The lawyer of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has filed a brief, with explosive details of a plot by the deep state to trap and destroy Flynn.
Lawyer Sidney Powell has detailed several problems with Flynn’s plea and has presented justifications as to why all criminal charges against her client should be dropped. She has called on the court to “dismiss the entire prosecution for outrageous government misconduct” regarding allegations that FBI agents manipulated a form of the summary of Flynn’s statement to investigators, reported the National Review.
“Those changes added an unequivocal statement that ‘Flynn stated he did not’—in response to whether Mr. Flynn had asked Kislyak to vote in a certain manner or slow down the U.N. vote [on sanctions],” Powell wrote. “This is a deceptive manipulation because, as the notes of the agent’s show, Mr. Flynn was not even sure he had spoken to Russia/Kislyak on the issue. He had talked to dozens of countries.”
The motion continues, “That question and answer does not appear in the notes, yet it was made into a criminal offense. The draft also shows that the agents moved a sentence to make it seem to be an answer to a question it was not.”
The criminal charges relate to an interview between Flynn and FBI agents regarding Flynn’s contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. In December 2017, he pleaded guilty to charges that he lied to the FBI concerning his Russia contacts during his short time as the national security adviser.
FBI agent Peter Strzok was one of the FBI agents conducting the interview. He was later fired from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team after sending tens of thousands of anti-Trump text messages to FBI colleague Lisa Page, with whom he was having an affair, reported the National Review.
Shocking details of the ploy by the deep state to destroy Flynn
Strzok set up Flynn with an “ambush interview” to trap him into making statements they could later claim were false, according to Flynn’s defense lawyers.
“This amounts to conduct so shocking to the conscience and so inimical to our system of justice that it requires the dismissal of the charges for outrageous government conduct,” Powell said.
A copy of the 37-page brief, with little edit, has been released for public viewing. Powell has highlighted the prosecutor’s habit of withholding evidence and has also brought to light important new evidence that establishes the efforts they went to entrap Flynn.
Importantly, Powell has highlighted the timeline between publicly reported text messages withheld from the defense team, and portions of documents still sealed from the public.
“High-ranking FBI officials orchestrated an ambush-interview of the new president’s national security adviser, not for the purpose of discovering any evidence of criminal activity—they already had tapes of all the relevant conversations about which they questioned Mr. Flynn—but for the purpose of trapping him into making statements they could allege as false.”
“The upper echelon of the FBI met to orchestrate it all”
First came FBI agent Peter Strzok’s text to FBI attorney Lisa Page “as news of the ‘salacious and unverified’ allegations of the ‘Steele dossier’ dominated the media,” reports The Federalist.
“Sitting with Bill watching CNN. A TON more out. . . We’re discussing whether, now that this is out, we can use it as a pretext to go interview some people,” Strzok told his lover.
Powell revealed there were “many meetings” between Strzok and [FBI Deputy Director Andrew] McCabe to discuss “whether to interview  National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and if so, what interview strategies to use.”
And “on January 23, the day before the interview, the upper echelon of the FBI met to orchestrate it all. Deputy Director McCabe, General Counsel James Baker, Lisa Page, Strzok, David Bowdich, Trish Anderson, and Jen Boone strategized to talk with Mr. Flynn in such a way as to keep from alerting him from understanding that he was being interviewed in a criminal investigation of which he was the target.”
“The government continues to hide evidence of the original 302 [the interview notes], other exculpatory texts, and other forms of information completely,” Powell wrote.
Flynn’s sentencing on the criminal charges is expected in December.