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Declassified docs reveal damning details about what Obama knew regarding FBI corruption and the set up of General Michael Flynn, according to Fox News.
In fact, Obama knew the exact details of Flynn’s wiretapped phone calls.
During a meeting with Biden and top DOJ officials, the DOJ officials were reportedly “surprised” that Obama knew the details, the declassified docs show.
Handwritten notes showed FBI officials setting up Flynn. “What is our goal?” one of the notes read. “Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”
Michael Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell said the handwritten notes are devastating evidence of an effort to disregard all standing protocols and rules.
“If we get him to admit to breaking the Logan Act, give facts to DOJ + have them decide,” a note read.
And Obama knew about the wiretapped phone calls all along.
Top FBI officials secretly discussed whether their goal was to “get [Flynn] fired” when they interviewed him in the White House on January 24, 2017. Obama’s intimate knowledge acknowledged at the time were not criminal or even improper, but it “raised eyebrows because of his own history with Flynn.”
Obama personally had warned the Trump administration against hiring Flynn, and made clear he was “not a fan,” according to multiple officials. Obama had fired Flynn as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014; Obama cited insubordination, while Flynn asserted he was pushed out for his aggressive stance on combating lslamic extremism.
On January 5, 2017, Yates attended an Oval Office meeting with then-FBI Director James Comey, then-Vice President Joe Biden, then-CIA Director John Brennan, and then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, according to the newly declassified documents, including an FD-302 FBI witness report. They were discussing Russian election interference, along with national security adviser Susan Rice and other members of the national security council.
After the briefing, Obama asked Yates and Comey to “stay behind,” and said he had “learned of the information about Flynn” and his conversation with Russia’s ambassador about sanctions. Obama “specified that he did not want any additional information on the matter, but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information.”
A previous memo from Rice stated that Biden also stayed behind after the main briefing had ended.
The US Justice Department filed a motion to drop its case Thursday against former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to reports from Associated Press and Reuters.
In 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI during a January 2017 interview.
Then special counsel Robert Mueller was investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
FBI discussed interviewing Michael Flynn ‘to get him to lie’ and ‘get him fired,’ handwritten notes show, according to Fox News.
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In an initial sentencing memo, prosecutors praised the former national security adviser and asked for little to no jail time, citing the “substantial assistance” he provided to not only the Russia probe, but separate, ongoing investigations.
However, Flynn shook up his legal team last June and his new defense lawyer, Sidney Powell, took a more combative stance, accusing the government of prosecutorial misconduct and entrapment.
Specifically, Powell accused the FBI of manipulating official records of Flynn’s January 2017 FBI interview in which he misled investigators. The Justice Department pushed back on Powell’s accusations in a separate filing last year.
In Thursday’s filing announcing it would drop the case, however, the department said it “is not persuaded that the January 24, 2017 interview was conducted with a legitimate investigative basis and therefore does not beleive Mr. Flynn’s statements were material even if untrue.”
“Moreover, we not believe that the Government can prove either the relevant false statements or their materiality beyond a reasonable doubt,” the filing said.
Law professor Jonathan Turley called the documents “chilling.”
“I don’t see how getting someone to admit their wrongdoing is going easy on him,” one note reads. Flynn did not ultimately admit to wrongdoing in the interview.
The document shows that the agents discussed the “by-the-book approach”: “If we’re seen as playing games, WH [White House] will be furious.”
Unsealed FBI notes reveal the intent of the FBI’s 1/24/17 interview of Flynn:
“What is our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute [Flynn] or get him fired?”
FBI Notes confirm it was all a pretext. pic.twitter.com/Y4IDyE4YZm
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