Three and a half years later, evidence exonerating Flynn is still coming out in dribs and drabs… that despite the bogus evidence against him being unlawfully leaked to the press.
That’s right, long after the evidence would have proven useful to the accused, we are still finding out exactly how ‘hands on’ Obama’s inner circle has been in the manufactured criminal charges that were rolled out to destroy Obama’s political rival both personally and professionally.
Flynn, if you’ll remember, wanted to audit the Intelligence agencies and see what they were doing with their little slush funds. With what we’ve seen about Spygate players on the government payroll, that could have been pretty damaging to the ‘scandal-free’ administration.
Strzok’s contemporaneous notes have finally surfaced. And if they can be taken at face value, they show Comey saying that the Flynn phone call with Kisliak (the one he was charged for) was ‘legit’, and that none other than BIDEN suggested that the FBI try to hit Flynn with an unprecedented Logan Act violation.
Biden has gone on record claiming to have had no part in what grew to be the Stalinist show trial of General Michael Flynn.
— Baharak (@Baharak_Irani) June 25, 2020
That is increasingly difficult to square with the evidence.
Nunes provides the context:
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told “The Story” on Thursday that newly uncovered notes from former FBI official Peter Strzok directly tie former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden to the prosecution of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
“The Clinton campaign started this, working with some dirty cops in the FBI,” Nunes said of the Russia investigation that led to Flynn pleading guilty in December 2017 to a charge of lying to FBI agents. “We don’t know who they were and then after the election is when Obama and Biden all got involved in this, when they kept this investigation going.” — FoxNews
The Washington Examiner explains:
Documents declassified in April indicate Strzok abruptly stopped the FBI from closing its investigation into Flynn in early January 2017 at the insistence of the FBI’s “7th floor” leadership after the bureau had uncovered “no derogatory information” on Flynn. Emails from later that month showed Strzok, along with FBI lawyer Lisa Page and several others, sought out ways to continue investigating Flynn, including by deploying the Logan Act.
The Logan Act, which forbids private citizens from engaging in unauthorized correspondence with foreign governments in relation to “disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States,” was passed in 1799 and has only been used to indict someone twice, in 1802 and 1852, with no convictions.
Flynn’s team claims the Logan Act “became an admitted pretext to investigate General Flynn.” Flynn, who Trump picked to be his national security adviser on Nov. 18, 2016, became the subject of intense media scrutiny and a cornerstone in arguments that the Trump campaign had ties to Russia.
A Washington Post column by David Ignatius on Jan. 12, 2017, contained classified details that kicked off a media frenzy. Citing a “senior U.S. government official,” he wrote that Flynn and Russia’s ambassador spoke on the phone on Dec. 29, 2016, the day that Obama announced sanctions on Russia, with the article suggesting Flynn violated the Logan Act.
A list of officials who received information in response to unmasking requests, declassified by now-former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, shows that 16 individuals made 49 unmasking requests related to Flynn between Election Day 2016 and Jan. 31, 2017. The National Security Agency document shows 39 Obama officials who received the unmasking intelligence.
One of the senior officials on the list was Biden. In recent interviews, Biden contradicted himself on what he knew about the Flynn investigation and when he knew it.
Here are the notes that just surfaced.
Handwritten notes from Peter Strzok disclosed by DOJ in federal court yesterday show that the operation against Michael Flynn was ordered by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office on January 5, 2017. pic.twitter.com/wBABLCdxO5
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) June 24, 2020
If the Left likes to thump their chests about how much they hate tyrants and corruption, just wait until Trump makes an issue of this during the campaigns. Imagine him inviting Flynn to the debate, the way he invited Slick Willy’s accusers to the Hillary debate?
That would be gold!