Judge's Ruling Spells Disaster For FBI
Judge Emmet Sullivan has ordered prosecutors to produce a memo written on January 24, 2017, by then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
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Sullivan also wants to review FBI notes from Flynn's interrogation. (The Daily Caller)
The federal judge who will issue a sentence against Michael Flynn next week wants to review FBI documents related to a fateful White House interview that the retired lieutenant general gave to two FBI agents just days into his tenure as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser.
Flynn pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017 to lying to the FBI agents regarding his conversations during the presidential transition period with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Sullivan’s interest in the documents appears to have been spurred by claims that Flynn’s lawyers made in a court filing submitted Tuesday night.
Pointing to the McCabe memo, they noted that McCabe nudged Flynn toward meeting with the two FBI agents without an attorney present. He wrote that he told Flynn that a two-on-one meeting would be the “quickest” option.
Flynn, put at ease by McCabe's demeanor, said he wouldn't bring White House lawyers.
McCabe confided in the memo that he and other agents decided before their meeting with Flynn not to inform him of the penalties of lying to the bureau.
The deputy director indicated that he wanted Flynn relaxed.
Flynn continues to accept responsibility for lying, though it's clear he doesn't appreciate the FBI's duplicity.
One of the agents who interviewed Flynn was notorious Trump hater and ideologue, Peter Strzok.
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