Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will reportedly be “completely exonerated” this week after being charged in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation for allegedly lying to federal agents.
Fox News host Maria Bartiromo tweeted: “Breaking News: sources tell me @GenFlynn will be completely exonerated this week. It was a total fraud. A Set up. More tomorrow”
A source with knowledge of the matter confirmed Bartiromo’s tweet to The Daily Wire.
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) April 26, 2020
CBS News investigative reporter Catherine Herridge called attention to a new filing in the Flynn case that was filed on Friday, tweeting, “#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.”
#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
The Daily Wire reported on Friday:
Flynn is currently attempting to withdraw his guilty plea for allegedly lying to the FBI about his contacts with a Russian ambassador during Trump’s presidential transition, which, as the filing makes clear, Flynn says was a set up. Amid past reports of FBI malfeasance, President Trump has signaled that he may fully pardon Flynn.
A supplemental filing submitted by Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell on Friday stated: “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.”
“In addition, Mr. Flynn’s counsel has found further evidence of misconduct by [head prosecutor Brandon Van Grack] specifically,” the filing continues. “Not only did he make baseless threats to indict Michael G. Flynn, he made a side deal not to prosecute Michael G. Flynn as a material term of the plea agreement, but he required that it be kept secret between himself and the Covington attorneys expressly to avoid the requirement of Giglio v. United States , 405 U.S. 150 (1972). Exs. 1, 2.”
President Donald Trump wrote in mid-March that he was considering a full pardon for Flynn.
Trump tweeted: “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. How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!”
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. How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2020
“Multiple investigative reports issued by the DOJ Office of Inspector General revealed myriad instances of corruption by FBI officials throughout the multi-year investigation of Trump and his campaign,” The Federalist’s Sean Davis wrote on Friday. “Former FBI director James Comey was even referred for criminal investigation by the inspector general. Attorney General William Barr, who was confirmed by the Senate and sworn into office last year, appointed a seasoned federal prosecutor to investigate and determine whether other DOJ or FBI officials broke the law in attempt to oust Trump from office.”
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