Newly unsealed documents by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan reveal a plot to target 3-Star General Michael Flynn for prosecution. According to handwritten notes, that have been sealed and held from defense counsel until now, top FBI officials hatched a plan to get General Flynn in a perjury trap.
The notes include their discussion of a goal to get him to lie so that they can “prosecute him him or get him fired” or “admit to breaking the Logan Act”.
“If we get him to admit to breaking the Logan Act, give facts to DOJ + have them decide,” another note read.
In February of 2018 Judge Sullivan ordered that the government turn over any exculpatory evidence regarding Flynn. These materials were handed over just this week. It’s May 1, 2020.
What took them so long?
Flynn defense counsel, Sydney Powell, weighed in.
“What is especially terrifying is that without the integrity of Attorney General Bill Barr and U.S. Attorney Jensen, we still would not have this clear exculpatory information as Mr. Van Grack and the prosecutors have opposed every request we have made,” said Powell.
Flynn eventually plead guilty to lying to the FBI after the financial burden became too much to bear and threats to prosecute his son were to be dropped in exchange for a guilty plea.
In the motion to withdraw his guilty plea, he cited:
He stated that he was “innocent of this crime” and was coerced by the FBI and prosecutors under threats that would charge his son with a crime.
Powell also says that the 'insurance policy' that FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were texting about was the plan to frame Flynn. In those texts, Page and Strzok repeatedly stated their disdain for Trump. Given the texts and now the unsealed notes it's hard not to come to the conclusion that this was a biased investigation at every turn.
Even Andrew McCabe called it 'very odd', as Fox News notes.
McCabe later said the interview was "very odd" because "it seemed like [Flynn] was telling the truth" to the two agents who interviewed him.
So, if the agents who interviewed him didn't think he was lying and had already discussed a way to get him into a trap then why was he charged?
Bag this along with the Carter Page FISA warrants that were inaccurate, to say the least, and the Mueller investigation that found no evidence of Russian collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The entire Russian collusion case is unraveling in a chilling way. This looks to be a stunning abuse of power that dwarfs Watergate.
If they can do this to a 3-star General, then just imagine what they can do to you.