January 8, 2020

As missiles fly in Iraq, here’s something to ponder: If former FBI Director James Comey hadn’t set up Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in January of 2017 as part of the bogus “Trump/Russia” probe, President Trump would be benefiting now from the advice and counsel of his intended national security advisor. Instead, in a startling turn of events, Flynn is likely headed for prison.

The last time we discussed Gen. Flynn, Judge Emmet Sullivan had categorically rejected Flynn’s claims that the prosecution had failed to turn over exculpatory material and also that Flynn had been pressured into pleading guilty to lying to the FBI (he had different attorneys then) when his questioners had concluded he wasn’t being deceitful. Flynn’s sentencing, postponed for so long, now looms.

Now we hear that prosecutors, who’d requested probation, have turned around and are asking for Flynn to serve up to six months in prison. The reason? Well, it looks as though this has nothing to do with Flynn’s guilt or innocence on the original charges. They say Flynn did not offer “substantial” testimony that was useful to them in the prosecution of Flynn’s business partner Bijan Rafiekian on rarely-prosecuted FARA charges (failure to register as an agent of a foreign government when he was lobbying for Turkey). Rafiekian was convicted without Flynn’s testimony but the case was reversed by a judge who found no evidence of the Turkish government’s role in any conspiracy. It would seem that this has nothing to do with Flynn or his reluctance to testify, but now he’s taking the heat.

"In light of the complete record...the government no longer deems the defendant’s assistance ‘substantial,’ wrote prosecutor Brandon Van Grack in a 33-page filing. “It is clear that the defendant has not learned his lesson. He has behaved as if the law does not apply to him, and as if there were no consequences for his actions.” More: “Given the serious nature of the defendant’s offense, his apparent failure to accept responsibility, his failure to complete his cooperation in --- and his affirmative effort to undermine --- the prosecution of Bijan Rafiekian and the need to promote respect for the law and adequately deter such criminal conduct, the government recommends that the court sentence the defendant within the applicable Guidelines range of 0 to 6 months of incarceration.”

Recall that Flynn, then President Trump’s new national security adviser, would never have been pulled into this if he hadn’t been ambushed by Comey’s FBI –- former FBI Director James Comey even publicly bragged about violating protocol to send agents to Flynn’s White House office to question him without a lawyer present –- after Sally Yates at Obama’s DOJ suggested Flynn might have violated the Logan Act, an obscure law dating from the late 1700s that no one has EVER been convicted under. In other words, he was railroaded, set up for a process crime. If we want to talk about “respect for law,” we might want to consider all this.

Anyway, Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, is scheduled to file his sentencing request on January 22. Sentencing is set for January 28. Since the December 18 ruling by Judge Sullivan, in which the judge, incredibly, went so far as to accuse Flynn of selling out his country, Powell has been uncharacteristically quiet; she had been making TV appearances to share what was going on with Flynn’s case but has been notably absent for weeks.

Flynn pleaded guilty to lying about his communications with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the Presidential transition (note: NOT during the campaign). He was, by then, broke and had had to sell his house to pay legal bills, and the FBI was reportedly threatening to target his son if he didn’t cooperate. Under the agreement, he could have faced up to five years in prison, but prosecutors originally recommended probation because they anticipated his “substantial assistance” in several ongoing investigations, according to the WASHINGTON POST.

So why does Flynn now face the likelihood of jail time, when others such as Andrew McCabe, James Clapper and James Comey have lied under oath and are still free as the breeze? Well, there’s the double standard that so far has protected them, of course. But reading between the lines in the WAPO story, it seems Flynn was likely seen as a way to “get” Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and also to aid in their efforts to implicate Trump in attempts to obtain Hillary’s emails from WikiLeaks. Nothing came of any of that, so Flynn now pays the price.

In her very public defense of Flynn, Sidney Powell was pulling the curtain back on the ‘deep state.'  There are people who surely want to silence her, and it seems they have, at least for a while. as she sees to the interests of her client.  Bill Barr, as head of the Department of Justice, should be looking closely at this curious turn of events; we don’t know how involved he has been in the case.

There are calls for President Trump to pardon Michael Flynn, to pull him out of the machine that ensnared him and stop this miscarriage of justice. Here’s a good example…

Michael Flynn’s name (Sidney Powell’s, too) turned up in a new piece by Margot Cleveland at THE FEDERALIST about the scope of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation. It was Powell who revealed last October that Durham had obtained two Blackberrys belonging to Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud, who played a key role in events leading to the opening of “Crossfire Hurricane.” This information was in a motion she filed requesting that the U.S. Government be ordered to “produce evidence that has only recently come into its possession.” This is the motion that Judge Sullivan so unexpectedly denied in December.

Powell noted that the material on Mifsud’s phones was “material, exculpatory and relevant to the defense of Mr. Flynn,” showing that “OCONUS lures” and “agents of Western intelligence” were used against her client “as early as 2014.” (“OCONUS” stands for “outside the continental United States.”) Cleveland cites this piece by Jeff Carlson in THE EPOCH TIMES…

The main point of Cleveland’s article is that Durham knows much more than IG Michael Horowitz learned. He’s certainly not just looking at the FBI. In fact, I’m going out on a limb and guessing all roads lead back to John Brennan’s CIA, that Mifsud was likely being run out of the CIA, that his phones DO hold evidence that Flynn was spied on for many months, and that Powell has been induced to stay quiet about all this.

Cleveland also brings up Stefan Halper, another “confidential human source” who became acquainted with both Carter Page and Flynn and who appears to have been shadowing Flynn as early as January 2014. (For an understanding of why this might have happened, I recommend Lee Smith’s excellent book, THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT.) According to THE NEW YORK TIMES, Durham is focusing now on John Brennan, requesting “Mr. Brennan’s emails, call logs, and other documents from the CIA...” Something tells me there’s a lot more to Flynn’s story, and that Durham will connect the dots.

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  • Sharon Bolling

    01/09/2020 10:22 PM

    I find what the "deep state" thugs have done to Gen. Flynn is both reprehensible and illegal. It is totally repugnant that agencies charged with protecting the American people from foreign influence would go to these lengths to overthrow a legitimately-elected President also. George Soros would have been arrested for treason, tried, and executed a long time ago if these 3-letter agencies were actually doing their job. The Logan Act, huh? Go get these "deep state" traitors, Judicial Watch! That includes people like Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, and Chuck Schumer.

  • karen vitale

    01/09/2020 01:06 PM

    FBI was deliberately wasting time setting up a partriot rather then charging the real Logan act suspect- John Kerry, Barak Obama Susan Rice and Hillery Clinton

  • rodney burke

    01/09/2020 12:48 PM

    I think it's about time Durham put his foot in some backsides and bruised them. This garbage has gone on far too long. Everyone KNOW Mike Flynn was set up but the prosecutors and they are the ones acting criminally. Any decision to jail is wrongful , there is no other way to put it. Maybe if the whole team on the wrong side of the law were removed for malfeasance, this would end properly.

  • Stephen Osterday

    01/09/2020 11:35 AM

    They clearly describe the actions of Hillary Clinton when they say: "behaved as if the law does not apply to her." When you compare what Flynn has done to what Hillary and her klan has done, Flynn should be given a medal.

  • Julie Hawrylak

    01/09/2020 11:24 AM

    Thank you for unbiased honest insight to all the swamp creatures lawlessness! We see on a daily basis just how deep this goes! As as Christian I see the Leviathan Spirit is alive and well! I might add Sarah will always be my hero. She took the bull by the horns and never gave them an inch! Good Bless!

  • richard mader

    01/09/2020 11:13 AM

    Treatment of Flynn is a total outrage. Comey not Flynn should be prosecuted.
    Trump needs to pardon Flynn. People at all levels must go to prison for the coup against Trump.

  • LeeMar Zarr

    01/09/2020 10:06 AM

    Why do I keep seeing Ms. P riding the Iranian missile all the way down like in "Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb?"

  • Alice

    01/09/2020 09:53 AM

    Not knowing what really goes on behind our backs, I still really feel Pres. Trump should help him. And I pray he is helping any why he can.

  • David Colonna

    01/09/2020 09:10 AM

    Mike, I suggest gathering as many true Americans we can and have a bus trip or tour to Judge Sullivan's court and heckle the judge for being so crooked and in the pocket of the deep state. This is so heart wrenching to hear and it is really scary how much evil and control the deep state has over us all. I would love to help expose the treasonous acts these folks are all engaging in and stop them dead in their tracks. How can we help to stop this nonsense?

  • Chip Woods

    01/09/2020 07:35 AM

    I see that you did not post my comments yesterday disagreeing with your column and supporting Gen. Flynn’s sentencing. It would appear you only post comments agreeing with your column’s stated position, even though I acknowledged your right to hold your own opinion. Somewhat disingenuous on your part, is it not?

  • H Corey

    01/09/2020 07:15 AM

    Flynn will go to jail yet Crooked Comey flies free as a bird. Comey should be jailed for Mueller’s $35million investigation on President Trump based on evidence bought and paid for by Democrat HClinton campaign. Message us that DOJ, FBI, CIA still has swamp creatures whose sole goal is to bring down the USA. Beware.

  • Ellen Klapperich

    01/09/2020 06:55 AM

    Yes let's be concerned for rule of law but only when it's suitable. Prayers for the railroaded man.

  • Judy Satterthwaite

    01/08/2020 11:23 PM

    It is absolutely disgusting that Mr. Flynn is going to serve prison time. He is such an honorable man and that "snake in the grass" Comey is still earning freedom that he doesn't deserve. Don't
    we have enough Trump-supporter lawyers that could prevent this from happening.

  • Judith Miller

    01/08/2020 10:53 PM

    Is the swamp ever to be drained? No justice for Flynn! The criminals are still free to say whatever nasty things they can conjure up about the President.

  • David Fox

    01/08/2020 10:36 PM

    Presidential pardon for Michael Flynn .. and very soon.

  • Billy Miller

    01/08/2020 10:23 PM

    Thank you for continuing to dig and reveal. DC is filled with lawless Scoundrels.

  • Kenna Maccallum

    01/08/2020 09:50 PM

    I pray for General Flynn daily. I don't think he did anything wrong. Sometimes we forget details of why happened yesterday.

  • Carol Mulshine

    01/08/2020 09:38 PM

    Are you suggesting Sidney Powell is being silenced by the Deep State?
    If so, this case should be thrown out!

    Clearly Flynn is not being fairly represented.

  • Floyd Henderson

    01/08/2020 09:06 PM

    I think Pelosi is an Iranian agent.

  • Anita Barker

    01/08/2020 07:46 PM


  • Cindy Andrews

    01/08/2020 07:25 PM

    It breaks my heart that these "men" are only words I can think of are selfish, power-hungry, and just plain mean. The heart of our Country's leadership has changed so much. They don't have any problem lying about anything & everything just to get what they want. I love my Country and will stand up for it any day at any time. There are some basic principles of our Country's founding that have been lost since 1776 and we need to do something to restore and remind people of those principles - but first we have to get them to listen, and that's hard to do when they only care about themselves. Oh, well, I'll close. Thank you, Mr. Huckabee, for all you do for the USA, and if I can ever help you in any way, please let me know...I would love to work with you in any way I could. God bless you.

  • Kay DeWitt

    01/08/2020 06:27 PM

    Your ability to uncover the naked facts of truth in these situations is...umm....I can't think of the right word so would you settle for the word inGENIUS....with emphasis on the word GENIUS....but....I know that, since you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, your "genius" status won't "trump" your humble servant status!

  • DL Ward

    01/08/2020 04:39 PM

    It seems to me there are others that have done much worse than Flynn if anything, that should be put behind bars and are still as free as a bird. Flynn has served this country and his reward is to go to prison. What a mixed up legal system. It’s a disgrace.

  • Jerry Korba

    01/08/2020 04:27 PM

    my comments about Obama and his crime mob probably makes people uncomfortable what kind of Justice does America get under the rules Obama and his DOJ get. It is called Dirty Justice by dirty people. How many people were put behind bars because of it. I have been critical of Pelosi Schumer and the rest on the Left Pelosi gets a call from VP Pence while she is attending a restaurant opening and blows him off he trying to let her know that the bases in Iraq are being bombed oh well nothing I could have done about it I don't care I am in the process of impeaching our President what's more important than that says the drunken Pelosi oh another daiquiri please put it on the taxpayers bill give everyone a drink put that on the taxpayers bill, take that American Citizens, and Iran I will have Obama sent some more cash lob a few more missiles at our servicemen. Have another Nanci!!!!!!!!! That is really who You are.

  • Steve Conner

    01/08/2020 04:23 PM

    I don't know if President Trump is required by law to wait until sentencing before he can issue a pardon ( seems the Dems are constantly changing the "law" as it applies to this President) but he should pardon Gen Flynn at the earliest time possible.