Heartfelt thanks to reader Shannon for this response to my “20 questions for James Comey.” Not only do we get a view from inside the FBI, but we’re also directed to some MUST-READ material, especially the letter to Judge Emmet Sullivan from Robyn Gritz (link below).
Brilliant, Gov. I regretfully worked under Comey and Mueller when Comey was deputy AG and Mueller FBI director, while in the FBI on the War Crime tribunals of Saddam and his former regime. I am thoroughly disgusted and ashamed. The DOJ is nothing more than a conduit for corrupt, partisan Clinton holdovers –- lying, cheating, hypocrites who used and abused their office and by doing so sullied the good name and reputation of the men and women they allegedly led. Prosecution of them –- McCabe, Strzok, Page and myriad others –- would not be good enough. Read the letter submitted to Judge Sullivan by former SSA Robyn Gritz of the FBI concerning the guilty plea of General Flynn, a verifiable patriot. I am sick over the fall of our Justice Department and the reprehensible treatment of our President by the left and our corrupt media.
Thanks again for writing, Shannon. While searching online for the letter from Robyn Gritz, I also came across a helpful commentary by Michael Ledeen that references her. Gritz, for those who don’t know, is the decorated now-retired supervisory agent for the FBI who filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit at the FBI. When the Bureau, specifically Comey and McCabe, fought it, Flynn voluntarily wrote a letter to the court vouching for her high standards of character. It’s theorized that this is yet another reason why the higher-ups at the FBI relished the idea of going after Flynn.
Anyway, the commentary by Ledeen covers a lot of the same ground we have but lays it out beautifully. (One reference in it needs to be updated, however; since Ledeen wrote his piece, the original 302 has reportedly been produced for Judge Sullivan.) Ledeen also explains what made Flynn such a distinguished military leader; in particular, his transformation of the way we run battlefield intelligence and use it in field operations. In a nutshell, it was his plan to take battlefield decisions out of the hands of bureaucrats and give them to the men and women in the field. Sounds as if he was just the kind of leader we would have wanted as Trump’s national security advisor, and it’s our loss that this was not to be. On the other hand, Flynn also sounds like the kind of person who would make a great chief of staff, if Trump is so inclined.
Here is that very detailed letter from Robyn Gritz to Judge Sullivan. Not only does she praise Gen. Flynn to the skies, but she contrasts him sharply with the individuals who targeted him, particularly Andrew McCabe. She says, “I have known both men (Flynn and McCabe) for 12-13 years and worked with both throughout my career. They are on the opposite spectrum of each other with regard to truthfulness, temperament and ethics, both professionally and personally.”
“It is so very painful to watch an American hero, and my friend, torn apart like this,” she writes to the judge. Both she and Gen. Flynn had to sell their houses because of the expense of their respective legal battles, and she empathizes greatly. She furthers the argument made by Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch that “the process is the punishment,” saying, “This process is the one which many FBI employees, current, retired and former, feel was brought to the FBI by Mueller and he subsequently brought this to the Special Counsel Investigation. It also fostered the behavior by FBI ‘leadership’ which we find ourselves shocked at when revealed on a daily basis...I believe many individuals involved in Mike’s case have lost their way and could care less about protection of due process, civil and legal rights of who they are targeting.”
And it goes on at length, very powerfully. We’ve been wondering when the good people at the FBI were going to speak up about what’s been going on there, and THIS IS IT, right here, in spades. (Of course, reader Shannon is to be commended for speaking up as well, and there are others.) This remarkable letter is AN ABSOLUTE MUST-READ. One can only hope and pray that it helps Judge Sullivan understand exactly what he’s dealing with in his courtroom, in case he hasn't noticed that swamp creatures are leaving slime trails on his floor.