Skip to comments.Liberal Law Professor: James Comey and Andrew McCabe Wanted to Scalp Flynn at 'Any Cost on Any Grounds' [Turley]
Posted on 05/08/2020 1:35:33 PM PDT by jazusamo
It seems the only ones who still think ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is guilty of anything are the usual suspects: anti-Trump clowns. Forget the politically motivated charges against Flynn, these folks are simply ignoring the horrific deviations from policy here and the heinous acts of overreach conducted by the FBI to scalp a Trump official because they so desperately wanted Russian collusion to be true.
The FBI stumbled into this mess and instead of putting out the fire, they decided to pour gasoline on it. This Flynn fiasco shows the lengths at which the FBI will go to ensure their messes arent revealed and how theyre willing to destroy someones life to make sure their dirty laundry isnt aired. This is our preeminent domestic law enforcement and domestic intelligence agency. This should scare all of usand yes, were once again reminded that the Trump-Russia collusion hysteria was a myth, it was a hoax, and that government isnt our friend. Flynn is an unfortunate casualty, but this should be a warning to everyone about what this agency can do to its own citizens. Theyre supposed to be impartial. They are not. Im a huge supporter of law and order and law enforcement. They are our finest, but we have a lot of bad cops in the DOJ/FBI and they should be dragged out forcefully.
Even liberal law professors, like Jonathan Turley who teaches at George Washington University Law School, said the Flynn case should be dropped, but also noted in the Department of Justices motion to dismiss, which was filed yesterday, the lengths at which then-FBI Director James Comey, his deputy, Andrew McCabe, and other FBI officials were willing to go to scalp Flynn at all costs. If he wants to, Turley alludes that there could be grounds for Flynn to sue to malicious prosecution [emphasis mine]:
In the motion below, the Justice Department stresses that the citizens safety lies in the prosecutor who seeks truth and not victims, who serves the law and not factional purposes, and who approaches [the] task with humility. It also establishes that there was never a satisfaction of the materiality element to the criminal allegation:
In the case of Mr. Flynn, the evidence shows his statements were not material to any viable counterintelligence investigationor any investigation for that matterinitiated by the FBI. Indeed, the FBI itself had recognized that it lacked sufficient basis to sustain its initial counterintelligence investigation by seeking to close that very investigation without even an interview of Mr. Flynn. See Ex. 1 at 4. Having repeatedly found no derogatory information on Mr. Flynn, id. at 2, the FBIs draft Closing Communication made clear that the FBI had found no basis to predicate further investigative efforts into whether Mr. Flynn was being directed and controlled by a foreign power (Russia) in a manner that threatened U.S. national security or violated FARA or its related statutes, id. at 3.
It further notes that key figures like Andrew McCabe cut off objections to the overly aggressive pursuit of Flynn. It describes an effort of former Director James Comey, McCabe, and others to skip common protocols to bag Flynn at any cost on any grounds.
While malicious prosecution cases are notoriously difficult to prove (particularly in a case with a voluntary plea), the motion reinforces the view of many of us that the Justice Department was engaged in a campaign to incriminate Flynn a campaign that now appears entirely detached from both the evidence and legal standards supporting a criminal charge.
Turley also hit McCabe, who is now with CNN, after he said this probe was done after surreptitious meetings with the Russians. Flynn told about these calls while adding that CNN, in typical fashion, never pressed McCabe about him being a proven liar, which led to his firing.
CNN just did a bizarre interview with McCabe who said that they were alarmed by Flynn having "surreptitious" meetings with the Russian ambassador. He was the including National Security Adviser. It was entirely legal ... https://jonathanturley.org/2020/05/07/the-justice-department-drops-flynn-case/
McCabe said that this was like a drug case where you could not charge someone but then learned he was about to deal. There was no crime and McCabe and other were talking about using the flagrantly unconstitutional Logan Act in the absence of a crime...
The claim that this was "surreptitious" is bizarre. Flynn told the transition team about the call. It is not "surreptitious" because McCabe did not know about it and did not ask Trump official about a legal call with the Russians by the incoming National Security Adviser.
CNN never raised that McCabe (who is a senior CNN analyst) was found to have lied by career investigators and referred him for possible criminal charges. McCabe said he wants to stand up for career DOJ folks but career people found he lied and committed possible crimes.
Bring Comey, McCabe, and the rest of this gang back to the Hill. We have more questions.
We could blast it all around during the event. /wishful thinking
It’s time to see Comey Mc cabe, and numerous others in cuffs, leg irons, on a perp walk.
McCabe is on CNN running his mouth instead of in a cell because Barr refuses to prosecute.
I kinda prefer seeing Schitt in pink underwear, housed in one of the tents in Maricop county
Ask why. Who did General Flynn piss off so badly that he directed the highest level of the FBI to get him at any cost, and even warned his successor about Flynn?
They did did so, they got Flynn. So why isn’t he in jail now? He even pled guilty!
Don’t stop asking WHY until the answer is obvious. Everything else is noise.
Comey and McCabe were doing their master’s bidding. Obama was afraid Flynn would expose the filth of the Obama regime. Of course the ‘magic negro’ will never be accountable for his treacheries ... he’s a black demon rat, or so he claims. Barry Soetoro can be anything he chooses to claim because he is a dead soul demon rat.
Comedy has many nefarious utterances on his record, which will and should be remembered for centuries. Andy McCabe has at least one, and it’s a doozy. As a ring leader in the cabal that finnagled to hijack the 2016 election, and failing that, to usurp the presidency of the true and legitimate winner, said to some of his accomplices, “First we f*k Flynn, and then we f*k Trump”. May his days in stir, awaiting his trip to the gallows be interesting ones; if you get my drift.
Flynn went against Obozo’s support for ISIS back in 2015 I think. Obozo sent his flying monkeys after Flynn soon after.
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Is that actually in the record?
First we had two and a half years of Russia, Russia, Russia and the Mueller witchhunt, immediately followed by the impeachment hoax, then immediately afterwards the Wuhan virus unleashed on the world and the US by the Democrats’ friends in Beijing. Trump hasn’t enjoyed a normal non-crisis week since he took office.
If you mean, the “first we get” remarks; yes. We’ve known that since mid-2018. I’ll see if I can get supporting info. He said it alright.
What is Turley hiding that he tries to play nice???
Was he on the Lolita Express???
Hopefully, they won't misbehave again.
Who did Flynn po? Well b Hussein and val jar are extremely vindictive. There you go.
Turley is a liberal but I believe he’s one of the few honest ones.
Comey and McCabe believed they were riding Obamas arc of the moral universe and everything they did, no matter how reprehensible and immoral, was justified in the context of the one wed been waiting for.
Either that, or they we just ass-kissing, self-promoting climbers.
Turley is kind of an independent mind, and theyre few and far between.
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