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Comey Told Obama that Flynn’s Conversations with Russian Ambassador ‘Appear Legit,’ According to Strzok Notes
National Review ^ | 6/24/2020 | ZAchary Evans

Posted on 06/24/2020 9:07:33 AM PDT by bitt

Former FBI director James Comey told President Obama that the 2016 conversations between Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and incoming national-security adviser Michael Flynn were not criminal in nature, according to notes from former agent Peter Strzok released by Flynn’s legal team.

The page of notes was taken by Strzok appears to describe a January 5, 2017 meeting of President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and national security officials. This meeting occurred amid accusations that incoming Trump administration officials had colluded with Russian operatives. Strzok was not present at the meeting, and it is unclear what record of the meeting he consulted in taking the notes.

Strzok writes that “P,” presumably President Obama, asked, “Is there anything I shouldn’t be telling transition team?”

Strzok records that “D,” or Director Comey, responded “Kislyak calls but appear legit.”

ALSO JUST IN: Flynn legal team files a page of Strzok's notes, which appear to describe the Jan. 5 meetign with Obama and natsec team

Notes indicate Biden mentioned the Logan Act, but entirely devoid of context. pic.twitter.com/lGsj0DepHm

— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) June 24, 2020

In transcripts of conversations between Flynn and Kislyak released on May 29 of this year, Flynn is recorded asking the Russian ambassador not to escalate tensions in response to U.S. sanctions. Those sanctions were implemented by the Obama administration following reports that Russia attempted to interfere in the U.S. general election.

Strzok’s notes also indicate that “VP” Biden mentioned the “Logan Act” during the meeting, although the context of Biden’s remark is unclear. The Logan Act of 1799 forbids U.S. citizens from intervening in disputes with foreign nations without authorization. The law has been cited only twice in U.S. history in two cases in the 1800’s and no one has ever been found guilty of violating the statute.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 06/24/2020 9:07:33 AM PDT by bitt
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2 posted on 06/24/2020 9:07:45 AM PDT by bitt (Let justice be done though the heavens fall – Fiat justitia ruat cælum)
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To: bitt

Pleading guilty when you know you’re not guilty seems like a very bad idea.


3 posted on 06/24/2020 9:09:34 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: Steely Tom

They were holding Fynn’s son hostage.


4 posted on 06/24/2020 9:11:58 AM PDT by iamgalt
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To: Steely Tom

When they’re threatening to bankrupt and ruin you son if you don’t, it starts to seem less bad.


5 posted on 06/24/2020 9:12:20 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Steely Tom

Pleading guilty when you know you’re not guilty seems like a very bad idea.

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Yeah. But when agents of the US government are physically threatening harm to you and your family and when they hound you into financial insolvency; then yeah......

You are very very screwed.


6 posted on 06/24/2020 9:12:41 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Click my screen name for an analysis on how HIllary wins next November.)
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To: bitt

Comey, like Rosenstein, played both sides, although both definitely leaned to the Left. Hedging bets, protecting careers from blowback through plausible deniability if the main plan was foiled.


7 posted on 06/24/2020 9:13:18 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: bitt

More proof that the founders were correct to exclude the children of foreigners from being President.


8 posted on 06/24/2020 9:13:27 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

And my guess is that Flynn swamp creature lawyers were in on it, too.

The uniparty sticks together and protects each other.


9 posted on 06/24/2020 9:13:34 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Steely Tom

It happens all the time. That’s why they call it “plea bargaining”.


10 posted on 06/24/2020 9:14:13 AM PDT by SanchoP (We're passed the biological softening up and beginning the open warfare strategy. WAKE UP!!)
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To: bitt

Biden was right there plotting.


11 posted on 06/24/2020 9:14:36 AM PDT by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant)
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To: Steely Tom

It was the only way he could get them not to go after his son. And he couldn’t afford any more attorney-hours.


12 posted on 06/24/2020 9:14:37 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: Steely Tom

It’s claimed they were threatening family.


13 posted on 06/24/2020 9:15:12 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: shelterguy

No doubt.


14 posted on 06/24/2020 9:16:41 AM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Steely Tom
Pleading guilty when you know you’re not guilty seems like a very bad idea.

Well remember he had the entire DOJ and FBI against him. He knows the extent of the deep state. HE didn't anticipate what a game changer Donald Trump truly would be.

15 posted on 06/24/2020 9:16:48 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: ryderann

Bankrupting your target to get him to roll over is classic abuse of power.


16 posted on 06/24/2020 9:17:06 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: bitt

Obama really is a traitor.
Never put the ‘affirmative action’ hire in charge.


17 posted on 06/24/2020 9:18:18 AM PDT by glasseye ("A policeman's job is only easy in a police state." Orson Welles)
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To: shelterguy

The uniparty sticks together and protects each other.

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That it does. Just one more reason why we need a new party and not to stick with a fake party.


18 posted on 06/24/2020 9:18:22 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: shelterguy

Embarrassing as hell for them. Sidney Powell and her one associate made the mighty Covington & Burling look like chumps.


19 posted on 06/24/2020 9:19:44 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Lurkinanloomin

NO MORE MARXISTS at ANY level of office


20 posted on 06/24/2020 9:19:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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