If you have been following the long and ongoing events related to the General Michael Flynn case, you’ll know that in October, his lawyer Sidney Powell filed a motion that revealed that Flynn was set up by the corrupt Obama FBI.
Remember, General Flynn? He was President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser. Flynn was railroaded, deliberately by Obama’s Justice Department and Intelligence Community. Well, he’s about to be acquitted and exonerated with the soon to be release of the Justice Department’s hidden exculpatory material and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Report.
This egregious and extremely serious crime by a number of FBI senior players; Andrew MaCabe, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page implemented and executed an extensive scheme in which they used political ambush, damaging leaks, and altered FBI Form-302 reports. Among other things, Powell revealed that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page had, in fact, deliberated, edited and altered General Flynn’s 302 report, and then lied to the Justice Department officials about the edits to the reports.
As a result, in-turn, Powell is asking for all the exculpatory evidence that they had initially asked for in their original motion to be produced and provided to the General and his legal team. Additional, Powell has noted that after which the material is provided, they will then seek to move to dismiss Flynn’s case for egregious government conduct. Powell further noted that she is positively sure that the evidence is going to support the dismissal of the case. She also seemed assured that even without that evidence she requested from the Justice Department, that she believed her legal team probably have enough already.
In addition to the strategy that the Flynn legal team is planning and executing, we have also learned this week that the Justice Department has requested a delay in Flynn’s case. The reason for this delay and likely postponement is critical in that it appears to shed some light into the impact and seriousness of the forthcoming release of the long-awaited report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz on the FISA abuses during the 2016 election.
Understand that this is a huge development. It means that this release of the FISA Report will potentially have some bearings on the outcome of the Flynn case. As a result, what I know right now is this. As a result of the potential evidence within the FISA Report regarding General Michael Flynn, Flynn will not be sentenced on December 18 as previously planned, a federal judge said this past Wednesday, he would ask that the Flynn case be delayed and await the release of an internal Justice Department report on FBI FISA surveillance.
Judge Emmet Sullivan wrote in an order on Wednesday to vacate Flynn’s sentencing until further order of this court. With that order, a new date has not been set at this time. Judge Sullivan agreed with both the prosecutors and Flynn’s lawyers, who asked for Flynn’s long-awaited sentencing hearing to be delayed because they won’t be fully prepared for it until the DOJ inspector general’s report regarding FBI surveillance as part of its early Russia probe is published.
As most are aware, the inspector general’s review (report) is due to be released on December 9th. General Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017, becoming an early and key cooperator in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Flynn’s sentencing hearing had been scheduled for December 18th — a year after the retired Army lieutenant general had first appeared in court to be sentenced on a charge of lying to FBI agents about his contacts with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the weeks prior to President Trump’s inauguration. Flynn’s legal team asked to delay the hearing after a judge reacted badly to his arguments.
After General Flynn hired Sidney Powell as his new lawyer earlier this year, prosecutors had challenged and criticized Powell’s argument in the case that General Flynn is the victim of a “plot to set-up an innocent man,” presenting the case that the FBI had tampered with and altered the notes of his case — a claim they called “an extraordinary reversal” since Flynn has already pleaded guilty before multiple federal judges. Of course, that was under somewhat circumstances until the new information on the potential FBI abuse was raised by Powell and his new legal team.
As pointed out, Powell’s position and strategy centers around the existence of the Justice Department memo that for the most part assures the likelihood that would totally exonerate Michael Flynn. That critical evidence, along with supporting material was barely noticed at Flynn’s hearing in September 2019, when his counsel revealed in court the existence of a Justice Department memo from Jan. 30, 2017 that Powell is convinced will exonerate 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 what is known as Brady material that she is demanding from prosecutors. The memo is currently under protective order and Powell is working with prosecutors to get it disclosed. Note; the reference to the “Brady material” pertains to the 1963 Supreme Court case Brady vs. Maryland, which established the federal government’s obligation to turn over all exculpatory evidence. In General Flynn’s case this deals with “all” materials; emails, texts, voicemails, written documents, notes, photographs, etc. (even Flynn’s 2016 polygraph for granting his security clearance to serve as national security advisor – which he passed) which were created, collected, and used by all federal staffs involved in investigating Flynn.
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in his presiding over of the hearing told the prosecution and defense that the sentencing date could be moved depending on the outcome of requests for Brady material requested by Powell and how the case will unfold in the upcoming months. Sullivan also noted during the hearing that the Brady order takes precedence over the plea agreement. Again, in addition to that, Sullivan also delayed the sentencing hearing due to the likelihood that the FISA Report release would provide further supporting information.
In turn, if that is the case, as I fully believe it will be, based on information that I have access to, and sources that I have consulted with, Powell will likely seek to have Flynn’s case dismissed for ‘egregious’ prosecutorial misconduct and withholding of exculpatory material. It needs to be fully understood that Judge Sullivan is obviously taking the Brady issues very seriously and clearly told the prosecutors that his Brady order stands regardless of the plea agreement, or the plea from Counsel Powell.
This is key important:
If the DoJ prosecutors, the Obama and Deep State loyalists were seeking justice instead of a conviction, General Flynn would not have been prosecuted.
It should be obvious to all that those prosecutors have been hiding evidence that would have had General Flynn exonerated back in early 2017.
Flynn’s lawyer, Sidney Powell noted the extraordinary misconduct of the government during the hearing was quite obvious. She said that Flynn would have never pleaded guilty if the government had disclosed the Brady materials before the original trial that she is now demanding. She noted that there would not have been a plea if the prosecutors had met their Brady obligations, Powell argued to Judge Sullivan.
I have to stand by the fact that Counsel Powell’s discovery of the memo shatters not only the narrative that was pushed by former Obama Administration officials regarding Flynn, but also the ongoing narrative that President Donald Trump’s concern over Flynn’s prosecution amounted to alleged obstruction. Likewise, I have added the argument regarding Flynn’s meeting/discussion with Ambassador Kislyak as routine and totally authorized, since at the time, Flynn as President-elect Trump’s designated National Security Advisor, was in the right to have such a meeting, as is the case with all foreign counterparts of the national security advisor “designate.” It comes with the territory and role of the in-bound national security advisor. All new administrations in waiting deal with it since the national security advisor is an appointed position and not a congressionally confirmed position. Every foreign counter and peer seeks the opportunity from the time the national security advisor is named during the transition period from Election Day and Inauguration Day.
The January, 2017 timeline of the Justice Department memo is extremely significant.
First note, that former FBI Director James Comey said in previous interviews that he leaked his memos through a friend to be published in the New York Times with the hope of getting a special counsel appointed to investigate Donald Trump for obstruction, which of course as we know is a total lie!
Secondly, in late August, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released at the time his much anticipated report on Mr. Comey. It was scathing and revealed that Mr. Comey violated FBI and Justice Department policy, and for that matter federal government policy, when he leaked his memos that described his private conversations with Mr. Trump. However, at the time the Justice Department declined to prosecute Mr. Comey on Horowitz’s referral.
Certainly, with what is in the FISA Report, combined with this data, I can only surmise that Attorney General Barr and Attorney John Durham will see fit to adjust fire and take down Mr. Comey once and for all.
Nevertheless, there is also this, the existence of such a memo calls into question Mr. Comey’s actions both when he met with President Trump privately and when he wrote his personal memos recanting the meetings. Consider, if the January 30, 2017 Justice Department Flynn memo does exonerate Flynn, then it will call into question Mr. Comey’s actions when he had the private meetings with the President.
Why didn’t Mr. Comey reveal to Trump that the Justice Department found no evidence that Flynn was an ‘agent of Russia’ when he met Trump at the White House for the February 14 meeting? Why were the stories about General Flynn, along with classified information regarding his phone conversations (collected by the NSA) with the former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, leaked to the Washington Post in January 2017, with a follow-up in early February? Remember, the information was leaked by senior government officials, according to the Washington Post author and columnist David Ignatius. Ignatius said that senior officials accused Flynn of violating the Logan Act, even worse than conspiring with Russia.
Similarly, recent information that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe advised that there was no Logan Act violation, along with the Justice internal memo of January 30, 2017 that Flynn ‘was not an agent of Russia,’ was enough information for Mr. Comey to advise the President that Flynn had been cleared of any wrongdoing. Instead, Mr. Comey intentionally and deliberately, which I firmly believe was planned, claiming obstruction of justice by President Trump, albeit yet another total lie.
Comey said in one of his most significant memos chronicling his February 14, 2017 meeting at the Oval Office with President Trump, which was the day after the President had fired Flynn, that President Trump asked everyone but Mr. Comey to leave the room, and told him he wanted to “talk about Mike Flynn.” Flynn was fired at the time over controversy that arose from a classified information leaked to the Washington Post regarding his conversations by phone in December, 2016 with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The story stated that Flynn had discussed the sanctions with Kislyak. However, Comey later admitted that the FBI agents he sent to interview that Flynn himself didn’t believe he was lying about his conversation with the former ambassador. Also understand, it was Kislyak who brought up the sanctions, obviously, which Flynn did not discuss, and not an issue at that time, since Obama was still the president. Essentially, pushing it off as a discussion after the Inauguration (my words and analysis), but totally correct.
The now famous comment, albeit nebulous, that according to Comey’s memo where President Trump said: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” And I will say this, bluntly and pointedly; TRUMP WAS TOTALLY FUCKING RIGHT IN SAYING THAT!
Coming from the man who totally despised Mr. Trump, Mr. Comey suggested that President Trump’s request was inappropriate, accusing him of obstructing justice by asking him to drop Flynn’s case.
Comey used this as a pretense to leak his memos and put the nation through more than three-years of hell between the Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation and totally bullshit Democrat Russia Collusion hearing and now the impeachment clown circus and its three-ring side shows – led by Pelosi, Nadler, and jack-wagon Schiff — which all in the end found or will find no evidence of a conspiracy with Russia, Ukraine or otherwise. As for obstruction, Attorney General William Barr concluded that there was no obstruction based on the evidence gathered by Mueller’s team.
If Comey would have advised President Trump of the January 30, 2017 memo, it would have cleared up any unfounded lies that General Flynn had in any way colluded or conspired with Russia. Period, end of story! Certainly, it looks like Mr. Comey, who no doubt is fully aware of this memo, has a lot of explaining to do. My belief, Comey should hang for this and his despicable antics.
Let me end with this, understanding Sidney Powell, and she is tough and the best — when this memo, hence the exculpatory evidence is made public, the ongoing narrative continuing to be pushed by those former Obama officials, as well as, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, and of course the mainstream media, and along with the politicos of the Deep State, the Establishment and the NeverTrumpers, who continue to push for hearings on obstruction. All of that will be destroyed and finally Americans will see what really happened and how their government, under the guise of its bureaucracy was totally used by some very, very deliberately corrupt and dishonest people who operated off America’s trust for their and the Democrat Party’s political gain. Be assured, General Michael Flynn, USA Retired, will be – acquitted and exoneration when his case is soon thrown out. Standby!