With the total news focus on the attempted coup of one Donald J. Trump it is easy to miss the little stories of the Deep State. They are equally important as we get a glimpse into their continued machinations.
None reveal more than the continuing saga of Michael Flynn. No need to review the sordid details of how we got here. But the poor fellow is still being hounded by the DOJ. Paging AG Barr? Can you not get the boot of the government off his face? This tells us the DOJ marches on to their own drummer.
From NBC News
Federal prosecutors this week accused Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, of trafficking in conspiracy theories as part of his effort to force the government to turn over documents from the Russia probe.
Flynn, who cooperated in the special counsel investigation after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI, has taken an adversarial stance Ed: (you can laugh here) since hiring a new legal team in June.
In a court filing in late August, Flynn’s attorneys accused prosecutors of suppressing exculpatory evidence and alleged that he was targeted by federal agents for “concocted and political purposes.”
In a new motion, prosecutors offered a stinging response to Flynn’s legal salvo.
“It is a fishing expedition in hopes of advancing conspiracy theories related to the U.S. government’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,” wrote the prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Among the Flynn claims the prosecutors rebut is the allegation that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said during the investigation, “First we f— Flynn, then we f— Trump.”
Prosecutors said Flynn’s lawyers first raised the claim in January 2018 and sourced it to an email from a news reporter. After the government debunked it, the new court papers say, the defense revived it last July and this time sourced it to a staff member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
“Once again, the government reviewed information and conducted interviews, and once again confirmed that the allegations were completely false,” the prosecutors said.
…. best laugh line in the post:
“The motion even attacks attorneys in the Special Counsel’s Office who had no role in the criminal investigation of the defendant,” the court papers say.
It is worth rolling over to the full story just so we can keep our finger on the pulse.. Read more at NBC News
Flynn has a very sympathetic Judge who has castigated the DOJ. Flynn has a new legal team. What is clear is that once again the DOJ is still trying to break him financially. Month after month Flynn has to return to court.
Other than that all is well in the swamp.
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