May 1, 2020

"I don’t think we’ve seen the beginning of the reality of what was going on in this faux investigation, from the top to bottom.”

That’s Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice, commenting on Sean Hannity’s TV show Thursday night about revelations in the Michael Flynn case. He’s right; there is much more to come. But one thing we know for sure is that James Comey deliberately set Flynn up, and he did it because he assumed he could get away with it. He almost did.

Flynn attorney Sidney Powell really is the hero in all this; I nominate her for “Person Of The Year.” She has changed history. If she hadn’t gone after the powers that be like a pit bull, Flynn, an innocent political victim, would have been stuck with a coerced guilty plea and would never have been exonerated. (Flynn truly is vindicated from this day forward –- Trump was right to hold off on a pardon for now and let Powell do her work instead.)

Oh sure, the same books and columns would have been written exposing what the intelligence community had been up to, and the people who actually read them would have been aware of the travesty, but it wouldn’t have made any difference in the life of Michael Flynn and others who were abused by the system. Thanks to Powell, and also to the doggedness of AG Bill Barr, U.S. Attorney John Durham, and another U.S. attorney who’s been reviewing the case, Jeff Jensen, the scheme to take Flynn down is in the process of being exposed.

There MUST be accountability.

Powell appeared on the Hannity show as well, saying that the case absolutely must be dismissed, “preferably for government misconduct,” and that in any event the guilty plea has got to be thrown out, as there is finally documentation that Flynn was coerced in “a secret side deal” involving the threat of prosecution of Flynn’s son, who himself had just become the father of a newborn baby. She recapped the story we already know, that they “tried one thing after another,” starting with the Russia hoax (they’d been trying to falsely associate him with Russians since 2014-15), which failed to find anything on Flynn.

Now we have a revealing timeline for January 2017. On January 4, the FBI file is closed on the Flynn investigation, “Crossfire Razor,” with nothing derogatory found. When Strzok hears this, he texts an unknown recipient, "Hey, if you haven't closed RAZOR, don't do so yet." (Recipient: "Okay.") On January 5, Obama meets in the Oval Office with Comey and the crew; Steele also “wipes” his records, including those on Fusion GPS. On January 6, Comey briefs Trump on the “dossier” to give BUZZFEED and CNN a “hook” for using the story. It goes on from there; January is 'abuzz' with activity, both before and after Trump’s inauguration.

I’ll refer you to Sara Carter for a rundown of the documents released on Thursday. These communications are absolutely stunning, particularly the texting among Strzok, Page and Priestap about how they planned to question Flynn. Texts between Strzok and Page also reveal that they substantially re-wrote the original 302 of the ambush interview, “crafting the narrative,” in Powell’s words, “to charge Gen. Flynn with a crime he did not commit.” Unfortunately, there are still some redactions in the texts as released, but what these people were doing is obvious.

One disturbing piece of information that might explain a lot: According to Powell, the person who advanced the career of Andrew Weissmann was none other than...(drum roll, please)...our current FBI Director Christopher Wray. Wray was Weissmann’s supervisor when they were at the Department of Justice “running roughshod over the rights of everyone in Houston.” (This backstory is discussed in her book LICENSE TO LIE.) “There are people there who still have nightmares as a result of his [Weissmann’s] conduct,” she said to Hannity, “in violation of everyone’s rights, naming over 100 people as unindicted co-conspirators, forcing them to ‘lawyer-up,’ threatening witnesses right and left, every variety of prosecutorial misconduct you can imagine. He was a terrorist of a prosecutor. And he was handpicked for that job by Michael Chertoff and Bob Mueller and James Comey and people like that, during the Bush administration.” That’s right, “the swamp” pre-dates Obama, but his administration sure did take full advantage of it.

Since Wray was presiding over all of this earlier in his career, Powell has no illusions that as FBI director he will seriously address the corruption. I would really like to know the backstory of how he got that job. Surely there was a lot Trump didn’t know when he appointed him. Wray does serve "at the pleasure of the President," and it's hard to imagine that the President is at all pleased.

There are similar questions about Robert Mueller. As Sekulow mentioned Thursday, the documents and notes that have just been released had the same notation: “OSC,” for “Office of Special Counsel.” So, where was Mueller? If he had been doing his job, those documents would have been turned over to the defense. But, no, he said, “the Weissmanns of the world were running that office.”

One must-read article about the misconduct in this case is by Jonathan Turley at THE HILL. He goes down the list of FBI officials who have lied and otherwise “acted in arguably criminal or unethical ways,” such as leaking and falsifying evidence, but have not been charged. In Turley’s words, “the disconnect of these cases with the treatment of Flynn is galling and grotesque.”

Turley also has plenty to say about the presiding judge in the case, Emmet Sullivan, who has treated Flynn shamefully. “Even the federal judge used Flynn to rail against what he saw as a treasonous plot,” Turley says. Of course, he's referring to the phony “Russia hoax” plot, not the ACTUAL treasonous plot that was going on inside Sullivan's own courtroom, courtesy of the DOJ and FBI.

Now watch the media pull out all the stops trying to dismiss and/or rewrite this. Turley is no Republican or Trump cheerleader, but he’s objective enough to recognize a miscarriage of justice when he sees one. His commentary here is magnificent.

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  • Diana Mattlin

    05/03/2020 04:42 PM

    Thank you for this article. We (two of the deplorables) closely watched all this unfold and knew all along that Flynn was innocent. We believe that the majority of mainstream America also were aware that this was more of "deep state" efforts against Trump. What is most upsetting to us is the fact that for all the wrong doing, none of them have been held accountable for their actions. And, an innocent man and his family have suffered terribly because of them.

  • Lawrence C. Phelps

    05/03/2020 02:52 PM

    I have known several years that James Comey has lied and taken over for Mrs Clinton’s run for President.

  • Sharon Viger

    05/02/2020 02:06 PM

    The Karma train is coming down the tracks...we can see the light of Justice through the tunnel. Waiting patiently, wondering what the real outcome will be? Who is really going to be held accountable and who is going to be committing suicide...the real guilty won't want to go to jail.
    Will American's ever be paid back for All the wasted money the schemmers used/abused? To think that they All really thought they could get away with this is beyond ballzie and arrogant. I feel so bad for Flynn, his family and so many others that were used to take Trump down. It only proves that Trump has no power trips or need to scheme America to get the job done or to rig an election to win, otherwise the sad Lefr wouldn't had to make shot up to try and get him. Hats off to all the good guys & gals that believed in Flynn, Trump and Law & Order. True American's....stay safe, watch your back and America thanks you...I thank you for All that you have done????????????????

  • Dorothy Hancockhall

    05/02/2020 01:23 PM

    What a disgrace and shame the Left has done to Gen Flynn. Everyone should be held accountable that had a part in disgracing..this man. A Real Honest Man has been through Hell..because of the dirty tactics the Democrats amd the crooked Media have used to destroy a human being.

  • Lanny Caffey

    05/02/2020 10:06 AM

    How can all these egregious abuses of power go unpunished!?

  • Stephen Miller

    05/02/2020 09:31 AM

    Keep up the good work Mr. Huckabee! Also, please ask Sarah to run for President!!

  • Rebecca Dixon

    05/02/2020 08:55 AM

    This reporting is all well and good, but I would like to know if and when charges will brought against the authors of this injustice!

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    05/02/2020 08:12 AM

    and we the people will watch NOTHING be done to those who did this bidding.

  • Leonard Lugo

    05/02/2020 02:07 AM

    It's clear the General was set up, ok, but, how many times do we have to state that for him to be exonerated! Restored! I mean where is Comey, Mob Crime Boss Hillary and her thugs and so forth. going to be "CHARGED!" GOING TO JAIL! For Treason! Mob Crime boss Hillary is Out there Flaunting! Laughing! Aragant! I'm/We Are Above The Law, Is Her Attitude! Whoever she's Blackmailing or Paying Off, is Staying The Course In KEEPING THE SPOT LIGHT On President Trump! With the Wicked Media Covering For Her!!!! Them!!!! I mean a SWAT Team for that Roger Stone! As if he had his House full of fire arms! Getting the man out of bed! Really! And No One Is going to be Held Accountable! Why Why is there No one with A Backbone to go after these Rats, Thugs, Devils!!!! Anyway be blessed. Leonard.Baytown.TX

  • Carol J Mathews

    05/02/2020 12:22 AM

    Just a reminder that if, heaven forbid, Biden got elected, Bill Barr will be the first person to fire and all the rest of these investigations and the truth, will be lost forever. Better get it all done in the next few months and start the prosecutions, if there will ever be any.
    Hope and pray we keep Trump as our President.
    On another note and somewhat off subject, whoever is Biden's running mate will be your president within one year of his term because the Dams know Biden is early senile and they will replace him as quickly as possible. Imagine they are already working on the plan. Pray for President Trump and our country.

  • Jack J. King

    05/01/2020 06:41 PM

    Governor, the problem will remain that there will never be accountability that results in criminal charges brought against all the FBI and other government deep state personnel who obviously broke the law. I served my country for 20 years in the US Army, and it sickens me that I defended a nation that is so corrupt. God Bless you for trying to present the truth with integrity in your reporting.

  • William Domenico

    05/01/2020 06:13 PM

    Would you happen to know if there is such a thing as a security clearance for Top Secret, Crypto and Delta in Washington anymore? If so, who conducts the background investigations?

  • Eugene Gee

    05/01/2020 06:07 PM

    I hope that Flynn can sue the pants off of all of those responsible including Comey.

  • Elizabeth Odom

    05/01/2020 05:51 PM

    It is so hard to realize that so many in our government are this corrupt. Very scary. We love our Country and have been (and still are locally) respectfull and had faith in out government. That faith has been badly shaken. When a crime is discovered and the news says to contact the FBI if you see or know something or someone involved... WHO do you really contact? You just can't trust anyone anymore. And that is so so sad! Thank You Mike for all your information.

  • William Morley

    05/01/2020 05:40 PM

    All the persons involved with the harassment and loss by Flynn should be taken to task and made to pay back to Flynn every dime he lost, plus punitive damages. That money should be paid out of the pockets of everyone involved with their deception, lies, and harassments. On top of that charges should be brought against them for lying to the courts. Jail time is a must. They should then be stripped of any licenses and positions they possess.

  • Dennis P. Sheridan

    05/01/2020 05:38 PM

    Governor, you nominate Sidney Powell for "Person of the Year" for which she well and truly qualified. But I have another nomination for her, that being "Attorney General of the United States of America" again for which she is well and truly qualified. At this point in time William Barr has disappointed me greatly, there numerous individuals against whom there is more than enough evidence to put them away for many years. One of those is Hillary Clinton, I want to see her at the defendants table and have a jury pronounce her guilty. I don't care if she serves a day in jail I just want that pronouncement of guilt that will follow her for the rest of her life. The rest of the creeps associated with her and Obama Maybe he himself, pay the bill for what they have perpetrated against this country. Dennis P. Sheridan TSgt USAF Ret/Dis

  • John Grant

    05/01/2020 05:12 PM

    Never forget its not against the law for the FBI to lie. You can't but they can and do to intimidate witnesses to testify like they want or go to federal prison for some crime and they have ever how many intimidated witnesses are needed to get a witness to say what they want.
    Best to just plead guilty even if innocent to get a much less sentence.
    Sad thing is for everyone that is made to plead guilty to a crime they didn't do the FBI gets credit for only going after the guilty 98% of the time but the real criminal that did the crime goes free.

  • Carol Dugan

    05/01/2020 05:01 PM

    Will Justice ever be done? All these people that was involved must be held accountable.

  • Bruce Thomas Nason

    05/01/2020 04:28 PM

    Holy cow - WHOA!

  • Lynn Wilson

    05/01/2020 04:03 PM

    I hope these agents are punished for these deeds and the damages to Flynn, Stone and others are compensated for.

  • Anne Knowlton

    05/01/2020 04:00 PM

    Please keep the info coming. I’m disgusted by these traitors who used and abused our republic to further their own selfish agenda!

  • Janet Pingston

    05/01/2020 03:45 PM

    I once asked a lawyer awhile back. How does he feel about an innocent verdict about someone he know is guilty ? How does he feel about getting a guilty plea for someone that he knows is innocent ? The lawyer laughed. You learn in law school.... It is not about justice. It is all about the WIN.

  • David G Johnson

    05/01/2020 03:21 PM

    This truly is a game changer, if the AMERICAN voter is paying attention to this revelation. Deceit, lies and power hungry is way to common in the beltway. It's time to move the FBI headquarters completely out of Washington D.C. The upper crust of this corrupt agency is too connected to the corrupt Congress and their friends . Let there be a grandiose social distancing among the corrupt. Lets move them to the far away, but beautiful, land of Nebraska, Wyoming or Montana, or even Alaska. Too bad there are good, loyal American citizens who believe its a privilege to work for this agency and protect the Constitution, but are now tainted by the corrupt, power hungry, traitors who have attempted to destroy our country. Comey and his elite political comrades including agency personnel and politicians, should be imprisoned for life as traitors.

  • KeoniBoy

    05/01/2020 03:17 PM

    Wray & Strzok: Same smug, smarmy smirk. Same DC sewer full of fetid feces. Phew, the stench!

  • Sharon MICHALAK

    05/01/2020 03:11 PM

    I'll vote for Sidney Powell as Person of the Year! I also hope that
    women embrace her as a role model and shining example for her integrity,her steadfastness, her dedication to the Constitution, truth and justice.