Justice Department Quietly Investigating ‘Illegal Leak’ of Gen. Michael Flynn’s Phone Calls
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo that the Justice Department is investigating the ‘illegal leak’ of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s telephone calls.
Breitbart News reports:
Asked specifically by Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo if his office was investigating the leak, he responded: “That is a violation of the law, to leak classified documents, and it is being investigated.”
Those comments were overshadowed by his remarks that alleged FBI abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act were being investigated. Sessions later said it was actually the Justice Department Inspector General investigating that matter, not DOJ prosecutors, prompting a strong rebuke from President Trump earlier this week.
However, it appears that the Flynn leak is being handled by the Justice Department. Breitbart News asked Justice Department Press Secretary Sarah Isgur Flores about Sessions’ comments and whether the leak is being investigated by the DOJ or the DOJ IG. Flores indicated the former. […]
In December 2016, Flynn, then the incoming national security adviser, spoke with U.S. Ambassador to Russia Sergei Kislyak via phone, to discuss sanctions the Obama administration had just enacted on Moscow, in response to election interference.
As The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft reported, then-FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers last year that bureau agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe that the ex-Trump official had lied to them.
The FBI’s Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok blindsided Flynn on January 24, 2017, with an unannounced questioning of the Trump official. Typically, a lawyer for the National Security Council would be informed of such a meeting and be present for it. The unannounced meeting took Flynn by surprise.
Flynn was later charged by special counsel Robert Mueller for allegedlying making false statements to the FBI.
With each passing day, more evidence suggests the indictment of Flynn was a dubious one.
In what would be an insurmountable blow to special counsel Robert Mueller’s unchecked Russia probe, former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell says if there is a man who can bring justice for Flynn, it’s Judge Emmet G. Sullivan.
As the Daily Caller reported, Sullivan “issued a “Brady” order requiring Mueller to provide Flynn all information that is favorable to the defense whether with respect to guilt or punishment.”
According to Margot Cleveland of The Federalist, the order reveals something ‘widely unnoticed,’ and ‘fascinating,’ about Flynn’s next legal move.
The Federalist reports:
On Friday, Judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order in United States v. Flynn that, while widely unnoticed, reveals something fascinating: A motion by Michael Flynn to withdraw his guilty plea based on government misconduct is likely in the works. […]
Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor and author of “Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice,” writes that Flynn should withdraw his guilty plea and suggests that Sullivan, as “the country’s premier jurist experienced in the abuses of our Department of Justice, . . . is the best person to confront the egregious government misconduct that has led to and been perpetrated by the Mueller-Weissmann ‘investigation’ and to right the injustices that have arisen from it.” […]
That order consisted of an updated standing order detailing the government’s obligations under Brady. On the surface, Friday’s order seems inconsequential, but in comparing the December 12, 2017, version to the February 16, 2018, version, one substantive change stood out.
It was subtle, but significant given the posture of this case: The revised version added one sentence specifying that the government’s obligation to produce evidence material either to the defendant’s guilt or punishment “includes producing, during plea negotiations, any exculpatory evidence in the government’s possession.”
“Judge Emmet Sullivan’s latest order requiring DOJ to turn over all exculpatory evidence to Flynn before he’s sentenced seems like a pretty big deal,” said The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis.
According to veteran political operative and Infowars correspondent, Roger Stone, lawyers for Flynn are preparing legal action to have all charges against him dropped.