Posted on 02/13/2018 10:15:49 AM PST by Starman417
Michael Flynn spoke with Russian Ambassador Kislyak on December 29, 2016.
You will remember that the conversation Michael Flynn had with Kislyak was leaked to WaPo last January 12 :
According to a senior U.S. government official, Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times on Dec. 29, the day the Obama administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian officials as well as other measures in retaliation for the hacking. What did Flynn say, and did it undercut the U.S. sanctions? The Logan Act (though never enforced) bars U.S. citizens from correspondence intending to influence a foreign government about “disputes” with the United States. Was its spirit violated? The Trump campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
A senior government official. In the obama administration. This was the beginning of the end for Flynn. At The Hill, it was argued that this leak was “illegal but utterly justified.”
In February 2017 Intelligence officials said that Flynn had done nothing wrong
A current U.S. intelligence official tells NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly that there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing in the transcripts of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, although the official noted that doesn’t rule out the possibility of illegal actions.
The official also says that there are recordings as well as transcripts of the calls, and that the transcripts don’t suggest Flynn was acting under orders in his conversations.
Flynn resigned late Monday, after allegations that he discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with Kislyak and then misled Vice President Pence about the nature of those conversations. Flynn initially denied discussing sanctions at all, but in his resignation Flynn said he “inadvertently” gave Pence “incomplete information” about the conversations.
NPR’s Phil Ewing previously reported that it is not in dispute that Flynn spoke with Kislyak in late December. “The issue is what he said,” Phil wrote.
Depending on the content of the conversations, Flynn could have violated a law called the Logan Act, which bars a private individual from conducting foreign policy without the permission of the U.S. government. For instance, if Flynn told the ambassador the Trump administration would drop the sanctions, that would have been illegal.
The intelligence official who has personally seen the transcripts told Mary Louise they contained “no evidence” of criminal wrongdoing, although the official said it can’t be definitively ruled out.
The official also said there was “absolutely nothing” in the transcripts that suggests Flynn was acting under instructions “or that the trail leads higher.”
Today Byron York reports that in March 2017 James Comey briefed Congress and told them that the agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe he had lied:
“The Jan. 24 interview potentially puts Flynn in legal jeopardy,” the Washington Post reportedin February. “Lying to the FBI is a felony offense.”
There was also a lot of concern in Congress, at least among Republicans, about the leak of the wiretapped Flynn-Kislyak conversation. Such intelligence is classified at the highest level of secrecy, yet someone — Republicans suspected Obama appointees in the Justice Department and intelligence community — revealed it to the press.
So in March, lawmakers wanted Comey to tell them what was up. And what they heard from the director did not match what they were hearing in the media.
According to two sources familiar with the meetings, Comey told lawmakers that the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe that Flynn had lied to them, or that any inaccuracies in his answers were intentional. As a result, some of those in attendance came away with the impression that Flynn would not be charged with a crime pertaining to the Jan. 24 interview.
And then, boom
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Rush is covering it now.
Ck Bk Ltr.
Let’s hope this bursting is like water breaking for a new birth of freedom in America as we MAGA by RECOVERING OUR FREE CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC.
Rush just revealed that a Judge ordered Mueller to release FBI info to Flynn’s lawyers that the FBI didn’t think Flynn lied, as part of the Judge discovery. Rush says it must not have been turned over.
Flynn took plea on one charge of lying and Rush says he did so because he didn’t have the money to any longer fight legally.
But this not revealing the court ordered evidence gets this case tossed.
Meanwhile, its time for Trump to step in, Flynn was a target because he supported Trump, not something he did.
Also, can’t someone have a Flynn legal fund so we can dig him out of debt. He must feel his lifetime work for our country was not appreciated by us all.
In corporate America a mind and disiplined person like Gen. Flynn could have made much more money, than serving the national good. He deserves better than this.
Its Paupers Prison of the Dickens Era. Thrown in jail on made up charges, even the corrupt FBI didn’t find Flynn Lied.
To: Parley Baer
So, it’s going viral with Rush listeners and Flopping Aces readers.
Meanwhile, back at the MSM, aren’t those Obama portraits just something?
Comey is lucky lying to Congress is OK it would seem…
In other words, Mueller extorted a false admission of guilt from Flynn as part of a plea bargain
“The Logan Act (though never enforced) bars U.S. citizens from correspondence intending to influence a foreign government about “disputes” with the United States.
Umm… Ted Kennedy? John F’n Kerry? Jimmuh Carter and Barry hisself…
All have violated the Logan Act if this is the case.
yeah talk about the MAN having an “The Emperor has no clothing” moment.
Those portraits are hideous. Looks like something from 1970 and Laugh In.
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