May 8, 2020

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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  • alicia Cervera

    05/14/2020 03:20 PM

    Of course obama knew. Dont you remember lisaa page telling stozck "the boss wants to know EVERYTHING]?"
    And dont tell me you are gonna moderate my comment like my previous ones. They are all true and no vulgarity used! You will NOT SILENCE ME!!!!

  • Rachel pelone

    05/14/2020 12:10 PM

    Yes, worse than unfair, they are liars, very dangerous.

  • Gail Collier

    05/12/2020 09:47 AM

    More effort must be made to get information like yours out to the American public because you can be sure President Trump won't be given the opportunity during the official Presidential debates to respond & correct inaccuracies. Media hosts will muzzle Trump!

  • Doug Sander

    05/11/2020 01:40 PM

    This needs a thorough investigation, and if all these memos, and interviews prove true, then some people should actually face a firing squad. This is treason, nothing less, and that's the prescribed punishment. Tired of all the good ol' boy separate set of laws and rules for the rich, political, and well connected.

  • Ron Edwards

    05/10/2020 02:47 PM

    Since nothing has happened in consequence to these obvious crooks, I become more convinced every day that the corruption in Washingmoney is beyond anyone's comprehension.

  • Donna Ward

    05/09/2020 02:11 PM

    This doesn’t surprise me about Obama, I was onto him during his election. If anyone has committed a crime he has and needs to be prosecuted.

  • Carla Renick

    05/09/2020 11:17 AM

    Appears to me that there is enough evidence here that we shoud be able to make some arrests all the way up the chain. "What' good for the goose is good for the gander" as my grandmother used to say. We cannot let the democrats get away with this. If this goes all the way to the top then why can't we start prosecuting?

  • Melinda Long

    05/09/2020 09:53 AM

    Obama is one despicable, horrible president. His actions against a newly elected president cannot go without prosecution! He and all his associates in this terrible CRIME!

  • Terence Jesmore

    05/09/2020 01:55 AM

    I am a retired Marine Corps Counterintelligence Investigator. NOW is the time to turn this miscarriage/abuse of justice around and start with filing Title 18 sec 1001 false swearing charges on all involved, including Obama,FBI agent etc. Lady Justice wears a blindfold for a reason. Apply the law equally and restore Gen Flynn status, clearance and pay back the monies it has cost him

  • Barbara and Larry Ford

    05/08/2020 10:30 PM

    We think it would be only fitting if President Trump were to name Flynn as the NEW FBI DIRECTOR! Boy some heads would roll! We can only imagine what would be going through their heads when they got the news! GO TRUMP! We NEED to win this next election to keep this country heading in the right direction! Heaven forbid if the Democrats were to accidentally (with some illegal help) win this upcoming election. Sure hope Americans are waking up and taking notice...especially the "real democrats" because what we have in office doesn't even resemble what democrats used to be! What we have now is a bunch of left wing, socialistic, communistic, deep state puppets!

  • Alan Wolfson

    05/08/2020 09:46 PM

    Obama was behind everything. He is the mastermind who directed all corrupt and clandestine operations and activities. Behind Obama, is surely a cabal of evil, headed by, and funded by George Soros, the chief Nazi.

  • Lisa Neely

    05/08/2020 09:20 PM

    Finally, Obama is outed as the snake that I always thought he was. I think his presidency is going to go down as one of the most corrupt in American history. I am so glad that Gen. Flynn has been exonerated. He should be made head of the FBI!!! What a bunch of degenerate crooks Obama and his sycophants are! They committed treason, didn’t they?!

  • John Hàssinger

    05/08/2020 08:35 PM

    Send them to Gitmo guy

  • Elaine Liming

    05/08/2020 07:52 PM

    Finally---we can see what" change "was instore if Obama had is way. Destroy our country--
    We need to all think about George throwing his money around to get who he wants in Congress and our Judicial in DC and in various states. Next election we better due our due diligence and study the backgrounds of those running for office. The Globalists have power in money . Let's use our vote wisely. Ask more questions. Let's pray now that the truth has come out, the American people will see these evil people jailed . I agree with many of the comments given- Treason can be applied. My Barr has a heavy workload. Let's all pray for his health and safety.

  • jim johnson

    05/08/2020 07:48 PM

    My frustration is nothing happens to these scoundrels!
    I want them prosecuted but and no one will do it since their all dirty!

  • Candace King

    05/08/2020 07:46 PM

    I think Flynn should sue for what these 'deep state' bad actors did to him. However I think the 'deep state' bad actors should have to pay for his lawyers, house he lost etc. Then of course, if they are not made to 'pay up' by the courts the tax payers will pay for what these people did to him. But I think they should be stripped of their houses, etc first so they can experience what they did to Flynn.

  • John Grant

    05/08/2020 07:46 PM

    Its making me wary of all the evidence being on TV all day against the democrats and their just taking it and not fighting back. They haven't pulled all this off for years by being stupid but being very cunning
    Fighting strategy. USMC or sports is always to get your adversary to show all their offenses and defenses that might just be what they are doing before their main warrior shows up knowing who and how to defeat the republicans. Attacking Attorney General Barr would be first on their list saying he found all his evidence against democrats at President Trumps guidance so he could win again.
    But, not yet, just be quiet, be loudly and revealingly accused, and come out fighting loaded with all the info revealed on all the news channels close to voting time with your newly announced champion leading the fight and it will not be Biden. He's just the straw man.
    Republicans might be saying too much and democrats just biding their time.
    Either way, both sides are too powerful and no one will be convicted and serve time unless its a low level way down the line person that neither side considers important.

  • Dawn Street

    05/08/2020 07:06 PM

    Thank you for your synopsis of the events that brought us to this point in our nation's history. The is far worse than Watergate or Travelgate or any of the numerous ---gates. In Watergate, men broke into the DemonRat headquarters to still their "secrets". Duh!! They were caught by the police, arrested and tried. President Nixon was not impeached because he resigned. In this case, departments of the federal government targeted an elected President. Their goal was a coup and President Trump locked out of the White House. His only "crime" was being elected President and not being a Democrat!

    These "corrupt" lawmen have ruined the reputation of the intelligence community. People think DOJ, FBI, CIA and NIA and the response is negative. We no longer trust the top cops of our nation. We look at them and the faces of Comey sneering, Strozk snarling, McCabe trying to look like an innocent puppy, Brennan the gruff bulldog are the faces we see. It will be a long time before those images are dimmed and erased. Those left in those agencies may face a long hard climb out of the hole these criminals blasted them into. What a legacy they have left!!

    From being taught we can trust the police, the deputies, the FBI, we are faced with distrust. If an agent presents to me with a badge, am I going to trustingly talk with him openly. I doubt it. I will definitely be guarded and suspicious.

  • William Anthony

    05/08/2020 06:57 PM

    I live in the United States. J'habite Des Etats-Unis. I sometimes try to write French. Quelques fois je practice ecrir francais. Bonjour la francophone. Good day to the French speaking world. I live near some Spanish speakers. I sometimes say "Se habla Ingles." I speak English in awkward Spanish. I sometimes say " Se habla Espanol muy piquito." I speak Spanish significantly little. Words written by the Dutch and Russians about the French war enthusiast Napoleon may be true. If Napoleon had included massive resupply of popular low weight furniture, carpets and beverages than he may have been able to trade for horses and food. This may have given Napoleon's troops a reason to leave Moscow with a piece of paper claiming Napoleon won. Napoleon still had a defeat North of France. Could Napoleon trick a European leader into accepting a gambit of European food from East of France and horses from East of France for metal preservation tools, metal sharpening tools, and wood piles cut to design specifications? Could Napoleon have offerred this gambit and escaped a battle North of France with a piece of paper claiming that the French forces under Napoleon won? My name is William Anthony. Je m'appelle Guillaum (William) Anthony. I like the culture of French classes, Creole classes, Spanish classes, English classes, math classes, science classes, history classes, philosophy classes, and logic classes. Many people in these classes vastly disagree with me. Some members of these classes may significantly dislike me. Au revoir. Good bye. I try to serve Jesus Christ son of a Nazareth carpenter and son of a woman named Mary married to the Nazareth carpenter who is her husband.

  • James Evart

    05/08/2020 05:45 PM

    It is sooooo heartening to see these bottom dwellers of the Obama Administration finally being brought to the light of day. Maybe by this time a couple years from now investigations will also be wrapping up on what part Dr. Fauchi and his friends had in disallowing the use of HCQ for treating this pandemic while everyone else in the world IS using it to break the back of this virus and saving many thousands. The use of HCQ is being suppressed by Fauchi and friends while people are dying to make way for an unproven vaccine called Revisimir which China patented in January with the help of Fauchi, Gates, Soros, the WHO and others. Unproven Revisimir will cost about $1000/treatment while HCQ, a proven safe medicine used for ~65+ years, would cost about $16/treatment. Do you think that they will take the time to do double blind studies with Revisimir? Fat chance! The French study of HCQ just published shows 91.7% of studied patients were completely healed using HCQ with virtually NO complications of any kind in 973 of the 1071 total patients who took part in this study while Fauchi and friends have clamped down on HCQ with false/exaggerated and non-documented claims of heart arrhythmia using HCQ, getting the FDA in conjunction with the CDC, headed by DR. Redfield, another Fouchi friend, to clamp down on its use by hospitals and doctors while people die. Show us the documented proof of HCQ, all of a sudden, after many decades of safe use, of it's becoming a dangerous drug! Its about as dangerous as aspirin from what I have heard and many, many people over 2/3 of a century attest to.

  • Ellen Klapperich

    05/08/2020 05:36 PM

    So it's safe to assume that Hillary is the real Swamp Thing!

  • Joanne Hughes

    05/08/2020 05:28 PM

    As a retired United States Army 20 years of military service (Black) I had not doubt that Obama was involved in the cover-up. I hope that retired General Flynn will financial compensated for for all that he had to go through. Also, I am sorry that President Trump fired him. In my opinion President Trump should not have fired him.

  • Dianne James

    05/08/2020 04:53 PM

    What Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Rosenstein and Schiff did is reprehensible. They must be prosecuted if the American people will have faith in the justice system once again. Also its time for Hillary Clinton to be questioned regarding her emails and Benghazi. The woman is not stupid she knows what she did, and its time to crack the Obama/Clinton crime machine.

  • Jeanne Karras

    05/08/2020 04:30 PM

    OK. We now know that Michael Flynn was set up for the “kill”. The dirty tricks within the FBI are repulsive and every American should be concerned.
    FBI Director Comey needs to be brought to justice, along with his fellow cohorts.. Will we ever see that happen? Also Ms. Hillary who is adored by the Democrats, will she be investigated? And will Mr. Flynn received compensation for the horrible crimes against him? America is waiting?

  • RUSSELL Thomas

    05/08/2020 04:27 PM

    I would like to see Flynn back in his job.