Huge! Flynn case dropped! Prosecutor heads for the hills!

14

Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his dealings with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. He did it because Robert Mueller’s team threatened to destroy his reputation, bankrupt him, and destroy his son. He pled out to stop the bleeding and save his son.

Department officials, including Attorney General William Barr, concluded in light of recently disclosed evidence that the FBI’s questioning of him just four days after Trump’s inauguration lacked a proper investigative basis.

No basis!

The FBI had to get him out of the way for their coup of the President of the United States. Whether that can be proven in a court of law, we can’t say, but it is obvious.

THE PROSECUTOR IS RUNNING FOR THE HILLS

The abrupt move by the DOJ came moments after the top prosecutor in the case against Flynn withdrew abruptly and without explanation. Brandon Van Grack, who served as one of special counsel Robert Mueller’s top lawyers and remained on the Flynn case even after Mueller’s office closed down, signaled his exit from the case. He issued a terse, one-sentence filing with U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan Thursday afternoon. He probably feels persecuted.

Van Grack is running for the hills.

THERE IS NO CASE

DOJ said in a court filing Thursday that it no longer believed it could make a case against the former three-star Army general.

“The Government is not persuaded that the January 24, 2017 interview was conducted with a legitimate investigative basis and therefore does not believe Mr. Flynn’s statements were material even if untrue,” the department said in its motion. “Moreover, we not believe that the Government can prove either the relevant false statements or their materiality beyond a reasonable doubt.”

At the time, former FBI director James Comey laughed about taking advantage of the administration’s inexperience to set up Michael Flynn. They needed to get him out of the way.

Rod Rosenstein’s FBI first investigated Carter Page, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, and Michael Flynn and then told Mueller to go after them. There was no Russia collusion case — ever.

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S VIEW

Trump might rehire him.

“I think he’s a fine man. I think it’s terrible what [the FBI] did to him,” Trump said on April 30, adding that he would “certainly consider” bringing the former general back into his administration.

President Trump responded Thursday to the news.

“He was an innocent man,” Mr. Trump said. “Now in my book, he’s an even greater warrior.”

Mr. Trump criticized the Obama administration, saying,  “They’re human scum. It’s treason.”

OTHER RESPONSES

Jeffrey Jensen, the U.S. attorney in St. Louis, was tasked by Attorney General William P. Barr with reviewing the government’s case against Flynn. He said ending the case was the right call.

“Through the course of my review of General Flynn’s case, I concluded the proper and just course was to dismiss the case,” Mr. Jensen said in a statement. “I briefed Attorney General Barr on my findings, advised him on these conclusions, and he agreed.

President Trump’s personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani immediately praised the Justice Department’s action.

“Finally justice has been done in the case of Gen. Flynn,” he wrote on Twitter.

The move comes shortly after Brandon Van Grack, a former member of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, on Thursday withdrew from the case, issuing a terse, one-line statement.

Mr. Van Grack did not provide a reason for his withdrawal, according to a one-sentence filing with the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

Flynn supporters and allies of President Trump last week questioned whether Mr. Van Grack complied with a court order to produce evidence that could vindicate the former national security adviser.

Bombshell evidence released last week by the Justice Department — including an FBI document revealing the government had not uncovered any wrongdoing by Flynn.

THE EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE

In February 2018, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the Justice Department to turn over all evidence in its possession “that is favorable to the defendant and material either to the defendant’s guilt or punishment.”

Mr. Van Grack had maintained in court filings that the government had fulfilled its obligation to give Flynn’s legal team exculpatory evidence.

Van Grack denied the allegations in an October 2019 filing saying the government met its so-called “Brady” obligations to turn over information favorable to the defense.

Well, that wasn’t true, it seems.

A handwritten note surfaced suggesting that the FBI’s goal in interviewing Flynn was to get him to lie so he could be prosecuted or fired.

The notes also suggested that the FBI wanted Flynn to admit breaking the Logan Act for “the crime” of speaking to a Russian ambassador.

It looks like there is more to come. Van Grack is a possible target.

PowerInbox

14 COMMENTS

  1. In the Rosenstein scope memo the one redacted target was most likely, …..the President. Assuming that, I suspect he was directly and concertedly working to invoke the 25th Amendment. There was speculation that Pence may have been involved and I’m still suspicious about him. My suspicions began with Pence and this entire Flynn matter. It’s been compounded more with him trying to be ‘slick’ with his briefings. He doesn’t really put out much information, except when citing data figures. It’s mostly just grand rhetoric, meaningless, ‘like’ a politician.

    It will be interesting to see all the DOJ released. I have yet to check but there are 14 attachments to the DOJ’s main document. Since this was directed specifically by Comey it will be interesting, to say the least, on how he will fare before it’s over. It sure would be nice to see such a sanctimonious, smug individual get his comeuppance.

    • What does Pence have to do with persecuting Flynn? He didn’t do it, it was Obama’s holdovers that, thanks in part to Mitch McConnell stalling hearings for nominees, Trump couldn’t replace.

  2. It’s possible that Pence at the time was also tricked into thinking the President was going to be removed due to Russian ties. The schemers went around lying to and manipulating key people.

  3. To have this evidence released, 15 months after Barr arrived, given Barr’s support of the prosecution team, is a great embarrassment to Barr. He ran the prosecution, and under his nose exculpatory evidence was withheld. He has no excuse. He will punish no one for this obstruction, thus, he was part of it.

    • Sad part is hearings will be a joke, on both sides. The Democrats will attack Barr for the motion, and Republicans will be deterred from questioning Barr on Why it took so long. The public will be left with NO relevant answers. I don’t expect Durham to do much more than submit a “report”, which is what government does best, studies and reports. You “might” see some ‘minor’ charges against the one prosecutor and the altered email case and I doubt much more.

  4. We shouldn’t also forget that Sydney Powell wouldn’t have had a chance in hell if it weren’t for “someone” in the DOJ feeding the incriminating evidence By the DOJ. Sydney was getting nowhere Until then. When she learned of it is when she really pushed hard on Brady material.

  5. Something is odd here. The motion seems to be giving Sally Yates cover but wasn’t it Yates who went to WH Counsel about Flynn and the Logan Act.

  6. What we have witnessed in the unfolding of the Flynn saga is the unraveling of the DOJ and FBI mafia that is employed not to protect the American people but the Deep State and the Commiecrats and the monied globalists who employ them as a weapon to subvert and enslave the American people. The crimes committed against General Flynn and then repeated against President Trump and others are SOP for the DOJ and the FBI and their entrenched bureaucracy. Let me cite no other than Mrs.Sydney Powell, Flynn’s attorney, and author of “Licensed to Lie,” where she lays out the deceit of the DOJ, the FBI, and the judges who enable them. Tens of thousands of your fellow Americans have similarly been victims of this human scum and them as well as General Flynn needs to be vindicated and compensated for their losses.

  7. Here’s something that really burns me to no end.

    https://twitter.com/ChuckGrassley/status/1258485822766092288

    I would Love to say a few words to him, face to face. You, Grassley, you worthless whatever, were the one who wanted to pass a LAW to keep Mueller in his job because you feared Trump would fire him. Oh, real big man Now. I really despise these politicians. Apologize to Trump FIRST, you troglodyte.

  8. No, justice has not been done and most likely never will be. All of the people in DOJ and the FBI involved in this case will never see a day in jail. What did Obama know and when did he know it? The corruption started at the top and went several layers down. Don’t tell my that some FBI agents didn’t know what was going on. No one had enough intergity or courage to blow the whistle. Gotta protect my retirement you know. Never talk with the FBI (the new Gestapo) without your lawyer being present.

  9. The terms “politicizing,” “weaponized.” or “incompetence ” are simply not correct. Do not think for a moment that the tactics, lies, subterfuge utilized by the DOJ/FBI is reserved for specific political targets. It is Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the DOJ and the FBI who are populated by the worst vermin and scum this nation can produce. They may be more sophisticated than the NKVD or the KGB, or the Gestapo, bu they are far more villainous and evil in tat their arrogance and hubris and practiced deceit poison the well of our Republic. Moreover, they can commit these crimes with impunity as the system will protect them and render them immune not only from prosecution but will reward them with promotion and applause. The federal judges are part of the problem as they allow and even encourage this evil behavior. In fact, a large part of the federal judiciary are part of the problem. Now, Flynn is free and I know Sydney Powellwill pursue the DOJ for damages, but what about the thousands of innocent Americans who have fallen victim to the DOJ and whose lives were ruined, families destroyed, languished in prison. What about them? Are they to be ignored? Will their grievances go unaddressed? What will be done now is to review every case of the DOJ/FBI where the same tactics enumerated so well in the case of Gen Flynn was employed?

Leave a Reply