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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Documents unsealed by a federal judge on Wednesday appear to show an internal FBI debate about how to handle the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn, including how to proceed if he lied to them about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.

Flynn's lawyers say the materials " three FBI emails and one handwritten note " show the bureau trying to entrap Flynn, and strengthen his legal argument for the case to be dismissed.

Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI and cooperated with investigators, but he has since changed course and is now accusing the government of misconduct and setting him up.

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Flynn's attorneys are full of fecal matter.

#1 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-30 02:01 PM | Reply

but they dont and he admitted to the crime.
typical cop talk pre suspect interview.

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2020-04-30 03:37 PM | Reply

The term "perjury trap" has been thrown around a lot " often carelessly. In this case, though, it didn't seem to be a matter of actually tricking Flynn into lying, but rather giving him a choice between admitting what the FBI already believed it could prove and letting him lie about it. This official believed not showing him the evidence and choosing the latter course would make the Trump White House "furious."

And here's the important point: The official had very good reason to believe Flynn would lie about this ... because he already had.

On Jan. 12, 2017 " 12 days before the Flynn interview - The Washington Post's David Ignatius first reported the contact between Flynn and Kislyak and raised the prospect of a Logan Act violation. The next day, Jan. 13, incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer denied Flynn had discussed sanctions with Kislyak, saying they had just discussed a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "That was it, plain and simple," Spicer said.

Two days later, on Jan. 15, Vice President-elect Mike Pence was even more explicit in denying Flynn and Kislyak had discussed sanctions. "They did not discuss anything having to do with the United States' decision to expel diplomats or impose censure against Russia," Pence said.

After Trump was inaugurated, Spicer in a Jan. 23 White House briefing again denied it - this time citing Flynn's own denial to him. Spicer said he spoke to Flynn "again last night" and that Flynn had told him the call focused on four subjects, none of which was sanctions.

By this point, intelligence officials had already become aware of the contents of the Flynn-Kislyak call, meaning they knew the denials were false.

www.washingtonpost.com

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-04-30 04:21 PM | Reply

Guilty

#4 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-30 07:35 PM | Reply

You know how to avoid a perjury trap???? DON'T F**K*NG LIE!!!!!
I know that's practically impossible for (R)tards to do though.

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-05-01 05:17 AM | Reply

You know how to avoid a perjury trap???? DON'T F**K*NG LIE!!!!!
I know that's practically impossible for (R)tards to do though.

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-05-01 05:17 AM | Reply

Worth saying twice.

The FBI and Police take these tactics across the country every day. Flynn's guilty as f**k.

Trumplicans are the whiniest professional "victims" on the entire planet.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-01 07:31 AM | Reply

Lawyers are rental best friends.You pay them to write nice things. no money no letter.Flynn looks like a Russian asset much like Trump.

#8 | Posted by Scotty at 2020-05-02 01:44 PM | Reply

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