Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.) is awaiting his fate. The former national security advisor pled guilty to lying to federal investigators about his contact with Russia's U.S. ambassador Sergey Kislyak in 2017 but has since signaled his intention to withdraw that plea. And this week's new exculpatory evidence revealed that Flynn may have been "framed" by the FBI.
The unsealed documents reveal that FBI agents were less interested in information on Kislyak, and more interested in getting Flynn in trouble. The seemingly damning notes were written by former FBI general counsel James A. Baker.
#FLYNN docs just unsealed, including handwritten notes 1/24/2017 day of Flynn FBI interview. Transcript: “What is our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?” Read transcript notes, copy original just filed. @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/8oqUok8i7m— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) April 29, 2020
Perhaps sensing freedom, Flynn tweeted out a video of an American flag blowing in the wind.
As he awaits his fate, Flynn knows he has a friend and a comrade in Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY). The congressman served with Flynn at Fort Huachuca and remembered him as a leader who "inspired all in our ranks." Fort Huachuca is a U.S. Army installation just north of Mexico. The two men served together in the early 2000s.
As a Military Intelligence Officer at @Fort_Huachuca, AZ, then COL Michael Flynn was my 1st Brigade Commander. He was a dedicated leader, teacher, motivator & patriot who loved, mentored & inspired all in our ranks. I was proud to serve w/ him then. I'd be honored to do so again! https://t.co/gt1Z3dsesQ— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) April 30, 2020
At a recent White House coronavirus task force meeting, President Trump was asked if there's any reason why he wouldn't ask Flynn to rejoin his administration if he's exonerated. Trump said he'd look into it, adding that Flynn was a great patriot who'd been treated terribly.
He added a message for the media on Thursday.
.@CNN doesn’t want to speak about their persecution of General Michael Flynn & why they got the story so wrong. They, along with others, should pay a big price for what they have purposely done to this man & his family. They won’t even cover the big breaking news about this scam!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2020
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