FBI Notes Show Flynn Investigation Was Joe Biden’s Idea
Court filings reveal handwritten notes by ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok from January 2017
The FBI's anti-Trump investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was Joe Biden's idea, according to handwritten notes by disgraced former agent Peter Strzok.
The bombshell notes, written by Strzok in January 2017, were revealed in new court filings this week.
According to attorneys representing Flynn, the documents appear to indicate former Vice President Biden brought up the idea of investigating the former advisor to President Donald Trump.
In court papers filed on Wednesday, Flynn's attorneys say that Strzok’s notes show that Biden believed Flynn may have violated the Logan Act when he spoke with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
“The previously sealed document also says that former President Barack Obama told top members of his administration that ‘the right people’ should investigate Flynn,” reported The New York Post.
Flynn’s attorneys, Jesse Binnall and Sidney Powell, are calling the new revelation “stunning and exculpatory evidence.”
"According to Strzok’s notes, it appears that Vice President Biden personally raised the idea of the Logan Act," Flynn's lawyers stated.
"That became an admitted pretext to investigate General Flynn.”
Flynn’s attorneys noted that Strzok’s notes were “previously withheld from General Flynn” until they received them on January 23.
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Biden on May 12 whether he knew anything about the Flynn investigation
“I knew nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn,” said Biden.
"I was aware that there was — that they asked for an investigation, but that’s all I know about it, and I don’t think anything else,” he later added.
"The president said yesterday that that move is justified because President Obama targeted Flynn,” said Stephanopoulos (video below).
"He called it ‘the biggest political crime in U.S. history.’
"Your former Senate colleague, Charles Grassley, has added that Flynn was trapped, and asked on the Senate floor, ‘What did Obama and Biden know and when did they know it?’
"So what did you know about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn and was there anything improper done?”
Biden answered: “I knew nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn, number one. Number two: this is all about diversion.”
Biden continued with his “diversion” theme, attempting to shift away from the initial question: “This is a game this guy plays all the time.
"The country is in crisis; we’re in an economic crisis; we’re in a health crisis.
"We’re in real trouble. He should stop trying to always divert attention from the real concerns of the American people.
"The American people are worried, with good reason.
"He has acted irresponsibly from the very beginning.
"He continues to act irresponsibly.
"He hasn’t done his job; this is all about diverting attention; diverting attention from the horrible way in which he has acted … It’s all about diversion.”
Stephanopoulos continued to press Biden, saying: “You say you don’t know anything about it but you were reported to be at a January 5, 2017 meeting where you and the president were briefed on the FBI’s plan to question Michael Flynn over those conversations he had with the Russian ambassador, Kislyak?”
Biden then responded: “No, I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted, I’m sorry.
"I was aware that there was — that they asked for an investigation, but that’s all I know about it, and I don’t think anything else.”
The ex-VP then engaged in another “diversion” discussion again: “Look, think about this: Can you imagine any other President of the United States focusing on this at the moment the country is just absolutely concerned about their health, the health of their children, the health of their families.
"I mean, this is— we have an economic crisis; we have a health crisis.
"This is all about diverting attention.”