General Flynn Versus the FBI! Lawyer Robert Barnes and Stefan Molyneux
Newly unsealed documents indicate that FBI senior officials discussing ways to ensnare General Flynn in a “perjury trap” before an interview.
The four pages of documents were unsealed by US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan on Wednesday, revealing in handwritten notes and emails that the FBI’s goal in investigating Flynn may have been “to get him to lie so we can prosecute him or get him fired.”
The FBI — or at least the person who wrote the handwritten note most people are focusing on — seemed to be debating approaching Flynn with a several-pronged attack during a Jan. 24, 2017 interview:
(1) to seek a prosecution on the merits of his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak;
(2) to catch him in a lie; and/or
(3) to get him fired.
Handwritten notes: “What’s our goal? Truth/Admission or get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”
The notes further suggest the FBI was concerned about political repercussions from newly-elected President Trump. “If we’re seen as playing games, WH will be furious,” the notes state. “Protect our institution by not playing games.”
The FBI, controversially, even floated targeting Flynn for violating the Logan Act. The law first hit the books in 1799 but was updated in 1948 and 1994.
“The suggested use of a flagrantly unconstitutional law, the Logan Act, to bag Flynn was particularly troubling. No one has ever been prosecuted under the Act for a simple reason: it is widely viewed as unconstitutional and unenforceable,” he said. “The email from Lisa Page on 18 U.S.C. 1001 is equally troubling where she suggests to Strzok that they set up Flynn for a charge under that statute since ‘it would be an easy way to just casually slip that in.’”
“Finally, the handwritten notes reveal high-level uncertainty as to the real purpose behind the interview in whether they want ‘to prosecute him or get him fired.’ That is a dangerous uncertainty..