The loose ends of the Trump-Russia collusion myth are being tied up. Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified troves of documents relating to this investigation. This comes after new documents showed that ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was the victim of an FBI entrapment plot.
The FBI had no evidence to subject Flynn to an interview for a counterintelligence probe into Russian collusion. There was no evidence that he should have ever been the subject of a federal investigation period. The FBI knew this and still went ahead because then-FBI Director James Comey and then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe were going to try and get him at all costs. It was a malicious prosecution, which led to the Department of Justice dropping the criminal charges, though the judge, Emmet Sullivan, is trying to keep the case alive for reasons you could probably guess.
What we’ve learned is that on January 5, 2017, Barack Obama met with his top intelligence and national security officials to discuss how to protect the ongoing FBI counterintelligence investigation. If anything, the best outcome would be for the incoming Trump administration to not know about it—a tall order. The reason for Flynn actually being roped into this is that he was doing his job. He spoke with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and this was weaponized against him. It was outrageous.
On January 20, 2017, Rice sent an email to herself, the contents were classified until now (via Fox News):
Rice’s email to herself was first flagged in 2018 by Grassley, R-Iowa, the former Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who now sits as chairman of the panel. The email was partially unclassified at the time and appeared to detail the Jan. 5, 2017, meeting, which included Obama, Rice, then-FBI Director James Comey, then-CIA Director John Brennan, and then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Vice President Joe Biden.
“President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the intelligence and law enforcement communities ‘by the book,’” Rice emailed to herself. “The president stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book.”
The email also appeared to reflect Obama’s guidance on sharing sensitive information with both the Russians and the incoming Trump administration.
Rice wrote that Obama said, “he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.”
After the briefing, Obama asked Yates and Comey to "stay behind," and said he had "learned of the information about Flynn" and his conversation with Russia's ambassador about sanctions. Obama "specified that he did not want any additional information on the matter, but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information.”
At that point, the document said, "Yates had no idea what the president was talking about, but figured it out based on the conversation. Yates recalled Comey mentioning the Logan Act, but can't recall if he specified there was an 'investigation.' Comey did not talk about prosecution in the meeting.”
This would eventually lead to Flynn being interviewed, amid supposed concern he had violated the obscure and never-successfully-enforced Logan Act, and later pleading guilty to lying to investigators about his Kislyak talks. He later sought to withdraw that plea.
Sean Davis at The Federalist noted that this email shows that Flynn was targeted for destruction during this key meeting. It proves that Obama’s marching orders were efficiently and ruthlessly carried out. Again, not something that y’all didn’t know. You’ve known about the shady Obama DOJ for quite some time. It’s for the liberal media folks in the back who mocked us for peddling what they saw as tin foil hat fodder. Nope. The FBI went after Flynn. The FBI weaponized a piece of politically biased opposition research funded by the Democrats and the Clinton campaign that was unverified and loaded with Russian misinformation. And there was no Trump-Russia collusion. All that remains is for Flynn to be rid of this case, which sadly won’t end anytime soon.
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