A federal judge’s recent decision regarding special counsel Robert Mueller’s charges against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn raised serious new questions about the DOJ’s probe into Russian meddling; with some calling on Flynn to withdraw his guilty plea.
The controversy began when U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras officially recused himself from the case; eventually being replaced by Judge Emmet Sullivan. Sullivan immediately ordered Mueller’s team to provide “any evidence in its possession that is favorable” to the former Trump advisor.
The judge’s request raises serious questions over whether Mueller and his team misled US officials in order to secure Flynn’s guilty plea; raising the possibility he could withdraw his admission and go to trial.
“Mueller’s team has since postponed Flynn’s sentencing. And last Wednesday, Mueller’s team filed a protective order ‘governing the production of discovery,’ which indicates they won’t fight the order to hand over documents,” writes Fox News.
“Could this provide General Flynn with factual grounds of which he was previously unaware to seek to have his plea vacated?” asked former assistant US attorney Andrew McCarthy. “Would he have a viable legal basis to undo the plea agreement that he and his lawyer signed on November 30? We do not know at this point.”
COLLUSION COLLAPSE: Mueller Says Russian MEDDLING BEGAN Before Trump’s Candidacy
The left-wing conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russian officials ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign continued to crash and burn Friday, with Robert Mueller’s indictment showing the foreign nationals began meddling in US politics one year before Donald Trump announced his run for office.
The bombshell indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three foreign “entities” shocked the nation’s capital Friday afternoon, with Mueller’s probe saying the interference began back in 2014 when the Russian-backed “Internet Research Agency” began spreading misinformation on social media.
“According to the indictment, the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm, started interfering as early as 2014 in U.S. politics, extending to the 2016 presidential election,” writes the Chicago Tribune. “The defendants, ‘posing as U.S. persons and creating false U.S. personas,’ operated social media groups designed to attract U.S. audiences by stealing U.S. identities and falsely claiming to be U.S. activists.”
The explosive indictment also says the Russian actors contacted “unwitting” members of the Trump campaign, concealing their nationality in an attempt to sow chaos ahead of the 2016 election.
COLLUSION CRUMBLES: Mueller Says Russian Agents HELD ANTI-TRUMP, PRO-HILLARY Rallies
The mainstream media’s year-long narrative that the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russian officials continued to crumble Friday, with special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment claiming foreign agents held anti-Trump, pro-Hillary rallies in 2016.
Mueller’s court filings show 13 Russian nationals attempted to sow chaos throughout the election cycle and beyond; holding competing events for both Trump and Clinton on the same day in the same city.
“On one day, Nov. 12, 2016, the defendants organized a rally in New York to ‘show your support for President-elect Donald Trump’ while at the same time organizing a ‘Trump is NOT my president rally’ that also was held in New York,” writes CNBC.
NBC News also reports that the Russian agents held a “Support Hillary” rally in July 2016 in Washington, DC.
The bombshell revelations throw even more cold water on the liberal conspiracy theory that President Trump and his staff “colluded” with Russian officials to steal the election from Hillary Clinton; just one of many excuses commonly touted by the former Secretary of State following her stunning defeat.