General Michael Flynn’s lawyers have formally accused agents in the upper echelon of the FBI and the Justice Department (DOJ) of railroading the onetime national security advisor.
They allege DOJ prosecutor Brandon Van Grack cut a backroom deal with Flynn’s former defense team not to prosecute Flynn’s son — despite threatening Flynn with that prospect.
The filing by Flynn attorneys Sidney Powell and Jesse Binnall states that the government suppressed this exculpatory evidence until April 24.
But that’s not all.
Flynn’s new brief alleges that federal agents hid evidence, conspired to create crimes for Flynn, conspired to get him fired, made baseless threats, engaged in unlawful side deals, and then attempted to cover it all up. Forgive me for the language, but this is some KGB-level sh*t. Sometimes there’s no better way to say something than to call it as it is. The Flynn prosecution sounds like something out of a Putin-playbook. When did the FBI turn into the KGB ?
“[P]artisan FBI and DOJ leaders conspired to destroy Mr. Flynn … deliberately suppressed this evidence from the inception of this prosecution knowing there was no crime by Mr. Flynn,” his defense team wrote boldly yet reservedly. Had Flynn kept his prior lawyers, who pled him guilty to the bogus accusations, we would have never known that FBI and DOJ officials played KGB games with unsuspecting Americans. Powell and Binnall have exposed government abuses of power that we have only previously seen in movies — “corrupt agents at the top of the FBI.” Flynn’s new defense team achieved the seemingly impossible: they drilled a hole in the Iron Curtain that has shielded the deep state from public scrutiny, giving us a peek at the “public servants” acting as unscrupulous puppeteers of our justice system.
According to The Federalist’s source, an FBI official, the documents produced to Flynn’s team “will reflect poorly on the FBI.” Well, talk about an understatement! America is not a playpen for the FBI, Mr. Secret Agent Man!
Michael Flynn publicly declared his innocence after hiring the new defense team. “I am innocent of this crime, and I request to withdraw my plea,” is the essence of the Declaration he filed back in January. In it, he explains what happened and why. He took the plea because his former lawyers conveyed legal threats from the FBI and DOJ, “charges against me, my son, as well as the potential of a long term prison sentence.” A 15-year prison sentence, his lawyers said, plus “the Manafort treatment.” Flynn was intimidated by the dire prospects and did what he was advised by counsel to do in order to preserve his son’s freedom — he plead guilty. His former lawyers told him what to say and how to say it, and Flynn did as he was advised by the people he trusted. Little did he know, Flynn’s lawyers had other interests at heart, conflicting interests, to be precise.