The Justice Department on Thursday moved to drop its case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, in a stunning development that comes after internal memos were released raising serious questions about the nature of the investigation that led to Flynn’s late 2017 guilty plea of lying to the F.B.I.
The announcement came in a court filing, with the department saying it is dropping the case “after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information.” The D.O.J. said it had concluded that Flynn’s interview by the F.B.I. was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the F.B.I.’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn” and that the interview was “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis.”
The move is a stunning reversal for one of the signature cases brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. It comes even though prosecutors for the past three years have maintained that Flynn lied to the F.B.I. in a January 2017 interview about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.
The leftist press is upset, claiming Flynn pleaded guilty, but what they are omitting is that Flynn pleads out the way he did under threat if he did not D.O.J. and Mueller’s team would go after his son.
The judge presiding over the case will have to drop all charges, but with the D.O.J.’s move, this makes this all but a promise.
This is sending signals that all the well planned out goals of ridding themselves of Trump and his administration are starting to come back to haunt the players involved with this. With Durham now investigating the investigators, the dropping of charges is just the first move by the D.O.J., one that was expected.
The next move will be to open up this investigation and see charges pressed, this would not have been done now unless Barr and his team had already put together the evidence to bring charges, this will set off a rapid chain of events, you will see either this or next week moves by the D.O.J. to start assembling the evidence against the lower level players, but we already know from evidence that Comey along with Clapper, Brennon, Biden, Rice, and others from the last administration was involved with this. The question is how far up the tree will Barr keep shaking.
We need the whole tree shaken, if needed until every leaf falls off, this can never happen again, already our faith in our government is shaken enough that no one trusts it.