After new documents showed that ex-Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was the victim of an FBI entrapment plot, the Department of Justice has filed a motion to dismiss the case. It details a sordid history of overreach and prosecutorial misconduct, which was directed by former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and other top officials at the FBI. Flynn was forced to plead guilty to bogus “lying to the FBI” charges as a result.
Flynn was targeted over his phone call with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, though the entire FBI counterintelligence probe into collusion was based on a debunked and unverified Democrat-funded opposition research project called the Trump dossier. The DOJ motion makes it quite clear that Flynn should have never been targeted by the FBI, or for any federal investigation since there was no evidence of wrongdoing. There was no evidence of Russian collusion. Yet, the calls he had with Kislyak were leaked to the press. These were classified discussions, but the anti-Trump deep state was getting to work.
Now, we’re learning that the FBI had wiretapped Flynn’s call with Kislyak, never masked his name, and circulated this information throughout the Obama administration. The source of the leaks now points to the J. Edgar Hoover Building. With so much malfeasance, current FBI Director Christopher Wray announced an internal review of this investigation (via Fox News):
The FBI announced Friday that Director Chris Wray has ordered an internal review of the handling of the bureau’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, which will include examining whether current FBI employees "engaged in misconduct."
“FBI Director Christopher Wray today ordered the Bureau’s Inspection Division to conduct an after-action review of the Michael Flynn investigation,” the bureau said in a statement.
The review will be handled by the bureau’s Inspection Division, the FBI said. That division is similar to an internal affairs office in a police department.
The bureau said the “after-action review” will have a two-fold purpose: evaluating the FBI’s role in the case and determining whether any “current employees engaged in misconduct,” as well as identifying whether any “improvements” might be warranted to FBI procedures.
“Although the FBI does not have the prosecutorial authority to bring a criminal case, the Inspection Division can and will evaluate whether any current onboard employees engaged in actions that might warrant disciplinary measures,” the FBI said.
#BREAKING: FBI Director Christopher Wray has launched an internal review into the handling of the Michael Flynn interview and subsequent investigation.— Sean Langille (@SeanLangille) May 22, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI director orders internal review of investigation of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn.— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) May 22, 2020
We have new insights into the Flynn investigation including the report that Flynn's name was not masked in prior FBI reports and that as many as 9 sources then leaked that classified information. If true, the leaks now appear from the FBI investigation...https://t.co/HrdNpW6kFV— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) May 22, 2020
Well, it’s about time.