Bombshell Evidence Shows Michael Flynn Was Stitched Up By FBI
Documents presented in court by lawyer Sidney Powell show agents ambushed Flynn
A lawyer representing Michael Flynn has presented bombshell new evidence in court, showing that James Comey's FBI "ambushed" President Donald Trump's former national security advisor and later "celebrated" stitching him up.
Flynn’s star attorney, Sidney Powell, earlier this week filed sealed documents in response to claims from federal prosecutors that Flynn’s defense team has received all the evidence they are legally entitled to.
A minimally redacted copy of the documents has just been made public, revealing shocking details of the plot to destroy Flynn.
The docs concern Powell’s motion to compel the government to hand over evidence required by Brady and presiding Judge Emmett Sullivan’s standing order.
Powell’s 37-page brief exposes the prosecution’s penchant for withholding evidence while showcasing significant new evidence the defense team uncovered that shows a concerted effort by the FBI to entrap Flynn.
Powell also reveals half-a-dozen problems with Flynn’s plea deal and an equal number of justifications for outright dismissal of the criminal charges against Flynn.
Under James Comey's direction, the FBI “unilaterally” decided to interview retired Lt. Gen. Flynn, excluding input from the Department of Justice, and ignoring the White House counsel.
The FBI also led Flynn to believe the agents were arriving as friends to discuss terrorism, his lawyer says.
After being fired by President Trump, Comey later publically boasted that he sent disgraced former agent Peter Strzok and a colleague to the White House on January 24, 2017, knowing he could capitalize on a chaotic place.
Powell told District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan in a new court filing that the upper echelons of the FBI strategized the day before for what she called an “ambush.”
“When the Director of the FBI, and a group of his close associates, plot to set up an innocent man and create a crime — while taking affirmative steps to ensnare him by refusing to follow procedures designed to prevent such inadvertent missteps — this amounts to conduct so shocking to the conscience and so inimical to our system of justice that it requires the dismissal of the charges for outrageous government conduct,” Ms. Powell wrote.
Then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who would later be fired for allegedly lying about an unrelated leaked news story, telephoned Flynn the day before to arrange a no-lawyer interview, according to the Washington Times.
Mr. Strzok found Flynn “relaxed and jocular” and “unguarded.”
“This and Strzok’s admissions make clear that Comey and McCabe were executing their own agenda — not investigating a crime,” Ms. Powell said.
Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the agents when he said he didn’t discuss Obama-imposed sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak when they spoke during the transition.
In fact, a transcript in the agents’ possession showed he did.
He became a cooperating witness in the Russian election interference probe by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Flynn had no information on any conspiracy, which Mr. Mueller said in March he didn’t find.
Ms. Powell is accusing the Mueller team of withholding favorable evidence, called “Brady,” as ordered by the judge.
Flynn did not know until the day after he pleaded guilty the degree to which Mr. Strzok despised President Trump as expressed in text messages.
Ms. Powell’s latest brief is a response to a reply from Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon L. Van Grack.
He called Ms. Powell’s previous assertions “conspiracy theories.”
He said that all of her requested documents either didn’t exist or were immaterial.
After leaving the White House that day, Mr. Strzok texted then-FBI counsel Lisa Page, then his lover.
Mr. Strzok texted Page: “Describe the feeling, nervousness, excitement knowing we had just heard him denying it all.
"Knowing we’d have to pivot into asking. Puzzle round and round about it.
"Talk about the funny details. Remember what I said that made Andy [McCabe] laugh and ask if he really said that.”
Ms. Powell wrote, “In this case, high-ranking FBI officials orchestrated an ambush-interview of the new president’s National Security Advisor, not for the purpose of discovering any evidence of criminal activity — they already had tapes of all the relevant conversations about which they questioned Mr. Flynn — but for the purpose of trapping him into making statements they could allege as false."
Ms. Powell said that the FBI’s report on the Flynn interview, called a 302, was changed to make him look guilty.
Mr. Flynn had said he was not sure he spoke to Mr. Kislyak about a United Nations vote.
The FBI, after news of the conversation leaked to the Washington Post, changed the 302 to “Flynn stated he did not.”
“This is deceptive manipulation,” Ms. Powell said.