A Funny Thing Happened to Flynn, And What Happens Next?

​“Who so diggeth a pit for another shall fall himself therein; and he that rolleth that stone, it will return upon him”.

Proverbs 26:27

Mother Jones

​Folks, I am really at a loss this morning.  I mean, I am utterly flabbergasted.  I do not know what to say.  As a student of history, politics, government, and law enforcement, I knew this day would come.  It was only a matter of when.  Suffice it to say, due to a small group of coup-plotting political operatives at the top of the FBI, it would appear that my beloved profession is tarnished forever.

​I am a lawman.  You have heard me say that before.  I have always tried to model myself after the lawmen that came before me.  My father being one of them.  A strict, firm, by the book, no nonsense guardian of the law and the public trust.  A man who would never hesitate to get his hands dirty if it was required.  A man who would risk life and limb for a stranger.  Above all, a man that would never bring discredit to his badge or to his department.  This is who I am and who I have always been.  It is who I will be until I am too old to chase bad guys.  Even then, the oath of office never expires.  I take immense pride in my line of work.  That having been said, today is an incredibly somber day for me and for those of like mind.  

​The public trust is a very fragile concept.  It takes almost no effort at all to begin to chip away at it.  Before you know it, it is in danger of being lost forever.  Every public servant knows this better than anyone.  Especially, those who wear a shield.  Why do you think corrupt cops are dealt so harshly with?  Why do they get longer prison sentences than many they helped impose upon (it’s a fact, look it up)?  Why do you think police corruption, malfeasance, and misfeasance goes straight to the 5PM news?  Because, it is abominable, and cannot be tolerated.  Whether by shaming, or by the legal system, it must be dealt with swiftly and justly. 

​The dismissal of charges by the DOJ against General Flynn was a bittersweet day for me.  Any soldier or military man of the Post 9/11 era knows exactly who General Flynn is.  I am no different myself.  I always knew who General Flynn was, I knew people that had been around him.  I admired him immensely even though I knew I did not see eye to eye with him on a few things.  No one was more excited than me to see him “switch sides” so to speak during the 2016 election cycle.  Not only that, the courage and determination that it took for him during those times, I don’t think any of us will ever fathom.  General Flynn is an American hero.  It has now been confirmed and unveiled, like a true apocalypse, that he was set up from minute one.     

​Hard to believe?  Well I don’t know anyone more suited or readily able to confirm that assertion than the Attorney General of the United States.  This came across my feed recently, and it felt like another gut-punch along with what we already know.  

​“Barr stated, “I think the very important evidence here was that this was not a bona fide counterintelligence investigation, was that they were closing the investigation in December. They started that process. And on January 4th, they were closing it. And that when they heard about the phone call, which is — the FBI had the transcripts to, this — there’s no question as to what was discussed. The FBI knew exactly what was discussed. … So there was no mystery about the call. But they initially tried some theories of how they could open another investigation, which didn’t fly. And then they found out that they had not technically closed the earlier investigation. And they kept it open for the express purpose of trying to catch, lay a perjury trap for General Flynn.”

​Barr went on to say, “Well, you know, people sometimes plead to things that turn out not to be crimes. … And the Department of Justice is not persuaded that this was material to any legitimate counterintelligence investigation. So, it was not a crime.”

​Finally, “Attorney General William Barr explained the decision to drop the charges against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn by stating that the DOJ isn’t convinced that Flynn’s statements were “material to any legitimate counterintelligence investigation” and that the FBI kept its investigation open “for the express purpose of trying to catch, lay a perjury trap for General Flynn.”

​Stunning.  Absolutely shocking.  The word “bombshell” gets thrown around a lot these days.  So much so, that it has almost completely lost its punching power.  However, I think that not only is the word bombshell appropriate here, but it probably does not even begin to break the seal of what has gone on, and what remains to be uncovered.  

​I said it before, Flynn is just the beginning.  

​Have you read the actual Motion to Dismiss the charges against Flynn now a matter of record in the District Court for the District of Colombia?  I have.  Let me be the first to tell you, it contains some VERY juicy tidbits.  While it is difficult to read how the FBI saboteurs took down Flynn, it is good to see confirmation with your own eyes what you knew all along.  I needn’t go over the entire motion in this piece.  You all are well capable of reading the entirety on your own if you see fit.  What I will do, is unpack the most pertinent details. 

“The Government has concluded that the interview of Mr. Flynn was untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn—a no longer justifiably predicated investigation that the FBI had, in the Bureau’s own words, prepared to close because it had yielded an “absence of any derogatory information.”

“The Government is not persuaded that the January 24, 2017 interview was conducted with a legitimate investigative basis and therefore does not believe Mr. Flynn’s statements were material even if untrue.”

“In addition to the predication for opening Crossfire Hurricane, which did not specifically identify Mr. Flynn, the FBI predicated the counterintelligence investigation of him on “an articulable factual basis” that consisted of three facts: Mr. Flynn’s service as a foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign, his publicly documented connection to state-affiliated Russian entities, and the fact that he had traveled to Russia in December 2015.”

​“After approximately four months of investigation, however, the FBI “determined that [Mr. Flynn] was no longer a viable candidate as part of the larger Crossfire Hurricane umbrella case” and prepared to close the investigation.”

​“There was no derogatory information at the conclusion of Flynn related to Crossfire Razor and the FBI even drafted a “Closing Communication” document in order to close further investigation into Flynn.”

​“Before the intended case closing took effect, the FBI learned of communications between Mr. Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak that had taken place in late December 2016 and which touched on matters of foreign policy.”

“Believing that the counterintelligence investigation of Mr. Flynn was to be closed, FBI leadership (“the 7th Floor”) determined to continue its investigation of Mr. Flynn on the basis of these calls, and considered opening a new criminal investigation based solely on a potential violation of the Logan Act.”

​“The FBI never opened another affirmative and formal investigation into Flynn related to his calls with the Russian Ambassador.”

​“FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok learned that “RAZOR’s closure” had not been timely executed, and the counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn was, unexpectedly, still formally open.  Mr. Strzok immediately relayed the “serendipitously good” news to Lisa Page, the Special Counsel to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, remarking that “our utter incompetence actually helps us.”

​“On January 12, 2017, the Washington Post reported the December 29 communications between Mr. Flynn and the Russian ambassador.”

​“The interview of Flynn was already coordinated by the FBI 7th floor without involving either DAG Sally Yates, the White House, or White House Counsel.”

​“Flynn in advance stated that he knew the FBI already knew the contents of his conversations stating, “I know you listen to everything they say”.  

​“During the interview, Flynn was given no opportunity to retain legal representation, nor was he at any point given a warning of false statements being a criminal offense.”

​“After the interview, the FBI agents expressed uncertainty as to whether Mr. Flynn had lied.  FBI agents reported to their leadership that Mr. Flynn exhibited a “very sure demeanor” and “did not give any indicators of deception.”  Both of the agents “had the impression at the time that Flynn was not lying or did not think he was lying.”  When Director Comey was asked, based on his evaluation of the case: “Do you believe that Mr. Flynn lied?” Director Comey responded: “I don’t know.  I think there is an argument to be made he lied.  It is a close one.”

Did you catch all of that? There is a lot going on here. Let’s recap by the numbers. How to set up an American hero in a few small steps.

1. Exhaust your bogus, conspiracy theory case of Crossfire Hurricane/Crossfire Razor against Flynn.

2. Draft a communication closing the case, because you have nothing on him, and the case was dogfood to begin with.

3. By pure happenchance, you find the communication document never was filed properly, and your witch hunt is still technically a “go”.

4. Intercept communications with Flynn and a foreign leader (because you probably have a FISA warrant on him already).

5. Coordinate a perjury sting with your high level bosses.

6. Lull Flynn into a false sense of security. No lawyers, no cameras, no nothing.

7. Even when you interview Flynn, and you don’t think he’s lying, and your Director doesn’t even think he is lying, screw it… Prosecute him anyway.

That is it folks. That is pretty much what happened in a nutshell. That is how you take down A 30 year combat vet, war hero. And why? They had to get rid of him. You can’t have a man in the White House who knew where all the bodies were buried.

Another artery of this hoax that I have not touched on much, is one that definitely could use some light being shed on it. There are four main points of Spygate and the Flynn saga (they are intersected in my opinion) that I think get lost in the weeds a great deal of the time. I will comment on Spygate much more in the future, but it will require an unprecedented amount of time and research comparative to my writing resume. If I am going to do it, I am not going to do it half-heartedly. For now, let us just stick to these four main points I will highlight. Spygate is unbelievably complicated, however it really boils down to these four main points.

1. The Obama team spied on the Trump team in order to win the election.

2. The Obama team never thought they would get caught spying on the Trump team.

3. They lost the election, and knew that getting caught was inevitable unless they took drastic steps.

4. They had to clean up the mess.

Easy enough?  It was really all it came down to aside from what I mentioned in the previous Flynn piece.  They had to hide the bodies.  They had a clean-up on aisle #4.  They never, ever, in a million years expected Hillary Clinton to lose that election.  When they did, they had to take out the Trump team as quickly and quietly as possible.  Which administration appointee would have had the most and quickest access to what they did and how they did it, as National Security Advisor?  Michael Flynn.

And they ALMOST got away with it.  

Did you know they just declassified the second Mueller “scope memo”?  It is an interesting read in and of itself.  Dated August of 2017, after they were already effectively removing Flynn’s scalp, what else did Rod Rosenstein give Mueller as his marching orders?  See for yourself.  Straight from the scope memo itself.  

Allegations that Michael Flynn:

o Committed a crime or crimes by engaging in conversations with RussianGovernment officials during the period of the Trump transition;

o Committed a crime or crimes by making false statements to the FBI wheninterviewed about his contacts with the Russian government;

o Committed a crime or crimes by failing to report foreign contacts and income on an SF-86 that he completed in anticipation of his being selected to serve as the National Security Adviser to President Trump;

o Committed a crime or crimes by acting as an unregistered agent for the Government of Turkey;

What is this all about?  My theory?  By the timing, it was just giving the Honorable Robert S. Mueller III more ammo for his hunting expedition.  It was more tools to turn the screws on Flynn, just in case.  While effective for short periods of time, it did not last long.  

A sham, and a scam.  That is all this was right from the outset.  Russia, Flynn, collusion, Ukraine, impeachment, Stormy, Schiff, it has all been a bad joke to begin with.  A joke with no punch line.  

Has anyone ever noticed that President Trump has repeatedly and without a break in lockstep called this proceeding a hoax, a witch hunt, a scam, dirty cops, third rate politicians, and said that they “got caught”?  

After the last week and a half, and with the new transcripts that have come out, is there any doubt that he was 100% right?  How could he have been so sure?  How did he know this would come out?  I will tell you what.  We will save that one for another day too.  In the meantime, while I will urge you to keep an eye on the President’s Twitter handle and to watch his last few interviews from the past week, I will also leave you this short clip.  It is from a few months ago if my memory serves me.  It should render some more context.

“I caught the swamp.  I caught them all.”  “Let’s see what happens”.  

What happens next?  There is a hunger for justice in this country like I have never seen before in my life.  Not only that, there is an unprecedented amount of engagement by every day Americans.  People are more informed, more attentive, more in tune with their government and the true nature of the world than they have ever been.  They are watching.  They are paying attention.  Upwards of 60% of people polled today know what Spygate is.  Maybe more.  Even more know about Epstein.  “Epstein didn’t kill himself” is now an accepted theory even in Hollywood and pop culture.  Regular folks take it at face value as fact.  Who would have ever thought that would be possible without being called a conspiracy cook?  Not me.  People are waking up, and it is not solely attributed to the Q movement (I am really not touching that one today).  

People want to see justice.  They are tired of those clutching the levers of power getting a free pass no matter what.  People are tired of Hillary Clinton.  They are tired of corruption.  So what happens next?

The way I see it, I just don’t see how people don’t go down for this.  There is too much there, and Barr and Trump will not let this slide.  I think they know the public are on a razors edge.  If they see one more connected person get off “scott free” on a serious offense, who knows what the end result may be.  I think there will be accountability.  I think there may be a great deal of it.  There is just too much chicanery left outstanding, and there are too many good people in power right now.  Will we see the big fish like Clinton and Obama go down?  I would not hold my breath on that one.  But, everyone that plotted the coup against President Trump right now ought to be very worried.  I think the big fish in the FBI and four letter agencies will probably see justice.  It is just a matter of when.  As they should.  Why?  Who else have they done this to?  How many other dirty cops are there in the FBI?  How long has this gone on?  Every dirty cop or anyone who profited from this should be made the ultimate example of.  So, that it never happens again.  

So, what happens to Flynn then?  Does he get his good name and his finances back?  Does he get back what was taken from him?  I am glad you asked that!  What does money buy?  It could buy a great deal of that back.  His good name was never lost.  Not to those that matter.  How does he get his money back? 

Have any of you seen the payout of a lawsuit for gross government incompetence or corruption before?  I have.  On the low end they are usually in the area of a quarter of a million dollars.  In Flynn’s case?  I believe he could go after hundreds of millions.  

That does not even cover civil suits that he could pursue against the media for defaming his character.  Remember the Covington High School kid against CNN?  Just think of it.  Flynn could get back double what he lost, at least, if he plays his cards right.  I strongly suggest that he pursue that avenue.  

In the end, all will be right.  Patriots appear to be protected in this administration.  

When will there be justice for the hoaxers? When will they finally reap their just desserts? The truth is, yes, but I don’t know when. In my experience, criminal investigations of this magnitude take time. And, this one, you have GOT to get right. You only get one shot at it. Though I really dislike the molasses type, glacial pace that this is moving, I know you have got to do what it takes to get it right. We are seeing things move in the media, finally. This week, I think we will see even more developments. Stay patient my friends. Nothing is not happening.

I will leave you with a clip from the Attorney General himself.  It always gives me some hope.  

Palmer Report

Stay frosty out there, folks.

Best,

R.F.

Published by Robert Frederick

Career law enforcement officer of 18 years, and veteran turned writer. Aspiring author (currently working on first novel), researcher, skeptic, and free thinker. Please follow, like, share, and email us any time to learn more and contribute.

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