The contents of never-before-seen evidence in the Michael Flynn case have finally been revealed… and once again, President Trump and his allies have been proven right.
There is evidence of corruption in the FBI.
Handwritten notes from the FBI were withheld from Michael Flynn and his legal defense team.
Now, it has been revealed that the contents of these handwritten documents include a coordinated effort to investigate and ambush Flynn.
“To get him fired.”
Rather than honestly investigating the case, the FBI agents strategically questioned Flynn to “get him to lie” so they could “prosecute him or get him fired.”
This isn’t speculation.
This is all based on handwritten evidence that the FBI purposefully withheld.
More details on this breaking bombshell below, including a scan of the handwritten note:
The newly revealed documents give new credibility to the re-examination of Flynn's case.
Was justice truly pursued?
Many on the right have suspected that Flynn was unfairly targeted and persecuted simply for being associated with President Trump.
Now, it appears that corrupt FBI agents had dishonest goals.
Fox News has more details on the documents:
Explosive new internal FBI documents unsealed Wednesday show that top bureau officials discussed their motivations for interviewing then-national security adviser Michael Flynn in the White House in January 2017 -- and openly questioned if their "goal" was "to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired."
The handwritten notes -- written by the FBI's former head of counterintelligence Bill Priestap after a meeting with then-FBI Director James Comey and then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Fox News is told -- further suggested that agents planned in the alternative to get Flynn "to admit to breaking the Logan Act" when he spoke to then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition period.
The Logan Act is an obscure statute that has never been used in a criminal prosecution; enacted in 1799 in an era before telephones, it was intended to prevent individuals from falsely claiming to represent the United States government abroad.
"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?"
"If we get him to admit to breaking the Logan Act, give facts to DOJ + have them decide," another note read. Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley called the document's implications "chilling."
The New York Post confirms the contents of the documents:
Newly released FBI documents turned over to former national security adviser Michael Flynn show agents openly questioned if their “goal” was to “get him to lie,” so they could “prosecute him or get him fired,” when questioning him about Russian contacts.
The documents, provided by the Justice Department as part of a re-examination of Flynn’s case, include a single page of handwritten notes.
The documents do not have a name attached.
The current theory is that they are the notes of Bill Priestap, a former FBI counterintelligence officer, who wrote down the memo after a meeting with former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
The new evidence is absolutely damning for the case against General Flynn.
It suggests that political revenge, not justice, was the goal of the FBI agents involved.
The National Review has more on what Flynn's supporters, including his legal counsel, Sidney Powell, thinks:
“I interpret the notes as absolutely damning of their conduct and their plan,” Powell stated. “They rejected the advice of the apparent lawyer who wrote on the handwritten note that they not play games with the White House and instead that is exactly what they did.”
The unsealed documents also include emails sent ahead of the interview with Flynn, including an email from Strzok to former FBI general counsel James Baker that included a list of questions for then-deputy director Andrew McCabe to review before McCabe’s phone call to Flynn about the interview.
In other emails, dated January 23, 2017, Strzok’s FBI colleague Lisa Page — with whom he was having an affair — asks whether a “1001,” or a warning of making false statements to investigators, had to be given to Flynn during the interview, as is standard FBI procedure. “I don’t remember ever having to do this!” Page says in her question.
The same day that Strzok and Page exchanged those emails, the Washington Post cited unnamed FBI sources who said the Bureau had wiretapped Flynn’s calls with Kislyak and cleared him of any criminal conduct.
In December 2018, former FBI director James Comey admitted that the Flynn interview did not follow standard FBI procedures, saying it was “something I probably wouldn’t have done or maybe gotten away with in a more . . . organized administration.”
President Trump commented on the updates to the case in a Twitter tirade Thursday morning, saying “What happened to General Michael Flynn, a war hero, should never be allowed to happen to a citizen of the United States again!”
In America, everyone is entitled to a fair trial.
And yes, that includes a highly respected and decorated Four Star General.
We must not allow the precedent of political revenge tainting due process and true justice.
The truth deserves to be heard!