Michael T. Flynn
|Michael T. Flynn|
|National Security Advisor|
From: January 20 to February 13, 2017
|Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency|
From: July 24, 2012 – August 7, 2014
|Successor||David Shedd (Acting)|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Service Years|| 1981–2014|
|Rank|| Lieutenant General|
|Unit||Defense Intelligence Agency
• Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
|Battles/wars|| Operation Urgent Fury|
Operation Uphold Democracy
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
|Awards|| Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal (4) Legion of Merit (2) Bronze Star Medal (4) Meritorious Service Medal (6) Joint Service Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal (5)
Michael Thomas Flynn (born December 1958) is a former U.S. Army General who served as the head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, and was ousted by the Obama administration for his criticism of President Obama's policy toward the Islamic State.
Flynn advised candidate Donald Trump throughout the 2016 U.S. Presidential election on foreign policy matters. Flynn resigned from the position of National Security Advisor early in the Trump administration in a fake news scandal put out by the Washington Post using classified information gathered and leaked illegally by the Obama administration. Flynn was fully pardoned in late 2020 by the president of the false allegations of wrongdoing.
After witnessing the corruption of the Deep State, Flynn wanted to reform the intelligence community and was fired, targeted, and smeared. His association with Donald Trump became known the Trump-Russia collusion scandal.
- 1 Opposed Obama covert aid to the Islamic State
- 2 The Field of Fight
- 3 Spygate
- 4 Statement on Biden Afghan disaster
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Opposed Obama covert aid to the Islamic State
On March 31, 2012 Reuters reported that "President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi...Obama signed the order, known as a presidential "finding", within the last two or three weeks" Responsibility to carry out the aid is given to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the State Department and Director John Brennan at the CIA; the Pentagon was kept out of the loop. Another Reuters article noted Obama had CIA personnel on the ground before signing the finding.
When U.S. built shoulder fired missiles turned up in Afghanistan and were used to kill American soldiers, Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn found out about the Obama, Brennan, and Clinton run covert operation to arm jihadis. Flynn issued a report on August 12, 2012 that circulated widely throughout the intelligence community exposing the covert operation and its aims. Copies went to the CIA, FBI, State Department, Homeland Security, CENTCOM, the National Geospacial Agency and other IC members. The report documented that Western powers, NATO powers, along with members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) and Turkey, wanted the creation of an Islamic State ("Salafist principality in Eastern Syria") to oppose the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad and Iranian influence in the region.
|THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY [WHICH] SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION… THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME…|
Flynn had been Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency for about three weeks. Flynn opposed the Western alliance giving aid for the creation of the Islamic State. Flynn persisted in his criticism of Obama policy, and shortly after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the re-establishment of the Caliphate in Mosul in June 2014, Flynn was fired.
Flynn moved on to be the chief adviser on national security for the Trump campaign. Flynn's knowledge as DIA director of the factual backstory to the Benghazi massacre, the arming of ISIS, and how the Obama/Clinton team misled the public was a risk to John Brennan and the intelligence community. Trump and Flynn were determined to end Obama's support for the Islamic State, which was on a pogrom against Christians, Shia, and other "infidels." Obama and John Brennan's support for the Islamic State only exacerbated relations with Russia and led to a Russian military presence in Syria - its first foreign engagement since 1989.
|The IC dislikes you intensely and they hate Flynn. The spooks have much more on you than they had on Hillary. This is a #YUGE mistake. /7 5:53 AM - 10 Dec 2016|
The Field of Fight
In 2016, Flynn co-authored The Field of Fight, which contends that all major Islamist groups (al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Taliban etc.) are part of a global network led by Iran, and that this global network has additional state allies such as China, Cuba, North Korea, Russia, and Venezuela. The book is filled to the brim with various neocon arguments regarding those groups/countries, although Flynn would later disavow some of those arguments.
Flynn's opposition of covert aid to the barbaric Islamic State earned him the undying hatred of limousine liberals in the Obama administration and intelligence community. Flynn knew too much and had to silenced, disgraced, and taken out. Flynn was an early target of the Obamagate scandals when President Obama approved using anti-terrorism surveillance tactics against Republican opponents which violated 4th Amendment safeguards and American citizens civil rights. In fact, Flynn was likely the target before Donald Trump was, in an effort to prevent Flynn from speaking about his experiences inside the Obama administration while the Obama-funded Islamic State went on a murderous rampage of beheadings.
Flynn was honest with FBI agents. The FBI knew he did not lie and briefed those facts to Andy McCabe and others three different times. At McCabe’s directions, Agent Peter Strzok and McCabe’s “Special Counsel” Lisa Page, altered the 302 interview notes to create statements prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, Robert Mueller, Brandon Van Grack, and Zainab Ahmad could assert were false. Only the FBI agents lied—and falsified documents.
Contrary to false information put out by Barack Obama, General Flynn wasn’t charged with perjury, he wasn’t guilty of anything, but he was ruined and threatened with imprisonment because of his dissent from Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s mismanagement of the terrorist threat.
Trip to Moscow
Before Flynn made a trip to Moscow in December 2015 he alerted his former employer, the DIA. He then attended a “defensive” or “protective” briefing before he ever sat alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Russia Today (RT) dinner, or before he talked with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The briefing educated and sensitized Flynn to possible efforts by his Russian host to compromise the former high-ranking defense official and prepared him for conversations in which he could potentially extract intelligence for U.S. agencies such as the DIA. When Flynn returned from Moscow, he spent time briefing intelligence officials on what he learned during the Moscow contacts. Between two and nine intelligence officials attended the various meetings with Flynn about the RT event, and the information was moderately useful, about what one would expect from a public event.
Lobbying for a NATO ally
President Obama had been protecting Fethullah Gulen, a Saudi/Emirati-backed Islamic mullah whom the NATO-allied government of Turkey cited as behind a July 2016 coup attempt to overthrow the government of a NATO ally. Obama refused requests for Gulen's extradition. Gulen and associates of his organization are Clinton Foundation donors.
After the 2016 presidential election, The Hill published an op-ed outlining all the facts of the Saudi, Emirati, Obama administration, and Clinton Foundation's efforts to overthrow the government of a NATO ally and install a rival Islamic fundamentalist sect in power. The op-ed was written by allies of the Turkish government and signed by Flynn, for which Flynn had been paid. This was considered "unregistered lobbying" by Sally Yates of the Justice Department and James Comey and Andrew McCabe of the FBI.
Peter Strzok of the FBI was dispatched to interview Flynn. At first Flynn claimed he had written the op-ed himself, and later admitted he received help. For this, Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged Flynn with unregistered lobbying and lying to the FBI.
Fake news accounts and illegal leaks from the Obama administration and Mueller office attempted to frame the charges as Flynn engaging in unregistered lobbying for Russia, when in fact Flynn was lobbying for a longtime NATO ally whom the Obama administration and neocons were seeking to undermine on behalf of the Gulf monarchies. The Mueller prosecution team was finally forced in a judicial hearing to admit that Flynn's actions were not "treasonous" and his unregistered lobbying ended well before he entered the White House.
Obama illegal wiretaps and leaking
Flynn's call to Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, the actual audio gathered and any transcript is called “Raw FISA-acquired information,” and its distribution would be highly restricted. At the NSA, not more than 40 or so analysts or senior managers would be read into the classification sub-sub compartment that contains it, called RAGTIME-A,B,C D or P, where each letter stands for one of five different categories of foreign intelligence.
- "In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections (minimumizations)."
The substance of Flynn's call was incorporated three days later into a CIA memo authorized by John Brennan intended to impugn and de-legitimize President-elect Donald Trump which was widely circulated under the new NSA rules. The Brennan memo is loaded with Russophobic innuendo.
The FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into Flynn on August 16, 2016, “as part of the larger Crossfire Hurricane umbrella” investigation into the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump and its possible coordination with Russian officials to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. Code-named “Crossfire Razor,” the investigation’s stated “goal” was to determine whether Flynn “was directed and controlled by and/or coordinated activities with the Russian Federation in a manner which is a threat to the national security and/or possibly a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act."
In addition to the predication for opening Crossfire Hurricane, which did not specifically identify Flynn, the FBI predicated the counterintelligence investigation of him on “an articulable factual basis” that consisted of three facts: Flynn’s service as a foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign, his publicly documented connection to state-affiliated Russian entities, and the fact that he had traveled to Russia in December 2015. After approximately four months of investigation, however, the FBI “determined that Flynn was no longer a viable candidate as part of the larger Crossfire Hurricane umbrella case” and prepared to close the investigation. At some point prior to January 4, 2017, the FBI drafted a “Closing Communication” to effect the termination of the case. This document noted the specific “goal” and predication for the investigation. It laid out the numerous searches of holdings and investigative steps that had at each step yielded “no derogatory information” on Flynn. It stated that the investigation had failed to produce “any information on which to predicate further investigative efforts.” And it noted that no interview of Flynn was required “as part of the case closing procedure,” before concluding: “The FBI is closing this investigation.” The document also stated: “If new information is identified or reported to the FBI regarding the activities of CROSSFIRE RAZOR, the FBI will consider reopening the investigation if warranted.” The document had not been approved, however, as of January 4, 2017.
Before the intended case closing took effect, the FBI learned of communications between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak that had taken place in late December 2016 and which touched on matters of foreign policy. By this time, Flynn had already been named by President-Elect Trump as his incoming National Security Advisor.
The FBI had in their possession transcripts of the relevant calls. Believing that the counterintelligence investigation of Flynn was to be closed, FBI leadership (“the 7th Floor”) determined to continue its investigation of Flynn on the basis of these calls, and considered opening a new criminal investigation based solely on a potential violation of the Logan Act. Yet discussions with the Department of Justice resulted in the general view that the Logan Act would be difficult to prosecute. The FBI never opened an independent FBI criminal investigation.
On January 4, 2017, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok learned that “RAZOR’s closure” had not been timely executed, and the counterintelligence investigation into Flynn was, unexpectedly, still formally open. Strzok immediately relayed the “serendipitously good” news to Lisa Page, the Special Counsel to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, remarking that “our utter incompetence actually helps us.” Lisa Page reacted with surprise and relief. Strzok, moreover, instructed agents to “keep it open for now” at the behest of “the 7th Floor.” Strzok indicated that there was a “[n]eed to decide what to do with him.” Other internal FBI messages from that afternoon reflect apparently related conversations about a potential “interview.” As of January 4, 2017, then, the FBI kept open its counterintelligence investigation into Flynn based solely on his calls with Kislyak—the only new information to arise since the FBI’s determination to close the case.
On January 12, 2017, David Ignatius of the Washington Post reported the December 29 communications between Flynn and the Russian ambassador. The next day, January 13, Sean Spicer, the spokesperson for the Trump transition, clarified that the communications had involved only logistics, which seemed to contradict the nature of the calls. President-Elect Mike Pence stated in a news interview that Flynn had suggested that his conversation with Kislyak did not relate to sanctions.
Around this time, FBI Director James Comey advised DOJ leadership of its investigation into Flynn, and senior officials at both the FBI and DOJ had concerns that the incumbent White House officials’ descriptions of Flynn’s calls with Kislyak were not accurate. Comey took the position that the FBI would not notify the incoming Trump administration of the Flynn-Kislyak communications. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and other senior DOJ officials took the contrary view and believed that the incoming administration should be notified. Yates and Mary McCord (DOJ) became “frustrated” when Comey’s justifications for withholding the information from the Trump administration repeatedly “morphed,” vacillating from the potential compromise of a “counterintelligence” investigation to the protection of a purported “criminal” investigation. Yates, Clapper, and Brennan all agreed that the FBI should notify the incoming Trump administration of what had actually been said on the calls. Comey continued to refuse to brief the White House in a subsequent conversation with Brennan. On January 23, 2017, then Acting Attorney General Yates met with senior DOJ officials, and they again discussed the need to press the FBI to notify the White House.
Matters came to a head on January 24, 2017. That morning, Yates contacted Comey to demand that the FBI notify the White House of the communications. Comey did not initially return her call. When Comey called her back later that day, he advised her that the FBI agents were already on their way to the White House to interview Flynn. Yates was “flabbergasted” and “dumbfounded,” and other senior DOJ officials “hit the roof” upon hearing of this development, given that “an interview of Flynn should have been coordinated with DOJ.”
In fact, in the preceding days, senior officials at the FBI had been engaged in discussions about how to approach Flynn and whom to notify. On January 21, 2017, Strzok proposed to Bill Priestap, the FBI’s counterintelligence chief, that Flynn should be given a “defensive briefing” about an investigation under the Crossfire Hurricane umbrella or alternatively an “interview under light ‘defensive briefing’ pretext.” Strzok also noted that DOJ might “direct us” to inform “VPOTUS or anyone else,” speculating that this could lead to the “WH [White House] specifically direct[ing] us not to” speak with Flynn. On January 22, 2017, a FBI attorney emailed Strzok and Lisa Page that “if we usually tell the WH, then I think we should do what we normally do,” though the official also noted that they could be “told not to  debrief or interview Razor.”
In advance of the interview, Comey determined that they would go interview Flynn the following day without notifying either DOJ or the White House. In a December 2018 interview with MSNBC and NBC News analyst Nicolle Wallace, Comey stated this course of action was “something we, I probably wouldn’t have done or gotten away with in a  more organized administration.” Messages between Strzok and Lisa Page on January 23, 2017, indicated that “Bill” [Priestap] had conducted “several conversations with Andy [McCabe]” because “he wanted to know why we had to go aggressively doing these things, openly.”
On the morning of January 24, 2017, follow-up messages between Strzok and Lisa Page indicated that “Bill … brought [it] up – again, this time in front of D[irector Comey]” and that Deputy Director McCabe was “frustrated” and “cut him off.” In any event, that morning, Deputy Director McCabe called Flynn to arrange the interview. McCabe explained that recent media statements about Flynn's contacts with Kislyak merited a “sit down” and expressed the FBI’s desire to accomplish the interview “quickly, quietly and discretely as possible.” McCabe further advised that if Flynn wished to have anyone else at the meeting, including the White House Counsel, the FBI would have to elevate the issue to DOJ. Flynn, himself a former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, stated that he readily expected that the FBI already knew the contents of his conversations with the Russian ambassador, stating: “you listen to everything they say.” Flynn then agreed to meet with the interviewing agents in his office less than two hours later.
Flynn was “unguarded” in the interview and “clearly” viewed the agents as “allies.” When interviewing Flynn, Strzok and Pientka “didn’t show him the transcripts” of his calls. Nor did the agents give, at any point, warnings that making false statements would be a crime. According to Strzok and Pientka's recollections, when asked if Flynn recalled any conversation in which he encouraged Kislyak not to “escalate the situation” in its response to American sanctions, Flynn responded uncertainly, stating, “Not really. I don’t remember. It wasn’t, ‘Don’t do anything.’” Flynn also stated that although it was possible, he did not recall any conversation in which the ambassador stated that Russia would moderate its response due to Flynn’s request. He stated that he did not have a long conversation with Mr. Kislyak to “don’t do something.”
Meanwhile, when asked if he recalled asking countries to take certain actions on the United Nations vote on Israeli settlements, Flynn explained that the conversations were “along the lines of where do you stand and what’s your position” and that “he did not believe his calls to the various countries would change anything.” He also stated that his calls did not involve any requests for how to vote, and answered “no” when asked if he discussed delaying or defeating the vote. The FBI form FD-302 interview notes, moreover, indicates that Flynn denied that Kislyak described any Russian request to his response.
After the interview, Strzok and Pientka expressed uncertainty as to whether Flynn had lied. Strzok and Pientka reported to their leadership that Flynn exhibited a “very sure demeanor” and “did not give any indicators of deception.” Both of the agents “had the impression at the time that Flynn was not lying or did not think he was lying.” When Comey was asked, based on his evaluation of the case: “Do you believe that Mr. Flynn lied?” Comey responded: “I don’t know. I think there is an argument to be made he lied. It is a close one.”
On November 30, 2017, the Special Counsel’s Office filed a criminal information against Flynn charging him with a single count of making false statements in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)(2). Flynn pleaded guilty to that offense, but moved to withdraw that guilty plea on January 14, 2020. On January 29, 2020, Flynn also filed a “Motion to Dismiss Case for Egregious Government Misconduct and in the Interest of Justice,” and supplemented that motion on April 24 and 30, 2020 based on additional disclosures.
The Lovinger case
Adam Lovinger of the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment (ONA) was invited by General Flynn to serve as a Senior Director on the White House Security Council, along with Ezra Cohen-Watnick. On the same day, James H. Baker (DOD) filed four separate charges against Lovinger.
Two days before the new administration was to be sworn in Lovinger received a letter from Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter citing “Lovinger’s exceptional performance on collaborative net assessment with the Government of India.” In that same review, James H. Baker (DOD) disagreed, noting, “I do not endorse the characterization set forth in the employee input (that) Adam performed successfully.” Baker ordered an investigation of Lovinger.
On May 1, 2017 Lovinger was notified that his Top-Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) clearance had been suspended. Lovinger was the second Trump official to lose his security clearance. The loss of a security clearance is a significant matter as they are requirements for many senior positions. He was to return to the Pentagon immediately.In 2016 Lovinger had grown increasingly concerned over the ONA's use of outside contractors, due in part to the “problem of cronyism” and a growing “revolving door policy." Lovinger wrote an October 2016 email to ONA's new director, James H. Baker (DOD) who had recently been appointed by Obama's Defense Secretary. From Lovinger's October 2016 email:
“the moral hazard associated with the Washington Headquarters Services contracting with Stefan Halper.”Halper had been paid $1.06 million in contracts through five disbursements beginning in 2012.
Halper "was being used by Net Assessment to go out essentially and engage with foreign government [ GCHQ ] officials. As a contractor that’s totally illegal.”
Lovinger was later exonerated. In that case, a DOD investigation found Lovinger did nothing wrong, yet a trial proceeded the following month anyway as the exculpatory Brady material was withheld. The findings of the DOD investigation in fact were altered by removing the word "not" where it said he "did not" leak information to the media.
Two weeks into Trump presidency, NSC staffers Eric Ciaramella and Sean Misko (who later joined Adam Schiff's congressional staff in 2019) openly discussed removing President Trump at a White House National Security Council meeting called by Flynn. Paul Sperry reported:
|The “all hands” meeting, held about two weeks into the new administration, was attended by hundreds of NSC employees.
“They were popping off about how they were going to remove Trump from office. No joke,” said one ex-colleague, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters.
A military staffer detailed to the NSC, who was seated directly in front of Ciaramella and Misko during the meeting, confirmed hearing them talk about toppling Trump during their private conversation, which the source said lasted about one minute. The crowd was preparing to get up to leave the room at the time.
“After Flynn briefed [the staff] about what ‘America First’ foreign policy means, Ciaramella turned to Misko and commented, ‘We need to take him out,’ ” the staffer recalled. “And Misko replied, ‘Yeah, we need to do everything we can to take out the president.’ “
Added the military detailee, who spoke on condition of anonymity: “By ‘taking him out,’ they meant removing him from office by any means necessary. They were triggered by Trump’s and Flynn’s vision for the world. This was the first ‘all hands’ [staff meeting] where they got to see Trump’s national security team, and they were huffing and puffing throughout the briefing any time Flynn said something they didn’t like about ‘America First.’ ”
He said he also overheard Ciaramella telling Misko, referring to Trump, "We can’t let him enact this foreign policy."
FBI evidence tampering
- See also: Kevin Clinesmith
Muellergate prosecutors attempted to hide from the court the fact that Gen. Flynn's FBI interview reports (FD-302s) were tampered with. Flynn was first interviewed by FBI investigators Peter Strzok and Joe Pientka on January 24, 2019 who reported their impressions were that Flynn did not lie. Spygate conspirator Andrew McCabe intervened to alter the field investigators 302 interview reports. McCabe's special counsel Lisa Page texted her lover, Agent Peter Strzok, the go ahead to write up an official report on February 14, 2019. The interview report was filed on February 15, 2019. Typically an interview report is to be completed within 30 days.
After disgraced FBI director James Comey was fired and Robert Mueller appointed as Special Counsel on May 17, 2019 to hide Obama FBI wrongdoing in the 2016 presidential election, the interview reports were again altered on May 30, 2019 so as to hide the team effort in writing the original reports, the FBI's illegal 702 FISA abuse prior to the election, make the Flynn investigation appear part of the Mueller probe, and hoax federal Judge Emmet Sullivan at Flynn's sentencing hearing.In August 2019 Flynn's attorney filed a motion to compel the production of the hidden evidence by the Mueller team, the exculpatory Brady material. Flynn finally erupted at prosecutors, his legal team accusing top Mueller officials of "malevolent" conduct and withholding evidence related to Strzok/Page/Ohr/Steele, etc. The motion read,
[Andrew] Weissmann and Ms. [Zainab] Ahmad while at DOJ in 2016-17 were working with Bruce Ohr (then the fourth highest ranking member of DOJ) to feed information from his wife Nellie at FusionGPS and British citizen Christopher Steele to the FBI through his secret back-channel. This was happening after the FBI terminated Mr. Steele as a paid informant because he was keeping the press informed of his “findings.” FusionGPS, Steele, and Ms. Ohr were all working for the Clinton campaign. In addition, Ms. Ohr worked for the CIA. The entire operation is further compromised by the fact that the second agent who interviewed Mr. Flynn along with former agent Strzok, was Bruce Ohr’s contact with the FBI and conducted numerous debriefings of Mr. Ohr—passing along to the FBI the corrupted and false information from the Ohrs, Steele, and FusionGPS. That agent may also have joined Special Counsel’s team. Weissmann and Ahmad were not in the DOJ chain of command to be informed by Mr. Ohr at all. They had no legitimate reason to be privy to his operation with FusionGPS and Christopher Steele. Remarkably, despite this involvement, Mr. Weissmann and Ms. Ahmad then went directly to the Special Counsel team, along with Strzok and possibly the second agent, thereby calling into question the entire investigation with their illicit involvement with Ohr and Steele. Closing the circle, Ahmad was co-counsel with Van Grack in the prosecution of Mr. Flynn. It is imperative the defense obtain the Bruce Ohr 302s and notes—unredacted—and all evidence of this circuitous and illicit operation."
Mueller Team prosecutorial misconduct
Flynn's new attorney, Sidney Powell, argued that Dep. AG Rod Rosenstein had allowed the Mueller team to threaten Flynn's son, Michael Flynn, Jr., with prosecution to coerce Flynn Sr. into a plea deal. Flynn Sr. had spent nearly $5 million on his defense by then and Flynn Jr. had a four month old baby.
- The unredacted Page-Strzok text messages as well as text messages, emails and other electronic communications to, from, or between Andrew McCabe, James Comey, Rod Rosenstein, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, John Carlin, Aaron Rouse, Carl Ghattas, Andrew Weissmann, Tashina Gauhar, Michael Steinbach, [redacted], and Zainab Ahmad, regarding Mr. Flynn or the FISA applications or any surveillance (legal or illegal) that would have reached Mr. Flynn's communications.
- Any Sally Yates 302s or other notes that concern Mr. Flynn, including treatment of her meetings with FBI Agents on January 24 and 25, 2017, her meetings with anyone in the White House, and the draft 302 of the Flynn interview on January 24 she reviewed or was read into.
- Information identifying reporters paid by Fusion GPS and/or the Penn Quarter group to push “Russia Collusion,” communications regarding any stories about Mr. Flynn, and any testimony or statements about how the reporters were used by the government regarding Mr. Flynn.
- Any information regarding the SCO's [Special Counsel Office] and DOJ's destruction of the cell phones of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page (after being advised of the thousands of text messages that evidenced their bias) that has been classified or otherwise not available to the public from the published Inspector General Report.
- Any information regarding eradication of cell phone data, texts, emails, or other information belonging to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that created the “gap” identified by the IG.
- Information about any parts of any polygraph examinations failed by Peter Strzok after Mr. Flynn was first the subject of any FBI investigation—authorized or unauthorized.
- All FBI 302s, notes, memoranda of James Clapper regarding Mr. Flynn, and the cell phone and home phone records of Mr. Clapper and David Ignatius between December 5, 2016, and February 24, 2017.
- The government should be ordered to produce the documents listed in this motion and to preserve all documents including phones, texts, and emails of all Special Counsel team members; that the government be ordered to show cause why the prosecutors in this matter should not be held in contempt for their failures to produce all information pursuant to this Court's Standing Order of February 16, 2018; and that after hearing and full consideration of the facts and law, this Court find the prosecutors in contempt for their failure to respect and abide by this Court's order...
- “any information, including recordings or 302s, about Joseph Mifsud’s presence and involvement in engaging or reporting on Mr. Flynn and Mifsud’s presence at the Russia Today dinner in Moscow on December 17, 2015.”
- “All payments, notes, memos, correspondence, and instructions by and between the FBI, CIA, or DOD with Stefan Halper—going back as far as 2014—regarding Michael Flynn, Svetlana Lokhova, Mr. Richard Dearlove (of MI6), and Professor Christopher Andrew (connected with MI5) and Halper’s compensation through the DOD Office of Net Assessment as evidenced by the whistleblower complaint of Adam Lovinger, addressed in our brief.”
Despite the overwhelming evidence that Flynn did not lie to agents, the FBI had no legal basis to interview him, that the FBI later hid exculpatory documents from Flynn’s defense team, Flynn did not discuss financial sanctions during his phone calls with Kislyak, and the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe he lied, federal trial Judge Emmet G. Sullivan refused to dismiss the case against Flynn.
Instead, Sullivan personally appointed a left-wing shadow prosecutor, whose partners represent former DOJ official Sally Yates, to smear Flynn and attempt to continue the baseless criminal case against him. At one point last April 2020, Sullivan even tried to order the DOJ to stop producing and publicly filing exculpatory evidence for Flynn or evidence of FBI misbehavior during its investigation of Flynn.
Sullivan, who called Flynn a traitor during court proceedings and suggested that Flynn — a decorated Army combat veteran — be charged with treason, refused to recuse himself from the case despite his obvious personal animosity toward Flynn.
I am not done
- See also: 2020 Antifa riots
While awaiting sentencing the socialist led violent Leftwing insurrection engulfed American cities in flames. Gen. Flynn wrote to a friend:
|If the United States wants to survive the onslaught of socialism, if we are to continue to enjoy self-government. To secure the God-given individual blessings of liberty to ourselves, to our families, then good Americans must accept that each has a moral obligation to participate in the political life of our country.|
The art and exercise of self governance requires active participation. Voting matters but it is only a part-time engagement of the American citizenry and doesn't go far enough if we are to survive as a constitutional republic. I want to see more of our Veteran in Law Enforcement communities become involved in the political life of America. We are a participatory experiment in governing. Without a greater commitment, we will continue our slide into the abyss of socialism.
And we must not be intimidated by the smear campaigns that will most certainly come with greater and more active participation. We will only keep America if we dedicate ourselves to freedom's victory over the socialist monster by our good citizen's accepting greater responsibility.
I am not done.
Statement on Biden Afghan disaster
- See also: Rape of Afghanistan
In a message sent to Tracy Beanz and UncoverDC and posted on Telegram, Gen. Flynn stated the following about the War in Afghanistan, with an added message to Americans at the end:
|“Regarding Afghanistan and beyond; I believe we have passed the point of salvation for our senior military leaders and politicians. We have allowed military and civilian lawyers (read rules of engagement restrictions) to become all powerful and our Generals (indecisive and risk-averse) to become nothing more than career-seeking politicians.”
“Those are 2 big reasons we have continued to fight and lose wars (we are trained at participating in wars and untrained at winning wars since WWII). AFG is a sad situation, as were the Kurds in Iraq, but at least Trump pushed our respect internationally (being tough and smart is better than being tough and stupid).”
“Today, I don’t believe America is respected the way we were only a few short months ago. More countries visit China these days than come to the U.S. and China is prepped to recognize the Taliban once they declare the Islamic State simply to embarrass us. My sense is Taiwan is having some incredibly uncomfortable internal discussions (American apathy is likely starting to sink in)—as are a lot of U.S. allies in Europe. I also believe China is doing a lot of wargaming of costs and benefits currently with respect to the south China sea and Europe.”
“We are now in a fully engaged information war. Soon it may be worse—I pray our senior military leadership is intensely planning all options—the best plan offers the most options at the last possible moment.”
“So now we wait. Trust me, our enemies are not waiting. They plan and they don’t care about stupid mask policies or fake insurrection BS. Our enemies will be working on the next three vulnerabilities we haven’t even thought about. I believe Russia and China are clear-eyed on our corrupt political leadership that they and many other nations no longer respect nor fear.”
“America will come back and soon, but it will come at a cost. If the bureaucracy in Washington D.C. (esp., DOD, State and the IC) want to keep acting like utopian ideologues, we will lose; if you find your courage, we will win.”
“I say step up, stand up and straighten up your backbones, demand far better from your leaders and let’s start winning again.” Gen. Mike Flynn
- 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency Document: West Will Facilitate Rise of Islamic State “in Order to Isolate the Syrian Regime”
- Flynn Flynn, Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael T.; Ledeen, Michael. The Field of Fight. St. Martin's Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. See all pages.
- PROCEDURES FOR THE AVAILABILITY OR DISSEMINATION OF RAW SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION BY THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY UNDER SECTION 2.3 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 12333 (RAW SIGINT AVAILABILITY PROCEDURES). OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. UNCLASSIFIED
- David Ignatius, Why Did Obama Dawdle on Russia’s Hacking, Washington Post, Jan. 12, 2017.
- Priestap’s notes dated January 24, 2017 state, “What’s our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?” On the same paper, Priestap wrote, “If we’re seen as playing games, WH will be furious. Protect our institution by not playing games.” Ex. 10, FBI Handwritten Note, Jan. 23/24, 2017. Another note stated, “We regularly show subjects evidence, with the goal of getting them to admit their wrongdoing. I don’t see how getting someone to admit their wrongdoing is going easy on him.”
- FBI Handwritten Notes of Michael Flynn Interview (January 24, 2017).
- Chuck Ross: Rod Rosenstein Authorized Mueller To Investigate Flynn’s Son, Sidney Powell Says.
- US v Flynn; Case no 17-232-EGS; unsealed Motion to Compel the Production of Brady Material and for an Order to Show Cause.
- DOJ Political Surveillance – From the IRS in 2011 to the FISA Court in 2016, Posted on March 8, 2020 by sundance. theconservativetreehouse.com
- Margot Cleveland: Sidney Powell’s Latest Motion In Michael Flynn’s Case Is A Russiagate Bombshell.
- Halper attempted to smear Gen. Flynn as consorting with a Russian agent in February 2014 when Flynn was Obama's DIA director. Lokhova, a dual Russian and British citizen, said “What Halper staged is a textbook ‘black-op’ to dirty up the reputation of a political opponent. He needed an innocuous social event to place Flynn in a room with a woman who was ethnically Russian. I was unlucky he picked me." https://dailycaller.com/2019/04/04/cambridge-halper-flynn-spygate/
- Mike Flynn Legal Defense Fund
- Flynn Brady Material 2 Timeline, filed October 24, 2019.
- Fake evidence: Documented edits made to Flynn FBI interview reports by Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.
- Russiagate, Svetlana Lokhova's blog