My last post discussed the abuses of the Moeller investigation. Since then we learned that one of its victims was the target of an FBI plot to destroy him.
Michael Flynn was named National Security Advisor in November 2016. In December he had a telephone conversation with the Russian ambassador. The FBI told the White House about it. They leaked it to the press. It was clear that the Obama administration was intent on doing whatever they could to damage the incoming administration.
After the inauguration, James Comey and Andrew McCabe (the top two people in the FBI) conspired to take down Flynn. Normally any request to speak with a White House employee is handle through the counsel’s office. Instead, McCabe contacted Flynn directly. He lied about the reason for the meeting and pushed Flynn not to have a lawyer present. Flynn met with the agents (including Peter Strzok). They deliberately did not give the warning that a misstatement could result in criminal charges. When asked if he discussed the sanctions Obama had imposed, he said he hadn’t. They had been discussed. Flynn either misremembered or lied.
The Moeller group now had him in their clutches. They vigorously prosecuted him. This took an enormous toll on him and his family. He had to sell his house to pay legal bills. He pled guilty to get this behind him.
Nowhere in any of this is a hint that Flynn was involved in any kind of crime. If he did lie to the FBI, he was obviously wrong. I don’t know the law but believe people should only be charged if they lie to cover up a crime. A mere misstatement of facts should not put them in legal jeopardy.
The judge is now considering Flynn’s fate. I hope he dismisses the charges. Comey and McCabe should be the ones in trouble.