by Debra Heine
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Wednesday unsealed eleven pages of FBI emails and handwritten notes that provide further evidence that retired general Michael Flynn was set up for a perjury trap by the senior members of the Bureau.
The new documents are “even more appalling than the Friday production,” said Flynn’s lead attorney Sidney Powell.
While we await Judge Sullivan's order to unseal the exhibits from Friday, the government has just provided 11 more pages even more appalling that the Friday production. We have requested the redaction process begin immediately.@GenFlynn @BarbaraRedgate pic.twitter.com/YPEjZWbdvo
— Sidney Powell 🇺🇸⭐⭐⭐ (@SidneyPowell1) April 29, 2020
“What is especially terrifying is that without the integrity of Attorney General Bill Barr and U.S. Attorney Jensen, we still would not have this clear exculpatory information as Mr. Van Grack and the prosecutors have opposed every request we have made,” Powell said in a statement.
According to Powell, the notes and emails suggest “that the Department of Justice was determined at the time to prosecute Flynn, regardless of what they found.”
“The FBI pre-planned a deliberate attack on Gen. Flynn and willfully chose to ignore mention of Section 1001 in the interview despite full knowledge of that practice,” Powell said. “The FBI planned it as a perjury trap at best and in so doing put it in writing stating ‘what is our goal? Truth/ Admission or to get him to lie so we can prosecute him or get him fired.”
“Clear now that General Flynn was set up by dirty cops at the highest levels of our government,” tweeted Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee.
Clear now that General Flynn was set up by dirty cops at the highest levels of our government…
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) April 29, 2020
“Not only should general Flynn’s charges be dropped immediately but the treasonous actors who set him up should be in jail!!!” Trump’s oldest son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted.
Not only should general Flynn’s charges be dropped immediately but the treasonous actors who set him up should be in jail!!!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 29, 2020
After the bombshell info came out, General Flynn posted the following short clip on Twitter:
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) April 29, 2020
The handwritten notes confirm that the intent of the agents who interviewed Flynn at the White House on Jan. 24, 2017 was not to get to the truth, but catch Flynn in a lie “so we can prosecute or get him fired.”
That interview, conducted by disgraced FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Special Agent Joe Pientka, led to Flynn pleading guilty of lying after 10 months of pressure from prosecutors, financial distress and threats to prosecute his son.
The documents reveal that prior to interviewing Flynn, the FBI had already concluded that Flynn was guilty of a crime and were plotting to trip him up by accusing him of violating the rarely used and in effect defunct Logan Act.
“If we get him to admit to breaking the Logan Act, give facts to DOJ & have them decide,” the handwritten notes say. “Or if he initially lies, then we present him (illegible) & he admits it, document for DOJ, & let them decide how to address it.”
In order to “protect the institution,” the agents planned to appear professional and businesslike so as not to be seen as “playing games.”
“If we’re seen as playing games, WH (White House) will be furious,” the handwritten notes say.
How they planned to get Flynn removed:
1) Get Flynn “to admit to breaking the Logan Act”; or
2) Catch Flynn in a lie.
Their end goal was a referral to the DOJ – not to investigate Flynn's contacts with the Russians. pic.twitter.com/Vty3FYaSt9
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) April 29, 2020
Email from Peter Strzok to McCabe.
They discussed the potential of the interview occurring over the phone with McCabe – with an FBI agent to be posted to take notes.
Also – Lisa Page emails Strzok re: how to conduct the Flynn interview. pic.twitter.com/liVCVdsrJN
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) April 29, 2020
Markings on the documents suggest that Mueller’s team knew about this evidence and chose to cover it up.
Take a look at how the evidence is marked.
DOJSCO-700023473 – DOJSCO700023475
SCO = Special Counsel's Office
Curious if Team Mueller had these all along… 🤔 pic.twitter.com/weMQyDYQXa
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) April 29, 2020
CBS investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge reported Wednesday afternoon that Jeffrey Jensen, the U.S. attorney appointed by Barr in February to scrutinize Flynn case, has joined Powell in calling for additional records to be unsealed.
#FLYNN DOJ official confirms @CBSNews US attorney will join Flynn Attorney @SidneyPowell1 calling for new records to be unsealed. AG Barr directed US attorney Jeffrey Jensen to scrutinize Flynn case. First batch docs small, including handwritten notes. But review delivering more
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) April 29, 2020
Government prosecutors earlier on Wednesday handed over heavily redacted copies of notes and emails to Michael Flynn’s defense team, prompting Powell to file a motion demanding that the documents be unsealed immediately.
Prior to handing documents over, the prosecutors said they were working with the FBI to make redactions, which Powell claimed was being done “to protect the guilty.”
After receiving the documents on Wednesday, Powell tweeted: “We will be filing a consent motion (under seal) jointly requesting the exhibit be unsealed immediately.”
Jensen delivered previously undisclosed exculpatory evidence to Powell last Friday.
As American Greatness reported, Powell quickly filed the documents in support of Flynn’s dismissal motion, saying “the government has deliberately suppressed this evidence from the inception of this prosecution—knowing there was no crime by Mr. Flynn.”
Powell said at the time that the evidence produced by Jensen supports “Flynn’s allegations of having been deliberately set up and framed by corrupt agents at the top of the FBI. It also defeats any argument that the interview of Mr. Flynn on January 24, 2017 was material to any ‘investigation.’”
She told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Tuesday that the release of the documents was the result of Jensen “providing adult supervision” at the Department of Justice after the injustices perpetrated by “Mueller’s hit squad.”
On Tuesday, Covington and Burling, Flynn’s former lawyers, produced 6,800 additional documents and emails that should have been handed over to Powell last year. Powell told Dobbs that Covington “certified last August that the entire file had been produced.”
In a blistering minute order, U.S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan demanded that Covington “must re-execute a search of every document and communication” pertaining to the firm’s representation of General Flynn.
Response from Judge Sullivan:
Covington must "re-execute a search of every document and communication" re: Flynn – and produce it to Powell. pic.twitter.com/9ZvpzOmHBj
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) April 28, 2020
Powell said on Fox Business that she believed the “insurance policy” disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok and his paramour Lisa Page discussed in an August 15, 2016 text message referred to the deep state operation targeting Flynn.
“The very next day, they opened the ‘investigation’ on General Flynn,” she explained. The day after that, she pointed out, the FBI infiltrated a routine intelligence briefing for presidential candidates in order to surveil Flynn.
“They sent an agent into what was supposed to be a trusted presidential briefing solely because General Flynn was going to be there and they wanted to collect information on him, gauge his mannerisms in the event they needed to interview him later if Trump is elected to the presidency and Flynn ended up in the White House,” Powell said.
She said the government’s misconduct in the Flynn case was “beyond an outrage.”
“It is a travesty of justice, it’s a blight on the face of our entire country, but I do believe that the Department of Justice under Bill Barr is going to produce the evidence that we’re entitled to,” said Powell.
When everything is said and done, she said the only possible result in the case should be “for the entire matter to be dismissed.”
Late Wednesday, John Solomon reported that officials confirmed that the handwritten notes were written by FBI Counterintelligence Chief William Priestap.
BREAKING: Officials confirm that the handwritten notes about catching FLynn in lie belong to Former FBI Counterintelligence Chief William Priestap and more explosive documents to be released in next few days. https://t.co/8CH10CFZOm
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) April 29, 2020
Read the documents:
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Debra Heine is a reporter at American Greatness.
Photo “Michael Flynn” by Michael Flynn.