It always defied logic to think President Obama wasn’t in the loop when it came to the “Trump/Russia” investigation and the targeting of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. And now, a just-released document confirms that he was. This knowledge comes from an unexpected source, then-deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, in the “302” notes from her interview with the FBI during the special counsel investigation. These notes were filed by the Justice Department on Wednesday with Sidney Powell’s motion to dismiss charges against Flynn.

The plot turns on that now-infamous January 5, 2017, meeting in the Oval Office. President-elect Donald Trump would be taking office on January 20, and Flynn would be “ambushed” at his new White House digs on January 24. On January 4, the day before the White House meeting, FBI investigators had notified top FBI officials that they were dropping the Flynn investigation, as nothing incriminating (“derogatory”) had been found. Having the target turn up clean seems like an excellent reason for closing a case, but FBI official Peter Strzok had immediately notified them to keep it open, as the “7th Floor” –- Director Comey and other top-tier officials –- was involved.

The only reason Strzok would’ve had to keep the case open was so they could connive their way into a surprise interview with Flynn, challenge his memory of something they already knew, and get him to “lie” about something that was absolutely in his purview to do, Logan Act or no Logan Act. The whole idea of him “lying” to them was a joke, as he knew from his experience in intel that any phone conversation with a foreign ambassador would’ve been recorded.

Anyway, according to Sally Yates’ “302,” Obama called her and Comey over during the January Oval Office meeting to discuss Flynn’s phone conversation with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. OBAMA brought it up. Obviously, he already knew something about this; Yates was surprised by the turn of the conversation. “Obama started by saying he had ‘learned of the information about Flynn’ and his conversation with Kislyak about sanctions,” the “302” read. “Obama specified he did not want any additional information on the matter (plausible deniability?), but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information.”

Keep in mind that Obama detests Flynn, who as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency had been a vocal opponent of his Iran policy and, in particular, of his “baby,” the misguided Iran nuclear deal. Obama advised President-elect Trump to be on guard against two things: North Korea and Michael Flynn (!). Here's the story from May of 2017.

According to Yates, it was Comey who told Obama about the Logan Act, an anachronistic law from 1799 (before telephones) that prohibits American private citizens from opposing current foreign affairs policies. It’s been on the books all this time but has NEVER been used to successfully prosecute. And Flynn wasn’t a private citizen --- he was the incoming national security adviser, for gosh sake, and this was the transition for President-elect Trump. I doubt these points came up in the conversation, though.

It’s already been established through the handwritten notes of Bill Priestap that the FBI was talking about getting Flynn to admit to violating that law.

Yates told the FBI that she wasn’t aware of the Kislyak call or the Logan Act discussions that had taken place within the FBI. She said she thought it might be a “technical violation” of the Logan Act (translation: a ridiculous stretch) during the presidential transition, but that the FBI “was more eager to pursue prosecution initially.”

Yates said Comey agreed that if the Kislyak call fell during the Obama administration --- and, technically, it did --- he would notify the White House chief of staff. But it says in her “302” that “the FBI said at some point that notification would mess up an ongoing investigation, but Yates said it was not always clear what exactly the FBI was doing to investigate Flynn.” Comey kept his plan close to the vest.

In fact, it was only AFTER the two agents Strzok and Pientka went to Flynn’s West Wing office to question him that Comey called Yates to tell her about it. According to her “302,” she was very “frustrated” about this. “She felt a decision to conduct an interview with Flynn should have been coordinated with [the Department of Justice].” She said the Flynn interview was “problematic” because White House counsel should have been notified. Indeed. But we’ve known for a long time that Comey went around them anyway; he bragged about it later and said he thought he could get away with doing that. It was a gross abuse of power.

But the Obama White House has been touched by this now.

By the way, Biden was in the Oval Office meeting, too. It would be good to question him, but he can probably be counted on to forget there even was a meeting. I don't mean saying “I don’t recall” while under oath, but literally NOT REMEMBERING it happened.

We can already see the frantic spinning on the left. Thursday, Jerrold Nadler, impeachment-mad chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, tweeted, “This is outrageous! Flynn PLEADED GUILTY to lying to investigators. The evidence against him is overwhelming. Now, a politicized DOJ is dropping the case. The decision to overrule the special counsel is without precedent and warrants an immediate explanation.” In Nadler World, the evidence that Flynn was set up and coerced to plead guilty simply doesn't exist. With few exceptions, that evidence won’t exist in Media World, either.

But there's much more to come, and only so much spinning even the most vicious Trump-hater can do. (What’s coming today and next week is said to be even more conclusive.) Thursday, there were additional “Spygate” revelations, these about Adam Schiff’s House Impeachment Committee –- I mean, House Intelligence Committee –- with transcripts that undercut the Democrats’ narrative of a legitimate “Russia” investigation. Thanks to acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, Schiff had to release thousands of declassified transcripts from the “Russia” investigation showing that, more than a year into it, FBI and intel officials could offer nothing in the way of specific proof of “collusion” with Moscow. All they offered were rambling explanations.

Sen. Chuck Grassley believes there will be prosecutions.

Here’s one huge revelation from Thursday: Hillary/DNC attorney Michael Sussman of Perkins Coie acknowledged under questioning by Republican staff (of course) that in February of 2017, he shared “dirt” he had gotten on the Trump organization’s possible ties to Russia WITH THE CIA. So the CIA was getting its anti-Trump rumors directly from a Clinton lawyer. SEE, IT ALWAYS GOES BACK TO HILLARY. Sussman wouldn’t say where he got the dirt, just that it came “from a client.” Probably Glenn Simpson and/or Chris Steele.

Schiff wrote a laughable preface to the material, saying, “The transcripts released today richly detail evidence of the Trump campaign’s efforts to invite, make use of, and cover up Russia’s help in the 2016 presidential election.” Actually, they do just the opposite.

Here’s John Solomon with all the details. This is great.

And here’s some great weekend reading, from Gregg Jarrett.

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  • stephen mitchell

    05/08/2020 12:58 PM

    So , here we go again ! With all this information being garnered , and all these " facts " showing Mr. Flynn was ambushed by the Obama Administration , do you honestly believe Mr. Hucabee , that anyone of these wrong doers is going to stand trial ?!? Do you think that Obama will be questioned , that Hillary Clinton , Comey , Biden , Shiff and the rest of those lying thugs will be subpoenaed ?!?

  • Kay DeWitt

    05/08/2020 12:55 PM

    Each added chapter of this latest saga is serving to underscore the fact that it can author a best selling book!!!

  • JOSEPH G. WHITSON

    05/08/2020 12:53 PM

    It will soon be clear if we have a," two-tier," justice system," in this Country! Hope Attorney General BARR is up to the task of enforcing," THE CONSTITUTION." The Obama Administration weaponized all the INTEL-- AGENCIES and worked with the Clintons to take down ,"THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!" ALL OF AMERICA SHOULD BE OUTRAGED! IS THERE JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY OR NOT?

  • Floyd A Unger

    05/08/2020 12:50 PM

    What a mess. Can our country ever be clean again?

  • M. Bennett

    05/08/2020 12:49 PM

    Grateful for your faithful reporting and opinions.
    Even democrats have said Obama knew of Russia interference and left it alone as assumed would help Hillary. Seems to me is more..okay is actual non-fabricated cause to look at Obama for foreign meddling.
    First, Obama is on tape saying could help Russia after the election..he suggested he couldn't be seen to help Russia while trying to win US election.
    Second, he won and gave Russia the Crimea Peninsula. Didn't protect an anti nuke ally from Russia.
    Third he, I like to jokingly say " kicked out his handlers when Russia's help didn't help Hillary win."
    I repeat, even Dems have said Obama did not stop Russia as thought would help Hillary.
    Finally, did Russia help Obama set up Flynn? Why was Obama wire tapping Flynn calls? I know Presidents not suppose to direct FBI to do, yet he very cosy with and FBI with him. From transcripts, more likely Obama wanted Flynn too be discredited. Was Flynn too close to discovering Obama shenanigans? Did Russia suggest Obama tape Flynn calls?
    Obama knew all this ..allowed Russia to annex peninsula. .interfer in election. Haven't touched on Biden's part.
    Pray you and yours are blessed with God's good and joy overflowing.
    Thank you Sir.

  • Daniel Su

    05/08/2020 12:37 PM

    It is impossible for me to believe it was solely Comey's idea and to act on his own to screw Flynn. It all came directly from the president of the United States of America. As corrupt and horrible as it may sound.

  • Paul R. Schmitt

    05/08/2020 12:26 PM

    I'm so glad to see that they are getting to see a lot of the miss lending the haters are getting what they should hopefully get stuck with all there LIES. There has been so MUCH HATERED from the Democrates,it is hard to believe that these GUYS can not be HONEST. What kind of people do we have in THERE? Pres. Trump has had his hands tied, to try to CLEAN UP this MESS, God HELP HIM...

  • Lynnette Huston

    05/08/2020 12:25 PM

    They should all be held accountable and Flynn should be paid compensation so he can retire VERY comfortably! This is a travesty and if Hillary would've won, it'd still be going on with others!

  • Tom Salagaj

    05/08/2020 12:17 PM

    So? What good is all of this truth if nothing will be done about it? Where are the indictments? Where are the serious charges for illegal things done for the past three years??? Or does the Left simply have their own standards that cannot be breached? Probably.

  • Robert Skaggs

    05/08/2020 12:09 PM

    Just proves that Obama was a lying scum-bag the whole 8 years!!!!

  • Carol Phaneuf

    05/08/2020 12:04 PM

    Do you really think any DIMOCRAT ( my spelling) will Ever br prosecuted for ANYTHING—
    After all, they are all in that protected species of LEFT WING LOONS!

  • Anne Turner

    05/08/2020 12:02 PM

    They continue to get away with it, don’t they? I will have to see actual prosecutions to believe that there will be any punishment or atonement for the DNC and it’s leaders, including Congressional shills. It all goes back to the Clintons. There is something about them that makes all negativities wash off of them. Surely there will be lawsuits. So many people were defamed. I hope the mass media are ashamed of themselves. Newspapers have always taken positions, and that is fine, but their opinions were confined to the editorial page. There was journalistic pride in writing actual news articles backed up with true investigative reporting. I despair to think of a Democrat administration, which I think may well happen, as we will lose so much of our freedom. The voters will really be electing the VP candudate of the DNC because everyone knows that is the person who will actually serve as President. It will no doubt by a woman of color. That’s fine but I’d love fir our first woman it to be someone like C. Rice or Nikki Haley. I hope everybody realizes that The nuclear codes would be in the sole control by a man with increasingly eroding mental capability and judgement for some amount of time.

  • Diana Mattlin

    05/08/2020 11:53 AM

    Thank you for continuing to give us the "real news" along with your additional comments. For those of us who have followed, not only the Flynn story, but the stories of Hillary's emails, the Benghazi standdown, and all the other treasonous acts by the previous administration, we are utterly frustrated with the fact that no one has been held accountable. The "Deep State" is alive and well and we are praying that justice will finally be administered to them in its full capacity.

  • Ken Baxter

    05/08/2020 11:51 AM

    Grassley "thinks there will be prosecutions."
    Forgive me if I say that this American is weary of the "impending prosecutions" and "blockbuster releases".
    Please tell us when the arrests are made. Not before.
    Thanks.

  • Linda C. Furlong

    05/08/2020 11:45 AM

    I would love to see Obama prosecuted and put in jail along with his whole team.

  • Charles Simmons

    05/08/2020 11:45 AM

    We are still waiting for indictments of the truly guilty.
    Democrats and other imaginative liberals invent evidence to engage in lawfare, targeting and destroying individuals. Still, even now in modern-day America, transgressions like this remain unlawful.
    We are still waiting for indictments of the truly guilty.

  • CHARLES Trigilio

    05/08/2020 11:43 AM

    Will all the people involved with this treasonous behavior go to prison?

  • William Fuhrer

    05/08/2020 11:40 AM

    There are certain Democratic analysis who I think are intelligent who seem to ignore what awful deeds the FBI did....the agents could be called MASTERS OF DECEIT except like the atheistic communist chinese THEY GOT CAUGHT

  • Jay H Mohler

    05/08/2020 11:40 AM

    When will Comey and all his cohorts get prosecuted and serve jail time? The swamp odor is perfiduious and overwhelming!!

  • Margot Plummer

    05/08/2020 11:39 AM

    "It's like it never happened!" The Servpro of political journalism. Unless the MSM starts reporting this crime, it's the same as the Servpro motto, it never happened!

  • Jerry Korba

    05/08/2020 11:36 AM

    All Living retired Presidents have security provided by the Federal Govt. Is Obama moving his assets around if he is can the Feds Freeze them as the Crime Boss may be called to explain his criminal activity while in the White House as to the Flynn case and his attempt to unseat a sitting President. The DOJ would save a tremendous amount of taxpayer money if they rounded them up and charged them all at once we may have to rent a small area to bring to Justice all that participated in the Russia Hoax and the Impeachment and the Democratic Senate Judicial Committee that that oversaw the Judge Kavanaugh Hearing they all could find residence at Gitmo Hotel I am not a cruel guy they all could entertain themselves talking about how they almost got away with it and claim they are innocent Hillary might have to be kept in isolation for her safety for the reason she lost an unloseable election. WE MAGA can be hung in their cells. THE END

  • James Robert Huffman

    05/08/2020 11:35 AM

    Please watch All Democrats as they will seek to lie their way out of this one...This is the way they have treated everything the entire 3 +++ years President Trump has been in office..

  • Charles Carpenter

    05/08/2020 11:19 AM

    It's like Mark Levin says , this is Obama's "BLUE DRESS"!

  • stephen Russell

    05/08/2020 11:10 AM

    Obama has been on this day 1. Now proof now prosecute allies A-Z.
    Drain swamp BIG Time, vet all Obama types in Govt

It always defied logic to think President Obama wasn’t in the loop when it came to the “Trump/Russia” investigation and the targeting of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. And now, a just-released document confirms that he was. This knowledge comes from an unexpected source, then-deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, in the “302” notes from her interview with the FBI during the special counsel investigation. These notes were filed by the Justice Department on Wednesday with Sidney Powell’s motion to dismiss charges against Flynn.

The plot turns on that now-infamous January 5, 2017, meeting in the Oval Office. President-elect Donald Trump would be taking office on January 20, and Flynn would be “ambushed” at his new White House digs on January 24. On January 4, the day before the White House meeting, FBI investigators had notified top FBI officials that they were dropping the Flynn investigation, as nothing incriminating (“derogatory”) had been found. Having the target turn up clean seems like an excellent reason for closing a case, but FBI official Peter Strzok had immediately notified them to keep it open, as the “7th Floor” –- Director Comey and other top-tier officials –- was involved.

The only reason Strzok would’ve had to keep the case open was so they could connive their way into a surprise interview with Flynn, challenge his memory of something they already knew, and get him to “lie” about something that was absolutely in his purview to do, Logan Act or no Logan Act. The whole idea of him “lying” to them was a joke, as he knew from his experience in intel that any phone conversation with a foreign ambassador would’ve been recorded.

Anyway, according to Sally Yates’ “302,” Obama called her and Comey over during the January Oval Office meeting to discuss Flynn’s phone conversation with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. OBAMA brought it up. Obviously, he already knew something about this; Yates was surprised by the turn of the conversation. “Obama started by saying he had ‘learned of the information about Flynn’ and his conversation with Kislyak about sanctions,” the “302” read. “Obama specified he did not want any additional information on the matter (plausible deniability?), but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information.”

Keep in mind that Obama detests Flynn, who as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency had been a vocal opponent of his Iran policy and, in particular, of his “baby,” the misguided Iran nuclear deal. Obama advised President-elect Trump to be on guard against two things: North Korea and Michael Flynn (!). Here's the story from May of 2017.

According to Yates, it was Comey who told Obama about the Logan Act, an anachronistic law from 1799 (before telephones) that prohibits American private citizens from opposing current foreign affairs policies. It’s been on the books all this time but has NEVER been used to successfully prosecute. And Flynn wasn’t a private citizen --- he was the incoming national security adviser, for gosh sake, and this was the transition for President-elect Trump. I doubt these points came up in the conversation, though.

It’s already been established through the handwritten notes of Bill Priestap that the FBI was talking about getting Flynn to admit to violating that law.

Yates told the FBI that she wasn’t aware of the Kislyak call or the Logan Act discussions that had taken place within the FBI. She said she thought it might be a “technical violation” of the Logan Act (translation: a ridiculous stretch) during the presidential transition, but that the FBI “was more eager to pursue prosecution initially.”

Yates said Comey agreed that if the Kislyak call fell during the Obama administration --- and, technically, it did --- he would notify the White House chief of staff. But it says in her “302” that “the FBI said at some point that notification would mess up an ongoing investigation, but Yates said it was not always clear what exactly the FBI was doing to investigate Flynn.” Comey kept his plan close to the vest.

In fact, it was only AFTER the two agents Strzok and Pientka went to Flynn’s West Wing office to question him that Comey called Yates to tell her about it. According to her “302,” she was very “frustrated” about this. “She felt a decision to conduct an interview with Flynn should have been coordinated with [the Department of Justice].” She said the Flynn interview was “problematic” because White House counsel should have been notified. Indeed. But we’ve known for a long time that Comey went around them anyway; he bragged about it later and said he thought he could get away with doing that. It was a gross abuse of power.

But the Obama White House has been touched by this now.

By the way, Biden was in the Oval Office meeting, too. It would be good to question him, but he can probably be counted on to forget there even was a meeting. I don't mean saying “I don’t recall” while under oath, but literally NOT REMEMBERING it happened.

We can already see the frantic spinning on the left. Thursday, Jerrold Nadler, impeachment-mad chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, tweeted, “This is outrageous! Flynn PLEADED GUILTY to lying to investigators. The evidence against him is overwhelming. Now, a politicized DOJ is dropping the case. The decision to overrule the special counsel is without precedent and warrants an immediate explanation.” In Nadler World, the evidence that Flynn was set up and coerced to plead guilty simply doesn't exist. With few exceptions, that evidence won’t exist in Media World, either.

But there's much more to come, and only so much spinning even the most vicious Trump-hater can do. (What’s coming today and next week is said to be even more conclusive.) Thursday, there were additional “Spygate” revelations, these about Adam Schiff’s House Impeachment Committee –- I mean, House Intelligence Committee –- with transcripts that undercut the Democrats’ narrative of a legitimate “Russia” investigation. Thanks to acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, Schiff had to release thousands of declassified transcripts from the “Russia” investigation showing that, more than a year into it, FBI and intel officials could offer nothing in the way of specific proof of “collusion” with Moscow. All they offered were rambling explanations.

Sen. Chuck Grassley believes there will be prosecutions.

Here’s one huge revelation from Thursday: Hillary/DNC attorney Michael Sussman of Perkins Coie acknowledged under questioning by Republican staff (of course) that in February of 2017, he shared “dirt” he had gotten on the Trump organization’s possible ties to Russia WITH THE CIA. So the CIA was getting its anti-Trump rumors directly from a Clinton lawyer. SEE, IT ALWAYS GOES BACK TO HILLARY. Sussman wouldn’t say where he got the dirt, just that it came “from a client.” Probably Glenn Simpson and/or Chris Steele.

Schiff wrote a laughable preface to the material, saying, “The transcripts released today richly detail evidence of the Trump campaign’s efforts to invite, make use of, and cover up Russia’s help in the 2016 presidential election.” Actually, they do just the opposite.

Here’s John Solomon with all the details. This is great.

And here’s some great weekend reading, from Gregg Jarrett.

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Comments 51-74 of 74

  • stephen mitchell

    05/08/2020 12:58 PM

    So , here we go again ! With all this information being garnered , and all these " facts " showing Mr. Flynn was ambushed by the Obama Administration , do you honestly believe Mr. Hucabee , that anyone of these wrong doers is going to stand trial ?!? Do you think that Obama will be questioned , that Hillary Clinton , Comey , Biden , Shiff and the rest of those lying thugs will be subpoenaed ?!?

  • Kay DeWitt

    05/08/2020 12:55 PM

    Each added chapter of this latest saga is serving to underscore the fact that it can author a best selling book!!!

  • JOSEPH G. WHITSON

    05/08/2020 12:53 PM

    It will soon be clear if we have a," two-tier," justice system," in this Country! Hope Attorney General BARR is up to the task of enforcing," THE CONSTITUTION." The Obama Administration weaponized all the INTEL-- AGENCIES and worked with the Clintons to take down ,"THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!" ALL OF AMERICA SHOULD BE OUTRAGED! IS THERE JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY OR NOT?

  • Floyd A Unger

    05/08/2020 12:50 PM

    What a mess. Can our country ever be clean again?

  • M. Bennett

    05/08/2020 12:49 PM

    Grateful for your faithful reporting and opinions.
    Even democrats have said Obama knew of Russia interference and left it alone as assumed would help Hillary. Seems to me is more..okay is actual non-fabricated cause to look at Obama for foreign meddling.
    First, Obama is on tape saying could help Russia after the election..he suggested he couldn't be seen to help Russia while trying to win US election.
    Second, he won and gave Russia the Crimea Peninsula. Didn't protect an anti nuke ally from Russia.
    Third he, I like to jokingly say " kicked out his handlers when Russia's help didn't help Hillary win."
    I repeat, even Dems have said Obama did not stop Russia as thought would help Hillary.
    Finally, did Russia help Obama set up Flynn? Why was Obama wire tapping Flynn calls? I know Presidents not suppose to direct FBI to do, yet he very cosy with and FBI with him. From transcripts, more likely Obama wanted Flynn too be discredited. Was Flynn too close to discovering Obama shenanigans? Did Russia suggest Obama tape Flynn calls?
    Obama knew all this ..allowed Russia to annex peninsula. .interfer in election. Haven't touched on Biden's part.
    Pray you and yours are blessed with God's good and joy overflowing.
    Thank you Sir.

  • Daniel Su

    05/08/2020 12:37 PM

    It is impossible for me to believe it was solely Comey's idea and to act on his own to screw Flynn. It all came directly from the president of the United States of America. As corrupt and horrible as it may sound.

  • Paul R. Schmitt

    05/08/2020 12:26 PM

    I'm so glad to see that they are getting to see a lot of the miss lending the haters are getting what they should hopefully get stuck with all there LIES. There has been so MUCH HATERED from the Democrates,it is hard to believe that these GUYS can not be HONEST. What kind of people do we have in THERE? Pres. Trump has had his hands tied, to try to CLEAN UP this MESS, God HELP HIM...

  • Lynnette Huston

    05/08/2020 12:25 PM

    They should all be held accountable and Flynn should be paid compensation so he can retire VERY comfortably! This is a travesty and if Hillary would've won, it'd still be going on with others!

  • Tom Salagaj

    05/08/2020 12:17 PM

    So? What good is all of this truth if nothing will be done about it? Where are the indictments? Where are the serious charges for illegal things done for the past three years??? Or does the Left simply have their own standards that cannot be breached? Probably.

  • Robert Skaggs

    05/08/2020 12:09 PM

    Just proves that Obama was a lying scum-bag the whole 8 years!!!!

  • Carol Phaneuf

    05/08/2020 12:04 PM

    Do you really think any DIMOCRAT ( my spelling) will Ever br prosecuted for ANYTHING—
    After all, they are all in that protected species of LEFT WING LOONS!

  • Anne Turner

    05/08/2020 12:02 PM

    They continue to get away with it, don’t they? I will have to see actual prosecutions to believe that there will be any punishment or atonement for the DNC and it’s leaders, including Congressional shills. It all goes back to the Clintons. There is something about them that makes all negativities wash off of them. Surely there will be lawsuits. So many people were defamed. I hope the mass media are ashamed of themselves. Newspapers have always taken positions, and that is fine, but their opinions were confined to the editorial page. There was journalistic pride in writing actual news articles backed up with true investigative reporting. I despair to think of a Democrat administration, which I think may well happen, as we will lose so much of our freedom. The voters will really be electing the VP candudate of the DNC because everyone knows that is the person who will actually serve as President. It will no doubt by a woman of color. That’s fine but I’d love fir our first woman it to be someone like C. Rice or Nikki Haley. I hope everybody realizes that The nuclear codes would be in the sole control by a man with increasingly eroding mental capability and judgement for some amount of time.

  • Diana Mattlin

    05/08/2020 11:53 AM

    Thank you for continuing to give us the "real news" along with your additional comments. For those of us who have followed, not only the Flynn story, but the stories of Hillary's emails, the Benghazi standdown, and all the other treasonous acts by the previous administration, we are utterly frustrated with the fact that no one has been held accountable. The "Deep State" is alive and well and we are praying that justice will finally be administered to them in its full capacity.

  • Ken Baxter

    05/08/2020 11:51 AM

    Grassley "thinks there will be prosecutions."
    Forgive me if I say that this American is weary of the "impending prosecutions" and "blockbuster releases".
    Please tell us when the arrests are made. Not before.
    Thanks.

  • Linda C. Furlong

    05/08/2020 11:45 AM

    I would love to see Obama prosecuted and put in jail along with his whole team.

  • Charles Simmons

    05/08/2020 11:45 AM

    We are still waiting for indictments of the truly guilty.
    Democrats and other imaginative liberals invent evidence to engage in lawfare, targeting and destroying individuals. Still, even now in modern-day America, transgressions like this remain unlawful.
    We are still waiting for indictments of the truly guilty.

  • CHARLES Trigilio

    05/08/2020 11:43 AM

    Will all the people involved with this treasonous behavior go to prison?

  • William Fuhrer

    05/08/2020 11:40 AM

    There are certain Democratic analysis who I think are intelligent who seem to ignore what awful deeds the FBI did....the agents could be called MASTERS OF DECEIT except like the atheistic communist chinese THEY GOT CAUGHT

  • Jay H Mohler

    05/08/2020 11:40 AM

    When will Comey and all his cohorts get prosecuted and serve jail time? The swamp odor is perfiduious and overwhelming!!

  • Margot Plummer

    05/08/2020 11:39 AM

    "It's like it never happened!" The Servpro of political journalism. Unless the MSM starts reporting this crime, it's the same as the Servpro motto, it never happened!

  • Jerry Korba

    05/08/2020 11:36 AM

    All Living retired Presidents have security provided by the Federal Govt. Is Obama moving his assets around if he is can the Feds Freeze them as the Crime Boss may be called to explain his criminal activity while in the White House as to the Flynn case and his attempt to unseat a sitting President. The DOJ would save a tremendous amount of taxpayer money if they rounded them up and charged them all at once we may have to rent a small area to bring to Justice all that participated in the Russia Hoax and the Impeachment and the Democratic Senate Judicial Committee that that oversaw the Judge Kavanaugh Hearing they all could find residence at Gitmo Hotel I am not a cruel guy they all could entertain themselves talking about how they almost got away with it and claim they are innocent Hillary might have to be kept in isolation for her safety for the reason she lost an unloseable election. WE MAGA can be hung in their cells. THE END

  • James Robert Huffman

    05/08/2020 11:35 AM

    Please watch All Democrats as they will seek to lie their way out of this one...This is the way they have treated everything the entire 3 +++ years President Trump has been in office..

  • Charles Carpenter

    05/08/2020 11:19 AM

    It's like Mark Levin says , this is Obama's "BLUE DRESS"!

  • stephen Russell

    05/08/2020 11:10 AM

    Obama has been on this day 1. Now proof now prosecute allies A-Z.
    Drain swamp BIG Time, vet all Obama types in Govt

It always defied logic to think President Obama wasn’t in the loop when it came to the “Trump/Russia” investigation and the targeting of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. And now, a just-released document confirms that he was. This knowledge comes from an unexpected source, then-deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, in the “302” notes from her interview with the FBI during the special counsel investigation. These notes were filed by the Justice Department on Wednesday with Sidney Powell’s motion to dismiss charges against Flynn.

The plot turns on that now-infamous January 5, 2017, meeting in the Oval Office. President-elect Donald Trump would be taking office on January 20, and Flynn would be “ambushed” at his new White House digs on January 24. On January 4, the day before the White House meeting, FBI investigators had notified top FBI officials that they were dropping the Flynn investigation, as nothing incriminating (“derogatory”) had been found. Having the target turn up clean seems like an excellent reason for closing a case, but FBI official Peter Strzok had immediately notified them to keep it open, as the “7th Floor” –- Director Comey and other top-tier officials –- was involved.

The only reason Strzok would’ve had to keep the case open was so they could connive their way into a surprise interview with Flynn, challenge his memory of something they already knew, and get him to “lie” about something that was absolutely in his purview to do, Logan Act or no Logan Act. The whole idea of him “lying” to them was a joke, as he knew from his experience in intel that any phone conversation with a foreign ambassador would’ve been recorded.

Anyway, according to Sally Yates’ “302,” Obama called her and Comey over during the January Oval Office meeting to discuss Flynn’s phone conversation with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. OBAMA brought it up. Obviously, he already knew something about this; Yates was surprised by the turn of the conversation. “Obama started by saying he had ‘learned of the information about Flynn’ and his conversation with Kislyak about sanctions,” the “302” read. “Obama specified he did not want any additional information on the matter (plausible deniability?), but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information.”

Keep in mind that Obama detests Flynn, who as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency had been a vocal opponent of his Iran policy and, in particular, of his “baby,” the misguided Iran nuclear deal. Obama advised President-elect Trump to be on guard against two things: North Korea and Michael Flynn (!). Here's the story from May of 2017.

According to Yates, it was Comey who told Obama about the Logan Act, an anachronistic law from 1799 (before telephones) that prohibits American private citizens from opposing current foreign affairs policies. It’s been on the books all this time but has NEVER been used to successfully prosecute. And Flynn wasn’t a private citizen --- he was the incoming national security adviser, for gosh sake, and this was the transition for President-elect Trump. I doubt these points came up in the conversation, though.

It’s already been established through the handwritten notes of Bill Priestap that the FBI was talking about getting Flynn to admit to violating that law.

Yates told the FBI that she wasn’t aware of the Kislyak call or the Logan Act discussions that had taken place within the FBI. She said she thought it might be a “technical violation” of the Logan Act (translation: a ridiculous stretch) during the presidential transition, but that the FBI “was more eager to pursue prosecution initially.”

Yates said Comey agreed that if the Kislyak call fell during the Obama administration --- and, technically, it did --- he would notify the White House chief of staff. But it says in her “302” that “the FBI said at some point that notification would mess up an ongoing investigation, but Yates said it was not always clear what exactly the FBI was doing to investigate Flynn.” Comey kept his plan close to the vest.

In fact, it was only AFTER the two agents Strzok and Pientka went to Flynn’s West Wing office to question him that Comey called Yates to tell her about it. According to her “302,” she was very “frustrated” about this. “She felt a decision to conduct an interview with Flynn should have been coordinated with [the Department of Justice].” She said the Flynn interview was “problematic” because White House counsel should have been notified. Indeed. But we’ve known for a long time that Comey went around them anyway; he bragged about it later and said he thought he could get away with doing that. It was a gross abuse of power.

But the Obama White House has been touched by this now.

By the way, Biden was in the Oval Office meeting, too. It would be good to question him, but he can probably be counted on to forget there even was a meeting. I don't mean saying “I don’t recall” while under oath, but literally NOT REMEMBERING it happened.

We can already see the frantic spinning on the left. Thursday, Jerrold Nadler, impeachment-mad chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, tweeted, “This is outrageous! Flynn PLEADED GUILTY to lying to investigators. The evidence against him is overwhelming. Now, a politicized DOJ is dropping the case. The decision to overrule the special counsel is without precedent and warrants an immediate explanation.” In Nadler World, the evidence that Flynn was set up and coerced to plead guilty simply doesn't exist. With few exceptions, that evidence won’t exist in Media World, either.

But there's much more to come, and only so much spinning even the most vicious Trump-hater can do. (What’s coming today and next week is said to be even more conclusive.) Thursday, there were additional “Spygate” revelations, these about Adam Schiff’s House Impeachment Committee –- I mean, House Intelligence Committee –- with transcripts that undercut the Democrats’ narrative of a legitimate “Russia” investigation. Thanks to acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, Schiff had to release thousands of declassified transcripts from the “Russia” investigation showing that, more than a year into it, FBI and intel officials could offer nothing in the way of specific proof of “collusion” with Moscow. All they offered were rambling explanations.

Sen. Chuck Grassley believes there will be prosecutions.

Here’s one huge revelation from Thursday: Hillary/DNC attorney Michael Sussman of Perkins Coie acknowledged under questioning by Republican staff (of course) that in February of 2017, he shared “dirt” he had gotten on the Trump organization’s possible ties to Russia WITH THE CIA. So the CIA was getting its anti-Trump rumors directly from a Clinton lawyer. SEE, IT ALWAYS GOES BACK TO HILLARY. Sussman wouldn’t say where he got the dirt, just that it came “from a client.” Probably Glenn Simpson and/or Chris Steele.

Schiff wrote a laughable preface to the material, saying, “The transcripts released today richly detail evidence of the Trump campaign’s efforts to invite, make use of, and cover up Russia’s help in the 2016 presidential election.” Actually, they do just the opposite.

Here’s John Solomon with all the details. This is great.

And here’s some great weekend reading, from Gregg Jarrett.

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  • stephen mitchell

    05/08/2020 12:58 PM

    So , here we go again ! With all this information being garnered , and all these " facts " showing Mr. Flynn was ambushed by the Obama Administration , do you honestly believe Mr. Hucabee , that anyone of these wrong doers is going to stand trial ?!? Do you think that Obama will be questioned , that Hillary Clinton , Comey , Biden , Shiff and the rest of those lying thugs will be subpoenaed ?!?

  • Kay DeWitt

    05/08/2020 12:55 PM

    Each added chapter of this latest saga is serving to underscore the fact that it can author a best selling book!!!

  • JOSEPH G. WHITSON

    05/08/2020 12:53 PM

    It will soon be clear if we have a," two-tier," justice system," in this Country! Hope Attorney General BARR is up to the task of enforcing," THE CONSTITUTION." The Obama Administration weaponized all the INTEL-- AGENCIES and worked with the Clintons to take down ,"THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!" ALL OF AMERICA SHOULD BE OUTRAGED! IS THERE JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY OR NOT?

  • Floyd A Unger

    05/08/2020 12:50 PM

    What a mess. Can our country ever be clean again?

  • M. Bennett

    05/08/2020 12:49 PM

    Grateful for your faithful reporting and opinions.
    Even democrats have said Obama knew of Russia interference and left it alone as assumed would help Hillary. Seems to me is more..okay is actual non-fabricated cause to look at Obama for foreign meddling.
    First, Obama is on tape saying could help Russia after the election..he suggested he couldn't be seen to help Russia while trying to win US election.
    Second, he won and gave Russia the Crimea Peninsula. Didn't protect an anti nuke ally from Russia.
    Third he, I like to jokingly say " kicked out his handlers when Russia's help didn't help Hillary win."
    I repeat, even Dems have said Obama did not stop Russia as thought would help Hillary.
    Finally, did Russia help Obama set up Flynn? Why was Obama wire tapping Flynn calls? I know Presidents not suppose to direct FBI to do, yet he very cosy with and FBI with him. From transcripts, more likely Obama wanted Flynn too be discredited. Was Flynn too close to discovering Obama shenanigans? Did Russia suggest Obama tape Flynn calls?
    Obama knew all this ..allowed Russia to annex peninsula. .interfer in election. Haven't touched on Biden's part.
    Pray you and yours are blessed with God's good and joy overflowing.
    Thank you Sir.

  • Daniel Su

    05/08/2020 12:37 PM

    It is impossible for me to believe it was solely Comey's idea and to act on his own to screw Flynn. It all came directly from the president of the United States of America. As corrupt and horrible as it may sound.

  • Paul R. Schmitt

    05/08/2020 12:26 PM

    I'm so glad to see that they are getting to see a lot of the miss lending the haters are getting what they should hopefully get stuck with all there LIES. There has been so MUCH HATERED from the Democrates,it is hard to believe that these GUYS can not be HONEST. What kind of people do we have in THERE? Pres. Trump has had his hands tied, to try to CLEAN UP this MESS, God HELP HIM...

  • Lynnette Huston

    05/08/2020 12:25 PM

    They should all be held accountable and Flynn should be paid compensation so he can retire VERY comfortably! This is a travesty and if Hillary would've won, it'd still be going on with others!

  • Tom Salagaj

    05/08/2020 12:17 PM

    So? What good is all of this truth if nothing will be done about it? Where are the indictments? Where are the serious charges for illegal things done for the past three years??? Or does the Left simply have their own standards that cannot be breached? Probably.

  • Robert Skaggs

    05/08/2020 12:09 PM

    Just proves that Obama was a lying scum-bag the whole 8 years!!!!

  • Carol Phaneuf

    05/08/2020 12:04 PM

    Do you really think any DIMOCRAT ( my spelling) will Ever br prosecuted for ANYTHING—
    After all, they are all in that protected species of LEFT WING LOONS!

  • Anne Turner

    05/08/2020 12:02 PM

    They continue to get away with it, don’t they? I will have to see actual prosecutions to believe that there will be any punishment or atonement for the DNC and it’s leaders, including Congressional shills. It all goes back to the Clintons. There is something about them that makes all negativities wash off of them. Surely there will be lawsuits. So many people were defamed. I hope the mass media are ashamed of themselves. Newspapers have always taken positions, and that is fine, but their opinions were confined to the editorial page. There was journalistic pride in writing actual news articles backed up with true investigative reporting. I despair to think of a Democrat administration, which I think may well happen, as we will lose so much of our freedom. The voters will really be electing the VP candudate of the DNC because everyone knows that is the person who will actually serve as President. It will no doubt by a woman of color. That’s fine but I’d love fir our first woman it to be someone like C. Rice or Nikki Haley. I hope everybody realizes that The nuclear codes would be in the sole control by a man with increasingly eroding mental capability and judgement for some amount of time.

  • Diana Mattlin

    05/08/2020 11:53 AM

    Thank you for continuing to give us the "real news" along with your additional comments. For those of us who have followed, not only the Flynn story, but the stories of Hillary's emails, the Benghazi standdown, and all the other treasonous acts by the previous administration, we are utterly frustrated with the fact that no one has been held accountable. The "Deep State" is alive and well and we are praying that justice will finally be administered to them in its full capacity.

  • Ken Baxter

    05/08/2020 11:51 AM

    Grassley "thinks there will be prosecutions."
    Forgive me if I say that this American is weary of the "impending prosecutions" and "blockbuster releases".
    Please tell us when the arrests are made. Not before.
    Thanks.

  • Linda C. Furlong

    05/08/2020 11:45 AM

    I would love to see Obama prosecuted and put in jail along with his whole team.

  • Charles Simmons

    05/08/2020 11:45 AM

    We are still waiting for indictments of the truly guilty.
    Democrats and other imaginative liberals invent evidence to engage in lawfare, targeting and destroying individuals. Still, even now in modern-day America, transgressions like this remain unlawful.
    We are still waiting for indictments of the truly guilty.

  • CHARLES Trigilio

    05/08/2020 11:43 AM

    Will all the people involved with this treasonous behavior go to prison?

  • William Fuhrer

    05/08/2020 11:40 AM

    There are certain Democratic analysis who I think are intelligent who seem to ignore what awful deeds the FBI did....the agents could be called MASTERS OF DECEIT except like the atheistic communist chinese THEY GOT CAUGHT

  • Jay H Mohler

    05/08/2020 11:40 AM

    When will Comey and all his cohorts get prosecuted and serve jail time? The swamp odor is perfiduious and overwhelming!!

  • Margot Plummer

    05/08/2020 11:39 AM

    "It's like it never happened!" The Servpro of political journalism. Unless the MSM starts reporting this crime, it's the same as the Servpro motto, it never happened!

  • Jerry Korba

    05/08/2020 11:36 AM

    All Living retired Presidents have security provided by the Federal Govt. Is Obama moving his assets around if he is can the Feds Freeze them as the Crime Boss may be called to explain his criminal activity while in the White House as to the Flynn case and his attempt to unseat a sitting President. The DOJ would save a tremendous amount of taxpayer money if they rounded them up and charged them all at once we may have to rent a small area to bring to Justice all that participated in the Russia Hoax and the Impeachment and the Democratic Senate Judicial Committee that that oversaw the Judge Kavanaugh Hearing they all could find residence at Gitmo Hotel I am not a cruel guy they all could entertain themselves talking about how they almost got away with it and claim they are innocent Hillary might have to be kept in isolation for her safety for the reason she lost an unloseable election. WE MAGA can be hung in their cells. THE END

  • James Robert Huffman

    05/08/2020 11:35 AM

    Please watch All Democrats as they will seek to lie their way out of this one...This is the way they have treated everything the entire 3 +++ years President Trump has been in office..

  • Charles Carpenter

    05/08/2020 11:19 AM

    It's like Mark Levin says , this is Obama's "BLUE DRESS"!

  • stephen Russell

    05/08/2020 11:10 AM

    Obama has been on this day 1. Now proof now prosecute allies A-Z.
    Drain swamp BIG Time, vet all Obama types in Govt