with the inquiry said.  The inquiry began this past month, the officials said.  The attorney general has also reportedly appointed prosecutors to review several other politically sensitive cases, although none of those cases have been specified.

The Sentencing of Michael Flynn Represents a Very Big Problem for AG Bill Barr.  For the past week CTH has been outlining some lengthy research, highlighting key issues to help understand the background of what is evident.  If you've followed along, in this outline the individual pieces will all come together.  Bill Barr has a very big problem… Andrew McCabe cannot be prosecuted in 2020 for the same reason James Wolfe could not be prosecuted in 2018. When we understand why we realize the problem that Michael Flynn now represents to U.S. Attorney Bill Barr.

Justice Department taps outside prosecutor to review handling of Michael Flynn case.  The Department of Justice has tapped an outside prosecutor to review the case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Fox News has learned.  A senior Justice Department official told Fox News on Friday that Jeff Jensen, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, has been assigned to Flynn's case.  Jensen will be working hand-in-hand with the lead prosecutor of Flynn case, Brandon Van Grack, according to the official.

Barr privately ordered re-examination of Michael Flynn's case, US officials say.  Attorney General William Barr is ordering a re-examination of several high-profile cases, including that of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, US officials briefed on the matter say, in a move that could bring fresh scrutiny of the political motives behind actions at the Justice Department.  US Attorney Jeffrey Jensen of St.  Louis has been tasked with taking a second look at some aspects of the sensitive cases, one of the officials said.  It was not clear which other cases were under review, and what form the reviews had taken.

Prosecutors Dodge Michael Flynn's Best Arguments, Attempt To Hide Evidence.  wo weeks ago, in addition to filing a supplemental motion to withdraw the guilty plea Michael Flynn had entered on December 1, 2017, Flynn attorney Sidney Powell filed a second motion seeking dismissal of the charge against President Trump's short-tenured national security advisor, based on egregious government misconduct and in the interest of justice.  Yesterday, the government responded to Flynn's motion to dismiss based on prosecutorial misconduct, but failed to address two of the retired general's strongest arguments.  In the Motion to Dismiss for Egregious Government Misconduct and in the Interest of Justice, Powell highlighted the evidence of misconduct revealed in the then just-released inspector general's report on FISA abuse.  While Powell hit many parts of the report, two aspects of it proved especially relevant to Flynn's claims of government misconduct.

Federal Witch Hunt Prosecutors Seek to Delay Gen. Flynn's Sentencing Date.  There are new major developments in the case against three-star General Michael Flynn.  The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington has proposed delaying "a number of approaching deadlines," Fox News reports, "that would ultimately make his sentencing unlikely" on February 27, as was the original plan.  The prosecutors conducting the witch hunt against one of America's most heroic and important generals of the last few decades want Gen. Flynn's former attorneys to testify against him.  They argue that the general waived his attorney-client privileges in his communications with Covington & Burling by arguing that he received ineffective assistance from them.

The Once and Future Scandal.  The net effects of the Mueller and Horowitz investigations were variously to exonerate Trump, to expose a corrupt Justice Department, CIA, and FBI, to illustrate how the government hounded and ruined the lives of minor 2016 Trump campaign officials with largely process convictions and plea-bargained confessions, and to explain the peremptory resignations of more than a dozen top Washington officials of James Comey's FBI — as well as the railroading General Michael Flynn.

Thread reader:  Flynn was the "insurance policy".  The "insurance policy" which is initiated on August 15, 2016 was if Trump won the Election, then Gen. Flynn had to be neutralized/taken out ASAP, because once he was established as National Security Advisor, Flynn could verify what Admiral Mike Rogers warned them about.  I'm talking about the ongoing counterintelligence investigation of the Trump Administration and the illegal surveillance.  Flynn was fired February 13, 2017, less than 4 weeks after he assumed the NSA position, being involved in controversy almost from day one.  Just imagine if he had discovered the SpyGate plot while still NSA & prior to Sessions recusal March 2, 2017, it would have been a volcanic type of eruption within the west Wing.  If that happened, then Strzok, Pientka, McCabe, Comey, Yates & Page would be indicted by now.  Comey would have been fired immediately the day it was verified by the General.  Heads would have been rolling early.

As Impeachment Ends, It's Time to Correct These Nine Injustices.  [#2] Pardon Michael Flynn.  I've already written thousands of words on the myriad injustices visited upon Michael Flynn by the deep state's premier vengeance project.  But this is Trump's Department of Justice.  He shouldn't farm out the obligation to do the right thing to a district judge.  He should immediately stop this nonsense.  While he's at it, pardon Roger Stone and Papadopoulos too.

The Flynn prosecution now stands exposed as massive FBI and DOJ abuse of power.  Here's another black eye for the Justice Department's Obama-era leadership:  The case against Gen. Michael Flynn is in full collapse.  Federal prosecutors just backed down from their demand that Flynn — President Trump's first, short-lived national security adviser — serve jail time for lying to FBI investigators, telling a court Wednesday that probation would be a "reasonable" sentence.  In fact, Justice had long wanted leniency, since Flynn cooperated fully with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigations.  But last month it started seeking up to six months of confinement — mainly because he's no longer taking responsibility for his crime.  "I am innocent," he writes in a new filing, explaining that he pleaded guilty in 2017 to making false statements to the FBI because he felt helpless to fight the charges:  He'd already had to sell his home to pay legal costs and was told his son could be indicted, too.

Feds Back Off Jailing Michael Flynn After Stunning New Evidence That Gov't 'Lied' and 'Framed' Him.  The government lied, "framed," hid favorable evidence, and showed "contempt for the law at every turn" in their treatment of Michael Flynn, the retired three-star Army general and former Trump White House national security adviser.  Those charges were contained in a new filing in the government's case against Flynn.  And his attorney, Sidney Powell, was just getting started.  In the 27-page-filing, an add-on to her previous motions, Powell demanded charges be dropped against Flynn based on previously withheld exculpatory documents by the government and the IG report on FISA abuse.

Michael Flynn takes on 'egregious' FBI misconduct, little-known FBI agent in guilty plea withdrawal.  "I did not lie to them."  With those words in a declaration and supplemental motion filed Wednesday [1/29/2020], former national security adviser Michael Flynn formally asked a federal judge for permission to withdraw his guilty plea for making false statements to two FBI agents in the White House back on Jan. 24, 2017.  In a sweeping argument that took aim at the bureau's "outrageous" conduct, Flynn's legal team highlighted a slew of information that has come to light since Flynn's plea — including that no precise record of Flynn's statements to the agents exists and that the original handwritten FD-302 witness report from the interview is "missing," with subsequent versions later "edited" in some undisclosed manner by anti-Trump FBI officials.

Justice Department Drops Demand For Jail For Flynn.  The Department of Justice has dropped its demand for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to serve time under his plea agreement.  Flynn was attempting to withdraw his plea after the Justice Department set out in what was an overtly vindictive campaign against him in court.  The Flynn case remains a troubling matter for those who have followed the Russian investigation.  He pleaded guilty to a false statement that seems relatively minor in comparison to false statements made by Justice officials like Andrew McCabe or leaks by figures like James Comey.

Flynn Case Update — Flynn Files Motion to Dismiss, Declaration of Plea Reversal.  Lawyers representing Lt. General Michael Flynn have filed a motion to dismiss citing "government misconduct".  Additionally Mr. Flynn has filed a declaration requesting to remove his prior guilty plea and take the case to trial.  Hours later the DOJ revised their sentencing memo, dropped their request for jail time and offered probation.  Within the motion to dismiss Flynn's legal team point out several issues with the prosecution of Mr. Flynn and highlight the recent findings, admissions and briefs amid the IG report, DOJ notifications to the FISA Court, and FISC orders therein.

The Senate Should Censure the House over Impeachment.  [Scroll down]  The legal depravity initiated by the Mueller investigation, carried well forth into Schiff's operation, forcing administration members to hire attorneys at their own expense in order to avoid going to jail for some trumped up process crime.  We saw the effects of this same thing during the Mueller witch hunt, where government lawyers on taxpayer funded salary, "papered" innocent folks like the distinguished Lieutenant General Flynn into penury.  Flynn after all, had to pay his attorneys out of his own pocket and by the billable hour.

Flynn Lawyer Sidney Powell:  We Have a Witness to Missing Exculpatory FBI 302.  Attorney Sidney Powell announced Friday that she has a witness to exculpatory FBI notes (known as a 302) from former national security adviser Michael Flynn's FBI interview with Peter Strzok and another agent.  "We don't have the original 302 that the FBI agents created and I've now found a witness who says the original 302 did in fact say that Flynn was honest with the agents and did not lie," Powell, who has been representing Flynn for about six months, told WMAL's Larry O'Connor.  "So for someone to delete that from the 302 is just beyond outrageous, but that is the only reason I can think of as to why it would have been deep-sixed," she added.

Sidney Powell Interview With Larry O'Conner:  "We Have a Witness To The Original Flynn 302".  Remarkable interview between the attorney for Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell, on WMAL radio with Larry O'Conner.  Ms. Powell describes the current status of the case and the filings to withdraw the guilty plea.  Additionally, Ms. Powell drops a bombshell in that they have a witness to the original Flynn-302 the government says doesn't exist.  O'Conner does a great interview because he understands the background and details to the case.  His probing questions allow Ms. Powell to share valuable insight.  The original FBI report is reported to have statements to the effect that Michael Flynn was not lying.  The prosecution says no such FBI FD-302 report exists; however, Ms. Powell now shares that they have a witness to it.

Clinton is Responsible for the Flynn Farce.  The big takeaway from DOJ Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz' report is this:  The Trump/Russia Hoax "dossier" the FBI used to fake the probable cause needed to start counterintelligence investigations of Trump affiliates came straight from the Hillary Clinton campaign.  The biggest scandal of the 2016 election is always going to be that the losing campaign managed to pull off such a stunningly successful dirty trick against the winning campaign, of course with the help of corrupt federal officials.  And right now, it is Lt. General Michael Flynn that is still living with the consequences of this infuriating dirty trick.  After more than two years, the General is still awaiting closure in his case.  The offense the government has levied against him, is was based on the word of two unbelievably corrupt FBI agents named Peter Strzok and Joseph Pientka.

New Evidence In Michael Flynn Case Shows Government Prosecutors Pushed Him To Lie.  Yesterday, Michael Flynn's attorney, Sidney Powell, filed a Motion to Withdraw his Guilty Plea, arguing the government breached its obligations under the plea agreement the retired general had entered with the special counsel's office in late 2017.  Prosecutors had promised in that plea agreement to "file a departure motion pursuant to Section 5K1.1 of the Sentencing Guidelines" if Flynn provided substantial assistance to the government.  The government kept that pledge — until it didn't.

Michael Flynn moves to withdraw guilty plea, citing 'bad faith' by government.  Former national security adviser Michael Flynn moved Tuesday [1/14/2020] to withdraw his guilty plea for lying to the FBI in the Russia probe, citing "bad faith" by the government.  The court filing came just days after the Justice Department reversed course to recommend up to six months of prison time in his case, alleging he was not fully cooperating or accepting responsibility for his actions.  But, in Tuesday's court filing, his legal team said he moved to withdraw his plea "because of the government's bad faith, vindictiveness and breach of the plea agreement."

FBI Protecting and Hiding Sketchy FBI Agent Joseph Pientka?  With increased scrutiny toward the actions, and lack thereof, from current FBI Director Christopher Wray, another sketchy aspect deserves some scrutiny. [...] Supervisory Special Agent Joseph Pientka III was first identified by Senator Chuck Grassley in May of 2018 as the second FBI agent involved in the 2017 interview of Lt. General Michael Flynn.  Frustrated by the FBI stonewalling his Senate inquiry, Chairman Grassley dropped the revelation publicly on May 11th, 2018, in a letter to the FBI.

Judge rejects Michael Flynn claim of FBI ambush and orders January sentencing.  The judge overseeing Michael Flynn's case rebuked the lieutenant general's lawyers, denying claims Flynn was set up by the FBI and shooting down requests for allegedly exculpatory information.  "The Court summarily disposes of Mr. Flynn's arguments that the FBI conducted an ambush interview for the purpose of trapping him into making false statements and that the government pressured him to enter a guilty plea.  The record proves otherwise," District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan said in a 92-page ruling Monday, ordering a sentencing hearing for Jan. 28.  Flynn's lawyer Sidney Powell called the judge's ruling "as wrong as it is disappointing" in a short statement to the Washington Examiner.

Flynn filleted.  General Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of false statements in the Mueller miasma.  After pleading guilty to the charge on two separate occasions, Flynn retained new counsel, proclaimed his innocence, alleged prosecutorial misconduct, urged the court to hold the prosecutors in contempt, and sought dismissal of the case against him based on government misconduct.  Having chosen to forego a motion to withdraw his guilty plea and to waive his rights in connection with his guilty plea(s), Flynn was up against it with his post-plea motions. [...] Flynn has been shortchanged by the system he dedicated so much of his life to preserving.

Judge In Michael Flynn Case Decides To Ignore Mounting Evidence Of Prosecutorial Abuse.  Judge Emmet Sullivan had two choices:  He could ignore the growing evidence of government misconduct and wind up the two-year saga that has been the sentencing phase of the Michael Flynn criminal case, or he could say "not on my watch."  Yesterday, in a methodical and seemingly tempered opinion, the long-time federal judge opted for the former tack when he denied in full the comprehensive motion to compel Flynn's attorney Sidney Powell filed several months ago.  Judge Sullivan then set Flynn's sentencing for January 28, 2020.  While Judge Sullivan's opinion appeared measured as he dispatched the myriad issues Powell raised on behalf of her client, two passages, separated by scores of pages in the tedious 99-page opinion, make clear that the outcome was a forgone conclusion.

President Trump, Stop [Delaying] and Pardon Mike Flynn.  The first man caught up in the Russia Hoax, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, is seeing his case come to an end.  He was scheduled to be sentenced on December 18 on the charge of lying to a federal agent.  That investigation, as we now know, was a barking shambles of bad faith and corruption.  But, on the advice of highly conflicted counsel — the law firm that prepared the FARA declaration that was the basis of the charge that Flynn lied also represented him in the criminal proceedings — and under extreme pressure from federal prosecutors, Flynn entered a guilty plea.

AG Bill Barr Chooses to Protect Rosenstein Over Full Disclosure in Flynn Case.  Regardless of whether you would support or not support the vigorous defense of Michael Flynn, I would hope we would all agree a fulsome discovery of all relevant background material is a cornerstone of justice appropriately applied.  With that in mind it is concerning how Attorney General Bill Barr would prefer to keep DOJ conduct against Flynn hidden from public review.

Flynn judge crushes hopes for tossing guilty plea, says ex-national security adviser waived constitutional rights.  A federal judge on Monday [12/16/2019] rejected Michael Flynn's comprehensive requests for exculpatory information that may have been withheld by the FBI, saying that the former national security adviser had waived his fundamental constitutional rights by pleading guilty to making false statements.  The order from U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington also set a Jan. 28 sentencing date in the case, and essentially crushed any remaining hopes that Flynn might see his guilty plea tossed.  The ruling came just days after Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz identified a slew of misconduct by FBI agents investigating former Trump aide Carter Page — including by a little-known agent who interviewed Flynn at the White House in January 2017.

How The IG FISA Abuse Report Affects Michael Flynn's Case.  Monday's release of Inspector General Michael Horowitz's 476-page tome on the Department of Justice and FBI's misconduct in the lead up to and aftermath of the 2016 presidential election continues to make news — and rightly so.  That the DOJ and FBI obtained a surveillance order from a secret court to spy on Carter Page with a series of applications riddled with errors, fabrications, and inexcusable omissions of material fact is shocking.  The shocking breadth of the government's misconduct raises an interesting corollary question:  How will Judge Emmet Sullivan react to these devastating revelations?  Sullivan has been hunkered down in his chambers for the last month contemplating (or drafting) his ruling on attorney Sidney Powell's pending motion in the criminal case against her client, Michael Flynn.  Flynn had pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI before Powell took over as his defense counsel.  Flynn's sentencing was postponed to allow Powell to get up to speed in the case.  Soon after, Powell filed a motion to compel federal prosecutors to turn over Brady material and other evidence that had been withheld from Flynn's previous attorneys.

All Eyes On Judge In Michael Flynn Case After Weeks Of Shocking Developments.  After a flurry of court filings and blockbuster developments last month, the Michael Flynn criminal case has been dormant for nearly three weeks.  The parties and the public now await word from presiding Judge Emmett Sullivan on the pending motion to compel and motion for sanctions filed by Sidney Powell, the lead attorney who took over Flynn's case shortly after the special counsel team disbanded.  Powell's motion seeks to force federal prosecutors to provide Flynn an array of documents withheld from his attorneys and to sanction government lawyers for their failure to provide relevant evidence to the defense team in a timely manner.  When and how Judge Sullivan will rule is unclear.

Make No Mistake:  The Mueller Investigation Was All About Flynn.  I think it began on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, when Flynn changed the way we did intelligence against the likes of Zarqawi, bin Laden, the Taliban, and their allies.  General Flynn saw that our battlefield intelligence was too slow.  We collected information from the Middle East and sent it back to Washington, where men with stars on their shoulders and others at the civilian intel agencies chewed it over, decided what to do, and sent instructions back to the war zone.  By the time all that happened, the battlefield had changed.  Flynn short-circuited this cumbersome bureaucratic procedure and moved the whole enterprise to the war itself.  The new methods were light years faster.  Intel went to local analysts, new actions were ordered from men on the battlefield (Flynn famously didn't care about rank or status) and the war shifted in our favor.

Understanding What Sidney Powell Is Doing to Kill the Case against Michael Flynn.  Sidney Powell, General Michael Flynn's magnificent lawyer, is in the process of destroying the bogus case that Robert Mueller and his gang of legal thugs tried to sneak past appropriate judicial review.  To help you understand what she is doing we must first go back and review the indictment of Flynn and then look at what Ms. Powell, aka Honey Badger, has forced the prosecutors to admit.

As the Flynn Case Disintegrates, Parallels with Ukraine Emerge.  Brandon Van Grack, the Robert Mueller Justice Department holdover who continues to prosecute Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI, just filed a new "notice" with the court including the stunning admission that he had "misidentified the authorship of the handwritten notes from the January 24, 2017 interview with the defendant."  That's the critical interview the government is using as the sole basis for prosecuting President Trump's former national security adviser.  It's a mistake Van Grack could never have made in good faith if he had bothered to inform himself with the basics of his case.  He should start paying attention because the case not only has ruined a man's life, it has also undermined public confidence both in the Justice Department and the FBI.  This is the latest crack in a case that is disintegrating in plain sight.

Our Elites Don't See What's Coming.  [Scroll down]  This all leads us to a serious problem that we as a country are facing:  we've been losing trust in our institutions for quite some time.  All that the last few years have done is to reinforce that kind of thinking.  Seriously.  Ask yourself:  Do you really trust the FBI?  I don't.  With the recent reports from Michael Flynn's attorney, Sidney Powell, apparently senior FBI agents tampered with 302s, falsifying information to get the results they wanted which had nothing to do with the truth.  This was the FBI — supposedly the world's greatest law enforcement agency.  I don't think so.  Until those senior officials go to jail for their abuse of power my distrust of the FBI will continue.

DOJ Makes Jaw-Dropping Admission in Flynn Case — Prosecution "Mistakenly" Attributed Wrong Notes to Wrong FBI Agents.  Prosecutor Brandon Van Grack sends a letter to Flynn's defense team today containing a stunning, almost impossible to comprehend, admission of a mistake central to the claims of the prosecution.  In March 2018 the FBI presented notes taken by agents Pientka and Strzok, now they say they made a 'mistake'.  For almost two years the DOJ misidentified, misattributed, and never corrected that the authors of the Flynn interview notes were actually reversed.  All of the notes attributed to FBI Agent Peter Strzok actually were taken by FBI Agent Joseph Pientka, and vice-versa.

Scoop: CIA, FBI Informant Was Washington Post Source For Russiagate Smears.  The Federalist has learned that the now-outed CIA and FBI informant Stefan Halper served as a source for Washington Post reporter David Ignatius, providing more evidence that the intelligence community has co-opted the press to push anti-Trump conspiracy theories.  In addition, an email recently obtained by The Federalist from the MI5-connected Christopher Andrew bragging that his long-time friend Ignatius has the "'inside track' on Flynn" adds further confirmation of this conclusion.  Svetlana Lokhova, the Russian-born English citizen and Soviet-era scholar, told The Federalist that she only realized the significance of her communications with and about Ignatius following the filing of attorney Sidney Powell's reply brief in the Michael Flynn case.

Flynn attorney demands FBI search 'Sentinel' database for missing, 'manipulated' witness reports.  Michael Flynn's lawyer on Monday demanded in a court filing that the FBI thoroughly search its internal "Sentinel database" and turn over "every" document in which agents described their critical January 2017 White House interview with the former national security adviser, after it emerged last month that FBI officials had apparently manipulated the so-called "302" witness report in the case weeks after the interview.  Flynn's attorney, Sidney Powell, also asserted that separate handwritten notes from the interview drafted by since-fired FBI agent Peter Strzok and another agent are plainly inconsistent with one another, as well as the final FBI 302 that underpinned Flynn's guilty plea for one count of making false statements to investigators.

Reconstructing Justice — Flynn Defense Submits Outstanding Sur-Surreply to Counter Prosecution.  In the case against Lt. General Michael Flynn, his lawyer Sidney Powell previously filed a motion to compel (MTC) Brady material from the prosecution.  Because the MTC raised stunning, potentially game-changing, legal and ethical issues the prosecution requested the opportunity to file a surreptitious reply to the court; a "surreply".  Judge Sullivan directed the prosecution to file their surreply, and then granted the defense the opportunity to file a sur-surreply, a response to the prosecution's last argument.  Today [11/4/2019] Flynn's attorney Sidney Powell filed that response.

Corrupt DOJ Admits FBI Lost And Destroyed Original 302 Report from Michael Flynn Interview.  The Justice Department on Friday responded to Flynn's lawyer Sidney Powell's motion to compel production of Brady Material and to hold prosecutors in contempt.  Sidney Powell filed a motion a couple weeks ago revealing that General Flynn was indeed set up by the FBI with an ambush, damaging leaks and altered 302 reports.  Powell revealed that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page EDITED General Mike Flynn's 302 report, then lied to the DOJ about the edits.

Flynn lawyer Sidney Powell puts Obama Justice Department on trial.  Sidney Powell, the Dallas defense lawyer who rode into Washington determined to exonerate retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, specializes in unearthing stashed evidence and prosecutorial misconduct.  She came to fame in the Enron scandal in Texas and then wrote a book about how corrupt she believes the U.S. Justice Department is.  Today, Ms. Powell is causing headlines in the conservative press and being cheered on by pro-Trump forces as she files motions in U.S. District Court depicting special counsel Robert Mueller's probe as part of that corruption.

Something Big Is About to Happen in the Flynn Case.  Is the Flynn case hurtling to a final reckoning?  On October 24, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's attorney, Sidney Powell, filed a bombshell brief in which she accused the prosecution, led by Robert Mueller alumnus Brandon Van Grack, of spearheading a politically motivated prosecution characterized by shocking (alleged) misconduct on the part of the investigators and the prosecution team.  Amid the allegations of hiding evidence, even destroying evidence, came a new accusation that cast doubt on the viability of the prosecution itself.  Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to the crime of making false statements to the FBI.  But we now learn that Flynn's attorney has produced evidence that Flynn's statement was actually edited and doctored by a group of FBI officials who were not present during the interview.  These include the infamous Lisa Page (implicated in the Office of Inspector General report of political corruption in the investigations of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton) and Andrew McCabe (former deputy director of the FBI, fired for lying about leaking).

Government Doesn't Deny Editing Flynn's Statement Before Charging Him.  The federal government's response Friday [11/1/2019] to Michael Flynn and his attorney's bombshell claims of prosecutorial misconduct raises three concerns.  First, that the "false statement" Flynn is accused of making was revised and edited since his interview with the FBI.  Second, that Flynn never received a copy of the transcript of the conversations he supposedly lied about.  And third, that Flynn's purported "lies" are, in some cases, disputes over the accuracy of vague characterizations about his calls with the Russian ambassador.

Report: Judge Sullivan cancels hearing in Gen. Flynn's case.  Judge Emmet Sullivan reportedly has cancelled a November hearing he had scheduled in the case of Gen. Michael Flynn.  Judge Sullivan said he is cancelling the hearing "in view of the parties' comprehensive briefing concerning Defendant's Motion to Compel Production of Brady Material."  In other words, he has all the argumentation he needs to rule on this motion.  In this post, John discussed and embedded Flynn's reply brief in support of that motion, filed by Sidney Powell.  He described the evidence presented by Powell on Flynn's behalf as "bombshells."  I think that's a fair characterization.  The cancellation of oral argument tells us that Judge Sullivan is ready to rule, but not what his ruling will be.

Free Flynn, Jail Clapper and Brennan.  Sidney Powell, the attorney for Gen. Flynn, has filed a motion to dismiss the charges against him based on indications that the FBI altered his 302s, essentially written reports based on witness interviews, to make him look guilty and leaking information on Flynn's calls to the Washington Post. [...] Powell, a former federal prosecutor and a veteran of 500 federal appeals, is the author of Licensed to Lie:  Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, a biting tome exposing the prosecutorial misconduct of government lawyers such as Robert Mueller's "pit bull," Andrew Weissmann, and other members of Obama's inner circle that have threatened the foundations of true justice in our democracy.  Powell has sunk her legal teeth into the fraudulent case against Flynn that should result in his, with apologies to Robert Mueller, exoneration.

How Michael Flynn Was Set-Up.  General Michael Flynn was indicted based on a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador on December 29, 2016, seven weeks after the presidential election.  That was the day lame-duck President Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats — including gardeners and chauffeurs — for election interference.  After the measures were announced, members of the Obama Administration listened in on Flynn's conversation with the ambassador via wiretap.  They expected Flynn to say:  "President-elect Trump believes this Russian collusion thing is a fantasy and these sanctions will be lifted on his first day in office."  There is nothing wrong with the incoming national security advisor telling an ambassador that the new administration will have a different approach to foreign policy than its predecessor.  That is what typically happens in a transition.

Framing Flynn.  "Lawyers for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn reportedly filed a motion on Thursday [10/24/2019] in which they allege that the Department of Justice manipulated a document to frame their client and is withholding exculpatory evidence," reports Joel Pollack at Breitbart.  Flynn's legal team, headed by Sidney Powell, alleges that Peter Strzok's FBI partner Lisa Page substantially altered the notes of Flynn's interview.  The Flynn team also flags former FBI general counsel James Baker as the source of leaks to David Ignatius of the Washington Post.  The filing also alleges that former National Intelligence Director James Clapper told the reporter to "take the kill shot on Flynn."  Clapper's team denied it, but the kill shot was hardly the only concern.  Attorney General William Barr tasked U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate those 2016-17 events, and last week it emerged that Durham's probe is now a full-blown criminal inquiry.

Flynn's Lawyer Claims FBI Tampered with Interview Notes, Demands Charges Be Dropped.  Former national-security adviser Michael Flynn's lawyer claims in a new bombshell court filing that the FBI tampered with notes from his 2017 interview, during which Flynn pleaded guilty to lying.  In a 37-page motion, attorney Sidney Powell called on the court to "dismiss the entire prosecution for outrageous government misconduct" over allegations that FBI agents manipulated a form summarizing Flynn's statements to investigators.  The interview dealt with Flynn's contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.  In December 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to charges that he lied to the FBI about his Russia contacts during his brief stint as national-security adviser.  He is expected to be sentenced in December.

Michael Flynn's claim against FBI is 'chilling', says former US Attorney Brett Tolman.  A defense claim that FBI agents manipulated official records, leading to Michael Flynn being charged with lying to investigators, is "chilling," former Utah U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman said Saturday [10/26/2019].  The former national security adviser's legal team filed an explosive motion Thursday, alleging that FBI agents manipulated records of Flynn's 2017 interview.  This comes as U.S. Attorney John Durham's ongoing probe into potential FBI and Justice Department misconduct in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election has transitioned into a full-fledged criminal investigation.

Reports: Federal Judge Overturns Conviction Against Michael Flynn's Former Business Partner.  A federal judge has overturned a conviction against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's former business partner Bijan Rafiekian, who was previously convicted of illegally lobbying in the U.S. on behalf of the Turkish government, according to a report.  Judge Anthony Trenga on Tuesday ordered a new trial for Rafiekian, who co-founded the Flynn Intel Group, after he determined that prosecutors did not present sufficient evidence that Rafiekian knowingly operated as a Turkish government agent and intentionally failed to notify U.S. officials about his work, according to Politico.

More Bombshells From the Flynn Prosecution.  General Michael Flynn still awaits sentencing.  Meanwhile his new lawyer, Sidney Powell, is tormenting the prosecutors and the FBI, uncovering corruption in the FBI and the Department of Justice that, she credibly alleges, included the framing of General Flynn.  Is that too strong?  I don't think so.  Yesterday [10/24/2019] Powell filed a reply brief in support of her motion to compel the production of more exculpating material by the prosecution, and to hold the prosecutors in contempt of court.  Her recitation, which relies in part on text messages that I take it have come to light recently, makes a compelling case of FBI and prosecutorial misconduct.

Sidney Powell Drops Bombshell Showing How The FBI Trapped Michael Flynn.  Earlier this week, Michael Flynn's star attorney, Sidney Powell, filed under seal a brief in reply to federal prosecutors' claims that they have already given Flynn's defense team all the evidence they are required by law to provide.  A minimally redacted copy of the reply brief has just been made public, and with it shocking details of the deep state's plot to destroy Flynn.  While the briefing at issue concerns Powell's motion to compel the government to hand over evidence required by Brady and presiding Judge Emmett Sullivan's standing order, Powell's 37-page brief pivots between showcasing the prosecution's penchant for withholding evidence and exposing significant new evidence the defense team uncovered that establishes a concerted effort to entrap Flynn.  Along the way, Powell drops half-a-dozen problems with Flynn's plea and an equal number of justifications for outright dismissal of the criminal charges against Flynn.

Michael Flynn's Lawyers Claim Lisa Page Altered FBI Interview Record to Frame Him.  Lawyers for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn reportedly filed a motion on Thursday in which they allege that the Department of Justice manipulated a document to frame their client and is withholding exculpatory evidence.  The apparent "sealed" filing, dated October 24, 2019, was posted to social media on Thursday evening [10/24/2019].

Stunning, Potentially Game-Changing, Court Filing by Flynn Defense Lawyer Sidney Powell.  In a lengthy court filing surrounding the issues of Brady discovery material, Mike Flynn's lawyer, Sidney Powell, drops some serious evidentiary bombshells on the court.  Ms. Powell brings Lady Justice to the courtroom, and her revelations are stunning.

Flynn Attorney Accuses Government Prosecutors of Suppressing Evidence the Defense Uncovered.  In a scorching court filing Wednesday, Gen. Michael Flynn's legal team accused Department of Justice prosecutors of stonewalling and suppressing exonerating evidence the defense itself uncovered.  Lead counsel Sidney Powell also accused "certain elements in the government" of targeting Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, for destruction because he had "publicly expressed intent to audit the intelligence agencies where billions of dollars are unaccounted for."  Flynn is awaiting sentencing for lying to federal agents about his discussions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, although internal FBI documents revealed that the agents involved did not believe Flynn had intentionally lied.

Sidney Powell Announces Breakthrough in DOJ Case Against General Flynn.  Another shoe dropped this week and it ain't looking good for the Mueller legacy.  General Michael Flynn's lawyer, the Honey Badger Sidney Powell, filed on Wednesday (23 October) a formal request that Judge Sullivan order the publication of Flynn's Reply to the Government's Opposition to the Motion to Compel. [...] The Government lawyers argument was simple and moronic — i.e., they said that because Flynn pled guilty to a charge where the Government knew he had not lied bur insisted he was still guilty.  Stupid logic like this is, I believe, one of the reasons the average person hates lawyers.  Sidney Powell has prepared a response to the Government's rebuttal and agreed to edit out some portions that mentioned names or referred to specific classified info.  But the Government lawyers are trying to stonewall her and prevent her response from going public.

Insider narrative emerges in Michael Flynn case.  The first insider's narrative on the travails of retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has been filed in federal court amid a battle over access to multiple pieces of evidence.  Flynn, convicted of lying to the FBI, had to sell his home to pay legal bills, says the narrative.  Prosecutors threatened to go after his son and business partner, Michael Flynn Jr., unless he cooperated.  Sidney Powell wrote this story in a letter to Attorney General William P. Barr in June as she was taking over as defense counsel for the former White House national security adviser.  She immediately accused the government of withholding exculpatory evidence that would show prosecutors violated U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan's order.

When Will General Michael Flynn Be Exonerated?  It's now October 16, 2019, and the world knows that Russia-Gate was a complete hoax — NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION, COMPLETE AND TOTAL EXONERATION.  Most sane people understand that fact by now.  Most sane people also understand how the deep state cabal put General Flynn through 2-plus years of hell, actually make that excruciating hell.  So much so that I'm choosing to go longer-form than usual on this topic, it's an important topic that runs DEEP and deserves more attention than the media's given it.  Flynn was framed by the Mueller Special Counsel prosecution team, and the Judge, Emmett Sullivan who threatened jail time, all in the name of the Russia Collusion narrative.

Brutal wipeout for Democrats in Louisiana and the press trying to keep it quiet.  The last of the Louisiana state election numbers are in, and it's not pretty for the Democrats.  Not only does its moderate Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, face a runoff, as noted here, but the state Senate has taken a supermajority.  And a whole bunch of key state offices went squarely to Republicans.  Funny how the press isn't covering this much.

How an Islamist Organization Set Up General Flynn With The Complicity of a Venal Press.  This story starts, as so many others, with Obama lying through his teeth, and goes on to his criminal administration's targeting of an American hero in a caper that, as we speak, still goes on.  It started on July 15, 2016 at the Act!  Meeting.  In the first part of this video you can see Obama lying about himself, Radical Islamic terrorism and then candidate Donald Trump.  On minute 10:30, General Flynn walks into the stage and by minute 13:30 he expresses his opinion on Obama's friend, Tagypp Erdogan, and the military coup then taking place in Turkey.  [Video clip]  What General Flynn states is as absolutely true today as it was the day he stated it:  Turkey is a NATO ally that until very recently was seeking entry into the European Union.

A Deep Cleansing of the Deep State Is Coming.  [Scroll down]  And, then there's the despicable treatment of the great American patriot, former Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn — who was the victim of an early "Deep State" putsch aimed at stymying any chance of President Trump implementing his truly transformative foreign policy agenda.  The John Brennan types in government said Flynn lied to investigators (well, at least that's what the aforementioned partisan hack, Peter Strzok, claimed).  So, too, did Trump's witless vice president.  Flynn's real sin — err, "crime" — was that he did what every intelligence officer is taught to do (but apparently rarely does anymore):  speak truth to power.  As "Obama's general" and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Flynn was deeply disturbed by the Obama nuclear agreement with Iran.  He rightly understood it was a dangerous giveaway to a terrible foe.  Flynn was shanghaied from office for purportedly being a racist ... or something.

Prosecution Responds to Flynn Discovery Motion — Government Refuses to Provide Any Additional Evidence.  The DOJ responds today [10/1/2019] to the Flynn motion for additional evidence; ie.  Brady material requested by Flynn's defense.  In the governments' response filing, the DOJ rejects any additional efforts to provide evidence, and requests Judge Emmet Sullivan proceed directly to sentencing.

Flynn Lawyer Tells Judge Motive Behind Why Flynn Took Guilty Plea.  As part of ongoing proceedings and consideration Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan had requested a status update about the ongoing cooperation of Michael Flynn in the trial of his former business partner Bijan Rafiekian.  On September 24th Federal Judge Anthony J Trenga nullified the jury verdict against Rafiekian and tossed the case.  Flynn's lawyer, Sidney Powell, now files a motion to update trial judge Emmet Sullivan.  However, in a smart legal move, and using the jury nullification within the status report, Powell also outlined the reason why her client took a guilty plea.

New Evidence Suggests Prosecutors Pressured Michael Flynn To Lie.  The evidence of prosecutorial misconduct in the Michael Flynn case continues to grow.  And with each new court filing by Flynn's new criminal defense attorney, Sidney Powell, the public learns more about the events leading up to Flynn's guilty plea and the government's manipulation of Trump's former national security advisor.  The latest development came on September 30, when Powell filed a supplement status report summarizing the outcome of the criminal case against Flynn's former Flynn Intel Group (FIG) partner, Bijan Rafiekian.  Presiding Judge Emmett Sullivan had requested the parties provide the court a statement concerning the impact of the government's decision not to call Flynn as a witness in that case.  That provided Powell an opening to inform Judge Sullivan that the prosecution's case against Rafiekian had been tossed.

Michael Flynn pleads Fifth, refuses to be 'paraded, harassed or disparaged' by Adam Schiff.  The attorney for retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn is refusing to let the former national security adviser testify before Rep. Adam B. Schiff, saying the California Democrat disregards "ethics in your theatrical demand."  Attorney Sidney Powell said Monday [9/23/2019] in a letter that Flynn is invoking his rights under the Fifth Amendment to avoid being "paraded, harassed or disparaged" by Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Mr. Schiff, who took committee control in January, has launched an investigation into nearly every aspect of President Trump's life.

New Book Says Comey Skirted Protocol To Set Up Fateful Michael Flynn Interview.  An FBI assistant to James Comey says in a book released Tuesday that the former FBI director took advantage of the "chaos" of the early Trump administration to set up an interview with Michael Flynn, the national security adviser.  Josh Campbell, who was Comey's personal assistant at the FBI, writes in "Crossfire Hurricane:  Inside Donald Trump's War on the FBI," that FBI leadership had "intense discussion" about how to interview Flynn regarding phone conversations he had in December 2016 with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Michael Flynn Graymails the Government.  [Scroll down]  This brings us to the inspired and recently unsealed motion to compel production of exculpatory evidence filed by Sidney Powell, former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's new lawyer.  As you may recall, there are many disturbing questions surrounding the federal government's investigation, arrest, and prosecution of Flynn.  Although he has pled guilty to a flimsy and corruptly contrived charge of lying to the FBI, that plea came about after he had — according to media reports — bankrupted himself by paying $4 million in legal fees to the Washington law firm that represented him prior to Powell.  In short, it appears that Flynn pled guilty because he couldn't afford any more justice.  In addition to the law firm's impressive professional achievement of turning a mere guilty plea proceeding into a reported $4 million payday, the known facts and circumstances surrounding the Flynn case are equally remarkable.

Mike Flynn Is Finally Fighting Back.  For about two years, conservatives who closely watched the media's reporting on President Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russia have wondered why his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, simply accepted his fate as the first casualty of what turned out to be a bogus narrative. [...] A couple months ago, Flynn abruptly fired his legal team and hired new attorneys, including Sidney Powell.  Powell is now requesting 40 documents related to Flynn's case that she says will vindicate her client.  The Daily Caller's Chuck Ross reported Wednesday that Powell "pressed Judge Emmet Sullivan in a court appearance Tuesday to dismiss charges against Flynn for what she called 'egregious' prosecutorial misconduct."  Among the documents Powell has demanded is a January 30, 2017 memo clearing Flynn of being "an agent of Russia" and all of former FBI Director James Comey's summaries of interviews with or about Flynn.

General Flynn Goes On Offense Against The Deep State.  Several months ago, General Michael Flynn replaced his original defense team with Sidney Powell, a Texas lawyer who is a veteran of the Department of Justice and author of Licensed To Lie:  Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice.  Powell is a self-promoter, but she also appears to be a very good lawyer.  She certainly is aggressive.  Powell has launched an all-out attack against Flynn's prosecutors, whom she regards as dishonest and corrupt.  Given what we have learned about the involvement of the FBI and DOJ in the Russia collusion hoax, there is no reason to think she is wrong.

Sidney Powell's Latest Motion In Michael Flynn's Case Is A Russiagate Bombshell.  On Wednesday [9/11/2019], the previously sealed Motion to Compel filed against federal prosecutors in the Michael Flynn case was made public with only minor redactions.  Just the day before, during a hearing before federal judge Emmet Sullivan, Flynn's attorney, Sidney Powell, had highlighted some of the evidence prosecutors withheld from her defense team.  Yesterday's filing expanded exponentially on the areas of evidence Powell seeks and lays bare Powell's bigger plan moving forward: to expose the breadth and depth of SpyGate and how flaying Flynn lay at the heart of the soft coup attempt.

Flynn Lawyer: 'Egregious Government Misconduct'.  Former national security adviser Michael Flynn's lead defense attorney argued in court Tuesday that she is seeking to have the entire prosecution against Flynn "dismissed for egregious government misconduct and long-time suppression" of exculpatory evidence.  Flynn's attorney, Sidney Powell, said in a status conference in federal court in Washington D.C. that "there never would have been a plea to begin with if the government had disclosed Brady information about what it knew before the plea agreement."

Flynn Lawyer Response to Threats and Targeted Harassment by Chairman Adam Schiff.  Michael Flynn's lawyer, Sidney Powell, responds to the threats and harassment from HPSCI Chairman Adam Schiff and his retained political Lawfare subcontractors: [...] What Media Matters is to corrupt left-wing media, the Lawfare group is to the corrupt DOJ and FBI.  All of the headline names around the seditious conspiracy against Donald Trump assemble within the network of the Lawfare group.

Court Unseals Flynn Brady Motion — 40 Items Requested by Flynn Defense.  Previously Michael Flynn's attorney, Sidney Powell, had to file specific requests within their 'motion to show cause for Brady discovery material' under seal.  After a DOJ review, and redaction of some names, the discovery motion is now unsealed by the court and available for review.

Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell Return to Court — Powell Confirms Rosenstein Authorized Targeting of Flynn Jr. for Leverage.  Today [9/10/2019] Michael Flynn and his attorney Sidney Powell returned to federal court for a status hearing before Judge Emmet Sullivan.  Generally status hearings are uneventful; however, this hearing falls on the heels of an explosive filing by Flynn's defense outlining allegations of serious prosecutorial misconduct; and claims the DOJ is withholding Brady material.  Before getting into the heart of the proceedings, here is Ms. Sidney Powell appearing on Fox News to discuss the events today.  In this interview Ms. Powell confirms something we have previously presented; Rod Rosenstein authorized Robert Mueller to target Michael Flynn Jr. in order to provide leverage for a Flynn guilty plea.

Flynn Lawyer Argues Case Should Be Dismissed Over 'Egregious Government Misconduct'.  An attorney for Michael Flynn said in federal court Tuesday [9/10/2019] she may seek a dismissal of charges against the former national security adviser, citing "egregious conduct and suppression" of exculpatory information in the case.  Prosecutors handling the case had a surprise of their own, telling Judge Emmet Sullivan that they are now reserving the option of recommending jail time for Flynn, instead of just probation.  Prosecutors with the special counsel's team last year recommended that Flynn receive probation without jail time because of his substantial cooperation in several investigations.

Flynn Hearing Reveals Existence of Bombshell DOJ Memo Exonerating Michael Flynn.  A bombshell revelation was barely noticed at National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's hearing Tuesday, when his counsel revealed in court the existence of a Justice Department memo from Jan. 30, 2017 exonerating Flynn of any collusion with Russia.  The memo, which has still not been made available to Flynn's attorney Sidney Powell, is part of a litany of Brady material she is demanding from prosecutors.  The memo is currently under protective order and Powell is working with prosecutors to get it disclosed, SaraACarter.com has learned.

What Happened During Flynn Lawyer's Secret Meeting With Judge This Week?  On Thursday [9/5/2019], two docket entries in the criminal case against Michael Flynn provided a roadmap to the next steps in the case that took a surprise turn last week.  As I reported earlier this week, while Americans prepared for the long Labor Day weekend, lawyer Sidney Powell, who had taken over Flynn's defense in June, hit federal prosecutors with a motion to compel evidence and a request for sanctions for prosecutorial misconduct.  In her motion, Powell charged that government attorneys withheld potentially exculpatory evidence from Flynn, whom had pleaded guilty in late 2017 to lying to FBI agents.  In a status report filed the same day, Powell also complained that the government had refused to grant her a security clearance to allow her to review pertinent evidence, and she sought presiding judge Emmett Sullivan's intervention.

Judge Sullivan Will First Rule on Brady Allegations in Flynn Case.  Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan held a sealed ex parte hearing with Michael Flynn's defense counsel, Sidney Powell, today [9/5/2019].  An "ex parte hearing" is a judicial review of an emergency request, in which the other party may or may not be present.  [ie. a discussion between Flynn's counsel and the court.  The content was 'sealed'.]

Coming Legal Attractions.  As you may recall, although General Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, he has yet to be sentenced.  He recently changed lawyers and his present counsel, Sidney Powell, dropped a bombshell pleading last this week.  In it, she charges that the prosecution has repeatedly failed to produce Brady (exculpatory) evidence to the defense, despite a clear court order that they do so, and in violation of their legal and ethical responsibilities.  It's an unusual motion to be filed at this stage of the proceeding, and it seems to me — though others have a different interpretation — that Flynn is arguing that all the evidence against him was illegally obtained, and the government's failure to disclose proof in their possession that this is so ultimately requires the case against Flynn be dismissed.  (From my point of view, if this evidence is tainted, as Powell asserts it is, it's hard to imagine how any other evidence in the government's possession would not be.)

A Chance at Exoneration for Michael Flynn?  Michael Flynn's new attorney, Sidney Powell, filed a motion on Friday [8/30/2019] formally accusing the government of hiding information that a judge ordered to be released in early 2018. Powell's motion came the same day the parties filed a status report that laid bare the breakdown between the parties.  Flynn worked in the Trump transition effort after the election and briefly served in his administration as national security advisor.  Flynn's guilty plea in November 2017 for lying to federal investigators appeared to be an early victory for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team.

Flynn Attorney Sidney Powell Drops Atomic Sledgehammer of Truth on DC Court.  Oh boy... how federal Judge Emmet Sullivan will handle this latest motion from Mike Flynn's attorney Sidney Powell is an unknown; however, the content is delicious.  In an explosive response filing today [8/30/2019], which includes the phrase "sunlight is the best disinfectant", attorney Sidney Powell has outlined the soup-to-nuts construct of the malicious government action taken during their targeting her client Michael Flynn.

Government Refuses to Grant Flynn Lawyer Security Clearance — Also Refuse to Produce Original January 24th FBI Report.  There was a scheduled joint status filing due today [8/30/2019] between DOJ prosecutors and the Mike Flynn defense team led by Sidney Powell.  As Mr. Flynn's cooperation has ended in all other aspects related to the former special counsel, there are apparently many issues still to be resolved prior to Flynn's sentencing.  In a filing today [8/30/2019] Flynn's defense lawyer, Sidney Powell, notes two significant issues:  (1) Ms. Powell is being denied a security clearance she needs to review all of the documents in the case; and (2) the DOJ is refusing to provide the original FBI notes from their interview of Michael Flynn on January 24th, 2017.

Video of Retired National Security Agency Director — Admiral Mike Rogers — Implies US Knows Who Leaked on General Flynn!  The US may know who leaked confidential information to the Washington Post on General Flynn.  A video of Admiral Mike Rogers in front of the Senate implies the US knows who leaked on General Flynn.

Michael Flynn attorney blasts Steele dossier, FISA court.  Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's defense attorney Sidney Powell on Thursday [7/11/2019] blasted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for approving a warrant she said is based on flimsy evidence presented a dossier cobbled together by an ex-British spy.  Ms. Powell — a fierce critic of special counsel Robert Mueller and the investigation into allegations the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election — slammed the court in a speech before the Fund for American Studies, an educational nonprofit.

DOJ Reverses Course in FARA Case — Calls Flynn "co-conspirator", Doesn't Want Flynn Testimony.  Lots of things going on in/around the two legal cases involving Michael Flynn today [7/9/2019].  The origination of the DOJ shift in position involves the indirect case (EDVA) where Flynn is/was a witness in the FARA (Foreign Agent Registration Act) case against Bijan Rafiekian and the Flynn Intel Group.

The Powell factor in the Flynn case.  Former Assistant United States Attorney Sidney Powell now represents Michael Flynn in the criminal case that still awaits his sentencing.  This past Monday Powell and Flynn appeared together in court for a status hearing before Judge Emmet Sullivan. [...] Powell wants to see additional information from the government.  The information she wants appears to bear on the merits of the case against Flynn and is in large part classified.

Transcript of Michael Flynn Status Hearing — June 24th.  One of the reasons why the Flynn legal situation is so interesting is not really because of Flynn himself; but rather because the Flynn situation is a likely example of President Obama's surveillance network in operation.

Michael Flynn Was Not "Unmasked" — Evidence Flynn Was Under Active, FISC Authorized, Surveillance.  The official media account of how the intelligence community gained the transcript of incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn talking to Ambassador Sergey Kisliyak on December 29th, 2016, surrounds "incidental collection" as a result of contact with an agent of a foreign power.  Meaning the Flynn call was picked up as the U.S. intelligence apparatus was conducting surveillance on Russian Ambassador Kisliyak.  If this version of events were accurate (it's not), it would fall under FISA-702 collection:  the lawful monitoring of a foreign agent (Kislyak) who has contact with a U.S. person (Flynn).  In order to review the identity of the U.S. person, a process called 'unmasking', a 702 submission must be made.  That submission, the unmasking, leaves a paper/electronic trail.

DOJ Confirms Flynn Defense Team Never Received Transcript of Flynn/Kislyak Phone Call.  When General Michael Flynn entered into the seemingly coerced plea agreement with the special counsel team and prosecutor Brandon Van Grack (November 30, 2017), he gave up the right to defense discovery in his case.  In hindsight this will likely be viewed a mistake.

Justice Dept.  Allows Congress to View Rosenstein Scope Memos.  [Scroll down]  The October 20th, 2017, Rosenstein scope memo was specifically so that Weissmann and Mueller could target specific people for maximum political damage; including the targeting of Michael Flynn Jr. to generate leverage so that Flynn Sr. would have to accept a plea or see his family crushed under the weight of the weaponized special counsel.  The original authorization for the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller was May 17th, 2017.  However, the released Weissmann/Mueller report shows there were two additional scope memos authorizing specific targeting of the Mueller probe.

Newly Released Transcripts Stir Speculation Flynn Was Tricked Into Guilty Plea.  Newly released evidence is casting doubt over Michael Flynn's guilty plea amid speculation over a possible pardon by President Trump.  [Video clip]

New Mueller Mystery:  Why Was No One Charged For Tampering With Flynn?  Who tried to flip Michael Flynn?  A court filing yesterday from Robert Mueller's special counsel office revealed a heretofore unknown set of contacts between the former national security adviser and "people linked" to the White House and Congress.  Flynn himself alerted special counsel investigators to these potential attempts to tamper with him, the filings declare in Flynn's sentencing recommendation: [...] Witness tampering is a major felony.  Just ask Roger Stone, who faces one such charge in his indictment from Mueller's office.

President Trump Highlights Climbing Arc of Flynn Story.  The backstory issues within the Flynn case may soon surface; so it's worth a few minutes to describe where this could be heading.  Specifically, how a series of data-points are coming together and building toward a strong probability Flynn was under a FISA surveillance warrant during a key part of the 2016 election campaign.

Sally Yates -vs- Michael Flynn.  After the November 8th, 2016, election everyone within the Obama network associated with the Trump surveillance operation was at risk.  This is the impetus for the "Muh Russia" collusion-conspiracy narrative that was used as a mitigating shield.  Within a few days after the election ODNI James Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan began pushing the Russia election interference narrative in the media.  Without notifying anyone, NSA Director Mike Rogers went to Trump tower on November 18th, 2016.  Despite his compartmentalization it appears Rogers identified the NSA database abuse as the likely underpinning for some form of political surveillance.  By mid-December 2016 the Obama administration was deploying a full-court-press using their media allies to promote the Russia conspiracy.  However, despite their public proclamations Clapper and Brennan were refusing to give any specifics to congress.

How Obama Holdover Sally Yates Helped Sink Michael Flynn.  In late January 2017, President Obama's deputy attorney general Sally Yates made a couple of urgent trips from the Department of Justice building to the White House, carrying information she believed to be critical to U.S. national security.  Yates was aware, likely through intercepts of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak's communications, that the newly seated national security advisor, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, had discussed with Kislyak Russia's response to the Obama administration imposition of sanctions for Russia's attempts to meddle in the 2016 elections.  According to news reports, Flynn had asked Kislyak to wait a few weeks and allow the incoming Trump administration a chance to review the issue before Russia retaliated.

To Stop the Deep State, Bring Back Mike Flynn!  There are a lot reasons for the Establishment to hate Donald Trump, but one of them stands out.  During the campaign, Donald Trump denounced the Obama administration for having created ISIS.  That claim drew ridicule from the mainstream media, but it is entirely correct.  Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, Trump's campaign adviser, was head of Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012 when the DIA blew the whistle on CIA backing for Sunni Islamists fighting the Assad regime during the then-raging Syrian civil war.  As my friend Michael Ledeen wrote at PJ Media on March 26, the Mueller investigation was all about Flynn.  President Trump should pardon Gen. Flynn right now and summon him back to Washington.  Mueller forced Flynn to plead guilty to an invented charge of lying to FBI agents, even though the FBI agents who interviewed him about Russian contacts said that they thought he was telling the truth.  Now that the Mueller investigation has come up with nothing, the frame-up of Gen. Flynn appears all the more heinous.  The Deep State feared Mike Flynn, with good reason.  Trump should reappoint him to a top job, and really terrify his opponents.

Make No Mistake:  The Mueller Investigation Was All About Flynn.  What, then, was it all about?  I think I know.  It was all about General Flynn.  I think it began on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, when Flynn changed the way we did intelligence against the likes of Zarqawi, bin Laden, the Taliban, and their allies.  General Flynn saw that our battlefield intelligence was too slow.  We collected information from the Middle East and sent it back to Washington, where men with stars on their shoulders and others at the civilian intel agencies chewed it over, decided what to do, and sent instructions back to the war zone.  By the time all that happened, the battlefield had changed.  Flynn short-circuited this cumbersome bureaucratic procedure and moved the whole enterprise to the war itself.  The new methods were light years faster.  Intel went to local analysts, new actions were ordered from men on the battlefield (Flynn famously didn't care about rank or status) and the war shifted in our favor.

Report: Michael Flynn Amasses Huge $5 Million Legal Bill.  Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December 2017 to making false statements to the FBI regarding his contact with Russian officials and business dealings with Turkey, is facing millions in legal bills, according to a report.  ABC News, citing a source close to Flynn, says President Donald Trump's formal national security adviser has amassed legal fees of around $5 million.

End of the Mueller Affair.  Michael Flynn's case deserves a book, a serious one by an honest reporter among the few who remain uncompromised by their coverage of the Mueller investigation.  Flynn's prosecution appears to be a put-up job by remnants of the Obama administration in the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the intelligence community.  Recall that he was investigated for the act of talking to the Russian ambassador during the transition after Trump's election.  The Logan Act served as the pretext.  What's law got to do with it?  Flynn's investigation reeks of bad faith.  From it we can derive the sorry lesson never to speak to the FBI if one is under investigation.

18 Real Attacks on the 'Rule of Law'.  [#7] The Michael Flynn set-up:  Flynn is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who served for 33 years until his retirement in 2014.  In January 2017, two FBI agents surprised Flynn with an interview about a legal and routine conversation he had with the Russian ambassador in his capacity as an incoming administration official.  On December 1, 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to what his interrogators considered unintentional misremembering of the facts.  Flynn's interrogators did not actually think he was lying on purpose.  News reports speculated that the special counsel threatened to prosecute Flynn's son and Flynn was otherwise financially ruined by the prosecution, leaving him little choice but to admit to "lying" about not remembering details of a conversation.

Understanding Why the Deep State Had to Take Down General Michael Flynn.  Does the American public really understand what happened to Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn?  Highlights of the case have been thoroughly exploited by the shallow, left-leaning media as a convenient avenue to attack President Trump.  But important elements of the story remain largely buried from public view. [...] The despicable and unethical attack on Flynn immediately after his appointment by Trump was just one element of a shameful Deep State campaign to discredit and destroy the Trump presidency.  As Trump's national security adviser, Flynn had Trump's ear.  He was potentially the Deep State's worst nightmare.

The Never-ending, Mysterious Saga of Michael Flynn.  What put Flynn in legal jeopardy were the general's statements to FBI investigators that purportedly were false, and allegedly given deliberately to mislead two federal investigators.  I express doubt here only because of media reports and leaks that Special Counsel Robert Mueller later either pressured Flynn for a confession, by strategies of financial exhaustion or leveraged him by threats to indict his son, or both.  Without that pressure, one wonders how Flynn might have explained his earlier alleged inconsistencies in recounting a private off the record conversation with a foreign diplomatic official to two FBI officials.  That is, had he had adequate legal resources or not faced prosecutorial threats to indict his son, would he have later claimed that months earlier that he had been dishonest to Peter Strzok and his fellow FBI investigator?

The Most Important Thing About Michael Flynn Is Not His Guilt, But His Politicized Prosecution.  On Tuesday, presiding judge Emmet Sullivan hit a variety of topics when Michael Flynn appeared before him for sentencing on one count of lying to the FBI.  The hearing ended with Sullivan holding the matter until Flynn finished cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.  But by then Sullivan had ping-ponged from questioning whether Flynn needed additional time to reconsider his guilty plea, to asking the government if the former Army lieutenant general could be charged with treason.  One soliloquy in particular struck me.  In discussing the charges brought against Flynn, Sullivan stressed that "This is a very serious offense.  A high-ranking senior official of the government making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation while on the physical premises of the White House."

Dan Abrams:  Michael Flynn Got 'Railroaded,' Judge 'Either Unprepared' or 'Vindictive'.  ABC News chief legal analyst and Mediaite founder Dan Abrams said Michael Flynn "got railroaded" at his sentencing hearing on Tuesday, calling the district court judge who presided "either unprepared" or "vindictive."  Abrams addressed the "astonishing hearing" of Flynn — in which the former former national security adviser's sentencing was postponed to March 13 — on his [radio show] Tuesday [12/18/2018].  "On the whole, I think he was treated unfairly today," Abrams said of Flynn.  "I have sympathy for Michael Flynn now, and it's fair to say that at this hearing he got railroaded."

Michael Flynn Is Owed an Apology.  Remember when Michael Flynn was a traitor?  It was early 2017.  Democrats were still stinging from their defeat at the hands of Donald Trump.  Every day, it seemed, brought news of another contact between Trumpworld and Russia.  Flynn, a retired three-star general, was forced to resign after serving less than a month as Trump's national security adviser.  He was said to have colluded with Russians during the presidential transition.  For this he was defamed as a Russian agent and mocked as a bumbling Benedict Arnold.  Former officials of Barack Obama's administration hinted that Flynn had been compromised.  As it turns out, none of this was true.  On Tuesday [12/18/2018] Flynn will receive a sentence for the one count to which he has pleaded guilty, lying to the FBI.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller has recommended no jail time.  Flynn will have a chance to get on with his life.

Michael Flynn [is the] latest victim of the Deep State.  The sentencing judge, Emmett Sullivan, has seen these federal frame-ups before, in the case of the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, when the crooked Democrat prosecutors refused to turn over exculpatory evidence.  It was what Clarence Thomas used to call a high-tech lynching — a Democrat tradition.  Sullivan's experience was why he mentioned Flynn's pre-sentencing filings, in which the general seemed to indicate he was not guilty.  Probably not the best argument to make, proclaiming innocence after pleading guilty.  "I cannot recall any incident," Sullivan said, "in which the court has accepted a plea of guilty from someone who maintained he was not guilty and I don't intend to start today."

Flynn's Life Is in Tatters As Podesta Walks Free.  It is now clear that there is one set of rules for Republicans and the working man[, a]nd there is another set of rules for crooked Democrats[.]  On Tuesday [12/18/2018] Judge Emmet Sullivan abused and harassed General Michael Flynn in federal court.  Sullivan even suggested Flynn committed treason for his work with Turkey.

Flynn sentencing hearing devolved into a fiasco.  It was a bad day all around yesterday in Judge Emmet Sullivan's courtroom.  Bad for General Flynn, bad for Judge Sullivan, and bad for the prosecutors from Robert Mueller's Special Counsel's Office (SCO).  The Washington Post exults that "Trump backers just had their anti-Mueller hopes and dreams dashed" in the wake of yesterday's sentencing hearing for General Michael Flynn.  Judge Emmet Sullivan not only failed to throw out the case against Flynn for lying to the FBI, but he threatened incarceration for the general, despite the recommendation of the SCO for no prison time.

Michael Flynn Is Owed an Apology.  Remember when Michael Flynn was a traitor?  It was early 2017.  Democrats were still stinging from their defeat at the hands of Donald Trump.  Every day, it seemed, brought news of another contact between Trumpworld and Russia.  Flynn, a retired three-star general, was forced to resign after serving less than a month as Trump's national security adviser.  He was said to have colluded with Russians during the presidential transition.  For this he was defamed as a Russian agent and mocked as a bumbling Benedict Arnold.  Former officials of Barack Obama's administration hinted that Flynn had been compromised.  As it turns out, none of this was true.  On Tuesday [12/18/2018] Flynn will receive a sentence for the one count to which he has pleaded guilty, lying to the FBI.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller has recommended no jail time.  Flynn will have a chance to get on with his life.

Judge Emmet Sullivan Delays Sentencing of Michael Flynn for 90 Days.  Without cameras in the courtroom we are constrained to understand the Flynn sentencing hearing today through the perspectives of others. [...] That said, there is much speculation and punditry delivered opinion on what took place; and how the hearing ended with Judge Emmet Sullivan delaying the sentencing of Michael Flynn for 90 days.

Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed to allow for cooperation.  A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Tuesday [12/18/2018], saying he could not hide his disgust for Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and warning that he could send the retired Army lieutenant general to prison.  Lawyers for Flynn, who pleaded guilty last year to lying to the agency about his Russia contacts, requested the delay during a stunning hearing in which U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan gave Flynn a blistering rebuke.

DC Rally in Support of General Flynn — American Hero Wrongly Targeted by Obama Deep State Regime.  There is a rally planned for Tuesday morning [12/17/2018] in Washington DC in defense of General Michael Flynn — an American hero wrongly targeted and abused by Obama Deep State regime.

With FBI Misconduct Against Flynn Revealed, Mueller 'Obstruction' Probe Evaporates.  The FBI set former national security advisor Michael Flynn up.  That is about all we can make of the latest revelation that the FBI made serious breaches of protocol when it set up the Jan. 24, 2017, meeting with Flynn to ask him about his Dec. 2016 conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kisylak.  We now know the FBI did not go through the White House counsel first, suggest Flynn have a lawyer present, or advise him of his rights prior to the interview.

Mueller releases 2017 FBI interview memo detailing Michael Flynn's lies.  Special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday released a heavily redacted memo detailing former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's interview with FBI agents in which Flynn repeatedly lied about his contacts with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.  The January 2017 memo describes FBI agents' conversation with Flynn about his contacts with Mr. Kislyak.  Flynn pleaded guilty last year to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Mr. Kislyak.  He will be sentenced Tuesday [12/18/2018].  Flynn repeatedly told the FBI agents, including former agent Peter Strzok, that he did not speak to Mr. Kislyak about U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia.

The Law Flynn 'Violated' Should Be Repealed.  Most Americans believe that, to be convicted of perjury, one must lie under oath in some legal proceeding.  But the Federal False Statements Act (18 U.S.C. § 1001), passed in the 19th century to punish con artists for presenting fraudulent invoices to the government, is now being selectively deployed by corrupt federal officials to entrap anyone who — under oath or not — makes some inaccurate statement to a government official.  It doesn't matter if any crime, financial or otherwise, has actually been committed.  An indictment can be secured even if, as in Flynn's case, there has been no prior warning of potential legal jeopardy.

Special Counsel Releases Original '302' of Michael Flynn Interview.  Prosecutors claim that Flynn lied in the interview about not asking then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to refrain from retaliating against the U.S. in return for sanctions imposed by the outgoing Obama administration over alleged interference in the election, and that he lied about not asking Russia to opposed a UN Security Council resolution declaring Israel's presence in Jerusalem to be a violation of international law, from which Obama abstained.  It is impossible to judge definitively whether Flynn lied to the FBI without seeing the transcript of his conversation with Kislyak — a classified transcript in which his name was unmasked by a yet-unnamed Obama administration official, so that his name could be leaked by the administration to the Washington Post, a crime yet to be punished.

Did Michael Flynn lie?  Or did the FBI act improperly?  The media is asking the wrong question about the Michael Flynn case.  They are asking whether Flynn lied or the FBI acted improperly, as if the answers to those two questions are mutually exclusive. [...] The first casualty of hyper partisanship is nuance.  So when nuance is condemned as being insufficiently partisan, truth quickly becomes the next casualty.  Flynn, during his brief time as national security adviser to President Trump, told FBI agents untruths that are contradicted by hard evidence.  Why he did that remains a mystery because, with his vast experience in intelligence gathering, he must have known that the FBI had hard evidence of the conversations he denied having with a Russian diplomat.  Be that as it may, this reality does not automatically exclude the possibility that the FBI acted improperly in eliciting untruths from him.

Darrell Issa:  Michael Flynn's conviction will be 'overturned' due to Justice Department, FBI wrongdoing.  A court will overturn former national Security Adviser Michael Flynn's conviction for lying to the FBI, a House Judiciary Republican predicted Sunday [12/16/2018].  The prognostication by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who is retiring from Congress in January, comes after a federal judge demanded more information about Flynn's dealings with the FBI ahead of his expected sentencing on Tuesday.  Last December, Flynn pleaded guilty as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's federal Russia inquiry to lying during a January 2017 interview with investigators.  He told them he did not discuss sanctions with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.  Flynn's lawyers have argued their client should not receive prison time due to the casual nature of the sit-down, including how Flynn was not advised he was under scrutiny from the government.

Time To Reject General Flynn's Guilty Plea.  When General Flynn comes up for sentencing tomorrow [12/18/2018], the right move would be for the federal judge to reject the general's guilty plea and throw out the case altogether.  Is that likely to happen?  Rarely say never, the editor warned.  It's our view that it should happen, though, after the release Friday of new details of the questioning of General Flynn by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The release of those details was ordered last week by a no-nonsense United States district judge, Emmet Sullivan, who is due tomorrow to decide the sentence for General Flynn for violating section 1001 of Title 18 of the United States Code.  This has long been recognized as an outrageously vague statute that all too often tempts prosecutors who are stuck making a better case.  The information released last week suggests this is just what happened in respect of General Flynn, who was misled by the FBI about the interview in which he supposedly lied.

Will the Mueller Switch Project Collapse?  The sentencing of General Michael Flynn could turn out to be the Waterloo of the Mueller Switch Project.  The feds never could have convicted Flynn of perjury or lying to government officials — they don't even have a transcript of what he said to the FBI!  As a criminal case, it was always a non-starter.  The Justice Department initially had no intention of prosecuting.  But then, after Robert Mueller took over the case, Flynn was squeezed into a single guilty plea by the threat of personal bankruptcy.

Swamp Rat Rod Rosenstein [is] Hiding Witnesses in Flynn Case.  I honestly don't know what to add, when it comes to the Deep State's attempted coup of President Trump.  The more we learn, the more I want them to burn for their crimes.  The Gateway Pundit reported on the obstruction of justice that occurred against General Michael Flynn.  It's not like this is news.  But the cover-up is.

Mueller blew the Flynn case.  Fox News reported, "The documents include then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's notes after talking with Flynn to arrange his interview with the FBI.  It also includes a so-called "302" report documenting what Flynn told anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok and one other agent during their conversation at the White House.  That July 2017 report, though, specifically came from an interview with Strzok in which the Flynn encounter was discussed — and not the original Flynn interview.  It was unclear why no 302 report from the interview itself was included.  "The 302 report stated that Strzok and the other agent 'both had the impression at the time that Flynn was not lying or did not think he was lying.'

Michael Flynn is innocent, wrongly prosecuted by Mueller to hurt Trump.  If you want a textbook example of wrongful prosecution of a man who should never have been charged with a crime, just look at the case of retired Army Lt. Gen. and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.  New documents released Friday [12/14/2018] by Special Counsel Robert Mueller make it clear that Flynn is a victim of an overzealous team of prosecutors absolutely desperate to show that President Trump and his campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.  The new court filings provide yet more proof that Mueller will stop at almost nothing and run over anyone who gets in his way as he tries to build a case against the president after 19 months of his anti-Trump crusade.  Mueller doesn't really care about Flynn.  He wants to use Flynn to destroy Donald Trump.

Rod Rosenstein Will Not Allow Gen. Flynn Interrogator Joe Pientka To Testify, Despite His Reported Willingness to Defend Flynn.  On Friday the Mueller Special Counsel redacted Joe Pientka's name in the 302 reports.  According to investigative journalist Sara Carter Pientka is willing to defend General Flynn in his testimony.  But Deep State does not want you to know this!

Two More Good Reasons to Shut Down Mueller's Probe.  More than a year after the three-star general and former national security advisor pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI, Flynn is set to be sentenced on December 18.  Mueller's team, citing Flynn's cooperation and service to the country, recommended a sentence on the "low end" of the guidelines, which means no jail time.  It appeared that Flynn, who lost his home paying for lawyers, only would have to perform community service.  But Flynn is not going down quietly.  Not only did his response to Mueller's sentencing memo contain explosive details about potential misconduct by FBI officials, public comments by former FBI Director James Comey further exposed how his agency cornered — if not entrapped — Flynn during the very first days of a tumultuous administration under siege by the media and Obama holdovers.

Is the Flynn guilty plea going to be thrown out?  It is always a bad idea to defy an order from a federal judge — especially when the judge whose order has been blown off has a history of vigilance against law enforcement and prosecutorial abuse and has thrown out convictions that resulted from abuse.  Yet the nation's premier, most powerful law enforcement agency has just done so.  The Mueller Special Counsel Office's case against General Michael Flynn took a bizarre turn Friday [12/14/2018] when the FBI failed to provide Judge Emmet G. Sullivan with the original form 302 account of its interview with Flynn in the early days of the Trump administration.  General Flynn's guilty plea was based on yielding to the FBI's contention that he lied to them about his (perfectly legal) conversation with Russia's Ambassador Kislyak, concealing their discussion of sanctions.  At the point of his guilty plea, General Flynn had been bankrupted by legal fees, and his son was threatened with criminal prosecution.

The Flynn Investigation:  McCabe's Personal Retaliation?  As I noted here on June 30, 2017 Michael Flynn and Andrew McCabe have a past that predates the Trump presidency, one that provides ample motivation for the perjury trap that McCabe and James Comey set up after Flynn's illegal unmasking.  McCabe had a personal grudge against Flynn and the perjury trap was his revenge.  It explains why McCabe would entrap Flynn in a seemingly harmless interview about contacts with Flynn's Russian counterparts, advising Flynn he didn't need to bring a lawyer along to complicate things.

John Solomon Drops a Tick-Tock Bombshell — DIA Holds Documents That Can Exonerate Flynn.  Tick-tock-bombshell club member John Solomon drops an explosive statement on Sean Hannity.  Oddly, there's a factual part of his statement CTH agrees with; and a structural part of the background that is almost certain never to reach sunlight. [...] Ask yourself this rather complex question:  There has been a great deal of talk about demanding that President Trump declassify a specific set of documents that swirl around "spygate", but have you ever noticed that no one, not once, not a single official, has ever even discussed the need to declassify the Collyer FISA report?

Checking Robert Mueller.  Robert Mueller has operated for 19 months as a law unto himself, reminding us of the awesome and destructive powers of special counsels.  About the only possible check on Mr. Mueller is a judge who is wise to the tricks of prosecutors and investigators.  Good news:  That's what we got this week.  Former national security adviser Mike Flynn a year ago pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.  Mr. Flynn's defense team this week filed a sentencing memo to Judge Emmet Sullivan that contained explosive new information about the Flynn-FBI meeting in January 2017.

Flynn case shows FBI lied.  Bungling Bob Mueller is an epithet well-earned over the decades in a career marked by incompetence wrapped in fealty to the right people.  I do not have to remind readers about the anthrax case that he botched as director of the FBI.  We paid $5.8 million to clean up his mess.  But the agency has plenty of Muellers.  Peter Strzok.  Jimmy the Weasel Comey, and of course, Andy McCabe, who tried to bring down retired Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn by lying to him, and then charging him with lying to the FBI.  According to Flynn, McCabe assured him he did not need a lawyer.  The FBI just had a few questions.  Now we know the FBI already had the answers, and wanted to entrap the general so they could bankrupt him and use him to get the Orange Man.

FBI's McCabe Exposed in Dishonest Michael Flynn Setup.  Disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tricked Michael Flynn into meeting with FBI agents without having an attorney present, reports the Washington Examiner's Byron York.  According to the Flynn sentencing documents, to ensure then-national security adviser Flynn was as vulnerable as possible, when McCabe set up the January 24, 2017, meeting between Flynn and two FBI agents, he told Flynn that "the quickest way to get this done was to have a conversation between [Flynn] and the agents only."

General Michael Flynn Outlines Deep State Gestapo Tactics To Try And Get Him To Turn Against POTUS Trump.  Don't buy into the Cohen guilty plea and sentencing hype the Establishment Media is now manufacturing.  Cohen was primarily charged on misdeeds totally unrelated to his professional relationship with Donald Trump.  Today we get a glimpse of just how insidious this entire get-Trump operations has been via words from General Michael Flynn who faced an onslought of intimidation very early on in the Mueller investigation via now disgraced former FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe.

The Flynn Entrapment.  Of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's many targets, the most tragic may be former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.  The former three-star general pleaded guilty last year to a single count of lying to the FBI about conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.  Now we learn from Mr. Flynn's court filing to the sentencing judge that senior bureau officials acted in a way to set him up for the fall.  Not a rich man after decades in uniform, Mr. Flynn pleaded guilty to avoid bankruptcy and spare his son from becoming a legal target.  Mr. Flynn's filing doesn't take issue with the description of his offense.  But the "additional facts" the Flynn defense team flags for the court raise doubts about FBI conduct.

Memo:  FBI recommended Michael Flynn not have lawyer present during interview, did not warn of false statement consequences.  Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who arranged the bureau's interview with then-national security adviser Michael Flynn at the White House on Jan. 24, 2017 — the interview that ultimately led to Flynn's guilty plea on one count of making false statements — suggested Flynn not have a lawyer present at the session, according to newly-filed court documents.  In addition, FBI officials, along with the two agents who interviewed Flynn, decided specifically not to warn him that there would be penalties for making false statements because the agents wanted to ensure that Flynn was "relaxed" during the session.

Will the Leakers in the Flynn Case Escape Justice?  Two years ago this month, the set-up of Lt. General Michael Flynn began.  And now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has recommended the lightest sentence possible for Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI in 2017, Americans are reminded that the real criminals — top officials at our nation's most trusted agencies — have yet to be charged for illegally leaking classified information about Flynn to the news media in an effort to sabotage Donald Trump's presidency.  Flynn was toward the top of Barack Obama's enemies list.  Forced out of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 by Obama loyalist James Clapper, Flynn joined the Trump campaign and became an outspoken critic of Obama and Hillary Clinton.  Famously, he led the "lock her up" chants at the Republican National Convention.  Ten days later, James Comey's FBI opened up a counterintelligence probe into possible election collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.  Flynn was one of four campaign associates targeted by the agency for his "suspected Russian ties."

Mueller's case collapses.  The press is ignoring the sentencing of General Michael Flynn because the leakers in Mueller's leaky fishing boat are not talking about him.  Enter Thomas Wictor to explain.  He is a man so dangerous to the Never Trumpers that Twitter banned him.  "Flynn pleaded guilty to a 'process crime.'  In other words, they found no evidence for a single accusation made against him.  He lied to the FBI.  I'm positive that he lied to the FBI so that he would be charged.  This was the only way to prove that the Obama administration used FISA warrants to spy on political opponents," Wictor wrote.

Mueller Memo's Key Takeaways:  No Collusion, Flynn is a Good Man.  [Scroll down]  David Schoen, a top civil rights and defense attorney, said Mueller's prosecution of Flynn "is a very sad case."  "His distinguished career is finished and his reputation ruined," Schoen said.  "His experience with the Mueller team is classic.  He had a strong case for an acquittal of any charge that he lied, based on the government's own documents from his FBI interviews; but when the Mueller team turned the screws to Flynn and his family and with the cost of defending himself prohibitive, he chose the course of least resistance."

Flynn Sentencing Memo Is Not Ominous.  [Scroll down]  Mueller's sentencing memo, and the entire Flynn prosecution, seems much less ominous than many in the media are making it out to be.  The fact that Mueller's memo has been filed is strong evidence that there are no further prosecutions forthcoming from Flynn's information.  No legitimate federal prosecutor would allow Flynn to be sentenced if there is a possibility that he will have to testify in a forthcoming case.

Flynn sentencing memo reveals the sham that is the Mueller investigation.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finally provided his team's sentencing recommendation for three-star general Michael Flynn.  He has acknowledged that Flynn has provided 19 separate interviews with the Mueller team.  The heavily redacted report provides no information concerning the testimony that Flynn provided.  Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.  Flynn has had to sell his home to pay his legal bills during this process.  His 33-year career serving our country seems to have meant little to the prosecutors trying to get him to turn on Trump.  Although we have no direct evidence for his sudden decision last year to plead guilty and cooperate, many believe that this was done to protect his son from being prosecuted.  This is the type of prosecutorial overreach that borders on ethical violations.  It certainly makes us wonder:  what is prosecutorial discretion?

Senator Graham Explains How Easy it Would Be for FBI and DOJ to Find Flynn Leaker.  In a May 2017 testimony to congress former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates explains the details surrounding her engagement with White House legal counsel Don McGahn.  However, for the purposes of truthful discussion, the important part of the back-and-forth between Senator Graham, Sally Yates and former DNI James Clapper is not the aspect about Flynn or McGahn.  Listen carefully to the first three minutes; specifically the part about the Flynn transcript leak to the Washington Post.  Notice Graham outlining how easy it would be for the intelligence apparatus to find out who:  (A) unmasked the Flynn communication; and (B) likely then leaked the Flynn communication.  [Video clip]

Michael Flynn Is Helping The Government On 'Several' Cases.  Which Ones?  The special counsel's memo in the Michael Flynn case says that the former national security adviser is cooperating with prosecutors on "several" different investigations.  The wording of that memo, which said that Flynn has provided "substantial" assistance to the government, has touched off widespread speculation about what other investigations Flynn has provided information for outside of the special counsel's core probe into possible collusion between Trump associates and the Russian government.  The memo makes clear that Flynn has provided assistance regarding the Trump transition team's interactions with Russian government officials.  Special counsel Robert Mueller recommended that Flynn receive no jail time due to his assistance to the government.  He met 19 times with Mueller's team or prosecutors in other Justice Department offices, according to the memo.  Flynn's interactions with Russians during the transition period is the core component of the case against the retired lieutenant general.

Occam's Razor:  Michael Flynn.  There is a great deal of suspicion and analysis surrounding the latest developments in the Mueller case, or lack thereof, against Michael Flynn. [...] We cannot view these actions through the transactional prism of modern judicial proceedings as they relate to you and me.  These are political struggles taking place inside the venue of the legal system.  The players use the legal system to game out the optics and narrative of political battles for ideological wins and losses.  After the November 8th, 2016, election everyone within the Obama network who was associated with the surveillance operation against the Trump campaign was at risk.  This is the impetus for the "Muh Russia" conspiracy narrative that was used as a mitigating shield.  Within a few weeks ODNI James Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan began pushing the Russia election interference narrative in the media.

Why Michael Flynn Was Set Up.  If nothing else, Robert Mueller's year-and-a-half-long "investigation" into the Trump campaign will serve as an exposition of what it looks like when a presidential campaign and presidency are on "the wrong side of history."  In case you didn't know, "wrong side of history" is liberal-speak for "unhelpful to the progressive, globalist agenda."  To be on the wrong side of history is to be on the wrong side of the army of liberal sycophants who populate the federal government — especially the intelligence agencies.  Because this shadow government (aka deep state) hates transparency and loathes disruptive forces like Donald J. Trump, many lives associated with him have now been ruined.  If you're on the right side of history, you get to lie to Congress, lie to the FBI, leak like a sieve, and be guilty of campaign finance violations, FARA violations, and Logan Act violations with few, if any, consequences.

From fishy beginning, Mueller case against Michael Flynn nears end with no jail recommendation.  Michael Flynn has been waiting for more than a year to be sentenced.  The retired three-star Army general, who spent 24 days as the Trump White House national security adviser, pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017, to lying to the FBI in the Trump-Russia investigation.  He agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller.  Flynn's sentencing, which has been delayed a number of times for reasons that have never been disclosed, is scheduled to finally take place on Dec. 18.  Late Tuesday [12/4/2018], Mueller filed what is called a sentencing report.  Citing Flynn's "substantial assistance" to the investigation, Mueller recommended "a sentence at the low end of the guideline range — including a sentence that does not impose a period of incarceration."  It's no surprise Flynn might be spared jail time.  So far, two figures in the Trump-Russia matter have been sentenced for lying to investigators, the same offense as Flynn.  Alex van der Zwaan, a bit player connected to Paul Manafort, was sentenced to 30 days in jail.  George Papadopoulos, a short-time Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, was sentenced to 14 days — and that was after Mueller complained that Papadopoulos had not been cooperative when he was purportedly assisting the investigation.

Another Sign The Mueller Probe Is Ending With A THUD.  Former Trump National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn will be finally sentenced just over a year after he plead guilty to lying to the F.B.I. on December 1st of last year. [...] The Mueller team had delayed the sentencing phase of this in the hopes that they would be able to leverage Flynn to give more information if they found anything in the investigation they were charged with doing.  The Flynn legal team has asked the judge numerous times for the sentencing to be handed down so their client could get on with his life.  Now that will finally happen.  This is one more clue that this investigation is just about over and I would suspect that if they had anything pointing to the President, that something would have gotten out.  As tight-lipped as this investigation has been there had been numerous times where just a lil info leaked out to get the press buzzing about how Trump would be resigning within days.

Showdown builds between Comey, House:  Just what did FBI director say about Michael Flynn?  There's an intense conflict brewing between some Capitol Hill Republicans and fired FBI Director James Comey.  The Republicans say Comey has been lying about what he told them in a March 2017 meeting.  Comey says he never said what the Republicans say he said.  The Republicans say there's a transcript — not just of Comey's testimony but of fired top FBI deputy Andrew McCabe, too — that will prove them right.  But so far, the intelligence community has prevented that proof from seeing the light of day.  A resolution to the matter might come as soon as the next few days.  The conflict concerns Michael Flynn, the fired national security adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in the Trump-Russia investigation.  The FBI interviewed Flynn in the White House on Jan. 24, 2017.

On James Comey and what the FBI thought about Michael Flynn.  In his ABC interview, fired FBI Director James Comey was asked about reports that he told Congress, in March 2017, that the FBI agents who interviewed Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn did not think Flynn had lied to them — even though Flynn, several months later, pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI.  Did Comey tell lawmakers that?

McCabe Altered Strzok's 302 Notes On Gen. Flynn Interview, And Destroyed Evidence.  Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director Andrew McCabe altered Peter Strzok's 302 notes during his interview with then-White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and destroyed evidence, a new report suggests.  Conservative commentator and journalist Mike Cernovich reports McCabe changed official FBI notes Strzok took when he interviewed Flynn last February and that he destroyed all evidence of his revision history.

McCabe Interrogated Mike Flynn for Russia Hoax at Same Time Flynn Was Witness Against McCabe in Sex Discrimination Case.  Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter this week to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstien who is currently leading the Department of Justice.  As we have previously reported numerous times Jeff Sessions is still hiding under his desk.  In the letter Charles Grassley pointed out to Rosenstein that General Mike Flynn was a witness against Andrew McCabe in a sex abuse case when McCabe came to interview him.  McCabe later reportedly altered the 302 interview reports and Mike Flynn was forced out of the Trump Campaign.

Was Flynn Unmasking Payback?  Acting FBI Director McCabe should be investigating himself.  It has been thought that the unmasking of former Trump National Security Adviser Micharl Flynni and the opeing of an FBI investigation of all things Russia in which Flynn was a prime target was retaliation for Flynn's drumbeat of criticism of the foreign policy of an Obama administration he once served.  The unmasking of Flynn in the Russia probe may indeed be retaliation against Flynn for perceived political sins, but not for what and by whom you might think if reports from the investigative watchdog site Circa News are correct.  It seems Michael Flynn and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe have a past and McCabe a possible motive against Flynn.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein obstructing Congress' role of oversight.  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein keeps on obstructing Congress' role of oversight.  Rosenstein is preventing Congress from interviewing the FBI agents who interviewed General Michael Flynn and said that he didn't lie to them.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller ignored the evaluation of these agents, the ones who were actually present when Flynn was interviewed, and charged Flynn with making false statements.  It is understandable that Congress would want to talk to these agents, though it is understandable that Mueller might object to this oversight.

From One Psychodrama to Another.  [Peter] Strzok was seemingly just a nobody who happened to have interviewed Michael Flynn and concluded that he was truthful, before his superiors apparently decided that Flynn should be indicted for being untruthful.  Strzok led the FBI investigatory team looking into the Clinton emails.  He had helped to edit James Comey's summary findings exonerating Hillary Clinton from culpability even before interviewing her.  He helped to lead the FBI investigation into Russian-Trump "collusion," and was a key member of Robert Mueller's special counsel team.  Strzok exchanged thousands of texts with his paramour and fellow Mueller team members Lisa Page, some of which expressed hatred for Trump and his supporters, and alluded to efforts to subvert his campaign and presidency.

Peter Strzok Had Personal Relationship With Recused Judge In Michael Flynn Case.  Newly discovered text messages obtained by The Federalist reveal two key federal law enforcement officials conspired to meet with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) judge who presided over the federal case against Michael Flynn.  The judge, Rudolph Contreras, was recused from handling the case just days after accepting the guilty plea of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser who was charged with making false statements to federal investigators.

Peter Strzok Had Personal Relationship With Recused Judge In Michael Flynn Case.  Newly discovered text messages obtained by The Federalist reveal two key federal law enforcement officials conspired to meet with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) judge who presided over the federal case against Michael Flynn.  The judge, Rudolph Contreras, was recused from handling the case just days after accepting the guilty plea of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser who was charged with making false statements to federal investigators.

Fired FBI Investigator Was The Person Who Interviewed Flynn.  [Scroll down]  ...and today we discover that Deputy Head of Counterintelligence, FBI Agent Peter Strzok was the person who interviewed National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn on January 24th, 2017.  An interview, that blindsided Flynn because there was no advanced notification.  And an interview that was the basis for the recent Robert Mueller charging of Flynn.  Good grief, it's no wonder why the FBI desperately tried to control a pending IG release by advance-scripting a narrative, via leaks to the New York Times and Washington Post.  If FBI Agent Strzok can be shown to have conflicting political and institutional bias, then every aspect of the investigation he was involved in comes into question... and Agent Strzok is at the EPICENTER of every angle, within every aspect, of EVERY investigation.

FBI agent fired from Russia probe oversaw Flynn interviews, softened Comey language on Clinton email actions.  The FBI agent who was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia — because he sent anti-Trump messages to a colleague — oversaw the bureau's interviews with ousted National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Fox News confirmed on Monday [12/4/2017].  Peter Strzok, a former deputy to the assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI, also was confirmed to have changed former FBI Director James Comey's early draft language about Hillary Clinton's actions regarding her private email server from "grossly negligent" to "extremely careless."  The language being edited was important because classified material that's been mishandled for "gross negligence" calls for criminal consequences, analysts point out.

Fired FBI Investigator Was The Person Who Interviewed Flynn.  [Scroll down]  ...and today we discover that Deputy Head of Counterintelligence, FBI Agent Peter Strzok was the person who interviewed National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn on January 24th, 2017.  An interview, that blindsided Flynn because there was no advanced notification.  And an interview that was the basis for the recent Robert Mueller charging of Flynn.

Did the FBI Frame Flynn?  The criminal case against Gen. Michael Flynn for lying to FBI agents was incredibly weak. [...] Not too many years ago, a claim that the FBI fabricated evidence to facilitate a prosecution would have seemed incredible.  Today, given what we know of the corruption of the Bureau under the Obama administration, such a claim appears entirely plausible.  This is just one more thread in the slowly unraveling story of the misuse of intelligence and law enforcement agencies by the Democrats to try to frustrate the candidacy of Donald Trump, and to destroy his administration after his election.

Rosenstein Won't Allow Grassley to Interview Agent Pientka Who Knows DOJ Likely Altered Mike Flynn's Testimony.  [On] Friday May 11, 2018, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein stating Comey testified the FBI didn't think General Flynn lied.  Grassley also revealed Joe Pientka was the second FBI agent who joined Peter Strzok on January 24th, 2017 in an ambush style interview to take down General Flynn.  Rosenstein refused to give the Senate Judiciary Committee the requested documents.  Instead, Rosenstein provided "insufficient" documents prompting Grassley to send a second scathing letter to the Deputy AG.  It appears Senate investigators have finally received the 302 notes or evidence confirming Cernovich's February scoop that the FBI summary on Flynn's interview was altered by McCabe.

A skeptical chairman Grassley really, really wants to see the Michael Flynn 302.  On Feb. 15, 2017 — that would be 16 months ago — Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked the Justice Department to turn over the transcript of fired national security adviser Michael Flynn's infamous call with the Russian ambassador, plus other documents related to the Flynn case.  The department refused.  Some of Grassley's and Feinstein's questions were answered the next month, on March 15, 2017, when the FBI's then-director, James Comey, briefed the committee on Flynn and other matters in the Trump-Russia investigation.  It was at that briefing that Comey told lawmakers the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe he lied to them.

What Happened During the FBI Interview With Flynn?  FBI Special Agent Joe Pientka, if subpoenaed, will provide testimony regarding the circumstances surrounding his interview with former National Security Advisor Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, sources with knowledge have been telling this reporter for more than a year.  And recent reports scattered across social media and some news outlets claiming that Pientka's testimony will bring down former FBI Director James Comey, are not true.  For nearly a year, I have reported that Pientka, who at the time I addressed as the second agent in the interview with Flynn, would testify if subpoenaed.  But so far Pientka, has not been subpoenaed for his testimony.  Pientka and embattled FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, interviewed Flynn on Jan. 24, 2017 about his conversation with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, as first reported here.

Senate demands transcript of Russian wiretaps, FBI interview that nabbed Michael Flynn.  President Trump's former attorney says there are "reports" that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn referred to his own wiretap when he was interviewed by two FBI agents in January 2017.  If the information from attorney John Dowd is correct, it would add to the body of evidence that Mr. Flynn was not deceptive because he knew the FBI knew everything he had said.  He pleaded guilty last December to one charge of providing false information to the agents and is awaiting sentencing.  Since then, an air of mystery has surrounded his plea.

Senator Grassley appears to be preparing to bust the frame-up of General Flynn.  Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, the laconic Midwesterner with a steel trap mind, dropped a bombshell yesterday with a letter to Deputy A.G. Rod Rosenstein (who supervises the Mueller probe) and FBI director Christopher Wray.  But in keeping with Grassley's style, which has so often misled his opponents into overconfidence, you have to read between the lines to see where he is heading.  The end point: uncovering the plot to frame General Flynn for lying to the FBI, including likely criminal acts by senior members of the FBI. [...] General Flynn's sentencing has been delayed repeatedly, as Judge Emmett Sullivan (who replaced Judge Contreras after he was removed from the case) has demanded that all exculpatory evidence be handed over to him.  Grassley is now demolishing the excuses that the FBI and DOJ have used to deny the same evidence to his committee: [...]

Time to end the crazy secrecy of the Trump-Russia investigation.  On Jan. 24, 2017, then-national security adviser Michael Flynn was questioned by the FBI in his White House office.  The session, focusing on Flynn's transition talks with the Russian ambassador, led to Flynn pleading guilty to a charge of lying to investigators.  He is now awaiting sentencing.  But why did FBI agents go to the White House in the first place?  We still don't know precisely, because we have only snippets of information from the various Trump-Russia investigations.  There's no reason it should be a big secret, but it is.

Un-Redacted House Intel Report:  Comey DID Tell Lawmakers FBI Agents Saw No Signs of Deception in Flynn.  Newly unredacted portions of the House Intelligence Committee Republican report on the Trump-Russia investigation resolve the discrepancy between what fired FBI director James Comey and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Republicans have been saying about the Michael Flynn investigation.  Not to put too fine a point on it, but one party should probably read the transcript before he does any more media interviews while on his book tour.  As PJ Media reported earlier this week, Republicans have long been alleging that when Comey went to Capitol Hill in March of 2017 to brief lawmakers on the Russia investigation, he told them that the agents who questioned Flynn did not believe he had lied.  Comey, on the other hand, has been insisting in numerous interviews that he said no such thing.

Former Asst.  FBI Director:  Brennan and Obama were Committing Felonies, Not General Flynn.  Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom told Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures that there was likely a "big sign of relief" after Andrew McCabe was fired on Friday [3/16/2018].  Kallstrom went on to tell Maria Bartiromo that John Brennan and Barack Obama were the ones who committed the felonies and not General Flynn.

Jim Jordan Knows Exactly How To Expose The Entire "Counterintelligence Operation" Against Candidate Donald Trump.  It would be EXPLOSIVE if it turned out the October 2016 FISA warrant was gained by use of the Christopher Steele dossier.  That's a critical and key element to the sunlight upon the entire enterprise.  If the counterintelligence FISA warrant was obtained through deception, misleading/manipulated information, or fraud; and that warrant is what led to the wiretapping and surveillance of candidate Donald Trump and General Flynn; and that warrant was authorized by FISA Court Judge Contreras — who was the judge in Flynn's case, and is now recused — the entire tenuous FBI and DOJ operation begins to collapse.

Why U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras Recusal From Mike Flynn Case is a Big Deal.  Last night news broke that U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras "has been recused" from the case overseeing the prosecution of General Mike Flynn.  Details are vague. [...] Obviously, the customary reason for recusal is when there is a conflict of interest between the case as assigned and the judge overseeing it.  However, as you can clearly see, in this case it's rather odd that if a conflict existed the judge would have even begun to oversee the case at the prior hearing.  Why wait until six days after the first hearing?  As to the reasoning for the recusal, and stressed against the backdrop of the new information surrounding the investigative practices of the DOJ and FBI, this recusal is potentially both a game-changer and a massive dose of sunlight.

Federal FISA Judge Recuses Himself From Michael Flynn Case.  My instincts tell me that Judge Contreras was most likely the judge who signed off on the FISA warrant that led to the surveillance of Donald Trump's campaign officials, that included National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn.  Those FBI FISA warrants are now coming under scrutiny.

A curious recusal in the sentencing of Michael Flynn could be an indicator of something very big happening.  [Scroll down]  That FISA warrant, of course, is the potential Rosetta Stone of the suspected plot to surveil the Trump campaign for president.  Spying on the opposition by using the most feared surveillance capacity in the world, provided by US taxpayers.  And, it is reasonably suspected (but not proven because everything is under wraps) that the bogus "dossier" produced by Fusion GPS with the help of Russian sources was used to obtain a FISA Court warrant to use the NSA's universal surveillance of electronic communications to "unmask" first Carter Page, and subsequently an unknown number of staffers in the Trump campaign.

Judge Recuses Himself From Michael Flynn Case — Won't Say Why.  The judge who accepted Michael Flynn's guilty plea regarding the false statement felony has recused himself from the case and will not be sentencing him.  Instead, a Clinton appointee named Judge Emmet Sullivan will be taking over the case.  This is bizarre and completely out of the norm, that I'm sure many people are waiting to hear the reason why.  Unfortunately, I don't think we're going to hear an explanation.

Why did Michael Flynn plead guilty to a big Nothingburger?  Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying about something that wasn't a crime, earning himself the very real possibility of jail time.  The interview in which he allegedly stated this lie was with FBI agent Peter Strzok.  Strzok is an interesting guy or, at least, has left an interesting trail of slime wherever he's been.  He was was relegated to desk duty in July when Mueller allegedly learned that Strzok had been sending seriously anti-Trump, pro-Hillary tweets to an FBI attorney with whom he'd been having an extramartial affair.  I say Mueller "allegedly learned" because I wouldn't be surprised if Strzok's affair and his fanatical support for Hillary Clinton weren't open secrets in the Progressive FBI bureaucracy, just as every Lefty in the business knew about people such as Harvey Weinstein or Matt Lauer.  Strzok was also the man who discretely downgraded Hillary's overtly criminal act into just a little bit of passing carelessness and interviewed her without putting her under oath or recording the interview.  And then, based upon Flynn's failure to track perfectly conversations that may or may not have been rightfully recorded he ensured that Flynn is facing jail time.  Now that we have a pretty good handle on all of the Big Lies coming out of the FBI and Mueller's investigation, the big question is this:  Why did Michael Flynn plead guilty to lying about something that wasn't a crime in the first instance?

This investigation into Trump's campaign is way out of control.  On Friday morning, Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI.  ABC News correspondent Brian Ross reported that Flynn was prepared to testify that candidate Donald Trump instructed "him to contact Russian officials during the campaign."  The media went into a frenzy, social media exploded and the stock market dropped 350 points as it appeared everything the president had said about his campaign not colluding with the Russians could be untrue.  Those of us who had been involved in the campaign were shocked.  Fortunately for the country, it was the ABC report that was untrue.  Several hours later, ABC issued a "clarification" and later a "correction" stating that it was actually "president-elect Trump" who directed Flynn to make contact "during the transition" as a "way to work together to fight ISIS."  For having promoted this quintessential example of fake news, ABC suspended Ross for four weeks without pay.

Kellyanne Conway:  Americans Are Fed Up With the Clinton Double Standard.  Shortly before boarding Marine One this morning ahead of a brief trip to Utah, President Trump told reporters he "feels bad" for former White House National Security Advisor General Mike Flynn and argued his life was destroyed for lying to the FBI while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suffered no consequences for doing the same.  "I feel badly for General Flynn.  I feel very badly.  He's led a very strong life, and I feel very badly," he said to a gaggle of reporters.  "I will say this:  Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI and nothing happened to her.  Flynn lied and they destroyed his life.  I think it's a shame."  "Hillary Clinton, on the Fourth of July weekend, went to the FBI, not under oath — it was the most incredible thing anyone has ever seen.  She lied many times.  Nothing happened to her.  Flynn lied, and it's like they ruined his life.  It's very unfair," he continued.

A Land of Mini-Coups.  Following Michael Flynn's guilty plea for "lying to the FBI", there seem likely to be further feverish developments in Robert Mueller's "Russia investigation".  Professor William Jacobson asks the obvious question:  ["]Why is Robert Mueller even investigating the presidential transition?  The Order appointing Mueller concerns election interference, not post-election political decisions of the winning candidate.["]  Indeed.  First, it shouldn't be a crime to lie to the FBI given the way the FBI lies to us with impunity. [...] Martha Stewart wound up behind bars for telling a lie in a matter in which there was no underlying crime.  In the case of Flynn, I heard some bigshot in Congress argue that Flynn's lies were somehow "material" to the investigation.  But, as Professor Jacobson points out, it's hard to see how Russia can "interfere" with the election after it's been held.

Sorry, left, Mike Flynn not the smoking gun.  The left, including much of the media, are going nuts now, drooling at Michael Flynn's guilty plea as if it's the final nail in President Donald Trump's coffin — the long-sought means to the impeachment end.  It's not.  That's ludicrous. [...] Here are the facts:  Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about communications he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on Dec. 22 and 29.  In December — after Trump had already won the White House.  The timing makes moot the left's long-running mantra that Team Trump colluded with the Russians to steal away the election from Hillary Clinton.

Breaking: Anti-Trump FBI Agent Fired From Investigation Interviewed Flynn.  Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who was fired from Robert Mueller's Special Counsel's Office investigative team for alleged bias against President Trump back in August, also supervised the FBI's interviews of former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, according to Sara Carter of Hannity.com.  After Strzok was removed from Mueller's office, he was reassigned to the FBI's human resources department[.]  Two FBI agents interviewed Flynn on January 24 at the White House; one was Strzok and the other was reportedly a field supervisor in the "Russian Squad, at the FBI's Washington Field Office," according to a former intelligence official who was cognizant of the interview.

The Scalp-Taking of Gen. Flynn.  What is arguably most disturbing about this case is that then-National Security Adviser Flynn was pushed into a perjury trap by Obama administration holdovers at the Justice Department who concocted an unorthodox legal rationale for subjecting Flynn to an FBI interrogation four days after he took office, testing Flynn's recollection of the conversations while the FBI agents had transcripts of the calls intercepted by the National Security Agency.  In other words, the Justice Department wasn't seeking information about what Flynn said to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak — the intelligence agencies already had that information.  Instead, Flynn was being quizzed on his precise recollection of the conversations and nailed for lying when his recollections deviated from the transcripts.

Why is Robert Mueller even investigating the presidential transition?  It is clear from the prosecution of Flynn that Mueller views the transition as within the scope of Mueller's investigation, otherwise there would have been no reason for Mueller to prosecute Flynn.  The lying took place before Mueller was appointed and did not concern conversations during the Trump campaign.  For lying to the FBI when he did, Flynn could have been prosecuted by DOJ itself.  Yet Mueller's team took it on themselves to prosecute the case involving a crime (lying) that took place after the new administration was sworn in regarding a conversation during the transition.  The public documents regarding Flynn's plea make clear that the transition is in focus.  If news reports have any credibility (and they may not), then Mueller is investigating the political actions of the Trump transition team during the transition period.

Did the FBI retaliate against Michael Flynn by launching Russia probe?  The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau's leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.

Report: Top FBI official had it in for Flynn.  We know that President Obama had it in for Gen. Michael Flynn.  The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency was a persistent critic of Obama's feckless policies, especially regarding ISIS.  Obama reportedly advised president-elect Trump not to offer Flynn a high level position.  According to this report from Circa, the FBI's Andrew McCabe also had an ax to grind with Flynn.


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