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Michael T. Flynn

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/* Trip to Moscow */
==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"<ref>https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-usa-order-idustre72t6h220110331</ref> 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 personal personnel on the ground ''before'' signing the finding.<ref>https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-usa-rebels-idUSTRE72U7NM20110331</ref>
When U.S. built [[MANPADS|shoulder fired missiles]] turned up in [[Afghanistan]] and were used to kill American soldiers,<ref>https://nypost.com/2014/06/08/how-the-taliban-got-their-hands-on-modern-us-missiles/</ref> [[Defense Intelligence Agency]] director Michael Flynn found out about the Obama, Brennan, and Clinton run covert operation to arm [[jihad]]is. 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 [[Syria]]n regime of [[Bashar al-Assad]] and [[Iranian]] influence in the region.
[[File:Mass beheading of Christians in Libya.jpg|left|350px|thumb|Christians were brutally slaughtered ''en masse '' by "moderate rebels" whom Obama had given aid to. Flynn was fired for opposing Obama administration policy, and later targeted to be silenced and destroyed by Obama intelliegnce intelligence community holdovers because he knew too much and wanted to reverse [[Obama administration]] policy.]]
{{Quotebox|THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY [WHICH] SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION… THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A '''DECLARED OR UNDECLARED [[Salafi|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…<ref>[http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41943.htm 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency Document: West Will Facilitate Rise of Islamic State “in Order to Isolate the Syrian Regime”]</ref>}}
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,<ref>https://thehill.com/policy/defense/364917-study-shows-us-weapons-given-to-syrian-rebels-ended-up-in-isiss-hands</ref> and how the Obama/Clinton team misled the public was a risk to [[John Brennan]] and the [[intelligence community]].<ref>https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/12/29/why-flynn-a-confluence-of-highly-charged-political-events/</ref> Trump and Flynn were determined to end Obama's support for the Islamic State, which was on a pogram pogrom against [[Christian]]s, [[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.
During the [[Trump transition]] an unofficial [[social media]] mouthpiece for the Intelligence Community (IC), John Schindler, sent this ominous threat to President-elect Trump:<ref>https://storify.com/DemFromCT/john-schindler-with-a-look-at-donald-trump-s-war-w</ref>
===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.<ref>https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/423558-exculpatory-russia-evidence-about-mike-flynn-that-us-intel-kept-secret#.XC0yisc_S_4.twitter</ref>
[[Joseph Mifsud]], an "Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) FBI [[counterintelligence]] lure," or spy, also attended the event.
===Entrapment===
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.
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.
[[File:Schindler Jan 12.png|right|350px|thumb|When David Ignatius speaks, the [[CIA]]'s lips are moving. Langley's 7th floor is a reference to CIA headquarters. "They are taking traitor Trump out now."]]
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.
[[File:Schindler Jan 12.png|right|350px|thumb|When David Ignatius speaks, the CIA's lips are moving. Langley's 7th floor is a reference to CIA headquarters. "They are taking traitor Trump out now."]]On January 12, 2017, [[David Ignatius]] of the ''[[Washington Post]]'' reported the December 29 communications between Flynn and the Russian ambassador.<ref>David Ignatius, ''Why Did Obama Dawdle on Russia’s Hacking'', Washington Post, Jan. 12, 2017.</ref> 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. Id. 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 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.”<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xqGu66D6VU</ref> 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.”<ref>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.”</ref> In any event, that morning, Deputy Director McCabe called Flynn to arrange the interview. MCCabe 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 the other agent 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 [[Israel]]i 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.<ref>FBI Handwritten Notes of Michael Flynn Interview (January 24, 2017).</ref>
After the interview, the 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.
Judge Sullivan ordered that all exculpatory evidence (''Brady material'') be released or the [[Mueller Team]] show cause why they should not be held in [[contempt of court]].<ref>[https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6401953/9-11-19-Flynn-Motion-to-Compel-Redacted.pdf ''US v Flynn''; Case no 17-232-EGS; unsealed Motion to Compel the Production of Brady Material and for an Order to Show Cause.]</ref> The evidence consisted of:
[[File:Mueller-team-2.jpg|right|35-px|thumb|The corrupt Mueller team personnel.]]
*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.<ref>[https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/03/08/doj-political-surveillance-from-the-irs-in-2011-to-the-fisa-court-in-2016/ DOJ Political Surveillance – From the IRS in 2011 to the FISA Court in 2016], Posted on March 8, 2020 by sundance. theconservativetreehouse.com</ref>
*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.
*“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,<ref>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/</ref> 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.”
 
===Judge Sullivan===
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.<ref>https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/24/trump-was-right-explosive-new-fbi-texts-detail-internal-furor-over-handling-of-crossfire-hurricane-investigation/</ref>
 
===I am not done===
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:{{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:
{{quotebox|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.<br>
 
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]].<br>
 
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. <br>
 
I am not done.<ref>https://saraacarter.com/letter-from-lt-gen-michael-t-flynn-i-am-not-done/</ref>}}
==See also==
[[Category:Obama Administration]]
[[Category:Trump Administration]]
[[Category:Conservatives]][[Category:Victims of the liberal agenda]] 
[[Category:Nationalists]]
[[Category:Patriots]]
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