U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr Successfully Convicts Flynn Intel Group – Sentencing October 18th…

The U.S. DOJ led by Attorney General Bill Barr celebrates the conviction of Bijan Rafiekian, 67, of San Juan Capistrano, CA, along with his co-conspirator, Kamil Ekim Alptekin, 42, of Istanbul, Turkey & the Michael Flynn Intelligence Group for: “conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government, conspiring to make false statements and willful omissions in a FARA filing, and acting as an agent of a foreign government.”

Despite the incredibly sketchy nature of the case; and despite a possibility any conviction will be dismissed by presiding judge Anthony J. Trenga; a jury has convicted Rafiekian, Alptekin and the Flynn Intel Group of not filing the correct FARA paperwork and therefore evidencing a conspiratorial intention to falsify documents.

DOJ Press Announcement – After three hours of deliberations a federal jury convicted a California man today on charges of conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government, conspiring to make false statements and willful omissions in a FARA filing, and acting as an agent of a foreign government.

John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and John P. Selleck, Acting Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga accepted the verdict.

“Today’s verdict should stand as a deterrent to any malign foreign influence that undermines the integrity of our political processes,” Assistant Attorney General John Demers said. “Through misrepresentations in his FARA filing, Mr. Rafiekian attempted to deceive the public and influence key leaders on behalf of Turkey. The Department of Justice treats these crimes with the gravity that they deserve.”

“Rafiekian was held accountable for his actions and found guilty by a jury of his peers,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “I want to thank the investigators and prosecutors for their thorough investigation, extensive briefing, and commitment to this case.”

[…]  According to court documents, the purpose of the conspiracy was to use FIG to delegitimize the Turkish citizen in the eyes of the American public and United States politicians, with the goal of obtaining his extradition, which was meeting resistance at the U.S. Department of Justice. At the same time, the conspirators sought to conceal that the Government of Turkey was directing the work.

However, not only was Rafiekian told by Alptekin that Turkish cabinet-level officials had approved the budget for the project, but Alptekin also told Rafiekian that he provided the Turkish officials updates on the work. Rafiekian understood that Alptekin was relaying the Turkish officials’ directions on the work to Rafiekian, Flynn, and others at FIG.

According to court documents, the scheme included using a Dutch shell company, Inovo, owned by Alptekin to act as FIG’s “client.” FIG was paid $600,000 in three installments from an account in Turkey in Alptekin’s name. After Alptekin made the payments to FIG, FIG kicked back 20 percent of the payments to Alptekin’s company in the Netherlands, with two such kickbacks being made.

Rafiekian faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison when sentenced on October 18. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.  (DOJ LINK)

Michael Flynn Attorney Sidney Powell released the following statement:

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105 Responses to U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr Successfully Convicts Flynn Intel Group – Sentencing October 18th…

  1. lolli says:

    From Sydney’s tweet:

    “The government could not articulate the elements of the offense, nor did it have any evidence to support it’s own definition of what was “material.” ”

    How is this possible?

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    • The Gipper Lives says:

      You know how.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Maquis says:

      Vague law, wishy-washy judge, stupid jurors and over-zealous agenda-driven prosecutors woud be my guess.

      Liked by 10 people

    • chojun says:

      The troubling aspect of all this to me is that acting as agents of a foreign government should rightly be a violation of law if it isn’t properly reported. But in this case it appears the government cannot get a conviction on so-called ‘murky’ FARA law outside of a purely political persecution, which will surely be overturned on appeal.

      To me this means that we will continue to see corrupt lobbying activity in DC on behalf of foreign governments, run amok. Certainly there’s no desire in DC to prosecute FARA or to amend the law to make it more easily enforceable. As great a President as Trump has been in these short years, one thing is becoming unfortunately clear to me – the swamp is self-sustaining and likely cannot be drained.

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      • WSB says:

        I may be very very wrong here, however, as I have been reading, it seemed as though Flynn’s partner knew the Turkish government was behind all of the associations, but Flynn was never told.

        Flynn’s attorneys seemed to also have known but never advised Flynn. So General Flynn unknowingly filled out a FARA form incorrectly but not fraudulently.

        Anyone know differently?

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      • Julian says:

        You can Drain the Swamp.

        First you get elected President.

        Then you for all the corrupt Swampy officials in institutions like the DOJ that you control directly.

        Then you run your own candidates as primary opponents as necessary against any and all Senators who would stand in your way.

        Sure – it ain’t cheap, bit that’s how you do it.

        It’s exactly what Trump did in 2018 and will do again in 2020.

        Trinomial got rid of Swampy Orrin Hatch in Utah and got his man MAGA Mittens Romney elected.

        Trump got rid of Swampy Jeff Flake in Arizona and got MAGA Martha McSally in the Senate.

        Trump got rid of Swampy Dewan Heller in Nevada.

        Trump got rid of Swampy Bob Courier in Tennessee and got MAGA Marsha Blackburn elected in Tennessee.

        Can you see now how Trump’s strategy of destroying Senate RINOs could work?

        Trump will do the same in 2020 to Senate RINOs like Mitch McConnell, Susan Collins, Ben Sasse etc.

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        • Carly says:

          Agreed with exceptions. Romney and McSally are not MAGA candidates. We were all disappointed when both won. McSally will likely not win a second term, but there is a good chance Utah will stick with Romney.

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          • Carly says:

            I should clarify: disappointing when they won against the real MAGA candidates. Relieved that they won their respective elections, then disappointed again when they showed their true colors – lukewarm conservatives.

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          • sat0422 says:

            I fear that Romney is with us for the rest of his fricking life. He is made in the mold of John McCain. I always hate it when I am duped into voting for someone who is sneaky and has con artists genes. Yep, I voted for both McCain and Romney and both turned out to be afflicted with unsavory and unpredictable character. Of course, their opponents were worse so I call that time period “the dead years in American History.”

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            • chojun says:

              I don’t think Romney will be here forever. A candidate like Mike Lee would beat a traditional GOP candidate like Mitt Romney. Romney is a product of opportunity in Utah, mainly due to Romney’s alignment with Utah’s unique culture.

              Romney is actually quite in alignment with most aspects of MAGA policy (except notably on the trade issue). However, Romney is really just a foil against Trump’s personality and when Trump leaves office in 2024 the wind will leave Romney’s sails.

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        • chojun says:

          Respectfully disagree with your characterization of Mitt Romney. He is not MAGA. He’s milquetoast GOP who arrived at the scene about 12 years too late – he missed the 2006 throw-the-bums-out party when RINO GOP Congresscritters were tossed out due to their utter inability to stand up for Conservative principles.

          Utah voters would put Mao Zedong in the Senate if he had an (R) by his name. They are that blind to party loyalty.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      Funny last names is what did it.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Last time I heard Terwilliger was in a cartoon.

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      • jbowen82 says:

        No, Democrats on the jury wanting to stick it to PDT is what did it. The common thread in General Flynn is what did it. When they looked at Kian, they saw a Trump crony and convicted him on every count they had the opportunity to.

        This is why getting any convictions in the DC area against any of those involved in the Russia hoax s impossible. A DC area jury will always be tainted against VSG PDT.

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    • Joshuatree says:

      It’s called a rigged trial. The jury was controlled

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    • Newt Love says:

      “Nobody expects the Spanish Inqisition!”

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  2. Maquis says:

    Standby for gratuitous MSM Weaponization of this weak-sauce farce of a conviction.

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  3. bessie2003 says:

    In Lou Dobbs’ closing comments this evening he mentioned that Atty. Sidney Powell will be a guest on his show tomorrow, Wednesday, night.

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  4. desperatelyseekingmelania says:

    Funny how the deep state was ok with letting Trump have trade/economic powers but wouldn’t let him have the DOJ or DOD. Of course the IC never lets itself be controlled by any president.

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    • WSB says:

      Were Nellie Ohr, Bruce Ohr and every single other person invloved in the Trump Administration failed coup, agents for a foreign power? Was any money passed between Britain, Italy, Australia, and possibly others and our own agents?

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    • Julian says:

      Trump controls the DOJ.

      Trump fired the Swampy Jeff Sessions so he could install his own man former AG Bobby’s Buddy Billy Barr in the job you know.

      If it wasn’t for Trump we would still have that Obama holdover Jeffy in the job you know.

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  5. clulessgrandpa says:

    How does this affect the Michael Flynn case? What is Ms. Powell’s strategy to help expose the truth about how the FBI and DOJ set him up?

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  6. Right to reply says:

    Podesta Group?

    They really think we are weak and stupid.

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  7. SR says:

    Sometime I feel whole world want to advice to PTrump sometime including me. PTrump won primary, candidate, general election, deep state and PTrump knows from long time what is happening or happened. All people made bad decisions but VSG PTrump fixed them with making bold decision. He hired and fired so many folks in last 2 years from his administration. I think let watch the show and he still there and most informed.

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  8. mazziflol says:

    Jeff Sessions…errrr Bill Barr must be patting himself proudly tonight.

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  9. Bigbadmike says:

    These are simply precedent rulings that will help drain the swamp and keep the career bureaucracy from using their contacts to aide and abet foreign influencers. Corporations and Private Industry should be the only entities to conduct international business. Enough of this Palace Intrigue. Our President is a Business Man, he doesn’t need the bureaucracy to assist him in doing the Business of the USA. Just have them fetch his Diet Pepsi and STFU.

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  10. Robert Smith says:

    Are law tests like this?

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  11. margarite1 says:

    Nine letters:

    John Kerry

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  12. JoeMeek says:

    All of which further raises the question, “Which nation does the DOJ/FBI/CIA work for?”

    Don’t ask me because I don’t know.

    I do know this much however – it is certainly not for the USA. Not so as one would notice anyway.

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  13. grlangworth says:

    Counselor Powell surely believes that any fair review of this federal proceeding will promptly unravel it. “No one understood the statute…the conviction is ripe for reversal by a district court on appeal…” Remarkable that her client stays unscathed.

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  14. So you have prosecutors making it up on the fly. Then you have a judge that knows that the prosecution is making it up, but still lets it go to the jury…before he rules on a motion to dismiss. And you have a jury that convicts even though everyone in the courtroom, including themselves, are confused. Sounds about right. And we wonder why there’s an opioid crisis in this country?

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    • OmegaManBlue says:

      I have seen this happen in lots of cases. My opinion is judges are not there to see a defendant gets a fair trial but there to make sure the trial reaches a verdict. We really got a lot of either cowardly, bias, or corrupt judges out there. You add in who the defendants are in relation to Flynn and Trump it’s going to be hard to get a fair trial. That’s just the way it is.

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    • WSB says:

      Yep. Change of venue?

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  15. dawg says:

    Sundance, Im not necessarily defending Bill Barr here, but saying “Barr successfully convicts” is a stretch, no? The jury convicted him. The judge can still dismiss it according to your words. Are you just saying Barr should have dropped the prosecution?

    Just trying to understand your line of thinking here.

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    • sundance says:

      It’s Barr’s DOJ. With a sketchy premise initiated by Rosenstein.

      Barr owns this.

      Liked by 11 people

      • JoeMeek says:

        It would seem that as Jarett was to Obama, and Wienstein is to Mueller, Rosenstein is to Barr. The common relationship seems to be master to puppet.

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      • dawg says:

        Maybe Barr knows the judge will just toss a conviction anyway and the end result will be just the same?

        Your specific line “and despite a possibility any conviction will be dismissed by presiding judge Anthony J. Trenga”…. is what got me thinking.

        I’m just playing devil’s advocate here, trying to question all possibilities.

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        • Newhere says:

          I scrape the jar looking for something hopeful, too. But his job is to make sure his prosecutors fly right, not to hope they get over-turned.

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          • WSB says:

            Do we know if Barr will step in in a remedial sense?

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            • Newhere says:

              Well that ship sailed. I suppose he could order his office to decline to defend an appeal, or even to file something that in effect supports the appeal. But if he were so inclined, it shouldn’t have gone to a jury to begin with.

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              • WSB says:

                Wasn’t the jury already formed prior to Barr coming into Office? Just wondering.

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                • butch cassidy says:

                  This all started before Barr. Does Barr stay out of of it so they can’t accuse him of helping out Trump, again? And the judge can still throw this case out, Powell says it’s ripe for appeal. Just maybe Barr said go ahead to these prosecutors, they got the referral from muellers gang, you own it. I don’t think this exposes Barrr, but exposes the people that set up Flynn. Just my observation.

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        • OmegaManBlue says:

          How many judges toss jury decisions? If anyone tosses verdict a higher court would be more likely but being how political it has become I am not sure if that will happen.

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      • Newhere says:

        Sadly it’s easy to forget these days the DOJ, and its Attorney General in particular, are duty-bound to seek justice above and before all else, including zealous prosecution or institutional norms. Meaning yes it’s on AG Barr. And what’s more, his prosecutors would know whether or not to try it, and where the line is. Clearly, none of them acts the slightest bit afraid or deterred.

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        • Julian says:

          Exactly right.

          Thank God Trump has put a true Swamp Drainer in AG Barr in the job.

          It truly must be God’s will to have Billy Barr in at the DOJ.

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      • Mooch says:

        Thank you SD. Just like Barr will own no one going to jail (or even indicted) for Spygate. IMO Barr would never have been confirmed in Senate if an agreement to same had not already been reached.

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      • TrumpWarrior says:

        Trump himself will have to issue the indictments and arrests. And he’ll have to fire Barr and appoint a real outsider like Judge Jeanine to prosecute.

        Of course the Swamp Turtle will never EVER confirm an outsider as AG. That’s ok. Trump can just appoint a temporary AG long enough to get another outsider(s) hired on at the DOJ to prosecute the Obama conspirators [It’s not as if the AG himself runs the actual DOJ prosecutions). And Trump can override any AG he disagrees with. The AG is simply an advisor and works for POTUS.

        Why does no one ever talk about this? It’s the only real solution. It’s simple. Trump must take full control of his DOJ. The Dems and RINOs will go nuts, but he has full authority over all law enforcement. It’s crazy how this is now somehow controversial.

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        • Julian says:

          How can anyone get rid of Turtle! He’s elected to 6 year terms so is never up for rejection or re-election!

          It’s basically impossible to get rid of him.

          Truly, completely impossible.

          Trump can’t do anything about him.

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      • The Boss says:

        True. Barr owns this. He just took title today. Let’s see what he does with what he now owns.

        Pelosi’s flying media monkeys would have flung their poop at Barr had he intervened before there was a verdict.

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  16. Richie says:

    Meanwhile, Comey and McCabe are selling books.

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  17. TarsTarkas says:

    Don’t fall into this outrage trap.

    Methinks this conviction was allowed to happen to get reversed in order to facilitate discovery and root out yet more swamp creatures. Just my opinion.

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    • dawg says:

      Thats exactly what Im wondering.

      Liked by 1 person

    • BitterC says:

      Don’t know about that Tsars, but it certainly shows what a DC jury can do if Trump is tangentially involved

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    • WSB says:

      HAHAHA! That is directly the mode I fall into!!!! Much tin foil!

      I know, I am constantly being laughed at and ridiculed!!! And I love it! Our world!!!!

      😁

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      • butch cassidy says:

        What makes Barr look worse, Him intervening in this case and being being accused of interfering with something muellers gang started. Or let it go and let the courts make the final decision. Barr has been accused of being Trumps personnel lawyer, staying out of something mueller started that looks like a set up might have been his best option. What do you think the headlines would look like if Barr dropped this case?

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    • Barr has to also clean out the JUDICIARY also…There can be no Justice in this country of ANY CITIZEN if the LAW is made a mockery of, and that is exactly what Sidney is pointing out…”ANYONE can convict a HAM Samwich”…Problem is: Who is going to eat it when the conviction is over-turned…

      P.S. Question for the lawyers here: How in the HELL did the prosecutors KNOW that ANY fara violations were committed? ALL the individuals were from a foreign country and we are too take their word for it that they were consultant with Michael Flynn’s Co??? Having a hard time juxtaposing the individuals with the paperwork with Fynn’s co…that’s all!!!

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  18. All Too Much says:

    Last evening, Sundance posted the defendant’s motion Motion To Dismiss. The motion is wort a read, again if you already read it. Powell’s tweets about the verdict are right in line with motion.
    The next move will be the defense for motion for directed verdict, that is, ask the judge to overrule the jury verdict. The motion for directed verdict is a necessary step before an appeal can be filed.
    The directed verdict motion is due in ten days, as I recall the rules of civil procedure. It should make for more good reading, if you like to read such things.

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    • Doppler says:

      Judgement NOV, non obstante veridicto – notwithstanding the verdict. But we don’t know what those other government documents were, or what Rafiekien and Alptekin were really doing. If you’re going to advocate for foreign governments you should register, but there should not be selective enforcement for violations, And the penalties should be fines, unless real harm to the country can be shown. With guys like Weissmann around, and there are other prosecutors who lack temperament and judgement, these vague Malum prohibitum laws just empower the Deep State to intimidate those who don’t bow down to them.

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      • Doppler says:

        (Directed verdict motion comes before verdict, if memory serves).

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      • Thank you Doppler…See my reply above…WHERE ARE THE GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS? When the defense asks for them, they should be made available OR if they are classified, THEN EVERYONE GOES TO A SCIF AND SIDNEY GETS A TEMPORARY SECURITY CLEARANCE ONLY FOR WHAT THE DOCUMENTS BEING PRESENTED…That is prim a fascia…AND if the government BRINGS OUT ANY MORE DOCUMENTS besides what was seen in the SCIF, ALL HELL SHOULD BREAK LOOSE IN THE COURT ROOM!!!

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  19. George 1 says:

    The Feds can convict anyone they want at this point. Of course the only people they want to convict are somehow associated with the President.

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  20. BitterC says:

    Did Comey set some sort of DOJ precedent? Why does the DOJ announcement linked in article mention kickbacks from FIG? Never heard anything about kickbacks and don’t see them in the charges

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  21. Joemama says:

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

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  22. Newhere says:

    It’s really hard to try to explain to anyone what’s actually going on — connecting dots, showing how the media works, the echo chamber, the projection, trillions at stake, what “fascism” actually looks like, etc. — when things like this keep continuing to happen under Trump’s own people.

    You have to watch it in real-time for a LONG time for incredulity finally to dissolve into “of course.”

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  23. John55 says:

    A jury of left-wing Democrats. They’ll vote to convict regardless of any evidence.

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  24. A2 says:

    I read the trial account and testimony. If I was a juror I would have voted guilty.

    The only evidence entered that was favourable to Flynn is that he wanted to file a fara with the DOJ, according to one testimony, but the bozo guy didn’t want it filed. As it might have jeopardised their ‘project’. Flynn complied. Stupid move for a former Director of DIA.

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    • WSB says:

      As I posted up top, A2, from my understanding, General Flynn had no idea the Turkish Government was behind all of this…only private entities.

      Not sure, but there seems to be a hot mess of who knew what when. And including Flynn’s attorneys. Some accounts state that they created extra questions on the form itself that were not part of an official document.

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      • A2 says:

        I’m firmly behind innocent until proven guilty. That is the foundation of our legal constitutional system.

        Therefore I have not made comments on this case, waiting for it to go to trial and jury.

        As just an observer, I would say Flynn knew, faltered, and got himself in a world of trouble. His op ed on Erdogan on the day of the election does not look well for him, as some of his paying business partners were agents of the Erdogan faction and wanted Gullen extradited. One of his employees, and a witness, said that they wrote an 80 page report on Gulen (Erdogan’s target) and could find nothing that violated the law that would lead to extradition.

        I have serious doubts that Flynn was incognisant of the facts. Unless we see him as an incompetent, or blinded by some ideological persuasion. Who knows? That is for Ms Powell to suss out.

        What unanswered questions I have, not to stir the pot, is what was Gen Flynn’s role that led to the Benghazi debacle. After the event, he was promoted and named as director of the DIA under Obama, until that went sour.

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        • WSB says:

          Hmmmm…more intrigue. We ALL just want to have some relief!

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        • Newhere says:

          He was promoted to head of DIA starting July 2012, several months before Benghazi.

          I suggest listening to several interviews he did in 2016. One with John B Wells in August 2016 covers a broad field of topics. He begged off on Benghazi questions because it’s all classified, but said the level of deception coming from the administration was demoralizing (paraphrasing). He also was wary of both Erdogan and Gulen (who, he pointed out, started out working together, and Flynn seemed negative on both).

          One thing’s certain: L’affaire Flynn is just fishy. As to whether he knew the Turkish government was funding the lobbying — I can’t believe Flynn ever would NOT know who was funding his work. So, if we take that at face value, the only plausible explanation for how he could’ve face-planted so spectacularly on FARA — while serving as an advisor to one of the major presidential campaigns, poised for a top intelligence post — is that DC is crawling with unregistered foreign lobbyists, and Flynn just never thought he’d be the one guy to get snared. But, really? I just can’t buy what’s presented so far. Unless you’re a democrat, you don’t secretly lobby for a foreign government on a sensitive foreign policy issue right before you’re about to become NSA.

          Flynn’s not dumb; there’s no way he doesn’t know the “six ways from Sunday” they have to come after him, and I certainly doubt he ever believed they weren’t after him.

          It’s all fishy and I hope we learn the whole story. To me it seems more plausible Flynn was working on something with DIA on the down low, and ended up the conspirators’ most-wanted list, either expectedly or unexpectedly.

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          • A2 says:

            Yes promoted several months before Benghazi. Who did the planning and execution?

            “In September 2011, Flynn was promoted to Lieutenant General and assigned as assistant director of national intelligence in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. On April 17, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Flynn to be the 18th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.[28][29] Flynn took command of the DIA in July 2012.[30] He simultaneously became commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, and chair of the Military Intelligence Board.

            In October 2012, Flynn announced plans to release his paper “VISION2020: Accelerating Change Through Integration”, a look at changes he believes are necessary for the DIA in the future.[31][32]

            In June 2013, Michael Flynn became the first U.S. officer to be allowed inside the Russian military intelligence (GRU) headquarters in Moscow, where he arrived at the invitation of the GRU chief Gen Igor Sergun.[33][34] His follow-up trip to visit the GRU HQ as Director of DIA was not allowed.[34]”

            What ever was planned that led to the Benghazi debacle was militarily within the purview of the Director of DIA. Or it’s staff. It didn’t happen on a whim. What was his role?
            That is my question. He was made director in April and promoted in rank. What was his role in what happened?

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        • Aeyrie says:

          I think there is a lot more beneath this case A2. My B.S. meter has been pegging for months. My meter is pretty accurate.

          General Flynn is too knowledgeable about intelligence and the Mid East for me to believe he has bee a babe in the woods through this mess. I have floated in the Treehouse recently a theory that he may be hunting the hunters by deliberately setting himself up as bait. Time will tell if I am right or not.

          The good General was furious about the Bengazi debacle, and rightly so. It was a horrific betrayal of good men in HRC’s effort to silence her gun runners. Flynn had some good things to say about Erdogan in his book, “Field of Fight”, which surprised me some after seeing him being demonized so often in the media. Gulen, not so much. As in Evil! (My word, not Flynn’s.) He’s got a wide Islamist foothold in our country, and that should creep the bravest of us out. There was also the brutal humiliation and murder of Muammar Qaddafi and the decimation of Libya that must also be reconciled. I think our good General is on a mission.

          See this article from 2015 for more:

          https://larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2015/eirv42n33-20150821/29-32_4233.pdf

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  25. Zorro says:

    I wonder if NoNads congratulates Herr Mueller for spinning off this case.

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  26. Linda K. says:

    The Mueller testimony is a set up, but that tired old man, could not even read his parting statement with any vigor. He will fail and if Barr is on the wrong side of this moment in history, he will fail too. But , why.
    Trump should declassify and not wait for Barr, anymore.

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  27. Wysneus says:

    We are fooked. There is no law except connections and power. They are not trying to hide it any longer. Everyone is to know that if you are within the family, everything is pemitted; outside everything will be prosecuted. Pappa Barr will take care of you if you cooperate. Otherwise, you are left to the mercies of a DC jury.

    Wake the f up, Donald Trump! You are our only hope.

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  28. zaq123 says:

    Doesn’t precedence show that anyone that has these issues brought up, if they are brought up, are allowed to redo/backdate their paperwork, like the Podesta’s did?

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  29. tommylotto says:

    We need to start taking into consideration political affiliation in the selection of jurors in politically charged cases. I am tired of all Democrat juries deciding these cases. It’s worse than the 9th Circuit, because deference is given to juries in deciding questions of fact. If the 9th Circuit botches a question of law, SCOTUS can fix it, but once an Eastern Virginia jury of DC technocrats decides a question of fact against you, you are screwed. Ask Scooter.

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    • desperatelyseekingmelania says:

      In this day and age in which one can’t even go out to eat at a restaurant for fear of being shown the door for one’s political views, this is just common sense. Which is probably why I’ve never heard of it being done.

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  30. G says:

    Prosecutors have been lax on FARA violations because our crooked DOJ and FBI want a “legal” opening to seek FISA warrants on individuals breaking these laws so that they can spy on them. 57% of lobbyists routinely break FARA laws.

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  31. curator55 says:

    Not to worry. I know it looks gloomy and that things are getting worse not better a the DOJ but one sided justice is clearly over.

    Even though 2 members of the Flynn Group got A/G Barr’s DOJ DC conviction and imprisonment book thrown at them for questionable legal reasons and will likely join Manafort for the next 20 years in prison for doing what several Dem lobbyists have done for decades, the other side also got hit equally hard today by the Trump administration.

    P Trump scolded moderate FNC Host Martha McCallum on Twitter for lobbing softballs at anti Trump Rep. Swallwell and condemned FNC for not being what it once was.

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  32. Conservative_302 says:

    Can a regular citizen sue the government for a bogus investigation that wasted tax payer dollars. Let’s say Barr does nothing. Can a regular citizen do something?

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  33. Greg says:

    With this conviction does it make it easier to go after the Podesta’s?

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  34. dollops says:

    Wow, DOJ, congratulations. What’s next, convicting someone of stepping on a crack? It’s time to give some lessons on relevance to those people.

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