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Flynn prosecution discovery filed July 7, 2020 Deputy Asst Atty Gen Tashina Gauhar and Peter Strzok notes from Jan 25 2017 meeting, Boente notes

Flynn prosecution discovery filed July 7, 2020 Deputy Asst Atty Gen Tashina Gauhar and Peter Strzok notes from Jan 25 2017 meeting, Boente notes

“Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they call ‘The Resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch.” …Attorney General Barr

“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

“According to Strzok’s notes, it appears that Vice President Biden personally raised the idea of the Logan Act. That became an admitted pretext to investigate General Flynn,”…Attorney Sidney Powell

 

 

From the General Michael Flynn case July 7, 2020

NOTICE OF DISCOVERY CORRESPONDENCE

“The United States of America, by and through its attorney, the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, hereby files with the Court its most recent discovery correspondence in this case.”

“Dear Counsel:
As we have previously disclosed, beginning in January 2020, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri has been conducting a review of the Michael T. Flynn investigation. The enclosed documents were obtained and analyzed by USAO EDMO during the course of its review. The documents include handwritten notes of former Deputy Assistant ttorney General Tashina Gauhar from a January 25, 2017 meeting (23487-80), notes of former
Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok from that same meeting (23491-92), an internal DOJ document dated January 30, 2017 (23493-97), and handwritten notes of then Acting Attorney General Dana Boente, dated March 30, 2017 (23498-500). These materials are covered by the Protective Order entered by the Court on February 21, 2018; additional documents may be forthcoming.

Sincerely,
MICHAEL R. SHERWIN
Acting United States Attorney”

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592.235.0.pdf

 

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Obamagate: Peter Strzok’s January 2017 notes implicate Obama and Biden?, Obama directed that ‘the right people’ investigate General Flynn

Obamagate: Peter Strzok’s January 2017 notes implicate Obama and Biden?, Obama directed that ‘the right people’ investigate General Flynn

“Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they call ‘The Resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch.” …Attorney General Barr

“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

“According to Strzok’s notes, it appears that Vice President Biden personally raised the idea of the Logan Act. That became an admitted pretext to investigate General Flynn,”…Attorney Sidney Powell

 

Peter Strzok’s January 2017 notes, presented in discovery recently, were made public in court on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

From John Solomon at Just The News.

“Strzok’s newly discovered FBI notes deliver jolt to ‘Obamagate’ evidence

James Comey had no business meeting with Obama White House on Flynn case, former FBI executive says.

The belated discovery of disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok’s January 2017 notes raises troubling new questions about whether President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were coordinating efforts during their final days in office to investigate Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn — even as the FBI wanted to shut down the case.

Investigators will need to secure testimony from Strzok, fired two years ago from the FBI, to be certain of the exact meaning and intent of his one paragraph of notes, which were made public in court on Wednesday.

But they appear to illuminate an extraordinary high-level effort by outgoing Obama-era officials during the first weekend of January to find a way to sustain a counterintelligence investigation of Flynn in the absence of any evidence of wrongdoing.

The Justice Department says the notes were written between Jan. 3-5, 2017, the very weekend the FBI agent who had investigated Flynn’s ties to Russia for five months recommended the case be closed because there was “no derogatory” evidence that he committed a crime or posed a counterintelligence threat. FBI supervisors overruled the agent’s recommendation.”

“Sidney Powell, Flynn’s lawyer, laid out the potential ramifications of the notes in a court filing on Wednesday, calling the new evidence “stunning and exculpatory.”

“Mr. Obama himself directed that ‘the right people’ investigate General Flynn. This caused former FBI Director Comey to acknowledge the obvious: General Flynn’s phone calls with Ambassador Kislyak ‘appear legit,’” Powell argued in her new motion.

“According to Strzok’s notes, it appears that Vice President Biden personally raised the idea of the Logan Act. That became an admitted pretext to investigate General Flynn,” she added.”

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https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/strzoks-newly-discovered-fbi-notes-deliver-sensational

Strzok Notes:

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592.231.1_1.pdf

 

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Flynn Petition for a Writ of Mandamus granted in part June 24, 2020 US Court of Appeals DC, “order the district court to grant the government’s Rule 48(a) motion to dismiss the charges against Flynn”

Flynn Petition for a Writ of Mandamus granted in part June 24, 2020 US Court of Appeals DC, “order the district court to grant the government’s Rule 48(a) motion to dismiss the charges against Flynn”

“Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they call ‘The Resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch.” …Attorney General Barr

“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

“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 US Court of Appeals DC, June 24, 2020.

On Emergency Petition for a Writ of Mandamus

Decision

“Because this is not the unusual case where a more
searching inquiry is justified, and because there is no adequate
remedy for the intrusion on “the Executive’s long-settled
primacy over charging decisions,” Fokker Servs., 818 F.3d at
743, we grant the petition for mandamus in part and order the
district court to grant the government’s Rule 48(a) motion to
dismiss the charges against Flynn.

We deny Flynn’s petition to the extent he seeks
reassignment of the district judge. This case does not meet the
“high bar” for reassignment, id. at 751, which would be
appropriate only if the district judge’s conduct was “so extreme
as to display clear inability to render fair judgment,” Liteky v.
United States, 510 U.S. 540, 551 (1994). Flynn focuses
primarily on comments the district judge made at sentencing,
but “judicial remarks during the course of a trial that are critical
or disapproving of, or even hostile to, counsel, the parties, or
their cases, ordinarily do not support a bias or partiality
challenge.” Id. at 555; see also In re Barry, 946 F.2d 913, 914
(D.C. Cir. 1991) (“[A] trial judge is entitled to form his own judgment as to the conduct of a defendant and to take that
judgment into account in sentencing.”). In light of these
precedents, the district judge’s conduct did not indicate a clear
inability to decide this case fairly. We decline to reassign the
case to a new judge simply to grant the government’s Rule
48(a) motion to dismiss.”

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New Strzok notes in Flynn case revealed by prosecutors June 23, 2020, Exculpatory to Flynn, Subject to a protective order

New Strzok notes in Flynn case revealed by prosecutors June 23, 2020, Exculpatory to Flynn, Subject to a protective order

“Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they call ‘The Resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch.” …Attorney General Barr

“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

“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

NOTICE OF DISCOVERY CORRESPONDENCE

in the General Michael Flynn case JUne 23, 2020.

“Dear Counsel:
As we have previously disclosed, beginning in January 2020, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri has been conducting a review of the Michael T. Flynn investigation. The enclosed document was obtained and analyzed by USA EDMO during the course of its review. This page of notes was taken by former Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok. While the page itself is undated; we believe that the notes were taken in early January2017, possibly between January 3 and January 5. These materials are covered by the Protective
Order entered by the Court on February 21, 2018; additional documents may be forthcoming. Sincerely,
MICHAEL R. SHERWIN
Acting United States Attorney”

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592.230.0.pdf

From John Solomon at Just The News.

“Breaking: DOJ reveals discovery of new Strzok notes in Flynn case

Prosecutors reveal they recently found new notes from the lead investigator in the Russia case that are exculpatory to Flynn.

In the latest twist, the Justice Department disclosed to a federal court Tuesday it has located a new page of notes from Peter Strzok, the former lead FBI agent in the Russia collusion investigation, that are exculpatory to former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin informed U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of the discovery in a midday court filing, revealing the single page of notes were believed to have been taken by Strzok during the critical juncture of early January 2017 when FBI agents recommended shutting down their investigation of Flynn only to be overruled by FBI superiors.

“This page of notes was taken by former Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok. While the page itself is undated; we believe that the notes were taken in early January 2017, possibly between January 3 and January 5,” Sherwin wrote in the motion. The prosecutor said it was possible more documents may be produced to the court.

The page of notes were not made public with the filing because they are currently subject to a protective order.”

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General Flynn opposition to amicus brief of Attorney Gleeson, Attorney Powell filed June 17, 2020, “Flynn…singled out for a baseless, politically motivated investigation and prosecution”

General Flynn opposition to amicus brief of Attorney Gleeson, Attorney Powell filed June 17, 2020, “Flynn…singled out for a baseless, politically
motivated investigation and prosecution”

“Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they call ‘The Resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch.” …Attorney General Barr

“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

“Under the separation of powers established by the Constitution, criminal charges are brought by the executive branch and adjudicated by the judiciary. Thus, any actual prosecution of Flynn under federal statutes for perjury would have to be brought by the Department of Justice.”…Attorney Leslie McAdoo Gordon

 

From the

GENERAL FLYNN’S BRIEF
IN OPPOSITION TO AMICUS

Filed June 17, 2020 by Attorney Sidney Powell.

“Counsel for General Michael Flynn files this brief to comply with this court’s
order of May 19, 2020. However, we hereby preserve all objections briefed in our
Petition for Writ of Mandamus and all prior filings in this court.1 This court exceeded its authority under the Constitution to solicit amici and to appoint an amicus. That chosen amicus has now engaged in a flagrant personal and partisan assault on General Flynn, Attorney General Barr, and the President of the United States.

This court’s friend simply ignores the indisputable, newly-produced evidence
proving that it is General Flynn who was singled out for a baseless, politically
motivated investigation and prosecution. ECF No. 198. In a rarely-mentioned text message the Government has never produced to General Flynn,2 FBI Agent Strzok reveals that [Bill] Priestap “doesn’t want Clapper giving CR cuts [transcripts on Crossfire Razor, the codename for the Flynn operation] to [the Obama] WH. All political, just shows our hand and potentially makes enemies.” (emphasis added). After Lisa Page’s reminder about including it already in the “doc on fri,” Strzok revealed the ultimate problem: “should we[?], particularly to the entirety of the lame duck usic [United States intelligence community] with partisan axes to grind.” (emphasis added).

The irony and sheer duplicity of Amicus’s accusations against the Justice
Department now—which is finally exposing the truth—is stunning. Amicus’s filing is a “wrap-up smear.” It is an affront to the Rule of Law and a raging insult to the citizens of this country who see the abject corruption in this assassination by political prosecution of General Flynn. This court exuviated any appearance of neutrality when it unlawfully appointed Amicus as its own adversary to make these scurrilous arguments.”

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Attorney John Gleeson for Judge Sullivan Devils Advocate for which devils?, Michael Flynn case, Judge Sullivan cannot charge Flynn with perjury, Deep state desperate

Attorney John Gleeson for Judge Sullivan Devils Advocate for which devils?, Michael Flynn case, Judge Sullivan cannot charge Flynn with perjury, Deep state desperate

“Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they call ‘The Resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch.” …Attorney General Barr

“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

“Under the separation of powers established by the Constitution, criminal charges are brought by the executive branch and adjudicated by the judiciary. Thus, any actual prosecution of Flynn under federal statutes for perjury would have to be brought by the Department of Justice.”…Attorney Leslie McAdoo Gordon

 

The Deep State is getting desperate.

They have been exposed in the General Michael Flynn persecution and are about to be indicted by the Justice Dept.

Attorney John Gleeson is representing Judge Emmet Sullivan (and God only knows what other devils of the deep state).

From his Amicus brief filed June 10, 2020.

“B. This Court Should Punish the Defendant’s Perjury by Factoring It into the
Sentence for the False Statements Offense to Which He Has Pleaded Guilty

As set forth above, there is more than sufficient evidence in the record to support theissuance of an Order to Show Cause why Flynn’s false statements do not constitute criminal contempt. That the Court possesses such authority, however, does not mean that the interests of justice require the Court to wield it. Given the case’s posture, with the defendant having entered a guilty plea and awaiting sentencing, the better course is the course typically taken: to decline to
issue an Order to Show Cause and consider the contemptuous conduct in sentencing on the offense of conviction.

This Court has appropriately indicated that it wishes to treat this defendant and this case like any other. See e.g., ECF No. 94 at 7. In cases like these, involving plea-related perjury, courts typically vindicate the interests of the judicial branch by factoring a defendant’s contemptuous conduct into the sentence imposed on the offense of conviction,70 not by holding the defendant in criminal contempt for perjury.71 There is much to be gained—for the judicial system and for our country—by treating the defendant like any other defendant, and this case
like any other case, to the greatest extent possible.

The Department of Justice has a solemn responsibility to prosecute this case—like every other case—without fear or favor and, to quote the Department’s motto, solely “on behalf of justice.” It has abdicated that responsibility through a gross abuse of prosecutorial power, attempting to provide special treatment to a favored friend and political ally of the President of the United States. It has treated the case like no other, and in doing so has undermined the
public’s confidence in the rule of law. I respectfully suggest that the best response to Flynn’s perjury is not to respond in kind. Ordering a defendant to show cause why he should not be held in contempt based on a perjurious effort to withdraw a guilty plea is not what judges typically do. To help restore confidence in the integrity of the judicial process, the Court should return
regularity to that process. And the Court can best do that by denying the government’s Rule 48(a) motion to dismiss, adjudicating any pending motions, proceeding to sentencing, and factoring the defendant’s contemptuous conduct into the appropriate punishment.”

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General Flynn was never charged with perjury.

His entire prosecution persecution was based on lies and executed illegally.

From Attorney Leslie McAdoo Gordon.

“Sullivan Lacks Authority to Charge Flynn with Perjury

A court issues a show-cause order for contempt as a prelude to possibly punishing a person for alleged misconduct. It describes the misconduct and requires the person to defend against that allegation. It is similar to an indictment except the court, rather than a prosecutor, initiates it. The person receiving a show-cause order must appear and defend the accusation but has certain due process rights, such as the right to notice, the right to counsel, and the right to present a defense.

Sullivan has not yet issued a show-cause order to Flynn, but he has directed Gleeson to advise him as to whether he should do so. The answer is absolutely not, because Sullivan lacks the authority to sanction Flynn for perjury.

Under the separation of powers established by the Constitution, criminal charges are brought by the executive branch and adjudicated by the judiciary. Thus, any actual prosecution of Flynn under federal statutes for perjury would have to be brought by the Department of Justice.”

“Leslie McAdoo Gordon is the principal of McAdoo Gordon & Associates, P.C., founded in 2003. She graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1996, and is licensed to practice law in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and numerous federal trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to entering the field of law, Leslie McAdoo Gordon served as a Special Agent for the Department of Defense, Defense Investigative Service (now the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency).”

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https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/18/heres-why-judge-sullivan-cant-legally-punish-michael-flynn-for-perjury/

John Gleeson was appointed as a district judge by Bill Clinton in 1994.

What other “devils'” interests does he represent?

 

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Flynn reply brief US Court of Appeals filed by Attorney Sidney Powell June 10, 2020, ” If courts aspire to do more, then law will become what the judges say it is”

Flynn reply brief US Court of Appeals filed by Attorney Sidney Powell June 10, 2020, ” If courts aspire to do more, then law will become what the
judges say it is”

“Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they call ‘The Resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch.” …Attorney General Barr

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

 

From the

REPLY BRIEF OF MICHAEL T. FLYNN

filed by Attorney Sidney Powell June 10, 2020.

“Twenty percent—more than 500—of former criminal defendants
named in the National Registry of Exonerations had pleaded guilty.1
Even following a guilty plea, a Government motion to dismiss is neither
rare nor suspect. The Fourth and Fifth Circuits have ordered dismissals
specifically in those circumstances. App.81-83; United States v. Smith 55
F.3d 157 (4th Cir. 1995). This is especially true where that motion arises
from a lengthy independent review of the Government’s own file. “Here,
the Attorney General … tasked an experienced prosecutor with
investigating the matter, and then took decisive action to fulfil his duty
[of correcting injustice] with the filing of the government’s motion to
dismiss.” Brief Amicus Curiae of Former United States Attorney General
Edwin Meese III at 8. That motion disclosed stunning exculpatory
evidence—evidence Respondent and his quiver of Amici elide.”

“The Government’s Motion to Dismiss fulfills the highest and best
tradition of the Department of Justice: to seek justice—not convictions.
See Meese Amicus Brief at 8-9 (citing Attorney General (later Justice)
Jackson). As the Supreme Court wrote in Berger v. United States, 295
U.S. 78, 88 (1935), “The United States Attorney is the representative not
of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose
obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to
govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is
not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done.”

IV. Conclusion
As Attorney General Meese notes in his Amicus Brief, “[i]f the
courts [administer the law impartially], they will inspire the public’s confidence. If courts aspire to do more, then law will become what the
judges say it is, and that will lead the nation into judicial supremacy
where the people are ruled by judges, not by the rule of law.” Meese
Amicus Brief at 11. Respondent here aspires to do more, much more.
This Court must stop him before he further jeopardizes the legitimacy of
the federal judiciary. Accordingly, mandamus should issue to dismiss
this case with prejudice, vacate the plea, and order any further
proceedings conducted by a different judge.”

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US Justice Dept response to Judge Sullivan response in Flynn case June 1, 2020, “court should have granted the government’s motion to dismiss”

US Justice Dept response to Judge Sullivan response in Flynn case June 1, 2020, “court should have granted the government’s motion to dismiss”

“Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they call ‘The Resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch.” …Attorney General Barr

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

 

From the

BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES

June 1, 2020.

US v Michael Flynn.

“The Constitution vests in the Executive Branch the power to decide
when—and when not—to prosecute potential crimes. Exercising that Article II
power here, the Executive filed a motion to dismiss the indictment, and
petitioner consented. Despite that exercise of prosecutorial discretion, and the
lack of any remaining Article III controversy between the parties, the district
court failed to grant the motion and bring the case to a close. It instead
appointed an amicus curiae to argue against dismissal and to consider additional
criminal charges.

This Court should issue a writ of mandamus compelling dismissal.
Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a) provides that “[t]he government may,
with leave of court, dismiss an indictment.” That language does not authorize
a court to stand in the way of a dismissal the defendant does not oppose, and
any other reading of the Rule would violate both Article II and Article III.
Nor, under the circumstances of this case, may the district court assume the role
of prosecutor and initiate criminal charges of its own. Instead of inviting further
proceedings, the court should have granted the government’s motion to dismiss.
And given the court’s infringement on the Executive’s performance of its
constitutional duties, a writ of mandamus is appropriate, as this Court held in
similar circumstances in United States v. Fokker Services B.V., 818 F.3d 733
(D.C. Cir. 2016).”

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General Flynn case amicus brief filed by Trey Gowdy et al May 28, 2020, “court lacks discretion to deny a rule 48 motion to which the defendant consents”

General Flynn case amicus brief filed by Trey Gowdy et al May 28, 2020, “court lacks discretion to deny a rule 48 motion to which the defendant consents”

“Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they call ‘The Resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch.” …Attorney General Barr

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

 

From the

BRIEF OF FEDERAL PRACTITIONERS AS AMICI CURIAE

filed by Trey Gowdy May 28, 2020.

“INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE
Amici curiae are a bipartisan group of attorneys with extensive experience in
the federal court system, including many who practice criminal law in this and
other federal courts. Some were prosecutors, government attorneys, or judges.
They have an interest in: (1) the proper application of Fed.R.Crim.P 48 in light of
Separation of Powers principles, and (2) the potential triggering of a contempt
proceeding for perjury in cases where a client moves to withdraw a guilty plea or
in cases, civil or criminal, where a client provides testimony which a court may
consider to be false.

“ARGUMENT
I. THE COURT LACKS DISCRETION TO DENY A RULE 48 MOTION
TO WHICH THE DEFENDANT CONSENTS
The issue presented in this case is whether the court has discretion to deny a
motion to dismiss to which the defendant consents, as Gen. Flynn has done here.
The answer is no. Rule 48 must be construed in light of the Constitutional
separation of powers. The D.C. Circuit has done so and has concluded that “the
‘leave of court’ authority gives no power to a district court to deny a prosecutor’s
Rule 48(a) motion to dismiss charges based on a disagreement with the
prosecution’s exercise of charging authority.” U.S. v. Fokker Services B.V., 818
F.3d 733, 742 (D.C. Cir. 2016).

“Rule 48 provides that “[t]he government may, with leave of court, dismiss
an indictment, information, or complaint.” “The words ‘leave of court’ were
inserted in Rule 48(a) without explanation.” Rinaldi v. United States, 434 U.S. 22, 29 n. 15 (1977).3”

“A. The constitutional separation of powers precludes a court from
overriding a prosecutor’s decision to dismiss a prosecution.
Since its 1977 decision in Rinaldi, the Supreme Court has ruled that “an
agency’s decision not to prosecute or enforce, whether through civil or criminal
process, is a decision generally committed to an agency’s absolute discretion.”
Heckler v. Chaney, 470 U.S. 821, 831 (1985). The Court has cautioned that “the
decision to prosecute is particularly ill-suited to judicial review. Such factors as the strength of the case, the prosecution’s general deterrence value, the Government’s enforcement priorities, and the case’s relationship to the Government’s overall enforcement plan are not readily susceptible to the kind of analysis the courts are competent to undertake.” Wayte v. United States, 470 U.S. 598, 607 (1985).
These decisions effectively overrule Cowan and Ammidown.”

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Exhibit A
List of Amici Curiae
1
Dan Backer Federal trial and appellate lawyer
Roy Barrera, Jr. Federal trial and appellate lawyer
Robert J. Bittman Federal trial and Appellate lawyer
Former Deputy Independent Counsel – Whitewater
John Stuart Bruce Federal trial and appellate lawyer
Former (The) United States Attorney, EDNC
Jackie Bennett Federal trial lawyer
Former Deputy Independent Counsel – Whitewater
Former DOJ Attorney (Public Integrity Section)
Former Assistant United States Attorney, SDIN
Margot Cleveland Retired career federal law clerk (7th Circuit)
Ronald D. Coleman Federal trial and appellate lawyer
Eric Evenson Former Assistant United States Attorney, EDNC
Former Chief – Organized Crime/Drug
Enforcement Tas Force, EDNC
Jack C. Frels Former Assistant United States Attorney, SDTX
Former Chief – Criminal Division, SDTX
Former Assistant United States Attorney, WDTX
Former Chief OCDETF/Narcotics Section, WDTX
Chris K. Gober Federal trial lawyer

Steven D. Gordon Federal trial and appellate lawyer
Former Assistant United States Attorney, DDC
Former Chief of Felony Trial, DDC
Trey Gowdy Former Assistant United States Attorney, DSC
Robert Harvey Federal trial and appellate attorney
Former Judge Advocate General, USN
Kenneth Julian Federal criminal trial attorney
Former Assistant United States Attorney, CDCA
Former Deputy Chief, CDCA
Joseph T. Knott, III Federal trial and appellate lawyer
Former Assistant United States Attorney, EDNC
Douglas McCullough Retired Judge, NC Court of Appeals
Former Assistant United States Attorney, EDNC
Former Acting United States Attorney, EDNC
Marina Medvin Career criminal defense attorney
John M. Reeves Federal trial and appellate lawyer
Former Missouri Assistant Attorney General
Wayne A. Rich, Jr. Former (The) United States Attorney, SDWV
Former Principal Deputy Director of the Executive
Office of the United States Attorneys
Former Military Judge, Col USMCR (ret.)

John P. Rowley, III Federal trial and appellate lawyer
Former Assistant United States Attorney, EDVA
Kevin H. Sharp Federal trial and appellate lawyer
Former United States District Judge, MDTN
William Shipley Federal criminal trial and appellate lawyer
Matthew H. Simmons Federal trial and appellate lawyer
Kenneth W. Starr Former Solicitor General of the United States
Former Independent Counsel – Whitewater
Carla Kerr Stearns Federal trial and appellate lawyer
William A. “Bill” Webb Mediator
Former United States Magistrate Judge, EDNC
Former (The) Public Defender, EDNC
Former Chief, OCDETF, EDNC
Former Assistant United States Attorney, EDNC
Former Assistant United States Attorney, WDPA
Solomon L. Wisenberg Federal trial and appellate lawyer
Former Deputy Independent Counsel – Whitewater
Former Assistant United States Attorney, WDTX
Former Chief -Financial Institution Fraud, WDTX
Former Assistant United States Attorney, EDNC

Ronald G. Woods Former (The) United States Attorney, SDTX
Former Assistant United States Attorney, SDTX
Former Special Agent, FBI

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Obama at center of Flynn persecution, “political scandal of the highest order”, Page Strzok text: “POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing”

Obama at center of Flynn persecution, “political scandal of the highest order”, Page Strzok text: “POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing”

“The evidence connecting President Obama to the Flynn operation is getting stronger,”…Investigator to John Solomon

Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“Why John Brennan, Peter Strzok and DOJ Needed Julian Assange Arrested”…The Conservative Treehouse November 3, 2019

 

From John Solomon May 27, 2020.

“The FBI documents that put Barack Obama in the ‘Obamagate’ narrative

Just 17 days before President Trump took office in January 2017, then-FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok texted bureau lawyer Lisa Page, his mistress, to express concern about sharing sensitive Russia probe evidence with the departing Obama White House.

Strzok had just engaged in a conversation with his boss, then-FBI Assistant Director William Priestap, about evidence from the investigation of incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, codenamed Crossfire Razor, or “CR” for short.

The evidence in question were so-called “tech cuts” from intercepted conversations between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to the texts and interviews with officials familiar with the conversations.

Strzok related Priestap’s concerns about the potential the evidence would be politically weaponized if outgoing Director of National Intelligence James Clapper shared the intercept cuts with the White House and President Obama, a well-known Flynn critic.

“He, like us, is concerned with over sharing,” Strzok texted Page on Jan. 3, 2017, relating his conversation with Priestap. “Doesn’t want Clapper giving CR cuts to WH. All political, just shows our hand and potentially makes enemies.””

“The text messages, which were never released to the public by the FBI but were provided to this reporter in September 2018, have taken on much more significance to both federal and congressional investigators in recent weeks as the Justice Department has requested that Flynn’s conviction be thrown out and his charges of lying to the FBI about Kislyak dismissed.

U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen of Missouri (special prosecutor for DOJ), the FBI inspection division, three Senate committees and House Republicans are all investigating the handling of Flynn’s case and whether any crimes were committed or political influence exerted.

The investigators are trying to determine whether Obama’s well-known disdain for Flynn, a career military intelligence officer, influenced the decision by the FBI leadership to reject its own agent’s recommendation to shut down a probe of Flynn in January 2017 and instead pursue an interview where agents might catch him in a lie.”

““The evidence connecting President Obama to the Flynn operation is getting stronger,” one investigator with direct knowledge told me. “The bureau knew it did not have evidence to justify that Flynn was either a criminal or counterintelligence threat and should have shut the case down. But the perception that Obama and his team would not be happy with that outcome may have driven the FBI to keep the probe open without justification and to pivot to an interview that left some agents worried involved entrapment or a perjury trap.””

“Former Whitewater Independent Counsel Robert Ray said Friday that the Flynn matter was at the very least a “political scandal of the highest order” and could involve criminal charges if evidence emerges that officials lied or withheld documents to cover up what happened.

“I imagine there are people who are in the know who may well have knowingly withheld information from the court and from defense counsel in connection with the Michael Flynn prosecution,” Ray told Fox News.”

“Investigators have created the following timeline of key events through documents produced piecemeal by the FBI over two years:

  • April 2014: Flynn is forced out as the chief of DIA by Obama after clashing with the administration over the Syrian civil war, the rise of ISIS, and other policies. The Obama administration blames his management style for the departure.
  • July 31, 2016: FBI opens Crossfire Hurricane probe into possible ties between Trump campaign and Russia, focused on Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Flynn is not an initial target of that probe.
  • Aug. 15, 2016: Strzok and Page engage in their infamous text exchange about having an insurance policy just in case Trump should be elected. “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” one text reads.
  • Aug. 16, 2016: FBI opens a sub-case under the Crossfire Hurricane umbrella codenamed Crossfire Razor focused on whether Flynn was wittingly or unwittingly engaged in inappropriate Russian contact.
  • Aug. 17, 2016: FBI and DNI provide Trump and Flynn first briefing after winning the nomination, including on Russia. FBI slips in an agent posing as an assistant for the briefing to secretly get a read on Flynn for the new investigation, according to the Justice Department inspector general report on Russia case. “SSA 1 told us that the briefing provided him ‘the opportunity to gain assessment and possibly some level of familiarity with [Flynn]. So, should we get to the point where we need to do a subject interview … would have that to fall back on,’” the IG report said.
  • Sept, 2, 2016: While preparing a talking points memo for Obama ahead of a conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin involving Russian election interference, Page texts Strzok that Obama wants to be read-in on everything the FBI is doing on the Russia collusion case. “POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing,” Page texted.”

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