Abuse of power at the FBI:  here it is, straight from the mouth of none other than former FBI Director James Comey.  He was speaking at a public appearance Sunday in New York City before a (not surprisingly) warm and supportive crowd.  Here’s the part where he actually brags that he personally ordered the agents to go ambush Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn...

Moderator:  “You look at this White House now; it’s hard to imagine two FBI agents ending up in the state room.  How did that happen?”

 

Comey:  (after slight pause)  “I sent them.  (longer pause for big laugh from audience)  Something we--I probably wouldn’t have done or maybe gotten away with in a more organized investigation—a more organized administration.  In the George W. Bush administration, for example, or the Obama administration, the protocol---two men that, all of a sudden, perhaps increased appreciation for, over the last two years (long applause from audience).  In both those administrations, there was process.  So if the FBI wanted to send agents into the White House itself to interview a senior official, you would work through the White House counsel, there would be discussions and approvals, and it would be there, and I thought ‘it’s early enough; let’s just send a couple guys over.’”


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This audience ate it up, but oh...where to start?  Let’s put on our hip boots and try to wade through the hypocrisy.

 

Comey thought, “Let’s just send a couple guys over.”  How does THAT follow “process”?  He talks about administrations having “process,” but he conveniently forgets that the FBI has “process,” too, plenty of it, and this is just one of many, many examples of the Obama FBI going around it instead of following it.  When Comey thought he could get away with violating protocol, he just did it.  (He SURE did it when he announced that “no reasonable prosecutor” would indict Hillary, but I digress.)  And Gen. Flynn, being brand new to his White House position, probably didn’t even know what the protocol was supposed to be, so he said, “Sure, come on over.”

 

At the time this happened, President Trump had been in office FOUR DAYS.  Besides that, he was coming in on the heels of the outgoing opposition party (I know how that can be, having had the door to my new office in the Arkansas State House literally nailed shut by Democratic staffers before they left.).  The first few weeks, even months, of every new administration are always chaotic.  Comey took advantage of that to fly under the radar and violate the rules, and now he brags about it.

 

Not just bragging –- he’s passing the blame; as in, hey, it’s THEIR fault that we did this, because THEY weren’t organized enough (four days in) to keep us from doing it.  They don’t deserve to be treated according to the usual protocol.

 

I also noticed an interesting Freudian slip:  Comey says “...in a more organized investigation” before correcting himself and saying “...in a more organized administration.”  He was right the first time; the INVESTIGATION by the FBI was NOT organized the way it was supposed to be in terms of following correct “process.”  They were playing fast and loose, essentially doing whatever they thought they could get away with in their treatment of Gen. Flynn.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/comey-admits-decision-to-send-fbi-agents-to-interview-mike-flynn-was-not-standard

 

Margot Cleveland, in a piece for THE FEDERALIST, references the same sentencing memo from Flynn’s attorneys that we’ve discussed before, but she has found something more.  She says that for the first time, we can see concrete evidence that the FBI created “multiple 302 interview summaries” of Flynn’s questioning, which was done (as we knew) by (yes) Peter Strzok and also FBI Special Agent Joe Pientka.  These were the “couple guys” Comey sent over to talk to Flynn --- no need for a lawyer --- presumably about details of conversations he’d had with foreign officials during the transition.

 

Let me interject something here:  It was not a crime for Flynn to have conversations with foreign officials –- even Russians! –- during the transition.  The election was over.  In fact, at that point, having those conversations was part of his new job as national security advisor.  And when the “couple guys” from the FBI asked him, in casual talk, about mentioning sanctions in the conversation, it’s understandable that he might not have wanted to be super-forthcoming with officials from the outgoing administration.  Or he really just didn’t remember that.  Either way, he didn’t know he was being officially interrogated and could have been charged with a crime, because they deliberately did not tell him that.  Now, let’s get back to Cleveland, who, by the way, rocks.

 

She notes, as we have as well, that the Flynn 302 was dated in August, nearly seven months after the “couple guys” from the FBI talked to Flynn.  But we also have evidence, contained in yet more Strzok-Page texts, that Strzok wrote his notes soon after the interview with Flynn.  He refers to them in a text to Lisa Page sent February 14.  Also, Comey refers to seeing what must have been an earlier 302 (because he was fired in May of 2017) in testimony given to the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees under questioning by Trey Gowdy.

 

So, why is the 302 we know about dated August 22, 2017?  If this is a new version, who wrote it, and why?  By this time, Mueller had already removed Strzok from the special counsel team because of the anti-Trump text messages he’d exchanged with Page.  Is it possible that Mueller and/or officials at the FBI wanted Pientka, the other agent, to have sole authorship, so it wouldn’t be tainted by Strzok’s obvious partisanship?

 

Sens. Lindsay Graham and Chuck Grassley have been trying to find out; in fact, here are just a few of the questions they’ve sent to Inspector General Michael Horowitz:  Were the 302s ever edited?  If so, by whom?  At whose direction?  How many drafts?  Are there material differences between the final draft and the initial draft(s) or the agent’s testimony about the interview?

 

According to Cleveland, “Horowitz has yet to answer these questions.”  But now we know the judge in Flynn’s case, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, is quite curious about this and has ordered Mueller’s office to hand over any evidence that might be exculpatory, even if the government believes it “not to be material.”  (Side note:  this judge must be aware that Mueller’s attack dog, Andrew Weissmann, has a well-deserved reputation for hiding exculpatory evidence.)  Judge Sullivan demands that this include “any 302s or memoranda relative to [Flynn’s interview].”

 

Deadline for delivering this information to Judge Sullivan is Friday at 3 p.m.  We won’t see it, at least right away, because the judge will be looking at it under seal.

 

Cleveland points out that Sullivan had similar experience with prosecutorial misconduct in the Sen. Ted Stevens case; they withheld 302s, failed to include exculpatory statements in the 302s, and decided not to even write a 302 for an interview they thought “didn’t go very well.”  This judge certainly doesn’t want to be experiencing deja vu.

 

Think the special counsel still HAS the original 302s?  Cleveland is doubtful.  Weissmann is known for having systematically destroyed them in the Enron case.  (Incidentally, did you know the phones used by Strzok and Page to text each other about Trump have been wiped totally clean and given to new staffers?  That’s done as a matter of course as staff turns over, but these phones were evidence!)  If Sullivan finds that evidence has been destroyed, he should cite the prosecutors for gross misconduct and exonerate Gen. Flynn.  I’d go the extra mile and see that his legal expenses are repaid in full.  And can you say “punitive damages”?

 

http://thefederalist.com/2018/12/13/federal-judge-overseeing-michael-flynns-sentencing-just-dropped-major-bombshell/

 

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  • Elaine Romanias

    12/14/2018 12:25 PM

    I am so thankful that the judge has asked to see all papers.....TODAY by 3pm!!!! Let the unmasking begin and the truth shall be shown!!!!
    I think Pres. Trump should hire Flynn back!!!! So tired of the coverups!

  • Bill Hudson

    12/14/2018 12:24 PM

    Gov. Huckabee I have been reading your newsletters and watching your TV programs and appreciate your production of these news outlets. Regarding the persecution of Gen. Flynn, I see this as the most reprehensible act accomplished by a thoroughly corrupt and deviate FBI agency and/or members of that agency. These employees of the FBI should be brought to court and made to pay for their total disregard of the laws of our land and disregard for the constitutional rights of one of it's citizens. My prayer is that the Judge reviewing this case will soundly disallow the current judgement, clear Gen. Flynn and take those involved in this travesty to justice to task. Gen. Flynn should sue the individuals involved for all of the financial and mental stress which they have caused him and his family. Maybe if these low life swamp dwellers were taken strongly to task and made to suffer the consequences of their actions it would be a lesson to the rest of he bottom feeding dwellers of the swamp in DC and their cronies across the nation.

  • Dale Johnson

    12/14/2018 12:24 PM

    Comey just admitted to intentionally trying to entrap Michael Flynn! This boob can't even keep his mouth shut.

  • Marie I. DeKnikker

    12/14/2018 12:11 PM

    Good Morning Mike,
    I really appreciate your commentary! I so hope that Mr. Flynn is exonerated! He doesn't deserve this! He served his country. For this, I salute him. I do hope those criminals get their just due. God help us.
    Love and hugs,
    Marie

  • Rosemarie O'Neil

    12/14/2018 12:05 PM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee, I am so grateful for your clear insight on so many topics. I look forward to your comments every day. I agree with you about the Gen. Flynn case. This is so disgusting, words fail me to express how I feel. I just feel so helpless about so much of the lawless behavior that does not seem to have ANY consequences.

  • Jerry Korba

    12/14/2018 12:02 PM

    As I recently wrote about destruction of the US not coming from the outside but from the inside thus Comey Shumer Pelosi and the rest of the anti Trump and anti America group are being exposed little by little I believe that most of my group the (70 year olds) can read this as only the tip of the iceberg this administration needs our total support the younger people just do not get it they are being brainwashed by the clowns of B Sanders E. warren and did the people see who wants to run for President in 2020 check them out they could not tell the difference between stars and stripes and a cycle they want a country that is of a communist or socialist and nature the sooner the better. Just look at Shumer in the meeting with Trump and Pelosi Shumers body language reminded me of a vampire looking at the sun when pelosi talks about being a man old crying Chuck does not apply DNA does not indicate any evidence of himself as being an American man. I know how real American Men are Chuck you ran out of options 10 years ago hop on a garbage barge and head out to sea. You guessed it I do not like Chuckie!!!!!!!!!!!! or the media they are also like crying Chuck one more guess I do not like the media!!!!!!!!

  • Anne Turner

    12/14/2018 11:52 AM

    I would like to know who is going to make this man whole again. He should sue whomever he can sue fir such a miscarriage of justice. What had happened to my Beloved Country. Of course we have warts, men and women sin. There was a thing called The Fall. But unlike most countries we have tried to ask forgiveness and atoned, and atoned, and atoned. We are ruining what was the greatest Cointry ever known. When people reject the faith of our fathers and the things for which the Judeo-Christian culture stands for, this is what happens. Even Harvard, that bastion of liberalism, has proven it.

  • Cecile Basilone

    12/14/2018 11:46 AM

    Gov. Huckabee, I have never been more disappointed in the government since Obama became president. I know that sounds terrible but it's true. The division, the hate, the corruption is something I have never seen in my life (I'm 70 years old) and totally ashamed of what has happened to America. My only hope is that President Trump is president and people like you are being able to tell the truth.
    God bless you and protect you and your family.

  • Stephen Russell

    12/14/2018 11:38 AM

    What would J Edgar do today IF this occured?? or would the above NOT even get hired IE Comey, Rosenstien, etc?
    Guess Obama dont care, since this would never occur under Pres Trump

  • Patricia Reynolds

    12/14/2018 11:31 AM

    The abuse of power exercised by the FBI is absolutely abhorrent to anyone with morals. All of these people are guilty of using their office in illegal ways for political gain which is as low as you can crawl.

    Fire every single one of them and prosecute them for misuse of their power.

    I do not think I will ever be able to trust the FBI or the CIA again.

  • Stephen Russell

    12/14/2018 11:28 AM

    Just read on a website how Organic farming causes more emissions than std farming.
    Down goes another leftist idea.
    Great on food BUT uses TOO much land for farming vs std farming.
    Thanks Leftists.

Abuse of power at the FBI:  here it is, straight from the mouth of none other than former FBI Director James Comey.  He was speaking at a public appearance Sunday in New York City before a (not surprisingly) warm and supportive crowd.  Here’s the part where he actually brags that he personally ordered the agents to go ambush Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn...

Moderator:  “You look at this White House now; it’s hard to imagine two FBI agents ending up in the state room.  How did that happen?”

 

Comey:  (after slight pause)  “I sent them.  (longer pause for big laugh from audience)  Something we--I probably wouldn’t have done or maybe gotten away with in a more organized investigation—a more organized administration.  In the George W. Bush administration, for example, or the Obama administration, the protocol---two men that, all of a sudden, perhaps increased appreciation for, over the last two years (long applause from audience).  In both those administrations, there was process.  So if the FBI wanted to send agents into the White House itself to interview a senior official, you would work through the White House counsel, there would be discussions and approvals, and it would be there, and I thought ‘it’s early enough; let’s just send a couple guys over.’”


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This audience ate it up, but oh...where to start?  Let’s put on our hip boots and try to wade through the hypocrisy.

 

Comey thought, “Let’s just send a couple guys over.”  How does THAT follow “process”?  He talks about administrations having “process,” but he conveniently forgets that the FBI has “process,” too, plenty of it, and this is just one of many, many examples of the Obama FBI going around it instead of following it.  When Comey thought he could get away with violating protocol, he just did it.  (He SURE did it when he announced that “no reasonable prosecutor” would indict Hillary, but I digress.)  And Gen. Flynn, being brand new to his White House position, probably didn’t even know what the protocol was supposed to be, so he said, “Sure, come on over.”

 

At the time this happened, President Trump had been in office FOUR DAYS.  Besides that, he was coming in on the heels of the outgoing opposition party (I know how that can be, having had the door to my new office in the Arkansas State House literally nailed shut by Democratic staffers before they left.).  The first few weeks, even months, of every new administration are always chaotic.  Comey took advantage of that to fly under the radar and violate the rules, and now he brags about it.

 

Not just bragging –- he’s passing the blame; as in, hey, it’s THEIR fault that we did this, because THEY weren’t organized enough (four days in) to keep us from doing it.  They don’t deserve to be treated according to the usual protocol.

 

I also noticed an interesting Freudian slip:  Comey says “...in a more organized investigation” before correcting himself and saying “...in a more organized administration.”  He was right the first time; the INVESTIGATION by the FBI was NOT organized the way it was supposed to be in terms of following correct “process.”  They were playing fast and loose, essentially doing whatever they thought they could get away with in their treatment of Gen. Flynn.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/comey-admits-decision-to-send-fbi-agents-to-interview-mike-flynn-was-not-standard

 

Margot Cleveland, in a piece for THE FEDERALIST, references the same sentencing memo from Flynn’s attorneys that we’ve discussed before, but she has found something more.  She says that for the first time, we can see concrete evidence that the FBI created “multiple 302 interview summaries” of Flynn’s questioning, which was done (as we knew) by (yes) Peter Strzok and also FBI Special Agent Joe Pientka.  These were the “couple guys” Comey sent over to talk to Flynn --- no need for a lawyer --- presumably about details of conversations he’d had with foreign officials during the transition.

 

Let me interject something here:  It was not a crime for Flynn to have conversations with foreign officials –- even Russians! –- during the transition.  The election was over.  In fact, at that point, having those conversations was part of his new job as national security advisor.  And when the “couple guys” from the FBI asked him, in casual talk, about mentioning sanctions in the conversation, it’s understandable that he might not have wanted to be super-forthcoming with officials from the outgoing administration.  Or he really just didn’t remember that.  Either way, he didn’t know he was being officially interrogated and could have been charged with a crime, because they deliberately did not tell him that.  Now, let’s get back to Cleveland, who, by the way, rocks.

 

She notes, as we have as well, that the Flynn 302 was dated in August, nearly seven months after the “couple guys” from the FBI talked to Flynn.  But we also have evidence, contained in yet more Strzok-Page texts, that Strzok wrote his notes soon after the interview with Flynn.  He refers to them in a text to Lisa Page sent February 14.  Also, Comey refers to seeing what must have been an earlier 302 (because he was fired in May of 2017) in testimony given to the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees under questioning by Trey Gowdy.

 

So, why is the 302 we know about dated August 22, 2017?  If this is a new version, who wrote it, and why?  By this time, Mueller had already removed Strzok from the special counsel team because of the anti-Trump text messages he’d exchanged with Page.  Is it possible that Mueller and/or officials at the FBI wanted Pientka, the other agent, to have sole authorship, so it wouldn’t be tainted by Strzok’s obvious partisanship?

 

Sens. Lindsay Graham and Chuck Grassley have been trying to find out; in fact, here are just a few of the questions they’ve sent to Inspector General Michael Horowitz:  Were the 302s ever edited?  If so, by whom?  At whose direction?  How many drafts?  Are there material differences between the final draft and the initial draft(s) or the agent’s testimony about the interview?

 

According to Cleveland, “Horowitz has yet to answer these questions.”  But now we know the judge in Flynn’s case, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, is quite curious about this and has ordered Mueller’s office to hand over any evidence that might be exculpatory, even if the government believes it “not to be material.”  (Side note:  this judge must be aware that Mueller’s attack dog, Andrew Weissmann, has a well-deserved reputation for hiding exculpatory evidence.)  Judge Sullivan demands that this include “any 302s or memoranda relative to [Flynn’s interview].”

 

Deadline for delivering this information to Judge Sullivan is Friday at 3 p.m.  We won’t see it, at least right away, because the judge will be looking at it under seal.

 

Cleveland points out that Sullivan had similar experience with prosecutorial misconduct in the Sen. Ted Stevens case; they withheld 302s, failed to include exculpatory statements in the 302s, and decided not to even write a 302 for an interview they thought “didn’t go very well.”  This judge certainly doesn’t want to be experiencing deja vu.

 

Think the special counsel still HAS the original 302s?  Cleveland is doubtful.  Weissmann is known for having systematically destroyed them in the Enron case.  (Incidentally, did you know the phones used by Strzok and Page to text each other about Trump have been wiped totally clean and given to new staffers?  That’s done as a matter of course as staff turns over, but these phones were evidence!)  If Sullivan finds that evidence has been destroyed, he should cite the prosecutors for gross misconduct and exonerate Gen. Flynn.  I’d go the extra mile and see that his legal expenses are repaid in full.  And can you say “punitive damages”?

 

http://thefederalist.com/2018/12/13/federal-judge-overseeing-michael-flynns-sentencing-just-dropped-major-bombshell/

 

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  • Elaine Romanias

    12/14/2018 12:25 PM

    I am so thankful that the judge has asked to see all papers.....TODAY by 3pm!!!! Let the unmasking begin and the truth shall be shown!!!!
    I think Pres. Trump should hire Flynn back!!!! So tired of the coverups!

  • Bill Hudson

    12/14/2018 12:24 PM

    Gov. Huckabee I have been reading your newsletters and watching your TV programs and appreciate your production of these news outlets. Regarding the persecution of Gen. Flynn, I see this as the most reprehensible act accomplished by a thoroughly corrupt and deviate FBI agency and/or members of that agency. These employees of the FBI should be brought to court and made to pay for their total disregard of the laws of our land and disregard for the constitutional rights of one of it's citizens. My prayer is that the Judge reviewing this case will soundly disallow the current judgement, clear Gen. Flynn and take those involved in this travesty to justice to task. Gen. Flynn should sue the individuals involved for all of the financial and mental stress which they have caused him and his family. Maybe if these low life swamp dwellers were taken strongly to task and made to suffer the consequences of their actions it would be a lesson to the rest of he bottom feeding dwellers of the swamp in DC and their cronies across the nation.

  • Dale Johnson

    12/14/2018 12:24 PM

    Comey just admitted to intentionally trying to entrap Michael Flynn! This boob can't even keep his mouth shut.

  • Marie I. DeKnikker

    12/14/2018 12:11 PM

    Good Morning Mike,
    I really appreciate your commentary! I so hope that Mr. Flynn is exonerated! He doesn't deserve this! He served his country. For this, I salute him. I do hope those criminals get their just due. God help us.
    Love and hugs,
    Marie

  • Rosemarie O'Neil

    12/14/2018 12:05 PM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee, I am so grateful for your clear insight on so many topics. I look forward to your comments every day. I agree with you about the Gen. Flynn case. This is so disgusting, words fail me to express how I feel. I just feel so helpless about so much of the lawless behavior that does not seem to have ANY consequences.

  • Jerry Korba

    12/14/2018 12:02 PM

    As I recently wrote about destruction of the US not coming from the outside but from the inside thus Comey Shumer Pelosi and the rest of the anti Trump and anti America group are being exposed little by little I believe that most of my group the (70 year olds) can read this as only the tip of the iceberg this administration needs our total support the younger people just do not get it they are being brainwashed by the clowns of B Sanders E. warren and did the people see who wants to run for President in 2020 check them out they could not tell the difference between stars and stripes and a cycle they want a country that is of a communist or socialist and nature the sooner the better. Just look at Shumer in the meeting with Trump and Pelosi Shumers body language reminded me of a vampire looking at the sun when pelosi talks about being a man old crying Chuck does not apply DNA does not indicate any evidence of himself as being an American man. I know how real American Men are Chuck you ran out of options 10 years ago hop on a garbage barge and head out to sea. You guessed it I do not like Chuckie!!!!!!!!!!!! or the media they are also like crying Chuck one more guess I do not like the media!!!!!!!!

  • Anne Turner

    12/14/2018 11:52 AM

    I would like to know who is going to make this man whole again. He should sue whomever he can sue fir such a miscarriage of justice. What had happened to my Beloved Country. Of course we have warts, men and women sin. There was a thing called The Fall. But unlike most countries we have tried to ask forgiveness and atoned, and atoned, and atoned. We are ruining what was the greatest Cointry ever known. When people reject the faith of our fathers and the things for which the Judeo-Christian culture stands for, this is what happens. Even Harvard, that bastion of liberalism, has proven it.

  • Cecile Basilone

    12/14/2018 11:46 AM

    Gov. Huckabee, I have never been more disappointed in the government since Obama became president. I know that sounds terrible but it's true. The division, the hate, the corruption is something I have never seen in my life (I'm 70 years old) and totally ashamed of what has happened to America. My only hope is that President Trump is president and people like you are being able to tell the truth.
    God bless you and protect you and your family.

  • Stephen Russell

    12/14/2018 11:38 AM

    What would J Edgar do today IF this occured?? or would the above NOT even get hired IE Comey, Rosenstien, etc?
    Guess Obama dont care, since this would never occur under Pres Trump

  • Patricia Reynolds

    12/14/2018 11:31 AM

    The abuse of power exercised by the FBI is absolutely abhorrent to anyone with morals. All of these people are guilty of using their office in illegal ways for political gain which is as low as you can crawl.

    Fire every single one of them and prosecute them for misuse of their power.

    I do not think I will ever be able to trust the FBI or the CIA again.

  • Stephen Russell

    12/14/2018 11:28 AM

    Just read on a website how Organic farming causes more emissions than std farming.
    Down goes another leftist idea.
    Great on food BUT uses TOO much land for farming vs std farming.
    Thanks Leftists.

Abuse of power at the FBI:  here it is, straight from the mouth of none other than former FBI Director James Comey.  He was speaking at a public appearance Sunday in New York City before a (not surprisingly) warm and supportive crowd.  Here’s the part where he actually brags that he personally ordered the agents to go ambush Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn...

Moderator:  “You look at this White House now; it’s hard to imagine two FBI agents ending up in the state room.  How did that happen?”

 

Comey:  (after slight pause)  “I sent them.  (longer pause for big laugh from audience)  Something we--I probably wouldn’t have done or maybe gotten away with in a more organized investigation—a more organized administration.  In the George W. Bush administration, for example, or the Obama administration, the protocol---two men that, all of a sudden, perhaps increased appreciation for, over the last two years (long applause from audience).  In both those administrations, there was process.  So if the FBI wanted to send agents into the White House itself to interview a senior official, you would work through the White House counsel, there would be discussions and approvals, and it would be there, and I thought ‘it’s early enough; let’s just send a couple guys over.’”


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This audience ate it up, but oh...where to start?  Let’s put on our hip boots and try to wade through the hypocrisy.

 

Comey thought, “Let’s just send a couple guys over.”  How does THAT follow “process”?  He talks about administrations having “process,” but he conveniently forgets that the FBI has “process,” too, plenty of it, and this is just one of many, many examples of the Obama FBI going around it instead of following it.  When Comey thought he could get away with violating protocol, he just did it.  (He SURE did it when he announced that “no reasonable prosecutor” would indict Hillary, but I digress.)  And Gen. Flynn, being brand new to his White House position, probably didn’t even know what the protocol was supposed to be, so he said, “Sure, come on over.”

 

At the time this happened, President Trump had been in office FOUR DAYS.  Besides that, he was coming in on the heels of the outgoing opposition party (I know how that can be, having had the door to my new office in the Arkansas State House literally nailed shut by Democratic staffers before they left.).  The first few weeks, even months, of every new administration are always chaotic.  Comey took advantage of that to fly under the radar and violate the rules, and now he brags about it.

 

Not just bragging –- he’s passing the blame; as in, hey, it’s THEIR fault that we did this, because THEY weren’t organized enough (four days in) to keep us from doing it.  They don’t deserve to be treated according to the usual protocol.

 

I also noticed an interesting Freudian slip:  Comey says “...in a more organized investigation” before correcting himself and saying “...in a more organized administration.”  He was right the first time; the INVESTIGATION by the FBI was NOT organized the way it was supposed to be in terms of following correct “process.”  They were playing fast and loose, essentially doing whatever they thought they could get away with in their treatment of Gen. Flynn.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/comey-admits-decision-to-send-fbi-agents-to-interview-mike-flynn-was-not-standard

 

Margot Cleveland, in a piece for THE FEDERALIST, references the same sentencing memo from Flynn’s attorneys that we’ve discussed before, but she has found something more.  She says that for the first time, we can see concrete evidence that the FBI created “multiple 302 interview summaries” of Flynn’s questioning, which was done (as we knew) by (yes) Peter Strzok and also FBI Special Agent Joe Pientka.  These were the “couple guys” Comey sent over to talk to Flynn --- no need for a lawyer --- presumably about details of conversations he’d had with foreign officials during the transition.

 

Let me interject something here:  It was not a crime for Flynn to have conversations with foreign officials –- even Russians! –- during the transition.  The election was over.  In fact, at that point, having those conversations was part of his new job as national security advisor.  And when the “couple guys” from the FBI asked him, in casual talk, about mentioning sanctions in the conversation, it’s understandable that he might not have wanted to be super-forthcoming with officials from the outgoing administration.  Or he really just didn’t remember that.  Either way, he didn’t know he was being officially interrogated and could have been charged with a crime, because they deliberately did not tell him that.  Now, let’s get back to Cleveland, who, by the way, rocks.

 

She notes, as we have as well, that the Flynn 302 was dated in August, nearly seven months after the “couple guys” from the FBI talked to Flynn.  But we also have evidence, contained in yet more Strzok-Page texts, that Strzok wrote his notes soon after the interview with Flynn.  He refers to them in a text to Lisa Page sent February 14.  Also, Comey refers to seeing what must have been an earlier 302 (because he was fired in May of 2017) in testimony given to the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees under questioning by Trey Gowdy.

 

So, why is the 302 we know about dated August 22, 2017?  If this is a new version, who wrote it, and why?  By this time, Mueller had already removed Strzok from the special counsel team because of the anti-Trump text messages he’d exchanged with Page.  Is it possible that Mueller and/or officials at the FBI wanted Pientka, the other agent, to have sole authorship, so it wouldn’t be tainted by Strzok’s obvious partisanship?

 

Sens. Lindsay Graham and Chuck Grassley have been trying to find out; in fact, here are just a few of the questions they’ve sent to Inspector General Michael Horowitz:  Were the 302s ever edited?  If so, by whom?  At whose direction?  How many drafts?  Are there material differences between the final draft and the initial draft(s) or the agent’s testimony about the interview?

 

According to Cleveland, “Horowitz has yet to answer these questions.”  But now we know the judge in Flynn’s case, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, is quite curious about this and has ordered Mueller’s office to hand over any evidence that might be exculpatory, even if the government believes it “not to be material.”  (Side note:  this judge must be aware that Mueller’s attack dog, Andrew Weissmann, has a well-deserved reputation for hiding exculpatory evidence.)  Judge Sullivan demands that this include “any 302s or memoranda relative to [Flynn’s interview].”

 

Deadline for delivering this information to Judge Sullivan is Friday at 3 p.m.  We won’t see it, at least right away, because the judge will be looking at it under seal.

 

Cleveland points out that Sullivan had similar experience with prosecutorial misconduct in the Sen. Ted Stevens case; they withheld 302s, failed to include exculpatory statements in the 302s, and decided not to even write a 302 for an interview they thought “didn’t go very well.”  This judge certainly doesn’t want to be experiencing deja vu.

 

Think the special counsel still HAS the original 302s?  Cleveland is doubtful.  Weissmann is known for having systematically destroyed them in the Enron case.  (Incidentally, did you know the phones used by Strzok and Page to text each other about Trump have been wiped totally clean and given to new staffers?  That’s done as a matter of course as staff turns over, but these phones were evidence!)  If Sullivan finds that evidence has been destroyed, he should cite the prosecutors for gross misconduct and exonerate Gen. Flynn.  I’d go the extra mile and see that his legal expenses are repaid in full.  And can you say “punitive damages”?

 

http://thefederalist.com/2018/12/13/federal-judge-overseeing-michael-flynns-sentencing-just-dropped-major-bombshell/

 

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  • Elaine Romanias

    12/14/2018 12:25 PM

    I am so thankful that the judge has asked to see all papers.....TODAY by 3pm!!!! Let the unmasking begin and the truth shall be shown!!!!
    I think Pres. Trump should hire Flynn back!!!! So tired of the coverups!

  • Bill Hudson

    12/14/2018 12:24 PM

    Gov. Huckabee I have been reading your newsletters and watching your TV programs and appreciate your production of these news outlets. Regarding the persecution of Gen. Flynn, I see this as the most reprehensible act accomplished by a thoroughly corrupt and deviate FBI agency and/or members of that agency. These employees of the FBI should be brought to court and made to pay for their total disregard of the laws of our land and disregard for the constitutional rights of one of it's citizens. My prayer is that the Judge reviewing this case will soundly disallow the current judgement, clear Gen. Flynn and take those involved in this travesty to justice to task. Gen. Flynn should sue the individuals involved for all of the financial and mental stress which they have caused him and his family. Maybe if these low life swamp dwellers were taken strongly to task and made to suffer the consequences of their actions it would be a lesson to the rest of he bottom feeding dwellers of the swamp in DC and their cronies across the nation.

  • Dale Johnson

    12/14/2018 12:24 PM

    Comey just admitted to intentionally trying to entrap Michael Flynn! This boob can't even keep his mouth shut.

  • Marie I. DeKnikker

    12/14/2018 12:11 PM

    Good Morning Mike,
    I really appreciate your commentary! I so hope that Mr. Flynn is exonerated! He doesn't deserve this! He served his country. For this, I salute him. I do hope those criminals get their just due. God help us.
    Love and hugs,
    Marie

  • Rosemarie O'Neil

    12/14/2018 12:05 PM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee, I am so grateful for your clear insight on so many topics. I look forward to your comments every day. I agree with you about the Gen. Flynn case. This is so disgusting, words fail me to express how I feel. I just feel so helpless about so much of the lawless behavior that does not seem to have ANY consequences.

  • Jerry Korba

    12/14/2018 12:02 PM

    As I recently wrote about destruction of the US not coming from the outside but from the inside thus Comey Shumer Pelosi and the rest of the anti Trump and anti America group are being exposed little by little I believe that most of my group the (70 year olds) can read this as only the tip of the iceberg this administration needs our total support the younger people just do not get it they are being brainwashed by the clowns of B Sanders E. warren and did the people see who wants to run for President in 2020 check them out they could not tell the difference between stars and stripes and a cycle they want a country that is of a communist or socialist and nature the sooner the better. Just look at Shumer in the meeting with Trump and Pelosi Shumers body language reminded me of a vampire looking at the sun when pelosi talks about being a man old crying Chuck does not apply DNA does not indicate any evidence of himself as being an American man. I know how real American Men are Chuck you ran out of options 10 years ago hop on a garbage barge and head out to sea. You guessed it I do not like Chuckie!!!!!!!!!!!! or the media they are also like crying Chuck one more guess I do not like the media!!!!!!!!

  • Anne Turner

    12/14/2018 11:52 AM

    I would like to know who is going to make this man whole again. He should sue whomever he can sue fir such a miscarriage of justice. What had happened to my Beloved Country. Of course we have warts, men and women sin. There was a thing called The Fall. But unlike most countries we have tried to ask forgiveness and atoned, and atoned, and atoned. We are ruining what was the greatest Cointry ever known. When people reject the faith of our fathers and the things for which the Judeo-Christian culture stands for, this is what happens. Even Harvard, that bastion of liberalism, has proven it.

  • Cecile Basilone

    12/14/2018 11:46 AM

    Gov. Huckabee, I have never been more disappointed in the government since Obama became president. I know that sounds terrible but it's true. The division, the hate, the corruption is something I have never seen in my life (I'm 70 years old) and totally ashamed of what has happened to America. My only hope is that President Trump is president and people like you are being able to tell the truth.
    God bless you and protect you and your family.

  • Stephen Russell

    12/14/2018 11:38 AM

    What would J Edgar do today IF this occured?? or would the above NOT even get hired IE Comey, Rosenstien, etc?
    Guess Obama dont care, since this would never occur under Pres Trump

  • Patricia Reynolds

    12/14/2018 11:31 AM

    The abuse of power exercised by the FBI is absolutely abhorrent to anyone with morals. All of these people are guilty of using their office in illegal ways for political gain which is as low as you can crawl.

    Fire every single one of them and prosecute them for misuse of their power.

    I do not think I will ever be able to trust the FBI or the CIA again.

  • Stephen Russell

    12/14/2018 11:28 AM

    Just read on a website how Organic farming causes more emissions than std farming.
    Down goes another leftist idea.
    Great on food BUT uses TOO much land for farming vs std farming.
    Thanks Leftists.