Flynn Case Highlights Multiple 2016 “Insurance Policy” Motives by DOJ and FBI Operatives…

Former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is involved in two heavily connected legal cases that came from the special counsel appointment of Robert Mueller.  One direct case is in DC District Court, Judge Emmet Sullivan; and one indirect case in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA), Judge Anthony Trenga.

The DC case is the direct case against Michael Flynn where Flynn took a plea deal and has been in a rather tentacled sentencing phase since November 2017.  The EDVA case is the FARA case against Flynn’s former business associate Bijan Rafiekian where Flynn was going to be a witness (now cancelled).

While the larger issues connecting both cases are somewhat complex, some details released last week reveal a concerning bigger picture that originated long before Robert Mueller became special counsel in May 2017.  [Back story HERE and HERE and HERE]

I’m going to make the assumption the reader is familiar with the backstory noted above; and additionally, in full disclosure for the reader, this is openly written for the research benefit of the Flynn defense team – with whom I’ve had no contact.

Of particular interest to me was the revelation that DOJ National Security Division head David Laufman engaged with Flynn in January 2017, and was the lead point of contact within the DOJ-NSD when Flynn was filing FARA compliance documents, as part of the transition into the Trump administration.

Laufman is particularly interesting -within this specific timeline- because he is at the heart of the DOJ/FBI small group activity in 2015/2016 when the group goal was Clinton’s exoneration and Trump’s surveillance/investigation.  While Laufman’s name is not as well known as Peter Strzok or Lisa Page, his Main Justice activity is just as consequential.

We know and accept from prior records [pg 12 Mueller report] that Michael Flynn was under some form of official and unofficial surveillance and investigation by the Obama administration from sometime in 2015 all the way to his first weeks in the Trump administration in January/February 2017.

That collective monitoring could have included authorized Title-3 electronic surveillance or Title-1 (FISA) surveillance.  My best guess is Title-III until the publication of the Turkish Op-Ed, and that opened the door to Title-I.  The change requires the target to do something that would allow the DOJ to jump and claim “acting as an agent of a foreign power”.   The  November 8th, 2016 op-ed advocacy, without notation of the contract, would provide the DOJ-NSD with the ability to make that claim.

David Laufman was head of the DOJ-NSD office that would have been watching.  In hindsight, the leaked reporting to the Wall Street Journal in 2017 confirms this:

WASHINGTON—The investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn began soon after a Justice Department staffer noticed a Nov. 8, 2016, op-ed article by the retired Army general in the congressional publication The Hill, according to a person familiar with the matter.

[…] In the article, Mr. Flynn championed closer U.S. ties with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and maligned the Turkish government’s No. 1 foe, U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

The piece didn’t disclose Mr. Flynn’s business relationship with Turkish interests.

The Justice Department staffer, who works in the office that enforces the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, checked the database of people registered to represent foreign interests. He found no entry for Mr. Flynn and sent him a letter inquiring about the article, according to this person, who said the staffer’s query triggered the FARA investigation.  (read more)

We know that FARA investigations were used by the Lynch/Yates DOJ to gain FISA surveillance on DC targets.  Given that Flynn was already a high profile target it would be almost guaranteed the Obama administration quickly gained a FISA warrant on Flynn in the days immediately following the public advocacy (November 2016).

So when Flynn was engaged with David Laufman in December ’16/January ’17 in the completion of the FARA compliance forms, it is certain that Laufman knew much more about the background of who hired the Flynn Intel Group, than Flynn himself.  Hence, Laufman pressured a FARA filing that was later used by Mueller to claim Flynn filed a misleading FARA notification.   It was all a set up.

Heck, knowing how foreign intelligence units were used by the FBI and CIA to engage the Trump campaign (pure politics); and keeping the entire sketchy intel operation around the killing of Jamal Kashoggi in mind (more politics); I’m now of the opinion someone in/around the Obama White House worked with someone in/around Recep Erdogan (Turkish Govt.) to set up that entire 2016 Flynn lobbying scenario using a Dutch front group.  The DOJ-NSD was waiting to exploit it.

So yesterday, there were some court arguments as the EDVA case against Flynn’s partner is about to start….  The transcript is not yet public, but Techno-Fog gained access.  Pay attention to this snippet Techno released:

Please pay attention to this part: “because of Flynn’s relationship with an ongoing presidential campaign without any reference to the defendant or FIG”…

The word “campaign” is a written Freudian slip, a *tell* per se’, that informs those paying attention of the history of the government’s activity and foreknowledge.

So here’s where I’m at….   The granules are small, but the granules are all assembled in the same part of the same picture.  The Dutch/Turkish lobbying contract was a set-up; just like the Trump Tower meeting was a set-up; just like the London meeting with Alexander Downer was a set-up; just like the $10,000 from Charles Tawil to George Papadopoulos was a set-up; just like Mifsud was a set-up… etc. etc.

In the foreground you’ve got Brennan and the White House (Brennan’s working group), and Fusion GPS, and Nellie Ohr, and Christopher Steele etc… In the background you’ve got Yates, and Carlin, and Laufman, and McCord, and Weissmann (DOJ-NSD team); together with Comey, and McCabe, and Baker, and Strzok, and Page (FBI team)… and essentially the bridge, Bruce Ohr, acting as a carrier smidgen taking information from the working group to the FBI to the DOJ….

These are the basic elements of the seditious small group within the DOJ-NSD and FBI.

Additionally, this gets more interesting when you think about the scale of what they were doing, and how intensely they were committed to it.

When the network was failing in their impeachment effort; when the insurance policy was not working; and when they were falling back in logical sequence to various defensive positions throughout 2018; where did David Laufman resurface?

See the scale of this?

New York Field office FBI agent Monica McLean was the handler who initiated her best friend Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford against Supreme Court nominee Judge Kavanaugh.  Who was Monica McLean’s lawyer?…. David Laufman.

Who was Blasey-Ford’s lawyer?…. Michael Bromwich; he’s also the lawyer for Andrew McCabe.


What possible reason would the same ‘small group’ participants have for going from the 2016 election effort, and 2017 impeachment effort, to the 2018 SCOTUS manipulation effort?  [Also intended to influence the 2018 mid-term]

The “small group” activity was/is so illegal (literally seditious), it was a reasonable part of the concentric defense to try and block a SCOTUS nomination and influence the outcome of the 2018 mid-term election.

That’s the scale of this.

And given the scale of this….

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309 Responses to Flynn Case Highlights Multiple 2016 “Insurance Policy” Motives by DOJ and FBI Operatives…

  1. John says:

    I almost think its better not to elevate them to celebrities by indicting them. Best victory is 4 more years of Trump followed by another outsider. That is the ultimate f – you to this group.

    Time for a huge downsizing of Washington DC offices and certain departments should be dispersed throughout the country.

    Liked by 2 people

    • DJ says:

      “I almost think its better not to elevate them to celebrities by indicting them. Best victory is 4 more years of Trump followed by another outsider”
      Sorry, but no. They are like cockroaches. You can’t “demean them” into submission. They have to be crushed – all of them. There is no other way.

      Liked by 8 people

      • PBR says:

        And, and it’s a big AND, they will continue these efforts. They will never quit. And they will continue their crimes, By Any Means Necessary. It’s a well-orchestrated effort. They warned us. When Trump won, they warned all of us. And we didn’t know what hit us- and it’s still coming.

        Liked by 3 people

    • John-Y128 says:

      But what about VP Pence, like Biden, he’ll want his turn.


    • Issy says:

      With all the fast and effective means of communication, there is absolutely no reason for everything to be headquartered in the swamp, especially the fbi. The leadership of that branch of the doj needs to be somewhere in the middle of the country away from the evil influences that have infested it.


  2. Paul Gerst says:

    As more and more of this comes out, these people are going to need to go to jail – for their own protection. They will have a far longer life expectancy on the inside than they will on the street.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. DeWalt says:

    Probably his first time facing reality.


  4. Deplore Able says:

    Sundance, I hope you have protection. You are dealing with some serious evildoers who have a lot to lose.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. islandpalmtrees says:

    I suppose, I am a person, With Little Patience,

    What would prevent, Bar from picking up the phone, and calling the NSA, with approval of the President? I want everything you have on the seditious small group(defined above). Turn the data over to my own small group of trusted prosecutors and start prosecuting the entire group.

    I am the first to admit that it’s a very direct approach, but what is wrong with direct?

    Liked by 2 people

    • iPack says:

      He would probably be dead before he “hangs up” that phone and he knows that. Barr knows how DOJ, FBI and CIA work. He started his career at the CIA, then worked at DOJ and used to be a very talented fixer.


    • Petey says:

      Don t worry VSGDJT has it already,he s had it from the get go. Knowledge is power hidden knowledge is absolute power. He has to smoke out all quislings. The timing has to be right as a television person he has developed a great sense of timing. He has shown the heads of governments involved the evidence that s why the only noise you hear is from players far down the food chain. The big whine from demmies and the LSM is that he s destroyed our relationships with our allies, if that is so why the silence from them? I think we should check the sales of antidepressants and antacids in the dc area to see the effect DJT is having on the traitors


    • Susan Bolle says:

      The AG was (prob still is) part of Lawfare and so are most of these involved in the coup. They are all friends and help each other out. Not likely he will turn on them..

      Liked by 1 person

    • Issy says:

      I don’t think Barr is not going to much in the way of prosecutions but will put his efforts to attempting to get rid of these unethical people in the doj and restoring some semblance of justice to the Justice Dept. I have thought for some time these people probably didn’t outright break many laws. They knew how to achieve their goals going around them and pushing the envelope. What they did was wrong on so many levels, but until we can actually see the evidence for ourselves, it is hard to determine if it was actually criminal.


  6. Slow.anger.
    This has been nothing but obstruction start to finish employing a host of Alinsky-Clinton-Obama tactics not the least of which includes “telling the truth slowly” (as witnessed in the Benghazi investigation in which it was most cartoonishly displayed in Tommy V’s response to Brett Baier: “Dude. That was like two years ago!”
    My response is pure Lebowski-esque : “Dude. That can not abide.”

    Liked by 4 people

  7. flyboy46 says:

    It is time we use these seditious conspirators to “refresh the Tree of Liberty”, as described by one of our Patriots. There are plenty of trees in DC to accommodate the hangings needed to thin the herd of swamp creatures, and refresh our Liberty.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Zorro says:

    We know that Sidney Powell values Sundance’s analysis by her participation on this forum prior to taking over as lead on the Flynn case. She obviously can’t comment here about the case but that doesn’t preclude her from reading and I bet she is checking for updates such as these.

    Liked by 6 people

    • NICCO says:

      God bless Sidney Powell.I lift this honorable woman up to the Lord and pray for protection,favor and wisdom to restore Gen. Flynn.This lady needs to be put in the DOJ in a high level of authority to help rid the system of these weasels.

      Liked by 9 people

  9. Zorro says:

    Sundance outlines the seditious activity of the coupsters extending into the Blowsy Two Door Ford hoax. I think it’s worth noting that a Democratic candidate for President, one that many say will be the one going against Trump, was a willing particpant in the hoax. Kamala Harris brought forth accusations from a “Jane Doe” accuser of Kavanaugh. They were false like everything else. She is also mentioned by many as a participant in the Smollet hoax. I’m not sure if there is convincing evidence on that one.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. MAGA Scoop Twitter LibberTea says:

    After she gets justice for Flynn, POTUS needs to hire Sydney Powell to help drain the swamp. She knows where the bodies are buried.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Mac says:

    There is still NO evidence that any FISAwarrant was issued on Michael Flynn in 2015, 2016 or 2017. However, we know that the first Carter Page Title I warrant was active. It is entirely possible that the two jump rule would have given the FBI surveillance access to Flynn. See, once the Page warrant was granted, the FBI had access to almost every important member of the Trump campaign. Now, we know that Boris and Natasha wanted McCabe to attempt to get a FISA warrant on an unknown subject on October 18, 2016 which they called Dragon *****. We have no idea who this was related to or if any warrant was ever issued. It could have been issued on Flynn, if it was issued at all.

    The conspiracy wanted to target Flynn, in late 2016. A check of the activities of the FIG would have easily exposed the fact that Inovo was a client. It would have been a simple matter for the DOJ to gain information from the US and foreign IC that there was Turkish Government involvement with Inovo. But, there was no evidence that Flynn, et al, had any knowledge of this fact. So, the DOJ, in the person of David Laufman, informs FIG that it needs to register under FARA. So, Flynn et al do that, under pressure from, and the active direction of, the DOJ/NSD. There were inaccuracies in the FARA application, which the DOJ used to indict Flynn for lying.

    As we now know, from the EDVA case, the DOJ has yet to produce any evidence that Flynn, or anyone else, intentionally lied on the FARA application.

    Liked by 2 people

    • dallasdan says:

      I have no legal training, but it looks to me like entrapment, with Laufman the principal provocateur.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Midnite says:

      If I’m not mistaken Jim Comey testified at one point that he wasn’t investigating the Trump campaign, he was investigating four people. Now you can read that any way you want but I’d say he was openly admitting FISA surveillance on four individuals connected to the campaign, namely Flynn, Manafort, Page and Papadopoulos.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Mac says:

        There were two failed FISA warrant attempts, in 2016, prior to the successful Page Title I warrant. And, we know that Boris and Natasha wanted to obtain a FISA warrant after the Page warrant was issued. It appears that Flynn, Manafort, Papadopolous and Page were targeted in order to gain FISA surveillance access to the Trump campaign.

        FISA Title III warrants limit surveillance to recording connection information, of electronic communication. It is analogous to the FBI reading the address off the face of an envelope. And, it does not allow surveillance of the communication of anyone other than the subject of the warrant. While useful for tracking and identifying potential subjects, it is not very useful for gaining hard intelligence.

        FISA Title I is much broader. It allows for content intercepts of electronic communications, in conjunction with Title II, it can authorize physical searches of the subject’s home, business, vehicles and electronic devices. And, it allows this search and surveillance activity to be applied to anyone with whom the subject has contact or communication and anyone who that layer of subjects has contact or communication with [Two Hop and sometimes Three Hop Rule]. The kicker is that the warrant can only be issued against a foreign power or the agent of a foreign power. And, here is where the DOJ ran into trouble. The FISC was, apparently, unwilling to view Flynn, Manafort or Papadopolous as agents of a foreign power. It might also have been reluctant to view Page as a foreign agent, as well. That is most likely why the FBI had to resort to the ridiculous Steele Dossier to acquire the Page Title I warrant.

        The question has always been why would the FBI use the Steele dossier, which was horribly flawed and totally unverified to obtain a FISA warrant? After they tried to set Flynn, Manafort and Papadopolous and, possibly Page, as being foreign agents, without the Steele Dossier, and, apparently, failed to gain the warrants that they sought.. The only way that the use of the Steele Dossier makes sense is if the FBI was desperate. And, it was only used after Page had left the campaign, though it was could be used to sweep up persons who Page had contact with prior to its issuance.. Page was convenient, for a number of reasons.

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  12. bluebongo says:

    A T-3 is for domestic surveillance, aT-1 is needed for international as well as to get the “communications” mentioned in the transcript…i.e. a “wiretap”.

    Look for the word “campaign ” to be removed from the final version released version.

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  13. Zorro says:

    Pretty much running on a parallel course to Sundances’s analysis. Written by Saul Montes-Bradley a friend and supporter of Michael Flynn and family.


  14. islandpalmtrees says:

    How do, or can, common people file, what appears to be violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act? Would it not be interesting to see violations reported in volume.


  15. Maquis says:



  16. islandpalmtrees says:

    Was the DNC ever prosecuted for their FARA violations? If not, then why not?


  17. snellvillebob says:

    If Bill Barr does not put at least two dozen in prison, President Trump needs to disband the FBI and greatly reorganize the DOJ.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. noswamp says:

    They have done everything under the sun to Trump and put people in jail. Durham needs to produce, asap.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Sgt Stryker says:

    Just remember Major Dutch Schaefer’s words: If it bleeds, we can kill it.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. John-Y128 says:

    SD, your making AG Barr’s job harder by poking a stick in the DOJ’s eye over Flynn, but I guess that’s Barr’s fault for not coming up with a ‘fall-guy’ yet, someone the nation can blame the whole 2016 hoax on.

    That’s said, I’ll bet AG Barr waits until after the 2020 election before attempting resolution for the 2016 Russian Hoax, currently AG Barr is ‘paving’ his ‘friend’ [Bob] Mueller’s exit ramp.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Conservative_302 says:

    Thank God for Sundance and this site. This article is pure investigative hard work and genius connecting the dots. I’ve learned from this site the coup plotters corruption, but this article takes it to a new level for me. The coordination by this small group is serious. This small group is extremely organized. I will include Sundance along with Trump in my nightly prayers because resolving this corruption requires devine intervention.

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  22. NJ Transplant says:

    The Fethulah Gulen connection is interesting. Gulen is at the center of the Turkish charter schools, which are paid 100% with our tax dollars. Gulen denies his involvement with these schools but the schools share the same individuals. The schools bring over Turks on HB1 visas to work at various jobs in the schools, and pay for Turkish immigration attorneys. American employees are terminated to make room for the Turkish employees. They also use Turkish companies to supply and do maintenance/construction on the schools, disregarding bidding law. Gulen and friends paid off many American politicians to keep their scam going. I audited some of these schools prior to my retirement. It was the worst abuse I saw in my time as an auditor. I saw plenty. It was enough to turn me from a liberal democrat to being totally against the democrat party. I also sent Sidney Powell this information.

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  23. Rick says:

    Excellent article Sundance! I didn’t see it, so the scope of the small groups efforts were ultimately a spectacular plot to keep conservative justices off the high court.

    So the reason they are so desperate to get Lt. Michael Flynn, and now his son to “compose,” is because they are desperately seeking to conceal/justify their “collusion” with Erdegon from exposure to the …F*** Flynn..plot,, by coercing a testimony against his partner. If his partner was found guilty by this testimony, the whole F*** Flynn setup could remain insulated from judicial review.

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  24. Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

    Just dropping in for sec. So much info SD, it’s next to impossible to keep segregated. But here goes:

    Having read the entire Sidney Powell motion from ?last week?, (I can’t find the doc in my Twitter timeline) so I won’t be as accurate as SD, BUT I laid out what suspected was another pertinent clue that Turkey was involved (unbeknownst to Flynn) in the setup.

    There was a mtg in NY (sometime late Aug/Early Sept 2016)? between Kian, Flynn and TWO Foreign Ministers from Turkey.

    In the notes SP transcribed as part of her Brief, this mtg was noted. Now it sounded like it was no big deal to Flynn, almost like a favor to Kian, nothing of substance discussed. Flynn was busy with campaign and the mtg essentially amounted to “hello, nice to meet you, gotta run”.

    A setup ala Pappa/Mifsud/Downer, Page/Halper.

    I’ll try to find my post when I have more time, although it certainly won’t be as eloquently laid out or fulsome of detail as SD, but I do think it’s but one more thread in this intricate web of Flynn’s case.

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  25. farrier105 says:

    Some interesting background about FARA, a law which previously was ignored by the federal government. Covington and Burling, a CIA-linked law firm, much involved in promoting the more serious take on FARA by the Department of Justice.

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  26. yojack454 says:

    thanks for laying that out


  27. Bonita E Guy says:

    This is some awesome, in-depth reporting. Every American need a to read every word for themselves. The conniving, corrupt people behind this is so unbelievable, that it’s actually believable. This writer has done a tremendous job on this article.


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