Flynn motion to dismiss for egregious government misconduct January 29, 2020, Remarkable new Brady evidence prosecution has long suppressed
And I’ve now found a witness who says the original 302 did in fact say that Flynn was honest with the agents.”...Attorney Sidney Powell
“Instead of doing so, the government has continued to defy its
constitutional, ethical and legal obligations to this Court and to the defense, and to hide evidence that it knows exonerates Mr. Flynn. As is the essence of the problem here, instead of protecting its citizens, the “government” is protecting its own criminal conduct and operatives.”…Attorney Sidney Powell October 23, 2019
“The FBI clearly has records pertaining to Seth Rich, and it has withheld those
records in bad faith.”…Attorney Ty Clevenger October 11, 2019
From the General Michael Flynn
MOTION TO DISMISS FOR EGREGIOUS GOVERNMENT
MISCONDUCT AND IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE
January 29, 2020.
“Michael T. Flynn (“Mr. Flynn”) hereby moves to dismiss the charges against him for outrageous government misconduct and in the interest of justice.1 This motion is based on exculpatory evidence (“Brady”) as well as egregious government misconduct that was discovered after Mr. Flynn’s Motion to Compel Brady Material (ECF No. 109) and related briefing.
Such exculpatory evidence and outrageous misconduct includes that on December 9, 2019, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued its 478-page report on the “Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation” (“IG Report”).2 The IG Report illustrates the misconduct by the government as further detailed below.
Further, on December 15, 2019, the government produced to Mr. Flynn’s defense team 637 pages of documents—including sixteen long-awaited FD-302s and 206 pages of corresponding FBI handwritten notes—all of interviews of Mr. Flynn. Additionally, in its Supplemental Sentencing Memorandum (which also breaches the plea agreement), the government included never-produced FD-302s of the government’s interviews with Mr. Flynn’s prior counsel at Covington & Burling (“Covington”), Robert Kelner and Brian Smith, from June 2018. ECF No. 150-4 through 150-6. The government also belatedly produced to Mr. Flynn FD-302s and related documents as recently as January 23, 2020. ECF No. 157.
These documents contain remarkable new Brady evidence that the prosecution has long suppressed. For instance, this evidence not only belies the bogus FARA “false statement” charges Mr. Van Grack leveraged against Covington and Mr. Flynn, but also demonstrates Mr. Van Grack knew these charges were bogus, yet sought to have Mr. Flynn make a false statement in his EDVA interview on June 25, 2019, and was encouraging subornation of perjury by Mr. Flynn. See ECF
No. 151. Additionally, the IG Report shows that the government long suppressed evidence of shocking malfeasance by the leadership of the FBI and Supervisory Special Agent 1 (“SSA 1”) that was favorable to Mr. Flynn’s defense. For these reasons, and those outlined in prior briefing, Mr. Flynn moves to dismiss this entire prosecution for outrageous government misconduct and in
the interest of justice.
This factually and legally baseless “investigation” and prosecution of Mr. Flynn has no precedent. From the FBI’s insertion of SSA 1 into the August 17, 2016 presidential briefing of candidate Trump and Mr. Flynn, to the former Director of the FBI bragging and laughing on national television about his own cleverness and violations of FBI/DOJ rules in dispatching agents to the White House to interview the new President’s National Security Advisor, to the still missing
original FBI FD-302 of the January 24, 2017 interview—everything about this prosecution has violated long-standing standards and policy for the FBI and the DOJ. In addition to the myriad of breaches and irregularities identified in our prior filings, the IG Report released on December 9, 2019, reveals even more evidence of the FBI’s deceitful and wrongful conduct that should have
been disclosed to Mr. Flynn’s defense.3
There were two FBI agents who interviewed Mr. Flynn in the White House on January 24, 2017—Agent Peter Strzok and SSA 1. The IG Report confirms both participated in government misconduct. As explained in further detail below, not only was Strzok so biased, calculated, and deceitful he had to be terminated from Mueller’s investigation and then the FBI/DOJ, but it has also now been revealed that SSA 1 was surreptitiously inserted in the mock presidential briefing
on August 17, 2016, to collect information and report on Mr. Trump and Mr. Flynn. Moreover, SSA 1 was involved in every aspect of the debacle that is Crossfire Hurricane and significant illegal surveillance resulting from it. Further, SSA 1 bore ultimate responsibility for four falsified applications to the FISA court and oversaw virtually every abuse inherent in Crossfire Hurricane—
including suppression of exculpatory evidence. See generally IG Report.
Only the dismissal of this prosecution in its entirety would begin to get the attention of the government, the FBI, and the DOJ needed to impress upon them the “reprehensible nature of its acts and omissions.” United States v. Kohring, 637 F.3d 895, 914 (9th Cir. 2011) (Fletcher, J., concurring in part and dissenting in part).”