An explosive report is shedding new light on the FBI’s motivation in interviewing former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn; showing the agency tried to catch him in a lie to “get him fired” from the Trump administration.
“A senior FBI official’s handwritten notes from the earliest days of the Trump administration expressed concern that the bureau might be ‘playing games’ with a counterintelligence interview of then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to get him to lie so ‘we could prosecute him or get him fired,’” reports Just The News.
“The notes and other emails were provided to Flynn’s lawyers under seal last week and released Wednesday night by court order, providing the most damning evidence to date of potential politicalization and misconduct inside the FBI during the Russia probe,” adds the website.
“Multiple officials confirmed to Just the News that the author of the notes is William Priestap, the now-retired FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence and the ultimate supervisor for fired agent Peter Strzok, who led the Russia probe,” reports the author.
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COMEY’S ADMISSION: Former FBI Boss Says He BROKE PROTOCOL During Michael Flynn Interview
Disgraced former FBI chief James Comey admitted this week that he broke standard procedure by sending two FBI agents to directly interview former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn at the White House; confirming “I sent them.”
“Former FBI Director James Comey admitted in a recent interview that he personally made the decision to send a pair of agents to interview President Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn in 2017, and acknowledged the arrangement was not typical for dealing with a White House official,” writes Fox News.
Comey went on to call the move “something I probably wouldn’t have done or maybe gotten away with in a more … organized administration.”
“If the FBI wanted to send agents into the White House itself to interview a senior official, you would work through the White House counsel, and there would be discussions and approvals and who would be there,” he added. “I thought: ‘It’s early enough, let’s just send a couple guys over.’”
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DEVELOPING NOW: DOJ Says It Will Accept ‘Probation’ for Michael Flynn After Move to Withdraw Guilty Plea
The Department of Justice backed-away from their recommendation of prison for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Thursday; saying they will be satisfied with “probation” instead.
“The Department of Justice backed down from seeking jail time Wednesday and made clear that prosecutors would accept mere probation in the case of former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — a shift that comes as Flynn moves to withdraw his guilty plea leveraging accusations of government misconduct,” reports Fox News.
“Just weeks ago, the DOJ said it would seek up to six months of prison time for the retired Army lieutenant general who spent just 24 days at his post in the Trump administration. Represented by an aggressive new attorney, Flynn days later had moved to withdraw his guilty plea for making false statements to two FBI agents in 2017 — statements that eventually wrapped him up in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election,” adds Fox.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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