On the day John Ratcliffe was finally approved as Director of National Intelligence –- by a completely partisan vote –- the Michael Flynn story got even crazier.

First --- and this has received no press till now --- British ex-spy Christopher Steele, author of the fictional anti-Trump “dossier” paid for by Hillary’s campaign and the DNC, was offered money by the FBI to collect intelligence on Flynn. (Who needs Fusion GPS to pay a spy when you have the Federal Bureau of Intrusion to do it?) This happened in a meeting on October 3, 2016, in “an unnamed European city,” according to Chuck Ross at the DAILY CALLER. In addition to “significant” compensation for his spying, Steele was paid $15,000 in expenses for his trip to this city. Nice work if you can get it, especially if your "intelligence” is garbage.

That’s right, Steele was getting paid by EVERYONE. I wish I knew his secret.

This new information seems significant in light of a fake story that was being peddled about an affair between Flynn and a Russian woman. This rumor was completely unfounded, and, as described in Lee Smith’s great book THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT, was originally set up at an event near Cambridge University much earlier, in 2014. Obama and his team had had it in for Flynn from the start, mostly due to his intense disapproval of Obama’s Iran nuclear deal and also his intention to audit and streamline the intel bureaucracy. For one thing, Flynn was planning to audit the Office of Net Assessment, which was paying “confidential human source” (SPY) Stefan Halper to do...well, whatever it was they were really paying him to do.

Ross reports, “It is not clear how and when Steele came across the rumor, or if it was the result of the FBI asking him to look into Flynn.” But actually, we do know this rumor predates Steele’s October 3 meeting. It had already been planted and was ripe for the picking.

This “new” story comes right out of Inspector General Horowitz’s report, released last December. We learn from the IG that the FBI offered to pay Steele “significantly” to collect information in three separate “buckets” that were part of Crossfire Hurricane, all to establish a relationship between the Trump campaign and Russia. According to the IG report, an FBI agent provided Steele with a “general overview” of Crossfire Hurricane, which was still ongoing, including information on the “small analytical effort” (!) they had undertaken on Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos and Carter Page.

In fact, according to the IG report, some FBI agents thought Steele had been told too much about Crossfire Hurricane.

As Ross reports, we didn’t really know until now about Steele’s investigation of Flynn; we knew about 17 memos that covered Trump (oh yes), Page, Manafort and Michael Cohen. But in just the last few weeks, a couple of documents on Flynn have surfaced:

First, a House Intelligence Committee transcript of the testimony of John McCain associate David Kramer refers to his belief that Flynn had had an affair with a Russian woman in the U.K.

Second, an FBI memo from January 4, 2017, says a “confidential human source” told the Bureau the woman had been present at an event Flynn attended in 2014 while he was head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. This has to be the event described in THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT; if you’ve read the book, you know the woman is Svetlana Lokhova, who, as Ross relates, became the target of a “whisper campaign” about an affair with Flynn. The gossip was that she had left the event with Flynn, but Lokhova’s husband says he personally picked her up that night. Anyway, this is how long the Obama administration and FBI have been trying to compromise Flynn.

Something else that just emerged about the Flynn case makes me think it might blow wide open. With thanks to Dan Bongino for pointing this out, President Obama’s “fixer,” former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, is now attorney for...(drum roll please)...Susan Rice. Rice is under scrutiny now for her January 20, 2016, email “note to self” on her way out the White House door, the one that described an Oval Office meeting attended by Obama, Yates, Clapper, Comey, Brennan and (yes) Biden.

Ruemmler wrote in a just-released February 23, 2018, letter to Sens. Grassley, Feinstein, Graham and Whitehouse that Rice had written that memo to herself on advice of White House counsel, "given the importance and sensitivity of the subject matter.” She told them Rice hadn’t done it sooner because “that was the first opportunity she had to do so.” (Ah, of course it was.) How is it even possible to accurately memorialize a meeting that took place almost three weeks earlier? Unless, of course, your goal isn’t to accurately memorialize it, but to CYA, or C somebody’s A.

Curiously, when Rice was asked during a 2018 congressional inquiry whether she was aware of Comey’s investigation of Flynn, she said no, not until Comey testified. Given the nature of the January 2017 meeting as related by Sally Yates, it’s impossible to believe Rice. It’s hard to believe this serial liar about anything.

Bongino recommended this WASHINGTON EXAMINER story as a good example of the kind of thing Kathryn Ruemmler, as former Obama White House counsel, has been involved in as a “fixer.” Here we see her working in tandem with DNC attorneys to defend against a lawsuit by Carter Page, saying, unbelievably, that “the allegedly defamatory statements” against Page in the dossier “were substantially true” and “are capable of an innocent construction.” On what planet?

Flynn’s deputy national security adviser K. T. McFarland (whom I would guess has the best inside story of anyone), says that nothing about Rice’s email makes sense.

She told Shannon Bream at FOX NEWS that “it was an odd thing to do.” Why would you do this, she reasoned, unless you thought “somebody was potentially going to come after the fact and see that they’ve done something wrong.” Rice was making it look as though whatever they were doing was done “by the book.” What book is that, ESPIONAGE FOR DUMMIES?

McFarland said something else really interesting in light of Obama’s team debating whether they should include Flynn on classified “Russia” briefings. During a briefing three weeks prior, she said, “every other topic was mentioned,” including North Korea, China and ISIS, “but they didn’t mention anything about Russia and yet they knew, at that point, that they were about to sanction Russia for election interference.”

In other words, they had already been keeping Flynn out of the loop.

Stay tuned; much more to come. According to Sara Carter and John Solomon, Friday will bring more about the unmasking of Americans by the Obama regime, particularly John Brennan’s CIA.

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  • William Anthony

    05/22/2020 11:59 AM

    Sometimes Iranian scientists, engineers and business professionals make decades worth of progress in a few years. Look at the Iranian progress in automobiles that run on natural gas. Look at the transportation and sale of used automobiles from foreign countries and foreign continents. This is an attempt at an end of comment.

  • Douglas Pinckney

    05/22/2020 11:58 AM

    President Trump needs to make an executive order to outlaw mail-in ballots as they are untraceable and they have been traced to voter fraud.
    If someone wants to vote but are going to leave their registered district, they can make the decision to either wait to leave until after voting, or don't vote.
    Our soldiers can vote where they are in designated embassy voting districts.

  • Danny Draper

    05/22/2020 11:58 AM

    Governor, from my perspective, down here in the little state of Arkansas, I am convinced that our Republican congressional folks are letting the Democrats get away with just about any unlawful act they want to perform. Reams and reams of paper and thousands of megabytes of information seem to indicate that the Democratic party is corrupt from the House down to the liberal governors and mayors of "certain" states and cities. When is someone, anyone, going to stand up and say enough is enough. It appears to me that all the Republicans are going to do is stir the pot but never take action against the stink that has been raised. Millions of people in mid-America states such as Arkansas are absolutely frustrated with the whole group of people who allegedly serve "We the people" from Washington DC. What will it take to motivate elected leadership to actually do something more that verbally battle each other in the news media or op-eds? I gave six years to the country I love, two of those years in Vietnam, and I'm almost to the point of being willing to take up arms again (figurately speaking) to restore this country to what it once was. At the rate we are going, in ten years no one will recognize us any longer as the "Land of the free and home of the brave". We will be just another socialistic, third-world, "Banana Republic" (Quoting one of our better governors) with no significant role in world politics. The time for talk is past. Now is the time for action.

  • Kay DeWitt

    05/22/2020 11:55 AM

    Literally, less than five minutes after I wrote my comment, I decided to read some of the comments that were made to last night's newsletter...and because I came across a comment a reader wrote that re-echoed what I had just written in MY comment, just now, I decided to copy, and paste, this reader's statements that DID re-echo mine...and he submitted his comment to last night's newsletter because, even though he wrote it this morning, this morning 's newsletter had not been sent out yet.....ANYWAY...BELOW IS THE COPY OF SAID READER'S COMMENT;

    Robert Deplorable Baublitz

    05/22/2020 05:06 AM

    My caution to voters is, and always with be, to support, and encourage everyday Americans who understand financial discipline in their own house, the Founder's intent of the Constitution which is a limit, a boundary, on federal powers, Period, before we allow them to run for public office.

    And if they don't understand basic American history surrounding our nations founding, such as the Founder's belief in the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, the God of Israel, ("...the laws of nature and nature's God...") they have no business being in public office.

    My point is, Republicans, or President Trump for that matter, are not our Saviour. As bad as the dem party is, the repub party is not far behind. Too many from both whose number one goal is enriching themselves at our expense.

  • Gail Denham

    05/22/2020 11:49 AM

    And will anyone be prosecuted, incarcerated, condemned, maligned, brought to justice in this whole scandal? probably not? they just go one doing their dirty work.

  • Dusty

    05/22/2020 11:43 AM

    YES! This whole Russia SCAM is so much more worse then Watergate where a few stupid broke into the Demo to get info to help with future campaigns. Not even known or set up by Pres Nixon? He only tried to cover up what they had done hoping go away? This Russia Mueller, Hillary, FBI, FISA, Steele, Flynn who was in no way doing anything wrong with Russia? Yet this media so liberal and for CHINA is quiet. Where is the real journalism today . If not for the internet we would be brain washed? Sad time for this country on what we now find behind the closed doors. WHY I left CNN and MSNBC last Pres campaign I saw this happening the lies and fake and I was a fan of both along with FOX . I was a news junky. Am I suppose to be as stupid as they try to present their news on CNN and MSNBC and on THE VIEW daily tears down this Pres? Oh thats right we are the DEPLORABLES.

  • Kay DeWitt

    05/22/2020 11:32 AM

    If, in fact, as you so state, this story DOES prove to be "worse than Watergate" , I pray that the Lord will reveal TO President Trump that...when it comes to his being re-elected...this story is worth more than the financial support he keeps begging for IF....and it is a big if.......he starts caring more about GOD'S medium of measurement as to what will enable America to be CALLED "great" ......AND...

    GOD'S medium of measurement has nothing to do with the state of America's ECONOMY, but, rather, has everything to do with the state of her godly righteousness...because if America can be called great...because it can, again, be called "one nation under God" .... a thriving economy will BE the end-product OF that (and HIS) medium of measurement...but, if a thriving economy is made America's GOAL...rather THAN its end-product of its "God-fearingness"....the insanity of our UNgodliness will continue to inflict suffering on Americans!

  • Ann Gunter

    05/22/2020 11:09 AM

    So thankful for W. Barr and John Durham investigation into the corruption of Obama, Clinton's, Comey etc, the list is long. Also for Sara Carter, John Solomon and so many others whom are investigating, David Nunes etc. We continue to pray???? Thank you Mike for you breaking it down with truth to bring clarity to the injustice and treason that has been going on with the Obama era!! Justice will prevail!!

  • Anne Fledderman

    05/22/2020 11:02 AM

    WOW! It's just absolutely mind blowing regarding all of the deceits and lying in this big scheme! It's hard to wrap your head around all of it.

  • Michael Gilio

    05/22/2020 10:59 AM

    This reads like a SUPER SPY novel! I hope we're not going down the wrong rabbit hole! Great article!

  • Jay H Mohler

    05/22/2020 10:59 AM

    Oh what a tangled web we weave when we first practice to deceive, and this is an amazing story of pure deception. All involved need to be charged!

  • Carol Gulley

    05/22/2020 10:52 AM

    Oh, come on.... how much more has to be revealed before anyone begins to be held accountable.

  • Pamela J Emery

    05/22/2020 10:48 AM

    If a different President is elected in November. God forbid. Can a new Democratic President fire Barr. Therefore stopping the investigation into the mis-handling of Flynn and into Obama and Noden

  • J W Eason III

    05/22/2020 10:42 AM

    Just like this cockamamie hit job on Flynn . The hysteria of the Covid19 is a hit job on Pres. Trump . All the Demonrats are trying to do is stop Trump , someone they can't control .

  • Louie Carrillo

    05/22/2020 10:39 AM

    You can have two brain cells and KNOW, something TERRIBLE, has happened in this country. We need to RESOLVE, this issue, with FBI and DOJ. We are NOT a police state.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    05/22/2020 10:35 AM

    I can’t comprehend such evil minds All I know to do is pray for America and our real leaders

  • ElIen Jacobs

    05/22/2020 10:29 AM

    Thanks Mike for this article, it put all these things into perspective. Keep up.the good work. Obama and his cohorts are evil and show who they follw, and It iis not Christ!

  • Charles Simmons

    05/22/2020 10:17 AM

    It’s fairly clear that the DNC and its supportive propagandist “mainstream media” wish to initiate some form of “Cultural Revolution” in USA. The reality of USA’s regionally multicultural fragmentation renders USA vulnerable to dissolution under Machiavellian manipulation by democrats.

  • Lee Kania

    05/22/2020 10:13 AM

    I've known from the start that the FBI was paying Steele. But my unanswered question was always what were they paying him for? Now I finally have my answer.

  • Richard Featherstone

    05/22/2020 10:09 AM

    Love reading all the ins and outs that you and others uncover and publicize so we know both sides of the story but my continuing question -- WHEN AND WHO IS GOING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT? Problem after problem is uncovered but there is now penalty for those that performed the evil deed.

  • James R Reim

    05/22/2020 09:58 AM

    Good work and keep at it. If we can see these bad actors go to jail, perhaps then we can turn our attention to the deranged media. Thomas Jefferson wrote "information is the currency of democracy". That makes "mis-information" what? Lies, stealing, false witness, sins...What a Godless bunch.

  • Phyllis Dawson

    05/22/2020 09:53 AM

    Thank you Gov. Huckabee for your tireless effort to keep us informed.
    May God continue to reveal more info and bring to justice those who subvert justice. May God protect the president and all who work with him, and may He preserve this country.

  • Mary Haag

    05/22/2020 09:47 AM

    Is any of this going to come out before the election anywhere besides on the FOX network???

  • Jerry Korba

    05/22/2020 09:38 AM

    Obama's Gang probably was smart enough to carry out destroying Trump IF Clinton would have won the Election. I wished we had more American Citizens in the Agencies in good standing that would release the documents Wray is not a member in good standing he is probably up to his belt in being complicent with Bob Wiseman the attorney used in the Mueller Hoax Wiseman is the mastermind of the Russian Collusion Farce, so Wray will keep FBI records locked up and he will keep his mouth shut not helping in any way to clean the Farce up. I can only hope I am wrong we don't need another Comey Part 2 leading the FBI.

  • Cliff Newman

    05/22/2020 09:35 AM

    The NWO Globalist elite have made The Republic of America and her free people turn into just one more third world nation of slaves.