General Michael Flynn, war hero, patriot, and Trump supporter, faces sentencing next week for alleged lying to the FBI. As more and more think it is Flynn’s support of President Donald Trump that was the genesis of his being a target of the Mueller investigation in the first place, it appears Flynn might find himself a free man in entirety – meaning every bit of Robert Mueller’s accusations against him, up to and including a guilty plea that appears to have been illegally coerced, may be thrown out.
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who is due to sentence General Michael Flynn next Tuesday, has thrown a wild card on the table, raising the possibility that a miscarriage of justice may finally be called out and the guilty plea coerced by Team Mueller thrown out.
Thanks to the sentencing memorandum filed by counsel for General Michael Flynn, we now see that the FBI used deception to ensnare him in a perjury trap. The Wall Street Journal summarizes the deception employed by or at the behest of James Comey and Peter Strzok, both now fired and revealed as fanatical Trump-haters:
…District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Wednesday ordered Flynn’s lawyers to hand over two documents: a memo that then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe wrote after speaking with Flynn ahead his Jan. 24, 2017 interview with two FBI agents and the FBI summary of notes taken during that same interview.
That summary, known as an FD-302, was compiled on Aug. 22, 2017 by the two FBI agents who interviewed Flynn. It is unclear why the summary was put together seven months after the Flynn interview.
The delay in filing the Form 302 is totally in violation of the FBI’s procedures. Courtesy of Mark Wauck, a retired FBI agent (emphasis added):
Full text of “FBI Manual of Administrative Operations and Procedures (MAOP) 2007”
10-13.4 Initialing Original (FD-302) and Dating
The original of an FD-302 is to be read and initialed where his/her name is typed by the reporting employee who will thus certify to the accuracy and completeness of the interview. FD-302 is to be dated in upper right corner and is to bear the date of which the typing was completed; the date of dictation is to appear on FD-302 at the lower right corner where other data is set out. If rough draft is made, the date of the rough draft shall be date of dictation. Date of dictation must be within five working days of the action.
It is far from clear what actions Judge Sullivan might take. General Flynn is unlikely to get sentenced to any imprisonment, as the sentencing memos from the prosecution and defense both requested no prison. But General Flynn’s good name has been marred with a guilty plea to a felony. If Judge Sullivan was already going to hand out a sentence with no prison time, there may be something else on his mind.
If anything close to a full dismissal by Judge Sullivan takes place next week it will be a harsh rebuke against the entirety of the Mueller investigation – and investigation already known for rampant abuses and manipulations of fact. Some have even likened it to a Gestapo-like attack against President Trump, his administration, and any and all who support him.