DOJ Confirms Flynn Defense Team Never Received Transcript of Flynn/Kislyak Phone Call…

When General Michael Flynn entered into the seemingly coerced plea agreement with the special counsel team and prosecutor Brandon Van Grack (November 30, 2017), he gave up the right to defense discovery in his case.  In hindsight this will likely be viewed a mistake.

(h/t Techno Fog) During a court appearance today by new attorney Mrs. Sidney Powell, the topic of needing a classified security clearance -to review documents- was raised.  The DOJ responded to the assertion by saying no classified information was provided to the prior Flynn defense team, therefore Ms. Powell doesn’t need not carry that concern.

However, by admitting the DOJ provided no classified information to the defense, the prosecution is simultaneously admitting they never provided Flynn with a copy of the phone call transcript (December 29, 2016) between President-elect Trump’s incoming National Security Advisor and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.  The content of that phone call lies at the heart of the FBI interview that took place on January 24th, 2017.

Judge Emmet Sullivan originally asked for the Flynn/Kislyak transcript; however, the prosecution said it was irrelevant to their case.  The judge accepted the non-production.

 

It is suspected Flynn may have been under a FISA surveillance warrant which seems confirmed by the Weissmann/Mueller report. The FBI intercepted, recorded, and later transcribed the December 29, 2016, conversation.

This is why the issue of how the FBI agents write the 302 summary of the Flynn January 24, 2017, interview becomes such an important facet.

On June 6, 2019, the DOJ released the FBI agent report (FD-302) written after their interview of Michael Flynn on Jan 24th, 2017. (Full pdf below) From prior testimony we know that FBI Agent Peter Strzok did the questioning and FBI Agent Joe Pientka took notes.

For some reason, within the DOJ release of the report they are continuing to redact the name Joe Pientka. [Could be due to ongoing employment]

It’s worth noting according to Mark Meadows the Office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz has interviewed Joe Pientka extensively; prior attempts by congress to gain testimony from Pientka were blocked by the FBI and Rod Rosenstein.

FBI Agent Joseph Pientka was never interviewed by the joint House judiciary and oversight committees (Goodlatte and Gowdy). The reason, as explained by Meadows, was simple; Pientka was on Weissmann and Mueller’s special counsel team. Congress was not allowed to interfere in the Mueller probe. In hindsight this looks like Weissmann, Mueller & Rosenstein strategically using the investigation as a shield from sunlight.

The interview took place on January 24, 2017. The report was written Jan 24th, 2017. The wording was then deliberated by the small group, approved by FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and entered into the record on February 15th, 2017.

Here’s the FD-302 report:

Prosecutor Brandon Van Grack filed a cover letter attempting to explain the reason for the Flynn interview on January 24th, 2017, and a delay in the official filing of the interview notes (FD-302) on February 15th, 2017, and then another edit on May 31st, 2017.

To explain the FBI delay, Van Grack claimed the FD-302 report “inadvertently” had a header saying “DRAFT DOCUMENT/DELIBERATIVE MATERIAL” (screen grab)

What the special counsel appeared to be obfuscating was a process of deliberation within the investigative unit, headed by FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, surrounding the specific wording of the 302 report on the Flynn interview. Likely how best to word the FBI notes for maximum damage.

In late 2018 Prosecutor Brandon Van Grack was attempting to hide the length of the small group deliberations within the FBI. In hindsight it seems he did not want the court to know Andrew McCabe was involved in shaping how the Flynn-302 was written.

However, we know there was a deliberative process in place, seemingly all about how to best position the narrative, because we can see the deliberations in text messages between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok: See below (note the dates):

The text message conversation above is February 14th, 2017.

The Michael Flynn FD-302 was officially entered into the record on February 15th, 2017, per the report:

The interview took place on January 24th, 2017. The FD-302 was drafted on January 24th, and then later edited, shaped, and ultimately approved by McCabe on February 14th, then entered into the official record on February 15th.

It was a deliberative document from the outset. Thanks to the Strzok/Page text messages we know the 2018 cover letter from the Special Counsel is misleading. The Feb 15th, 2017, date was the day after McCabe approved it (three weeks after the FBI interview).

May 17th, 2017, Robert Mueller was assigned as special Counsel. Then, the FD-302 report was re-entered on May 31st, 2017, removing the header; paving the way for Mueller’s team to use the content therein.

The original authorization for the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller was May 17th, 2017.  The recently released Weissmann report shows there were two additional scope memos authorizing specific targeting of the Mueller probe.  The first scope memo was August 2nd, 2017, OUTLINED HERE, and is an important part of the puzzle that helps explain the corrupt original purpose of the special counsel.

The second scope memo was issued by Rod Rosenstein to Robert Mueller on October 20th, 2017.  The transparent intent of the second scope memo was to provide Weissmann and Mueller with ammunition and authority to investigate specific targets, for specific purposes.  One of those targets was General Michael Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr.

As you review the highlighted portion below, found on pages 12 and 13 of the Weissmann report, read slowly and fully absorb the intent; the corruption is blood-boiling:

This second scope memo allowed Weissmann and Mueller to target tangentially related persons and entities bringing in Michael Cohen, Richard Gates, Roger Stone and Michael Flynn Jr.  Additionally this memo established the authority to pursue “jointly undertaken activity“.

The four identified targets within the original July 2016 investigation, “Operation Crossfire Hurricane”, were George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and Carter Page. (See HPSCI report):

General Flynn was under investigation from the outset in mid-2016. The fraudulent FBI counterintelligence operation, established by CIA Director John Brennan, had Flynn as one of the early targets when Brennan handed the originating electronic communication “EC” to FBI Director James Comey on/around July 31st, 2016.

The investigation of General Flynn never stopped throughout 2016 and led to the second investigative issue of his phone call with Russian Ambassador Kislyak:

Page #12 October 20th, 2017, Scope Memo:

The first redaction listed under “personal privacy” is unknown. However, the second related redaction is a specific person, Michael Flynn Jr.

In combination with the October 2017 timing, the addition of Flynn Jr to the target list relates to the ongoing 2016/2017 investigation of his father for: (1) possible conspiracy with a foreign government; (2) unregistered lobbying; (3) materially false statements and omissions on 2017 FARA documents; and (4) lying to the FBI.

This October 20th, 2017, request from Weissmann and Mueller aligns with the time-frame when special counsel team lawyers Brandon L. Van Grack and Zainab N. Ahmad were prosecuting Michael Flynn and cornering him into a guilty plea

Getting Rosenstein to authorize adding Mike Flynn Jr. to the target list (scope memo #2) meant the special counsel could threaten General Flynn with the indictment of his son as a co-conspirator tied to the Turkish lobbying issue (which they did) if he doesn’t agree to a plea. Remember: “jointly undertaken activity“.

Forcing a plea for ‘lying to investigators‘ by threatening prosecution for FARA violations was the identical strategy used against both George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn.

The October 20th, 2017, expanded scope memo authorized Mueller to start demanding records, phones, electronic devices and other evidence from Mike Flynn Jr, and provided the leverage Weissmann wanted.  After all, Mike Flynn Jr. had a four month old baby. 

The amount of twisted pressure from this corrupt team of prosecutors is sickening.  A month later, General Flynn was signing a plea agreement:

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396 Responses to DOJ Confirms Flynn Defense Team Never Received Transcript of Flynn/Kislyak Phone Call…

  1. It just seems like Flynn had bad lawyers.

    Liked by 13 people

    • sarasotosfan says:

      It sounds like they could have been part of the conspiracy.

      Liked by 33 people

      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        Deep Fry the Deep State.

        SNARK!

        Liked by 1 person

        • Pedro Morales says:

          It appears Ms Powell is playing a bit of chess herself. She knows the game, the players, and the rule book. She already knows who did what, when, where, and how. She actually wrote a book about it. SHE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT! Let that sink in. There is no part of the Flynn case that is a mystery to her. There is no part of this overall coup that is a mystery to her. She knows all the connection points. General Flynn has a wingman. The only question will be how far can she go. I don’t like this judge. Dont tell me about Ted Stevens. That is irrelevant because this judge appears to be a Never Trumper. All logic, thinking, and reason go out the window. Principles, the law, and what someone did in the past do not matter. Never Trumpers are simply insane and irrational. If PDJT is involved they always find a way to change the rules, take their ball, and go home. Good luck to Ms Powell. If anyone can pull this off, it is her.

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          • Pedro- you NAILED IT.

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          • California Joe says:

            Agreed! The judge is about to hammer Flynn that’s why he hired a new lawyer. How many times do we police arrests dismissed because of “racist” comments the officer made on Facebook which had nothing to do with the arrest and $$$ awarded to the defendant yet for President Trump and his aides no amount of inflammatory texts and emails by McCabe, Strzok and Page have had any impact on the cases at all! First we F Flynn and then we F Trump????

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          • The Akh says:

            I dont think you are necessarily wrong regarding the disposition of the judge. But in all fairness, he did give Flynn the opportunity to rescind his plea deal. For whatever reason, Flynn declined.

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          • OmegaManBlue says:

            100% on this judge and hatred of Trump probably being a major hurdle any defendant might have in the courts these days.

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          • coltlending says:

            Oh yea. And, look at her strut down that sidewalk like a Boss.

            I hope she kicks some serious ass in the courtroom.

            Nice outfit too.

            That’s one classy lady.

            Liked by 8 people

          • margarite1 says:

            It seems that Ms Powell led them into a trap.

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          • littleanniefannie says:

            Sidney, more than probably anyone in the country, know what kind of snake Weissmann is, what Weissmann’s Gestapo tactics are, and the lengths that Weissmann will go to get a guilty plea even when HE KNOWS the victim (defendant) is innocent. She also knows that Weissmann doesn’t care. He has no heart. He has no scruples. He has NO moral compass. He has no remorse.
            In other words, in the Life game of Monopoly, he will draw a card from chance and it will say “Go to Hell. Go directly to Hell. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.”

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          • Tom Ross says:

            She talks about Judge Sullivan in her book. In the transcript of the hearing, the Judge mentioned turning over all “Brady” material, meaning exculpatory, to the defense and defense said they had. Judge Sullivan does not tolerate liars well in his courtroom. As Sundance has written, the prosecutors have not turned over to the defense
            the transcript between Kysliak and Flynn.

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        • Raghn Crow says:

          Deep fry it, deep six it, and deep end it.

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      • PBR says:

        Agreed. Swamp creatures.

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      • GenEarly says:

        Flynn’s original lawyers were democRats, and Clintoon cartel . How and Why Flynn had these lawyers would be a story to cover.
        The FIB notes on the Flynn WH interview is a nothing burger, what a Mueller Weisman Con Job that followed.
        Justice had better come, Declass is long overdue, and patience is wearing thin in this Trump supporter!!!

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        • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

          He was either blackmailed/pressed into having them or used them.
          He sure knew who they were and what to expect.

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        It just seems like Flynn had bad lawyers.
        It sounds like they could have been part of the conspiracy.

        Ya think????? You mean like Lanny Davis?

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        • littleanniefannie says:

          Lanny was Cohen’s lawyer. Cohen should have known better. He was crooked for years. Lanny spent how many years defending Hillary?

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        • littleanniefannie says:

          Lanny was Hilliary’s defender since 2007 (actually since Bill was elected).

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        • sarasotosfan says:

          Lanny Davis did not represent Flynn. That was Michael Cohen.

          Still, his representation managed to bankrupt Flynn without putting up a defense. How in the world is that even remotely possible?

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    • BocephusRex says:

      EXTRAORDINARILY bad lawyers – almost like they were hired by the Deep State-

      Liked by 19 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      I’m not thinking “bad” lawyers, but more lawyers who were in cahoots with the Special Counsel, Presidential Coup, bunch.

      Liked by 14 people

      • Meagara says:

        They trusted the FBI and DOJ’s statements about what Flynn said to Kislyak.

        Flynn was never quoted in court filing or any where.

        If the convo was as damning as they say a redacted version would have been supplied.

        That means ~99% chance govt lied or exaggerated about what Flynn said–how it contradicted his later talks with Strzok etc.

        Lying about a “302” wasn’t the crime. Lying about what Flynn said to Kislyak earlier is the crime.

        The FBI and DOJ, especially Yates could have lied about what Flynn really said. Or context shows the criminal “part” was only a few seconds of a long conversation.

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    • teasipper16 says:

      No longer. Read “Licensed To Lie” to see how Mrs. Powell feels about tactics employed by DOJ.

      Liked by 11 people

      • littleanniefannie says:

        She has a serious (and justified) disdain for Weissmann, his Gestapo tactics, an his ever-present willingness to hide the facts if they don’t fit the conviction he seeks. For that reason, when they charge him for conspiracy, I pray Sidney is the lead prosecutor. She should apply his version of the Golden Rule (Do unto others whatever you need to do to get a conviction). Sidney won’t though. She has scruple, morals and honesty. Weissmann likely doesn’t even know what those traits are!

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    • GW says:

      Just like White Boy Rick.

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    • Wasn’t one of Gen. Flynn’s (ret.) lawyers a colleague (cohort, comrade) of Weissmann’s. Just saying.

      Looks like Sidney was the right move.

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    • Esther says:

      Its very simplistic to think Flynn’s top notch DC lawyers were simply ‘bad lawyers’. They worked with the enemy to stitch him up.

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    • Peter B says:

      Maybe bad lawyers except you have to weigh the risk versus the rewar of pleading guilty. The plea deal pretty much guaranteed that he would not go to jail and his son wouldn’t be prosecuted or impoverished by Mueller. Lot of pressure there to take the deal even if there were a reasonable chance he could have prevailed at trial – doubtful in my opinion. Nearly every judge in that circuit is liberal as the day is long. I doubt he can get out of the plea agreement at this point and even if he did he would be facing a hostile judge and risking real jail time. I don’t have much sympathy for him even though I do believe he was railroaded. I think he was a little gutless.

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        They didn’t go to sentencing because they were still threatening him (via his son) to make him sing against President Trump.

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  2. mikebrezzze says:

    I might be wrong, but it seems to me that the best spy we ever had is leading the lambs (FISA) to slaughter!

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  3. FL_GUY says:

    It’s clear to me that Flynn was bankrupted and threats against his family were used to force a confession of wrong-doing when there was none. All tactics used by totalitarian regimes.

    This judge should have ended this farce long ago. What dirt do they have on him?

    Flynn needs to be freed and compensated financially; Weissman, Mueller and the rest of the gestapo gang, including the foot troops that broke down Manafort’s and Roger Stone’s doors in the pre-dawn raids need to be arrested and prosecuted. JMHO

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    • kp says:

      FL_GUY,

      Nailed it! X 100!

      If they can’t do their jobs without bias, Deep State dirt bags need to have their personal ‘dirt’ exposed.

      Liked by 6 people

    • AnotherMDConvservative says:

      And they personally can the ones who financially compensate Flynn!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Coldeadhands says:

      What dirt on the judge or…how are they using his family as leverage upon him…as with General Flynn.

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    • If anyone can make it right Sidney can.

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      • ann says:

        Sidney Powell is so damn beautiful. God, it feels good to see her with General Flynn.
        Git em, Sidney!!!!

        Doesn’t the JD command, and if necessary AG Barr, have the power & duty to put an end to this frame up?
        Has our country even restored an effective counter intell/nsi?
        Do Yates, Strock,Rice revengedriven priorities still run the shop?

        How arrogant, just like fobbing Clinton off on us by that preposterous exoneration.

        YOO, HO, guess what U Dirty Feds, WE ALL KNOW U SPY & COERCE citizens,
        Your day will come: we will never stop fighting for Authentic Nat sec & clean Fed Justice.

        ResistDOJ must fear punishment to stop corrosion.

        What nation survives WIDESPREAD, OBVIOUS & NOTORIOUS abuse of power? TOTALITARIAN STATES, not America’s FREE & PROSPEROUS people.

        Vaporise the ‘team’ who authorises this pretentious abomination of legalistic persecution & entrapment scheme.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      “Flynn needs to be freed and compensated financially; Weissman, Mueller and the rest of the gestapo gang, including the foot troops that broke down Manafort’s and Roger Stone’s doors in the pre-dawn raids need to be arrested and prosecuted. JMHO”

      The Special Counsel team (and the millions they made) should have to come out of pocket for Flynn and Stone. To a lesser degree, they owe Manafort for cruel and inhumane treatment (isolation 23 hours/day, etc). Cohen has been treated with kid gloves and Lanny was pro bono. He gets the time of day (only once at midnight the day before his release).

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  4. sarasotosfan says:

    Wow. Flynn could have plead to anything without any evidence owing to prosecutorial pressure of unknown origin. I’d like to see the judge talk with each side in camera to find out what really is going on here.

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  5. SamlAdams says:

    Doubt that Powell’s approach will be to throw over the table. Instead she will cheap away at the fault lines in the prosecution. She’s already bought the time to do that.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Heika says:

      Yep, even on day one, she has levered open evidence of ‘corruption’. She cant do much with it instantly but – she is a light shiner. When the light gets in all sorts of things can happen.

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  6. peace says:

    Were Flynn’s lawyers bad, or were they really working for the dark side?

    Liked by 3 people

    • trialbytruth says:

      I hat would be the former attorney General’s law firm

      Holder Beater and Cheater

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    • v4ni11ista says:

      Covington & Burling is Eric Holders old law firm

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      • Max Tadpol says:

        Now we know our 30 year decorated SPOOK Gen Flynn is not stupid. We also know he knows where all the bodies are buried. Why do you think: A – He knowingly hired Eric Holder’s law firm if not to lead them to FISA slaughter and B – this whole trial w/ an agreed plea deal has taken so long, even outlasting the SCO? I’ll tell you why, it is still playing out to flush them all out.

        JMHO and wishful thinking.

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  7. Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

    You Ms Powell are my hero.
    I pray you are able to REVOKE certain individuals “License to Lie”.

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  8. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    So no word on previously scheduled sentencing?
    Defendant should be encouraged to retract his plea so the state can drop all (phony) charges against him!

    FREE – FLYNN – NOW !

    Liked by 11 people

  9. ramp says:

    Justice is expensive

    Liked by 6 people

    • ParteaGirl says:

      Sadly true, but two can play this game. We can bankrupt deep staters with lawsuits, too, ya know. I’m tired of being nice.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

        That reminds me of another American Patriot we owe a debt of gratitude to.Our Patriot Pit Bull”, Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch🇺🇸🇺🇸
        I try to do my part by supporting him each month💵.
        He didn’t start with Spygate.He’s been sueing the DS for years. It was Tom who exposed the’toiletbowl’ server.
        Lightbringer indeed.

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    • And the process is the punishment. (h/t Mark Steyn)

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  10. dwpender says:

    Well, well, well, it seems the Mueller team holdovers don’t want Sidney Powell to see ANY classified documents. (She doesn’t “need” a security clearance.) Anyone suspect they’re even more concerned about many, many other documents she could request, than about this document per se?

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    • Meanwhile Brennan still has his 6 months after President Trump ORDERED it be revoked.

      WHAT A BOOK, WHAT A FILM THIS WILL MAKE!

      Bernstein & Woodward’s film on Watergate will become a nothing.

      Poor Redford and Hoffman…NOT!

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      • mikeyboo says:

        What is the procedure on pulling a clearance. Is there a long process involved?

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        • Firefly says:

          Access to classified material can be denied immediately and usually a 30 day response to pulling the clearance is the due process Before the final decision is made.

          PTrump never tweeted about why Brennan still has a clearance. Congress has Brennan on as an advisor. PTrump probably let Brennan keep his clearance- as PTrump said in an interview nobody gets away with ignoring an order. No one, including PTrump, wants to say what happened between Brennan’s clearance being revoked and the PTrump direction not being carried out.

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      • dd_sc says:

        I hope the Trump family has all the movie rights.

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        • dwpender says:

          Who will play the “honeypot” “Azra Turk,” whom George Papadopolous described as “very beautiful.” (He’s a tough judge in this area — unimpressed by most of the honeypots.)

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        “Bernstein & Woodward’s film on Watergate will become a nothing.”

        Bernstein is a pluperfect CNN a$$!!

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      • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

        The ‘otherdeepthroat’ movie actually was a bigger hit than All the pResidents Men, I think.😒😰👀

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    • CTH Fan says:

      AG Barr has the authority to declassify any document, maybe he can help with documents Sydney may require. We have a new sheriff in town.

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      • bertdilbert says:

        I believe she said it was going to take 90 days to get her arms around this case. That should be lots of time to get documents declassed. If they slow walk documents, she needs and are relevant to the case, she should be able to get an extension as needed.

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  11. kp says:

    D_V,

    I read somewhere [SD, here?] that he can’t retract plea once he’s plead guilty? Not certain about this, hope LurkingLawyer chimes in soon…

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    • trialbytruth says:

      This is what I found , don’t ask me to explain it I am not a lawyer and never played one o. TV and never stayed at a holiday inn express

      If a motion to withdraw a plea of guilty or nolo contendere is made before sentence is imposed, the court may permit the plea to be withdrawn if the defendant shows any fair and just reason. At any later time, a plea may be set aside only on direct appeal or by motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255.

      I am not sure the other guys are crooked is good enough but I would try it😗

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      • kp says:

        Well your moniker implies you can’t play in their ‘reindeer games’ anyway. But your reasoning seems sound.

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      • Mr e-man says:

        Maybe having an incompetent counsel is a fair and just reason. No discovery. Not knowing the agents said he didn’t lie, etc. Flynn may have received some bad advice

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        • No, bad counsel is not sufficient…however prosecutorial misconduct and lying all over the place IS. She knows this. She has been dying to get into this since she came out of retirement to write her book.

          ESPECIALLY to nail Weissmann. HE knows that this trial is about that and so do all the rest of them.

          Cue the blood pressure meds increased dosage and thumbing through their contacts for special hit men and nefarious poisoners.

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          • littleanniefannie says:

            Can’t shut down the border now. Weissy needs his Cartel supply of hard drugs to get through the sweltering heat of the courtroom. You can rest assured he will be on Ms. Powell’s subpoena list for testimony. So will Muley. Should make for fun watching. Cue the white Bronco!

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        • trialbytruth says:

          Yeah that might be all it is is bad advice. Knowing these players it could be qorsewthen that.

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          • Oh I agree, why would these long time attorneys not have dirt collected on them as well?

            AN outside pro bono or ADF or JW would have been the best group, but they likely didn’t know about it soon enough.

            if it WAS them I’d be shocked because they have a disproportionate amount of triumphs.

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      • ristvan says:

        I just did further down, and had commented in detail on this previously. It is possible to withdraw a plea for good reason before sentencing (as here) but very difficult after sentencing. Sidney Powell has to find the good reason.

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        • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

          Sentencing has been postponed,yet again( time given to Ms.Powell. ,90days?)
          I can’t quite figure out, this judge..That’s why I’m on my prayer bones daily. There are still many DS players desperate to avoid exposure.
          Their hatred for the LtGen. may be more fierce then that which,they have for the President.

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    • ristvan says:

      Lurking Lawyer here.
      I posted on this a while ago. An accepted federal plea may be withdrawn before sentencing for just and equitable reasons. FRCP rule 11(d)(2)(b) Threatening the son, the 302 irregularities, incompetent counsel not asking for the transcript by themselves may not be sufficient, but together may be. That is in my opinion what sidney Powell is attempting to compile for Sullivan.

      Then one of two things happens. Mueller’s residual gang drops pointless case, or there is a trial before Sullivan that could get ugly when Powell puts Weissmann on the stand.

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      • Yep, that sounds right. She is itching for this. Her book condemns him with evidence of his tactics and past history of reversed decisions already.

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      • kp says:

        ristvan,

        Thank you, as always, succinct and easy to understand even for a VSI (very stable idjit).

        I’m gonna’ hope (as if that matters) for your 2nd scenario. Would love to see Weissmann answer questions under oath.

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        • mikeyboo says:

          kp, I share your sentiments about Weissmann. But too much concentration on Weissmann allows the other swampers off the hook. Mueller was the head of the investigative snake. He allowed/encouraged/enabled all these evil doers to pursue Pres Trump-and America- through this bullchit. Mueller, Brennan, Clapper, Rice, Strzok, Page,, Powers, Obama, Jarrett, Lynch etc. etc All of them collaborated in these crimes and all deserve BIG penalty.

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      • ParteaGirl says:

        I would think Mueller’s gang would drop the case before they’d allow discovery performed by Powell.

        Liked by 6 people

        • I agree, but it would be nice if Mule Team dropped the case AND it got ugly (ristvan’s word).

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          • littleanniefannie says:

            But, but, but…Flynn was the one that they had a transcript of actually talking to a Russian. Welcome to the House of Cards!!

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        • ladypenquin says:

          Then I’d like to see the Feds sued for a few million to make up for the malfeasance on the part of Mueller and his gang.

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          • littleanniefannie says:

            Nope ladyp—I want THEM to have to pay out of the millions that they got for working on the case. The WHOLE lot—lawyers, investigators, FBI agents, CIA agents—the WHOLE lot!!

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            • ladypenquin says:

              I believe Mueller and his gang should be in prison for what they’ve done over the years – knowingly imprisoned people who were innocent. The FBI and DOJ are awash in corruption – unless Barr makes sure these corrupt characters are prosecuted, the People should never trust the law enforcement branch of the federal government again. The muck is deep. They’re getting away with a two-tiered justice system – it cannot stand.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Both of those sound perfect.

        Can we Pay Per View the Weismann interrogation?

        PS The twit is writing a book.

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      • bertdilbert says:

        I am really glad Sydney Powell has this. She is Flynn’s best shot.

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      • dallasdan says:

        Thank you very much for your comment.

        Perhaps I am over-simplifying, but it appears that withdrawal of the guilty plea is the linchpin for Powell having the opportunity to clear Flynn. How would a trial otherwise eventuate, during which Weissmann would be called by Powell to testify?

        Without a withdrawal of the plea, it seems the corrupt Sullivan can rebuff Powell’s requests, with the AG remaining a silent bystander, and proceed to sentencing despite an overwhelming amount of evidence, now in the public domain, that Flynn was framed, evidence was manufactured, and laws governing the FISA process were violated.

        If this travesty of justice stands, the FBI, DOJ, and the judicial process will be blatantly outed as incorrigible entities. As SD has speculated, the swamp may be too big to drain.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          I suspect that the plan is to withdraw the guilty plea – malfeasance and all the rest, including suborning perjury – where the feds knew that Flynn had not done anything wrong, but manufactured evidence which might make a lay person think they were in trouble.

          If he can withdraw his plea, I’d like to see it go to trial – Ms. Powell will expose the entire rot of the DOJ. I wouldn’t be surprised if she can get Sullivan out of there – even before that happens. Conflict of interest, and it seems that he has failed in his judicial duties – but maybe they have to have a verdict first before they can appeal on those grounds.

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        • littleanniefannie says:

          Can Flynn not sue the SC team for withholding evidence and subornation of perjury? He can’t appeal if his guilty plea is the basis for the sentencing. Since sentencing has not occurred, Sullivan CAN allow Flynn to withdraw the plea, right?

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          • dallasdan says:

            I simply don’t know the the nuances of law(s) that are applicable to this situation, and I have no sense of understanding Gen. Flynn’s rights at this time. However, I am comfortably certain that he is a victim of governmental investigative and judicial systems gone horribly wrong.

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      • Proud American from Texas says:

        If Flynn withdraws his plea, can the scum bags come after him for more/different crimes or even go after his son? He took a plea agreement for a reason.

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        • littleanniefannie says:

          Didn’t Mueller resign the Special Counsel? Weissmann too? I don’t think AG Barr will reappoint them!

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          Yup.
          They could re-file leaving the “lying” charge out.

          The plea agreement is null and void.

          Still would be interesting to see how this would be spun
          as they lose their only “Russia” charge against Flynn

          And it was the first case that was made to start the “Russia” story..

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      • Peppurr says:

        Thank you ristvan. I’ll go with Door #1: case dropped. In their spiteful minds, damage has been done: Flynn has suffered. so they shrug and walk away. In a way I would pay money to see Powell’s cross on Weissman, but, Flynn’s peace of mind for an end to this would probably be more important. Just my 2 cents,

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      • CharterOakie says:

        May it get ugly…as in BIG UGLY…with Weissmann forced to take the stand.

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      • Esther says:

        ristvan – that scenario assumes an unbiased judge that will allow Powell to proceed and give her motion to withdraw Flynn’s plea due weight. You have more confidence in Sullivan than he has warranted thus far. In this particular matter, Sullivan appears to be rather far from the concept of being an impartial.trier of facts.

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      • Amy2 says:

        I’m a confused. How could she get Weissmann on the stand? Is that like the defense questioning an investigator?

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    • CALIFORNIA JOE says:

      It’s very difficult to withdraw a guilty plea. Most federal judges won’t allow it and the defendant made statements of his guilt to the judge during his change of plea to guilty which are recorded and can be used against him if he goes to trial.

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      • Esther says:

        Granted, prosecutorial coercion is difficult to establish, but not necessarily impossible. it all comes down to the presiding judge. This one is riddled with expressed bias.

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      • kp says:

        CaliJoe, ristvan aka, Lurking Lawyer responded too. Your part about recorded statement is really interesting, though. Thanks.

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  12. Anyone out there agree that Flynn had terrible representation? Who advised him to hire this firm? Can he withdraw his agreement due to the poor representation he received???

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  13. vikingmom says:

    This whole set-up ought to terrify every law abiding citizen! If you run afoul of those in power, they can, and will, destroy you, and your family, with no real evidence of wrongdoing and no due process afforded to you in order to expose them! And their funds, thanks to we, the taxpayers, are unlimited, while you will have to either bankrupt yourself or confess!

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    • Judith says:

      That about sums it up, yes. And we wonder why DC swamp critters keep their noses down and don’t make waves?

      I would wager that most, if not all Congressmen, lawyers, judges and office clerks know exactly how the game is played. Lawyers, expecially, are known to cut deals and plea agreements all day long.

      Rarely do they put up a long and protracted battle for justice for their clients. They know on which side their bread is buttered, and also where the axe falls.

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      • This is why Trump is hated. They don’t have years of collected info to blackmail him. That is why you see them digging so far back for info…

        and the american people are being treated to a front row seat on how they’ve been operating for nearly a century.

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        • Judith says:

          Amen to that! Imagine: There are some sixty million Deplorables, and counting, witnessing all of this as it unfolds.

          I wouldn’t want to be one of these treasonous swamp critters in that white hot spotlight.. Would you?

          Do they really believe some pimp over in Brussells gives a fig about any one of their necks?

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        • littleanniefannie says:

          This is why Trump is hated. They don’t have years of collected info to blackmail him. That is why you see them digging so far back for info…

          It’s also why President Trump is fighting so hard. He crossed the master House plan by refusing to allow testimony before Congress for those he sent to Mueller. The SC punted obstruction in hopes that the House could drag up where PT put his Chick-Fil-A wrappers so Congress would be able to add littering to the list of “high crimes and misdemeanors” put on display. You could visibly see the bulb on the sphygmomanometer blow out the top when they put it on Nadler as PT told him there would be no more testimony! Sciffty’s eyes popped when he learned that the only proof that could come before his committee would be the “positive proof” that he’s been sitting on for well over two years! Then there’s Mad Max—poor thing, she can become the chief cheerleader for the squad of 2020 Dem candidates plus their mascot, Al Green.

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    • cantcforest says:

      If some of the XXX###@@@@ aren’t prosecuted soon, we’ll be looking for alternate avenues for cleaning up the STASI and KGB in six years. In other words, take the country back from the elite and give it to our children.

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      • Esther says:

        cantcforest – you may be slightly heartened by this.
        Militias in Oregon Militias allegedly have stepped in to protect GOP elected officals and some say threatened violence at the Governor’s attempts to treat them like mere criminals for boycotting the vote on the disatrous Carbon Credit Bill she wants to push through before the legislature breaks at the end of June. This forced the Oregon capital to closed down today siting matters of ‘safety’.
        The Governor of that State has ordered the State police to hunt down the GOP members, handcuff them and drag them into the capitol to be seated just so there can be a quoram to allow Dems to push through the vote. the 11 lawmakers felt their only recourse was not to show up and do a non-appearance. The HRC-type witch governor, responded by sending law enforcement to apprehend them. Everyone should take note how the Dems intend to run this country if they ever get power again.

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  14. Hal_S says:

    I think it’s time Flynn’s legal team gets to see the ACTUAL 302s. The ORIGINAL 302s, and then the revisions.

    THE TYPEFACES OF THE 302 DON’T MATCH from page to page.
    Pages 1 and 6 were scanned in, their text is broad and fuzzy.
    Pages 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7, 8, 9, 10 were retyped, probably in Adobe Acrobat, because their text is crisp and clear.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      Good forensic catch

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      • Hal_S says:

        These are a mix of 302 forms and 302a forms.
        The filed documents, ON THEIR FACE, ON THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE DOCUMENT, confirm that the 302’s were altered by replacing them with 302a’s.

        Pages 1 and 6 are marked
        FD-302 (Rev. 5-8-10)

        Pages 2-5 and 7-10 are marked
        FD-302a (Rev. 05-08-10)

        I’ll wager that a “302 form” is likely a paper form, while the “302a form” is likely a fill-in-the-blanks-PDF form. So, by saving “different versions” of the PDF, you can kinda-sorta claim that they’re “the same 302”.

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        • trialbytruth says:

          This group is big on sorta kinda.

          We sorta gave him everything it’s kinda hard to know what you want when you dont ask us to look where we kinda hid stuff

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        • Hal_S says:

          The first pages are clearly a different typeface from the following pages for the Flynn 302.
          However, turns out the 302 and 302a are NOT paper versus PDF, but just that
          the FD-302 (Rev. 5-8-10) is the first page, while the FD-302a (Rev. 05-08-10) is the second and successive pages.

          So, the first pages ARE scanned and blurry while the following pages are sharp like a .PDF, it is NOT due to 302 and 302a being paper versus PDF, but here it DOES seem like there’s been a swap where the first page is blurred from scanning while the subsequent are clear from editing in adobe.

          Just want to clear that up.

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        • grumpyqs says:

          NOW I get it Hal! Kinda, sorta, like a juiced-up PDF called “Certificate of Live Birth” from Hawaii. Wonder if the same “techie” put them both together?

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    • Zorro says:

      If the 302’s were rigged and, that’s likely the case, then original notes probably don’t exist anymore.

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    • Hal_S says:

      After-thought.
      What if it’s NOT Pientka’s name on the 302? The FBI mentioned that these are “digitally signed” which opens up an interesting possibility- whoever EDITED the 302 LATER left a digital signature, although digital signatures are generally sign-your-name-using-a-mouse-chicken-scratch, it could confirm that the 302 was “submitted” by somebody other than Pientka.

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    • glissmeister says:

      The refusal to release the entire record of this 302/302a activity does seem to fail the smell test.

      Why? There is only one overarching motive to deny full transparency to Flynn. There is no compelling good faith reason to deny Flynn access. So, absent a good faith withholding of the information, they appear to be withholding same in bad faith to deny transparency.

      The prosecution seem to be engaged in an orchestration of bad faith concealment. Beyond it demonstrating a malignant hostility toward the defense, the implicit motive points to a concealment of exculpatory information or worse, a conspiracy to withhold exculpatory information while fabricating a fraud to frame Flynn in furtherance of a partisan conspiracy to overthrow under color of law a duly elected POTUS.

      Could such a motive be true? Is their hubris that perverse; that malignant; that corrupt?

      We need transparency to find out what is being so vigorously concealed. Flynn should have an unrestricted right to review and be allowed to argue the exculpatory significance of what is there.

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  15. Pa Hermit says:

    Hopefully Ms. Powell will set the record straight. Seems to be a lot of interconnected webs in that city. Almost hard to tell the good from the bad! Gonna take quite a while to cut through charade to get to the bottom of this. That’s hopefully not a bottomless pit by now. At least a start.

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  16. If the Deep State can ruin a 4-star US Army General with an impeccable record, imagine what they can do to us common peasants. SAD & SCARY.

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  17. Zorro says:

    I think the possibility exists that Sundance’s analysis is correct but also that Flynn was involved in something shady and was leveraged by the Herrs Weissmann and Mueller.

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    • Exactly what in General Flynn’s record would make it right to suspect a respected general so that he does NOT get the benefit of the doubt; and despite all evidence is presumed guilty of misdeeds?

      In America one is presumed innocent.

      In the USSR version of America rules are changed so mercurially that a legitimate deal could suddenly become illegal.

      Think of the woman who had concealed carry and openly declared she had a gun in NYC and was immediately arrested and rushed off to face imminent imprisonment because of rapidly changing rules.

      As for business deals in this day, unless you are very well connected you are at risk of being caught in new regulatory laws that get elevated to criminal.

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    • PBR says:

      A long time ago I read that Flynn was allowed to plead to a lie rather than something they could get him on relating to a bigger issue- affairs pertaining to Ukraine maybe?

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    • mikeyboo says:

      Another post on this site pointed out that possibility, including the possibility that Gen Flynn lied in order to conceal wrongdoing by his son. Of course, NONE of this would exonerate the swampers from THEIR evil deeds.

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  18. Skippy says:

    Look at the PHOTO of Gen Flynn and new Lawyer Sidney Powell. Red (Mr. Flynn), White and Blue (Lawyer Powell). USA!

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  19. TwoLaine says:

    He was ambushed on vacation.
    He was ambushed at the White House {gleefully per Creepy Comey).
    He was told an attorney need not be present.
    He was not read the Miranda Warning.
    When the FBI says he did not lie to them, he is charged with lying anyway.
    Critical evidence was withheld from him on the case.
    He was being blackmailed by Mueller and Minions, with threats against his family, while receiving death threats from the Lefty Loonies.
    AND the first Judge on the case recused himself after the abusive FISA Ap info came out… WHY?

    No, nothing wrong wot this picture.
    Look away.
    Look away.

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  20. 2packs4sure says:

    Man,,, when I heard Flynn had hired Sidney Powell a while back it MADE MY DAY!
    She’s S T R O N G with a capitol S …….

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  21. Julia Adams says:

    When Techno Frog says, “This statement by prosecutors would confirm they never produced the transcripts of the Kislyak calls to Flynn.”

    How does she know that to be the case? I don’t understand how she is able to infer or deduce that from today’s proceedings. Please help…

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    • starfcker says:

      The transcripts would be classified. The prosecution said there was no classified material involved.

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    • grlangworth says:

      The transcription of the Flynn – Kislyak phone call would have to be classified at least SECRET. It was a surreptitious recording by the U.S.

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    • Bad Bill Barr says:

      The transcripts are classified and the claim that no classified information was
      given, contradicts.

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      • PBR says:

        If Sydney asked this question to finesse this answer (and revelation( it was a very very clever finesse indeed. It is not contradictory, it’s just that now they have admitted that they did not give the defense information that they should have given to Flynn’s defense attorneys.

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        • dallasdan says:

          However, SD’s article indicates Flynn’s attorneys waived discovery, so they never asked for the transcripts. Given our knowledge of the attorneys’ ties to the DNC through their employer, Holder’s law firm, it is understandable why they would facilitate Flynn’s demise. JMO

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Ristvan could explain it better than I.

      I think what Sundance means is that the prosecution was supposed to provide all evidence, including exonerating evidence, to the defense.
      The FBI did not.
      The 302 (transcription based on the memories of the interviewing agents) was evidence.
      The 302 in all its drafts was also classified information.
      If Powell doesn’t need a security clearance because no classified information was provided to the court, it means that the 302 in question was not provided to the court.

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  22. John55 says:

    >>”Congress was not allowed to interfere in the Mueller probe.”

    I’m not sure what “not allowed” means. Congress chose not to interfere in, or conduct any oversight of, the Muller probe. There was nothing actually preventing their doing so, other than their intense desire that Muller be free to break the law with impunity in the course of his efforts to bring down the President.

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  23. Ezgoer says:

    If these FBI/DOJ criminals get away with these blatant crimes he rule of law is over in the USA as are free elections. This will be done again with impunity by the fascist Left.

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  24. TwoLaine says:

    Showin’ some leg again, Go Sidney! 😉

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  25. starfcker says:

    In the age of digital recording, which has zero cost, the whole concept of 302’s is corrupt and absolutely indefensible.

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    • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

      I know, I almost blew a gasket when Comey stated in a hearing, “we don’t record 302’s because we’ve found “subjects” during the interview process, would be less trustful of the FBI and prone to not be as forth coming.

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  26. xenosonice says:

    Is there any hope that the MAGA movement can develop a private wing, akin to what the traitorous Democrats have with Lawfare/Brookings? It’s hard fighting the Swamp from within the Swamp.

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  27. Lactantius says:

    On July 13, 2018, Emory Arthur Rounds III assumed the office of Director of the States Office of Government Ethics. Upon taking the office, Mr. Rounds said: “The U.S. Office of Government Ethics will continue to ensure that the citizens of our nation can help ensure their leaders are complying with ethics laws and rules.

    Each department of the Executive Branch has its own form of ethics laws and rules. That would include the Department of Justice, the Department of State and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Rounds hold a five year appointment.

    President Donald J. Trump could task Mr. Rounds with seeing that all the “appropriate documents” are forthcoming in issues involving cooperation and transparency concerning any person made liable by the Special Counsel.

    A judge is an agent of the Judicial Branch. Mr. Rounds has no leverage with a judge. But Mr. Rounds has ultimate leverage when it comes to members of the Executive Branch who appear to be manipulating ethics laws and rules.

    Mr. Rounds served as an ethics attorney at the Department of Commerce and in the Judge Advocate General’s Office for the Navy. He spent six years as an ethics counsel in the White House Counsel’s Office during the George W. Bush presidency.

    In my view, Mr. Rounds is exactly the man to release ethics “minions” on how the players in the DOJ, at State, in the FBI and the spook agencies juggled the truth, compliance, transparency and so forth.

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  28. Phil aka Felipe says:

    Anyone here know if Ezra Cohen-Watnick, former security aide to Gen. Michael Flynn, that Trump ordered hired by the DOJ after he was fired by McMaster, is still at DOJ and, if so, what his role is?

    Wonder if he has some tempting morsels for Barr and Durham?

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    • PBR says:

      Very, very important- Cohen- Watnick was the aide that gave Devin Nunes the information that led Nunes to brief the WH that there was surveillance and led to the Memo that Nunes wrote and released. (“Release the Memo!”).
      If Sydney asked this question to finesse this answer (and revelation( it was a very very clever finesse indeed. It is not contradictory, it’s just that now they have admitted that they did not give the defense information that they should have given to Flynn’s defense attorneys.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Judge Sullivan seems a contradiction. He says release EVERYTHING regarding Flynn; and then accepts a cute ‘no thank you’ in reply.

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      • Max Tadpol says:

        I’m not an attorney and also not sure of the timing, but if Flynn accepted the deal around the time his son was threatened and yet before any discovery by the defense, then it might make sense no real evidence was turned over?

        His former attorneys not asking for it is whole ‘nother issue.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      This month, Daily Beast / Atlantic?

      “Ezra Cohen-Watnick left the National Security Council on Wednesday”

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    • donna kovacevic says:

      At this moment, I am not 100% with AG Bill Barr. Sorry, but there is something that doesn’t jive with me regarding him and his work. Go ahead prosecute me but that is my humble opinion to date. God Bless PDJT.

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      • dwpender says:

        Donna — I’ll think you’ll find many of us are not 100% with Barr. Many are waiting to see what concrete steps he and/or Durham take, and WHEN. 2020 is too late IMO.

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  29. StanH says:

    Now comes General Flynn. With a true and fierce legal patriot to guide him through, Sydney Powell Esq. …Oh yeah.

    Be certain folks this will be a lengthy process, the swamp weasels don’t like to lose.

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    • They actually cannot afford to. We have people investigating them who for the first time in years believe that treason is an offense punishable by death.
      And on the flip side, between Planned Parenthood’s sold baby parts, the drug cartels, enemy bribes and malicious agents, these people would be taken out if they went forth to testify against them.

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  30. I’m quite ready to see all of the convictions and charges that arose from the fraudulent Mueller Report be dismissed with prejudice.

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    • Think of the riots that Soros would pay for if the judges do that. These are life and death situations for honest actors.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      And then Manafort gets nailed by SDNY?

      In his case, and age, I think I’d relocate internationally.

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    • Judge Sullivan is the wild card. While I believe he is a far left leaning swamp critter, I have a gut feeling he personally will be enraged at prosecutorial misconduct and lying to the court in HIS courtroom by the SAME attorneys. There’s a 50/50 chance he’ll toss the whole case out.

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      • Coast says:

        You mean like maybe in another three or four years? This entire prosecution is beyond outrageous.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        He might be a wildcard but the Great Sidney Powell is not and he knows that. If the truth is not forthcomimg and justice served J. Sullivan knows she’ll take it to SC. She’s been in his court before. He knows who he is dealing with.

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      • benifranlkin says:

        From law.com 2018: Sullivan’s keenly aware of prosecution ethics. Sullivan, about a decade ago, was the trial judge assigned to the Ted Stevens public-corruption case. Sullivan sharply rebuked the government several times in that legal saga, railing against Justice Department lawyers for failing to timely disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to Stevens’s defense lawyers at Williams & Connolly. He later named a special prosecutor to probe the prosecutors’ errors, saying: “In 25 years on the bench, I have never seen anything approaching the mishandling and misconduct that I have seen in this case.”

        The Stevens case proved instructive for Sullivan. Sullivan wrote in a 2017 Wall Street Journal column that he now issues what are known as “Brady” orders in criminal cases. These orders inform prosecutors of their legal and ethical responsibilities, and their obligation to seek out and provide, in a timely fashion, any potentially exculpatory evidence to the defense.

        “This reminds the prosecutors who appear before me exactly what is required of them, and it ensures that any who intentionally withhold evidence can be held accountable,” Sullivan wrote in the Journal op-ed. Sullivan said he’s encouraged fellow judges to adopt the same practice, including urging an advisory committee on criminal procedure rules to offer up an amendment that would require such disclosures.

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    • Basically, I no longer consider these to be “valid judicial proceedings.” I’m no longer willing to presume that the FBI (et al) was, in fact, “pursuing a probably-guilty party in the lawful Investigation of a crime.” In fact, I now feel that I have reason to doubt both the actions of the FBI/CIA and their motives. Ex minimis, these indictments and/or sentences should be set aside, and presented to a Grand Jury with all relevant information having been declassified for this purpose. If the Grand Jury returns an indictment, prosecution may proceed. But the actions of FBI/CIA et seq. should no longer be acceptable in this case. These agencies have lost their credibility.

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  31. Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

    Flynn waived his right to Defense discovery??? Good lord, Dewey, Cheatam & Howe, Esq. would’ve provided better legal counsel! I’m at a loss as to why….Brady material is imperative to a defendant, not only to refute/impeach but to see what the govt has. I would’ve demanded to see the pocket lint Strozk/Pientka had on them that day.

    In denying Flynn relaxed travel, I’m perplexed Judge Sullivan didn’t want to appear to give preferential treatment…..too late Judge, Flynn, Manafort, Stone and Pappa ALL received “preferential treatment”… just not the kind you’re think of.

    It’s infuriating the judges who allow the govt to ride roughshod over US citizens.

    Love it, seeing Sidney “Miss Thang” Powell in charge now!

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  32. 🍺Gunny66 says:

    Let me go in a different direction….see if this makes sense….if I am wrong in a legal sense….then correct my cave man ways….

    So Gen Flynn was working at the White House….The FBI started this fiasco of an investigation….
    Then Pence goes on TV and screws up the interview big time…..actually contradicting Gen Flynn’s testimony…..then insinuating Flynn lied to him…….

    So Flynn falls on his sword because he does not want to contradict the Vice President..
    So he is fired.

    Due to his firing he cannot use quality lawyers that “would” have been available to him had he kept his position……

    Am I on target.?……I’ve gotta whole lotta stuff on Pence…a lot…

    Smells like a set up…..looks like a set up…….

    Time for a beer…

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Did I hear a MSM type say Pence’s son is getting business hookups via Dad?

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    • pilsner or lager?

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    • ’bout sums it up Gunny66. Two questions come to mind:

      1. Did Pence Fluck the interview up on purpose or was he that naive? Simple way out was to not say anything.
      2. Did Gen. Flynn (ret.) fall on his sword to protect Pence or PDJT or to out the coup during his being investigated?

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Wouldn’t attribute nefarious purposes to former governor, then VP Pence. His was more like an innocent, albeit BIG mistake; as he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He forgot Rule #1 for a VEEP regarding White House activities, the Vice President is to be seen and not heard.

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  33. Perot Conservative says:

    Sundance continues to lose me in the weeds regarding version 1, 2, and 3 of the Flynn 302s.

    1. Is he asserting the BODY of the 302, version 3, has been modified? The implication seems Yes.

    2. Then do 3 distinct 302 versions exist? The changes from v2 to v3 should be in black and white.

    3. Does the FBI IT / software contain an audit log / history page of changes? It should; and it should track WHO inserted those changes into the change log, date, time.

    a. Multiple changes inserted (likely); multiple individuals identified as taking a hands on approach (Strzok, McCabe, etc.).

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  34. Bogeyfree says:

    We know Sidney is now representing Flynn

    We know Sidney reads CTH

    We know she can never comment on this site while representing Flynn

    But my guess is Sundance can sure use these type of Flynn / Powell dedicated threads to post information, questions, next steps or ideas/suggestions that just maybe Ms. Powell might happen to read?

    Feed the hound!

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    • Judith says:

      It is exciting to be part of history here! It’s like watching George Washington cross the Delaware through a pair of binoculars.. It is both exhilarating and humbling to bear witness to this absolute travesty in American history!

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  35. Bulldog84 says:

    Brandon Van Grack has been nominated for the Nicholas Marsh Memorial Career Suicide Award. The award is given to prosecutors who have, by associating themselves with the unethical Andrew Weissmann, unintentionally self-immolated their careers and trapped themselves in the ethical limbo of a never-ending case that never should have been filed and no prosecutor worth his salt would want to go to trial.

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  36. tozerbgood8315 says:

    After reading this article in the Federalist, I suspect that Sydney Powell is just waiting for the OIG report to come out, and once it does, they will have evidence of “Prosecutorial MisConduct” and move for dismissal based on that,

    https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/18/5-ways-michael-flynns-new-lawyer-expose-spygate/

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    • tozerbgood8315 says:

      From the link…

      “A fourth and much more likely option would be for Powell to file a motion to dismiss for prosecutorial misconduct. The Supreme Court has held that a “court may dismiss an indictment upon a finding of outrageous government misconduct that causes prejudice to a defendant,” but “the level of government wrongdoing that occurred must have been quite high.” Dismissal based on prosecutorial misconduct is rare, but so then is the abuse of the rule of law seen since Trump entered the political fray.

      Whether Powell moves to dismiss the charges against Flynn will depend on what she discovers over the next two months in her review of the file. We know scant little at this time because, as mentioned above, the material provided Flynn’s defense, with a few exceptions, was not filed with the court. And Flynn’s former attorneys were extremely reticent to include information in their court filings that might upset the special counsel’s office.”

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    • TradeBait says:

      This is it. IG Report provides enough ammo to shoot down the target. DS will be in full retreat.

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  37. Coast says:

    Too bad the judge doesn’t have the integrity nor the courage to end this travesty.

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  38. Scott says:

    Flynn did himself no favors by pleading guilty, but I understand why. He is in a deep hole with a corrupt judicial process. I pray he gets out of that hole but it will be very difficult.

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  39. The pic at the top shows Sidney walking with confidence and purpose. Gen. Flynn (ret.) is looking less stressed than he has in a long time. There may be light at the end of this tunnel and shine it on the rats.

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  40. Can anyone tell me what SD is attempting to lead us to here?
    The judge is corrupt?
    Ms. Powell is going to challenge the SC on whether the 302s used any evidence from the wiretap (FISA?)?
    Something regarding prosecutorial misconduct and the forever widening scope to pressure defendants with prosecution of family members?
    It’s new info but I don’t get what it means. I do like how it keeps fresh in my mind all the double dealing and crookedness of the SC. Maybe that’s the point. I guess I’m just hoping there’s more that I cannot see.

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  41. TradeBait says:

    Move to dismiss due to prosecutorial misconduct. If is obvious. If not granted, the skeletons get unearthed for more DNA testing. The DS may want to think about that.

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  42. MaineCoon says:

    See these links. Techno posts part of the court transcript where the Great Sidney Powell is asking for clearance, and why, prosecutor & judges response. Sidney is smooth. She justrattled evrone’s cage.

    Would love if Sundance posted the FULL court transcripts.

    Noteworthy from the Flynn hearing today…The great @SidneyPowell1 mentions a possible need for security clearance.DOJ says they didn't provide classified information.Powell responds: "That's with regards to what they produced.There is other information."🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/AZNsVCo5Eg— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) June 24, 2019

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  43. Esther says:

    Wondering if somehow Flynn’s attorney Powell can use Comey’s boasting about how he sent over FBI personnel to question Flynn knowing full well he was breaking protocol and trampling on not just Flynn’s rights, but the Executive branch’s rights.

    If Judge Sullivan shows that he’s looking to play hardball am also wondering what the possibility is that Powell can DEMAND SULLIVAN’S RECUSAL based on his outburts in accusing Flynn of being a TRAITOR TO HIS COUNTRY. Sullivan is not ignorant of the impact of what he did when he was doing it. Even though he apologized he did irreparable harm, and I think it was deliberate. A judge does not make those kind of mistakes based on nothing but thin air.

    Add to that how the judge inexplicably walked back his Order for production of those very same documents Powell is not requesting. So I won’t be surprise if Sidney Powell mounts a recusal challenge. Exposing the judge ahead of time is risky. Seems a lot like he’s already made up his mind, and Flynn’s lawyers tested that today. The weak response that Flynn cannot be given preferential treatment has no legal basis. It was not based on him being a flight risk, which would be the only reason to restrict his movements as the court is doing.

    If the judge is so ‘petty[‘ about such a little thing, what are the chances Sullivan will permit Flynn to file a withdrawal plea, farless grant him one.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      I would think she could request his recusal – upthread I noted him for conflict of interest – Never Trumper which overflows into his judicial dealings – and his poisoning the courtroom (AND Public) that day against the defendant. Very unusual as he hadn’t pronounced sentence yet, and in fact, was going to delay sentencing. I thought that was malfeasance on the judge’s part.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Let me add the word I was looking for regarding Judge Sullivan – it seems like he is prejudicial against the defendant, and on those grounds Ms. Powell should ask for the Judge to be recused.

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    • bonkti says:

      I recall speculation that Sullivan might have called Flynn a traitor as a way to rouse Flynn from his seemingly inert defense, goading him to withdraw his guilty plea.

      Sullivan seems pretty complicated. I’m going to hold off on judging him while, so to speak, the jury is out.

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        Personally, I thought Sullivan was trying to get the boot. I don’t think he wanted to be on this case at all!

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        • bonkti says:

          Or just to give Flynn a gift wrapped grounds for an appeal. Sullivan may have smelled the rats but realized Flynn was not in a position to act within the context of Mueller’s manipulations.

          Calling a defendant a traitor before the sentencing hearing s really odd.

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      • Agree.
        I could be wrong, but…
        Methinks he (Judge Sullivan)protesteth too much…something in my gut tells me that Judge Sullivan has been onto Mueller/Weissman for a long, long time, knows exactly what they, Flynn’s former counsel, and the corrupt SC/FBI/CIA/DOJ have been up to, and is giving them just enough rope to hand themselves.

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        • bonkti says:

          Agreed. But he has to function within the limits of the law and what Flynn chooses to do–or not do. If Flynn seemed to walk away from the fight, at a point Sullivan’s hands are tied.

          Let’s see what happens now that Flynn has a champion in his corner.

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        • In fact, in the “movie version” (yet to be made) Judge Sullivan, while seemingly unloading on LTG Flynn is actually directing the content of his remarks at the SC and Flynn’s corrupt counsel, “…you sold out your Country…” in what will become the new, “You want the truth?…” (A Few Good Men) speech

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  44. islandpalmtrees says:

    Were Flynn’s lawyers being monitored under the same FISA surveillance warrant, “suspected”? If so, then what actual defense did Flynn and his family ever have? And, do we have any ideal when the Flynn FISA warrant may have ended?

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  45. The Radar Guy says:

    I have mentioned this before but I am now even more suspicious about the quality of the phone call connection. Even the gov’t hand-massaged 302 states that LTG Flynn was not in country and he complained about the quality of phone connection with the Russian ambassador So imagine the deep state records the conversation upstream of the General where they have near perfect fidelity. They have no idea what Flynn actually heard or thought he heard. They do have his first person testimony that the connection was poor.

    Here’s where it gets interesting. From CONTEXT it might be clear how bad the connection is. Suppose Flynn says repeatedly “can you repeat what you just said”. Or suppose his answer makes no sense in light of what the Russian just said – implying he had misheard. SECOND part that makes in interesting. The deep state recording of Flynn is DOWNSTREAM of the General. Thus, if the transcript is all broken up and makes for difficult reading, it implies (but does not guarantee) that the connection is bad. (Note – cellphones are full duplex with the transmit and receive on separate channels. It is possible for one channel to have a decent connection and the other to be terrible.)

    So suppose they are frying him about what the Russian said but he never really fully heard.. With the transcript, we would have a pretty good idea of how good or how bad the connection is.. Without it, we have to take the word of deep state actors who have PROVEN they are unreliable and untrustworthy. Ms. Powell is exactly the right person to sort this out!!!

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    • Esther says:

      Here’s the thing – Judge Sullivan permitted these charges to proceed, and then the guilty plea, knowing that the foundational evidence was not provided the defendant. To cover his rear, on the eve of sentencing

      the judge then made a half-ass attempt to Order production of the underlying transcript just so he could have that in the record just to make it appear he was doing an unbiased job. However, he quickly backdown for no apparent reason when the prosecution failed to produce pursuant to the judge’s own Order. It was all a horse and pony show for the record as he made his intentions know long ago the same day he made his highly prejudicial outburst against Flynn in the public courtroom. The fact that Sullivan’s outburst had no underlying shred of truth or basis in fact to publicly call Flynn a traitor is appalling.

      Even I, who is a Flynn fan reacted strongly convinced that it somehow must have been true , since no honorable judge would have stooped that low to tar and feather a defendant without sound underlying cause. There is no acceptable explanation, not even a source or inkling that there could be a shred of truth to fuel Sullivan’s outburst. It shows he had prejudged the case, and done so far beyond any evidence presented him to support his conclusions in that moment.

      IMHO the judge transferred his belief about President Trump and the false collusion narrative, onto Trump’s former National Advisor. This is the only reason he would have come to such an erroneous conclusion and voiced it with so much hostility Flynn had committed TREASON.

      Shoring up the case for Sullivan to recuse, is the fact that it has been proven Trump committed NO COLLUSION ( and NO OBSTRUCTION). So that judge Sullivan’s condemnatory prejudicial outbursts is all the more EGREGIOUS IN ITS PRESUMPTION OF GUILT both of our President , and of Gen Flynn by his association with President Trump. If Flynn had even half decent representation on that day they would have raised strong objections ON THE RECORD and voiced right then and there that the judge’s comments were extremely inflammatory, prejudicial etc. to their client. Even with an apology, any lawyer worth their salt would have preserved an objection in the record. Notably it was the prosecution who raised an objection, THAT IS HOW POORLY FLYNN’S LAWYERS REPRESENTED HIM.

      My conclusion – YES, Judge Sullivan has publicly demonstrated insurmountable bias against Gen Flynn and should not now be the judge to sentence him. His apology is insufficient to mitigate the irreparable harm of his outburst which was repeatedly both nationally and internationally broadcast over every type of media, moreover Sullivan coupled those remarks with unveiled threats of jail on that very day. The stigma attached to such actions by the judge continue to be harmful now, and even after Flynn has been exonerated.

      Sydney Powell has to make those decisions, but I would be loathed to have Flynn’s case continue before this judge. His integrity has been too badly compromised.

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  46. Donald says:

    “However, by admitting the DOJ provided no classified information to the defense, the prosecution is simultaneously admitting they never provided Flynn with a copy of the phone call transcript (December 29, 2016) between President-elect Trump’s incoming National Security Advisor and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak”.

    I read the post twice and still don’t understand why no classified information equals no transcript provision. Help.

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  47. mickjt says:

    With all the hoopla, Flynn will finally realize he was illegally informed/charged. All bets are off as his new Lawyer will take Mueller apart like the cheap suit he is!

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  48. 2020liberty2020 says:

    The Muslim Brennan targeted Flynn first because Flynn understood the threat of Muslim Brotherhood and Islam. First move to take him out. Brennan will walk though……as always. Hopefully if that happens Flynn will observe personal retribution on Brennan the traitor.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      Hope you’re wrong. He alone exceeds Weissmann in the Sneaky Snake department!

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    • Esther says:

      Not really, its not so much Brennan’s actions against Flynn were about the muslim brotherhood = it was ALWAYS ABOUT GETTING TRUMP OUT FROM THE PRESIDENCY. The objective was to first impune’s reputation on the collusion issue by making people close to him appear guilty. Its why Mueller went after every single one of his selected targets Of course he tried to turn Flynn against Trump, isolate Flynn from contact with Trump in a separate defense by squeezing and coercing a guilty plea from Flynn. Notice how Dimms and MSM always boast about the guilty pleas and charges against Trump insiders? The only one that turned on Trump was Cohen. This is because Cohen was dirty as hell from the jump, and was in on the plot long before they raided his office. What he did with Stormy Daniels and the other woman was set in place as part of the “insurance policy”. Why else would Cohen tape Trump while discussing payment to Stormy? Why did he encourage Trump to pay off Stormy? He was setting him up.

      If anyone still has doubt, just think who Cohen hired as his lawyers – yup, Hilary Clinton’s long time pal and lawyer. Both Jeff Sessions and Michael Cohen were coerced to betray Trump even before he was elected POTUS. Try to wrap your heads around that.

      Cohen is still dancing and squealing for his masters, but his objective is slightly different this time. He does not have immunity from treason, and has not been tried for treason. But he is in deep, real deep. He keeps talking out of fear that his handlers will silence him in the Clinton manner. He’s served his purpose and now knows too much. Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen are very loose ends. just like Whity Bulger.

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  49. BigTalkers says:

    Why Rosenstein hasn’t been charged by now is beyond me. No one’s THAT stupid!

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  50. Rynn69 says:

    Go Sidney!!!!!

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