Friday, May 01, 2020
Newly unsealed FBI notes show that during an internal discussion about the bureau's investigation of then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, an unknown author questioned whether the goal was "Truth/Admission" or "to get him to lie." The single page of handwritten notes is dated January 24, 2017, the same day of Flynn's White House FBI interview. The notes are lightly redacted, and read in part, "We have a case on Flynn & Russians." In a section titled "Afterwards," it states, "What is our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?" The notes continue, "If we get him to admit to breaking the Logan Act give facts to DOJ + have them decide..If we're seen as playing games, WH will be furious. Protect our institution by not playing games."
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