Trump Shares Post Saying Michael Flynn 'Will Be Exonerated This Week'
Flynn is fighting a case against him originating from the Russia investigation
President Donald Trump retweeted a post on Sunday saying his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, will be "exonerated this week."
Flynn is currently fighting a case against him originating from the Russia investigation.
On Friday, evidence was submitted to the court, which remains under seal.
California Rep. Devin Nunes said its likely "exculpatory evidence."
Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo tweeted Sunday evening:
"Breaking News: sources tell me [Flynn] will be completely exonerated this week. It was a total fraud. A Set up."
Trump then retweeted Bartiromo's tweet, along with another accounting appearing to belong to Flynn's sister, Barbara, which quoted Nunes saying the former national security adviser was "framed" by the FBI.
Devin Nunes-“Why is General Flynn Important? Because He Was Framed By His Own Government!!” #HumanScum @DevinNunes @GenFlynn ⭐️⭐️⭐️ @realDonaldTrump @SidneyPowell1 @KerriKupecDOJ @JosephJFlynn1 @TomFitton https://t.co/TUR7CYfa4j— Barbara(Flynn)⭐️⭐️⭐️Redgate #WhoLeakedGenFlynn (@BarbaraRedgate) April 26, 2020
As reported by CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge, Friday's filing will be "important."
"Drawing attention Friday filing Flynn case @CBSNews told important for days ahead. AG Barr directed Missouri US Attorney to review FBI personnel 'communications and notes,' in part, to determine whether key evidence withheld. Docs under seal but may change," she tweeted.
#FISA Drawing attention Friday filing Flynn case @CBSNews told important for days ahead. AG Barr directed Missouri US Attorney to review FBI personnel “communications and notes,” in part, to determine whether key evidence withheld. Docs under seal but may change. @ClareHymes22 pic.twitter.com/Kn76OP2BnI— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) April 26, 2020
In 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty for lying to investigators about his conversations with Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak about United Nations resolution on Israel and Russia sanctions.
He told the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., in January that he was "innocent of this crime."
Neon Nettle reported in March that Trump said he is considering a pardon for Flynn after the FBI lost records.
“So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has 'lost' the records of General Michael Flynn."
On Saturday, the lawyers for Flynn said they have undisclosed evidence proving Flynn was “deliberately set up and framed by corrupt agents at the top of the FBI," according to supplemental court documents filed on Friday.
The supplemental filing reads:
“This afternoon, the government produced to Mr. Flynn stunning Brady evidence that proves Mr. Flynn’s allegations of having been deliberately set up and framed by corrupt agents at the top of the FBI."
“It also defeats any argument that the interview of Mr. Flynn on January 24, 2017, was material to any ‘investigation.’ The government has deliberately suppressed this evidence from the inception of this prosecution—knowing there was no crime by Mr. Flynn.”