Notes by former FBI special agent Peter Strzok show former director James Comey advising President Obama that phone calls between General Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak appear to be “legit.”
The handwritten memorialization of the meeting, which took place in early January, also appears to show former Vice President Joe Biden suggesting pursuit of the “Logan Act,” while Obama advised that “the right people” need to look into Flynn.
The notes were submitted by Flynn’s legal team in a court filing Wednesday to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
“Mr. Obama himself directed that ‘the right people’ investigate General Flynn,” according to the filing.
Comey, according to Strzok’s scribbled notes replied that “Kislyak calls but appear legit.”
In another section labeled ‘VP’ for ‘Vice President,’ the words “Logan Act” appear.
Flynn’s lawyers write in their memo that, “According to Strzok’s notes, it appears that Vice President Biden personally raised the idea of the Logan Act” which “became an admitted pretext to investigate General Flynn.”
Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI over contacts with Russia in late 2017, but documents unsealed by the Department of Justice earlier this year showed his plea was likely the result of a coercion and entrapment plot.
The call itself led to several Obama officials requesting Flynn’s name be unmasked from intercepts of a phone call with Kislyak.
After he was identified, leaked calls were published by the Washington Post’s David Ignatius on January 12, 2017, which led to Flynn’s firing.
Disclosing the identity of an American collaterally caught in surveillance is “a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.”
A federal appeals court today ordered a lower court to dismiss the case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Did Biden Lie?
In an interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, Biden accused President Trump of linking him to the Flynn case as a diversion.
“I knew nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn, number one. Number two, this is all about diversion,” he claimed.
Trump mocked the idea that Biden knew nothing after a list of former Obama administration officials who ‘unmasked’ Flynn was declassified and it revealed the former Vice President’s name.
“He has no idea, he knows nothing about anything. Nothing at all. And then it gets released today that he was a big unmasker,” the president sarcastically replied. “So how do you know nothing if you’re one of the unmaskers?”
Strzok’s notes suggest Biden knew plenty and that the President, once again, has been proven correct.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) called the Democrat presidential nominee a liar.
“I hope a lot of people are going to pay a big price because they’re dishonest, crooked people,” President Trump has said regarding the Obama-Biden-Flynn scandal in the past.
He has suggested those involved were “human scum” and committed “treason.”
“It was the greatest political crime in the history of our country,” Trump told Fox News in May. “If I were a Democrat instead of a Republican, I think everybody would have been in jail a long time ago, and I’m talking with 50-year sentences.”
“It is a disgrace what’s happened,” he continued. “This is the greatest political scam, hoax in the history of our country.”
Imagine spending your life in service to this great country as General Flynn did, serving with honor and distinction, only to have your entire life and reputation ruined by a community organizer and his buddies – all because they couldn’t accept the results of an election.
Are you going to let these people back in power again come November?
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