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Robert Mueller’s witch-hunt has not produced much, but one troubling thing it did produce was an indictment against General Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI.
But, new questions have been raised about this so-called “lying.”
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A new report now points at Obama holdovers in the DOJ who may have railroaded General Michael Flynn.
Remember former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn? He’s about to be sentenced for lying to the FBI, but what actually happened here? Flynn’s tenure at the Trump White House was short-lived, marred by leaks (not of his doing) and increased scrutiny concerning Russian collusion. Flynn spoke with then-Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, which is not a crime. It’s your run-of-the-mill diplomatic groundwork established by any incoming administration. The conversation is highly classified, but made its way into the news media. The Department of Justice became involved, as Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates felt that the Flynn-Kislyak conversations were possibly illegal, prompting two FBI agents to interview Flynn on January 24, 2017. They reported back to then-FBI Director James Comey and noted that they felt Flynn did not lie to them. Flynn would resign on February 13. So, what happened? The Washington Examiner’s Byron York had a lengthy piece explaining the whole timeline of the Flynn fiasco that eventually led to him pleading guilty to making false statements to the FBI. But many questions remain, specifically whether the Obama holdovers at DOJ railroaded Flynn. York noted how the DOJ thought a Logan Act violation had occurred.
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The point that York and others have mentioned is that his conversations with Kislyak were not illegal. Nothing wrong occurred. Where he did land in hot water was when he wasn’t fully forthcoming about the calls to Vice President Mike Pence (via Washington Examiner):
Despite the high level of classification, word of the Justice Department’s concerns got...
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