It's also beginning to look like the corrupt scheme to entrap Flynn originated in the Oval Office in January 5, 2017. That's the meeting that Susan Rice chose to memorialize in a bizarre Inauguration Day memo claiming Obama told them to do everything "by the book." pic.twitter.com/ie64bwux7c
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 7, 2020
Well, I already had a post ready to go (see below), but now that’s been superseded.
#FLYNN Court Docs “The United States of America hereby moves to dismiss with prejudice the criminal information filed against Michael T Flynn pursuant to federal rule of criminal procedure 48(a)…” @CBSNews @ClareHymes22
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) May 7, 2020
#FLYNN “the government has concluded that the interview of Mr Flynn was untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI counterintelligence investigation…government is not persuaded that the January 24 2017 interview was conducted with a legitimate investigative basis…” @CBSNews
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) May 7, 2020
The Justice Department on Thursday said it is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, abandoning a prosecution that became a rallying cry for Trump and his supporters in attacking the FBI’s Russia investigation.
The move is a stunning reversal for one of the signature cases brought by special counsel Robert Mueller…
In court documents being filed Thursday, the Justice Department said it is dropping the case “after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information.” The documents were obtained by The Associated Press.
Elizabeth Vaughn of RedState wrote a couple of days ago that things were looking bad for Brandon Van Grack.
He was required to release all so-called Brady material, whether exculpatory or inculpatory, to Flynn, and yet did not release key documents.
In repeated filings, Van Grack has maintained that he’s fulfilled his obligations. In an October 2019 filing, in response to Flynn attorney Sidney Powell’s request for Brady materials, he stated that the government “has complied, and will continue to comply, with its discovery and disclosure obligations, including those imposed pursuant to Brady and the Court’s Standing Order.” He denied that they had “affirmatively suppressed evidence.
“The government had not concealed Brady material, he wrote, nor was the government “aware of any information that would be favorable and material to [Flynn] at sentencing.”
Except that they had and they were.
…How would Van Grack characterize the FBI’s January 4, 2017 Closing Communication which recommended the FBI close its investigation of Flynn, as its exhaustive search through government databases “did not yield any information on which to predicate further investigative efforts?”
How about FBI agent Peter Strzok’s instructions not to close the case yet because Flynn might have violated the 1799 Logan Act? Flynn was the incoming National Security Advisor for goodness sake. He had every right to speak to then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
So, does Brandon Van Grack think that he can argue to a judge that he obeyed the judge’s orders and was not in criminal contempt?
Not sure. But he’s withdrawing from the Flynn case and all other cases he’s been assigned.
Almost as if he knows the thunder’s coming.
@Greg: Obama’s FBI forced Gen. Flynn to lie and admit to lying. He had no other choice, other than lying for Mueller against Trump. He wasn’t willing to lie for Obama before and he wasn’t going to lie for him then. Look how things changed when he got competent council that forced the hidden evidence out of the prosecution. YOUR side committed all the lies. The coup has failed. The seditious cabal is collapsing. Soon (if they haven’t already) the rats will begin turning on each other. You see by the newly released transcripts, Yates threw Obama under the bus already. These rats will be easy to turn.
@Petercat: Newly declassified documents indicate that former President Barack Obama surprised his own deputy attorney general by revealing that he was aware of the details of wiretapped phone calls of Gen. Michael Flynn prior to President Donald Trump taking office. Barry in on the spying from the start.
Testified to under oath.
This “blue dress ” testimony is why the DNC media is screaming conspiracy theory.
Try being a target of retire05’s abuse and vulgarity for a few years, and you’ll find your patience wears a bit thin, too. She’s stunk up the place so bad that most of the site’s reasonable conservative voices have disappeared. If they were the face of conservatism, retire05 is the other end of the elephant.
You’re the only one stinking up the place. On top of that, you are nothing more than a [very dumb] propagandist. Even when presented with actual facts, and not the crap made up by the left, you never fail to defend the indefensible.
Unfortunately, you don’t seem to have the intellect to form an independent opinion. That’s not my problem. It’s yours.
All you ever prove is what a useful idiot you really are.
@Petercat: Well, that would explaing somethings. He could never discuss his time in Vietnam. He also appeared to live in different states. In other words, instead of bein psychotic, he is just an group of ignorant slugs!
Waaaa!! How about asking questions about where you dredge up your idiotic concepts and rarely getting answers.
I haven’t read an intelligent post from you since Trump beat your boy Ted Cruz until he wet himself, and then came crawling back wagging his tail. I think that must have broke your brain or something. You’ve worshiped Trump and obediently hated everyone who criticizes him ever since. You’re oblivious to his total lack of integrity and to the fact that he pulls everything down to his own level. You buy his every lie, and heap abuse and insults on anyone having the intelligence not to do the same. It doesn’t get much more pathetic than that.
I have never denied that I supported Ted Cruz in the primaries. I did. You see, I am pro-life and I had doubts about Trump on that one issue. But once Trump was the nominee there was no other choice. Hillary Clinton is as big a liar as you are.
As to I “worshiped Trump”, New Flash, Comrade Greggie. I worship NO mortal man.
And you bought every lie ever mouthed by Obama. You defended him, adored him, believe he could part the seas.
But I am glad to know that I get under your skin. Thanks for the encouragement.
I suspect that must be your main pleasure in life, as I can think of no other reason why anyone would behave in such fashion. Your admiration for Trump might in part be due to the fact that he’s a consummate jackass. He insults and hurts people that you yourself can’t touch.
@Greg: Oh poor baby, here now blow you nose lil victim, mean ol 05 telling you the truth. When all the propaganda you have so staunchly stood on is crumbling around you they just dont know you are suffering the bastid Mueller came up empty for you, tens of millions spent not 1 stinking Russian, just a couple of drunken ones that Steele quoted.
You guys are all a bunch of meanie weenie chili beanies, cant you see his black souless heart is breaking?
All he has left is an old ice cream sucking facelift addict and Creepy Uncle fingers have you no empathy for his plight?…well me either.
Cowboy up. Stop being a whining weasel (at least, stop whining since you can’t seem to help being a weasel). It’s not my fault you’re a liar and less than pond scum.
@Greg: We told you. We warned you. We said this day was coming. Now it’s here. Russia collapsed. Emoluments collapsed. Obstruction collapsed. Misogyny collapsed. Ukraine collapsed. Hydrochloroquine collapsed. Lysol collapsed. Every slimy, illicit, illegal attack you’ve thrown at Trump has collapsed due to lack of foundation… that foundation being TRUTH.
Like Trump, Gen. Flynn was targeted, investigated and under surveillance and they could find NOTHING to accuse him with. Like Trump, Gen. Flynn is squeaky clean. And, just like Trump, the left has relentlessly tried to concoct a crime against Gen. Flynn, the man being shown and the crime produced in a manner that would do Beria proud, in an attempt to destroy a political opponent for political goals.
Oh, lost in all this… a similar plot against Gov. Christie just collapsed as well.
@Greg: THE PROSECUTION WITHDREW THE CASE.