DOJ Dropped Case Against Gen Flynn
After internal memos were released last week, the DOJ dropped its case against Gen Flynn on Thursday. Technically speaking, a judge will have to sign off on the pending cases against him, including his previous guilty plea, but it is unlikely that it will fail to do so, given this turn of events. (Business Insider). He had to sell his house, and lost all his money fighting the charges against him. When he hired lawyer Sidney Powell, things started to change.
Still, whether he can recover from this travesty in his personal life is unknown.
Dems are exceedingly unhappy, since many of them still believe the Russian Collusion hoax. They were counting on the Flynn case to bring down Trump. Now they’re screaming corruption. But Trump didn’t have to pardon Michael Flynn…the Department of Justice dumped the case based on the egregious actions of the FBI.
The question was raised, why did Gen Flynn plead guilty if he was innocent? The FBI threatened that if he didn’t plead guilty, they would prosecute his son for a violation of the FARA Act (Foreign Agent Registration Act) that has only been used a handful of times since the law went into effect in 1938. It has not been “extensively litigated,” according to a legal overview of the law.
The FBI was in rogue mode. The “special prosecutor” Robert Mueller went far above his original mandate. The notations from the Flynn interview spoke of getting him to lie or get fired. It was a trap.
Meanwhile, the DOJ on Wednesday released a mostly unredacted version of former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s August 2017 “scope memo,” outlining the authority then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller had for his investigation. That document revealed for the first time that Mueller’s authority went significantly beyond what was known previously.
Rosenstein’s memo was known to have authorized Mueller to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump,” and “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation,” and “any other matters within the scope of [obstruction of justice laws].”
But, the new document made clear that Rosenstein authorized a deep-dive criminal probe into the Trump campaign that extended well beyond Russian interference efforts.
As the DOJ made its decision, James Comey claimed that the “DOJ has lost its way.” We could say that same thing about the FBI under Comey, McCabe, and Rosenstein. Justice has finally come to General Michael Flynn as the DOJ dropped his case.
My grandson Travis…“and JUSTICE for ALL” ⚖️❤️🙏🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/IuOGugjOC3
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) May 7, 2020