Uncle! The United States Moves To Dismiss Michael Flynn Case
May 7, 2020 (EIRNS)—In a terse one sentence motion, the lead prosecutor in the Michael Flynn case, Brandon Van Grack, resigned this afternoon. This was followed, almost immediately, by a motion from the Department of Justice seeking dismissal of charges against Michael Flynn in the case now pending before Judge Emmett Sullivan.
Flynn previously pled guilty to making false statements in an interview at the White House on January 24, 2017, which, recently released FBI documents demonstrate, was a set-up up to get Flynn fired as President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, and prosecuted. Most legal observers believe that Judge Sullivan has no choice but to dismiss the case since the DOJ says it isn’t going to prosecute it. Sullivan, however, has shown himself to be biased against Flynn, so it is not out of the question that he will dismiss the case, but under some form of protest.
The Resist movement has, as of this writing, already begun to go crazy. Democratic National Committee, and National Endowment for Democracy hack Donna Brazile, responding on Fox, argued that this was a grievous wrong done by a corrupt Attorney General which Judge Sullivan, hopefully would right. President Trump described the prosecution as a “scam,” created by the Obama Administration, and declared Michael Flynn a national hero.
The DOJ motion comes amid a cascade of exculpatory evidence, never disclosed to Flynn or his defense, indicating that Flynn was deliberately set up and walked into a perjury trap by the FBI, that the original 302 recording his White House interview has gone missing and subsequent 302s about this interview were edited by Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and that many other aspects of Flynn’s prosecution were amiss. More of these documents are on their way to Flynn’s Attorney, Sidney Powell, who has truly cut a path for all lawyers interested in doing justice through this case.
The DOJ motion begins, appropriately:
“The United States of America hereby moves to dismiss with prejudice the criminal information filed against Michael T. Flynn pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a). The Government has determined, pursuant to the Principles of Federal Prosecution and based on an extensive review and careful consideration of the circumstances, that continued prosecution would not serve the interests of justice....
“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 justified 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. Moreover, we do not believe that the Government can prove either the relevant false statements or their materiality beyond a reasonable doubt.”
The DOJ memo goes on to discuss the FBI setup of Flynn, placing responsibility solely with FBI Director Comey, Andrew McCabe, Strzok, Page, Bill Priestap, and other FBI leaders, while exonerating, for the most part, Deputy Attorney General Yates, John Brennan, and James Clapper for the specific set-up involved in the White House interview. Stay tuned. A whole lot more is about to be revealed.