The case against former White House adviser and military hero General Michael Flynn has been a strange, winding road that looks now to be leading us back into the heart of the Deep State.
Flynn stands accused of lying to the FBI, a charge that itself has been battled vigorously in court, with the General’s lawyers making the case that the circumstances of his conversations with these agents were misrepresented. In other words, Flynn had been the victim of some form of disingenuous entrapment by the Deep State actors looking to find a foothold against President Donald Trump.
Now, in yet another damning bit of legalese, Flynn’s defense team is blowing holes in the FBI’s case once again, this time insisting that records relating to the case were altered in order to behoove the Bureau and bury General Flynn.
When Flynn’s new lawyer Sidney Powell first made those allegations in September, prosecutors replied that she was indulging in “conspiracy theories” and noted his client had already pleaded guilty to the crime of lying to the FBI in 2017. Flynn has been awaiting sentencing since then, and even told the sentencing judge in 2018 that he would not claim FBI misconduct, despite growing evidence that they had departed from normal practice in interviewing him and had only completed their “302” — the report of their meeting — after he had already been forced to resign from his position in the administration over the allegations.
The new defense filing alleges that the government is refusing to turn over a mountain of potentially exculpatory evidence, some of which has begun to emerge in the media — either through leaks or through ongoing inquiries into the origins of the probe into alleged Russia “collusion” with the Trump campaign, later found not to exist.
Here is where it gets wild, however.
That evidence, Flynn’s legal team alleges, includes an apparent admission by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page — who resigned after being discovered having an affair with agent Peter Strzok, with whom she shared anti-trump texts — that she had edited the 302 — something that she allegedly told FBI investigators she did not recall, the filing states.
The edits, the filing alleges, were substantive: they included a claim that Flynn said he did not discuss any sanctions with the Russian ambassador. Flynn’s lawyers allege he merely told the FBI he did not recall, and that the claim he said otherwise was added only after a transcript of his discussion with the ambassador had been leaked to the media.
Michael Flynn’s case has taken a circuitous route, that is for certain, but it looks as though all of these twists and turns are leading us right back to where we began: An angry mob of swamp dwellers who are furious over President Trump’s attempts to drain their murky, Deep State home.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.