BREAKING: DOJ Dropping Case Against Michael Flynn After Revelation of FBI Entrapment Plot

H/T Town  Hall.

I hope General Flynn sues these bastards that framed him.

Alas, justice has been served. After new documents showed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation plotted to entrap ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on perjury charges, the Department of Justice announced they were dropping the criminal charges against him. It comes after the top prosecutor, a former member of ex-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team into Russian collusion, moved to withdraw from the case (via Axios):

Brandon Van Grack, a former member of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, moved to withdraw from the Justice Department’s prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Thursday. He did not provide a reason for his withdrawal.

Why it matters: Van Grack leads a team that has been accused by Flynn’s attorneys of prosecutorial misconduct. New FBI documents stemming from Flynn’s move to withdraw his 2017 guilty plea have amplified conservative claims that prosecutors sought to entrap the former top Trump aide into lying about his conversations with the former Russian ambassador.

The big picture: Attorney General Bill Barr appointed an outside prosecutor in February to examine the case against Flynn, which both President Trump and Vice President Pence have weighed in on in recent days.

Catherine Herridge

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docs just unsealed, including handwritten notes 1/24/2017 day of Flynn FBI interview. Transcript: “What is our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?” Read transcript notes, copy original just filed. @CBSNews

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With a new legal team in January, Flynn was moving to withdraw his guilty plea and for good reason. In October of 2019, his lawyer, Sidney Powell, alleged that top DOJ officials plotted against Flynn. After newly released documents showed that, and with Powell saying more damaging evidence against the FBI and DOJ’s witch hunt was coming, it looks like this political circus act is over. Flynn was a victim of the Russian collusion delusion that engulfed the Democratic Party, the liberal media, and their deep state allies. It has come at a terrible price for many (via Associated Press):

Julie Pace

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BREAKING……WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department is dropping criminal case against ex-Trump adviser Flynn, according to court filing obtained by AP.

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The Justice Department on Thursday said it is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, abandoning a prosecution that became a rallying cry for Trump and his supporters in attacking the FBI’s Russia investigation.

The move is a stunning reversal for one of the signature cases brought by special counsel obert Mueller. It comes even though prosecutors for the last three years had maintained that Flynn had lied to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador in a January 2017 interview. Flynn himself admitted as much, and became a key cooperator for Mueller as he investigated ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.

In court documents being filed Thursday, the Justice Department said it is dropping the case “after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information.” The documents were obtained by The Associated Press.

The Justice Department said it had concluded that Flynn’s interview by the FBI was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn” and that the interview on January 24, 2017 was “conducted without any legitimate investigative basisthat there was no reason at all for the FBI to interview Flynn. 

The point is that there was no reason at all for the FBI to interview Flynn. In fact, when the interview was conducted, the agents said they didn’t think the then-national security adviser did anything wrong. And yet, the FBI decided to go after him because they needed a scalp. It was at a time when the anti-Trump forces in DC and elsewhere were just craving anything to prove that there was Trump-Russia collusion. There wasn’t any. To this day, there is still zero credible evidence proving this conspiracy theory. It’s a liberal media-manufactured myth. Flynn was a victim, as was former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, who was spied on by the FBI for his supposed role in this farce. Also, for those who remain skeptical of the FBI being an evil-doer here. Let me direct you to Guy’s VIP piece about a 25-year FBI veteran and CNN analyst has changed course on this matter, saying Flynn was railroaded. Also, why the tweaks to the 302 reports (via WSJ):

U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Jensen found much wrong with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation of Mike Flynn. An aspect that deserves more attention than it has received is the alteration of an FBI agent’s account of the Flynn interview.

For more than half a century, FBI agents conducting interviews have been required to memorialize any information that might become testimony, on a form called the FD-302. It was always considered the interviewing agent’s FD-302. Supervisors never modified it; its purpose was to reflect what the agent observed and heard from the witness or suspect. As an FBI supervisor, I reviewed hundreds of FD-302s. Other than an occasional grammatical correction, I never changed a word.

So it was shocking for me to read the newly released text messages between Peter Strzok, then deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, and Lisa Page. They show that after Mr. Strzok and Agent Joe Pientka interviewed Mr. Flynn, Mr. Strzok heavily edited Mr. Pientka’s FD-302—to the point that he told Ms. Page he was “trying not to completely re-write” it. Even more shocking, Ms. Page, an FBI attorney who wasn’t an agent and wasn’t at the interview, provided edits.

 

Worse still, the FD-302 that was eventually provided to the court wasn’t that of the agents’ interview of Mr. Flynn. It was instead a FD-302 of an interview of Mr. Strzok, conducted months later, about his recollections of the original interview. Truly bizarre.

Yes, truly. Also, another example of the FBI’s malfeasance and corruption. It’s time to clean house there, but President Trump should consider a full pardon as well.

BREAKING: Epstein Seriously Injured In Jail – Possible Suicide Attempt

H/T Clash Daily.

Be it jailhouse justice or a suicide attempt the sad part it failed.

Was this a suicide attempt or was it “jailhouse justice”?

Accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found in his jail cell “sprawled out on the floor” with injuries to his neck according to a witness. At one point, he appeared to lose consciousness.

Epstein was rushed to the hospital.

It is not yet known whether his injuries were self-inflicted or what precisely happened.
Prison officials are trying to find the cause of his injuries.

Not surprisingly, with his known connections to certain people in powerful positions, the wild speculation is about what really happened is already beginning.

Jeffrey Epstein has reportedly been rushed to hospital after prison guards found the billionaire financier ‘blue in the face’ and sprawled out on the floor of his New York jail cell.

The 66-year-old, who is being held in custody ahead of his trial for sex trafficking, was said to be semi-conscious with neck injuries when he was found in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Two sources close to the investigation said that he may have tried to hang himself.

However, another source claims that the injuries that Epstein sustained were not that serious and that he may be using the incident in order to get a transfer to a new jail.

Another possibility is that this was an assault — the “jailhouse justice” that is reserved for pedophiles and criminals that attack women.

A possible assault has also not been ruled out and fellow inmate Nicholas Tartaglione has reportedly been questioned about an alleged attack – a charge which his attorney is said to strongly deny…

…Authorities have already spoken to an accused murderer who is being held at the jail.

That inmate, former police officer Nicholas Tartaglione who is accused of killing four men in a cocaine deal gone wrong, reportedly said he hadn’t touched Epstein.

Tartaglione’s attorney has since denied reports his client attacked Epstein and insisted that the pair got along well.

According to recent reports, Epstein had been moved to solitary confinement due to a number of threats from fellow inmates.

It is unclear if Epstein was still being held in solitary confinement at the time of the incident.

Witnesses told RadarOnline that Epstein was ‘blue in the face’ and was ‘sprawled out on the floor’ as prison guards rushed to treat him in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

At one point, he is said to have lost consciousness before he was eventually carried away.

Due to him being in federal custody, Epstein is locked up in his cell for about 23 hours each day.

The jail is the same facility where notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán was held during his trial.
Source: Daily Mail

At this point, what precisely happened is all just speculation.

We’ve all seen the dishonest games the left have played with the power they’re entrusted with, they’re obviously unworthy of that trust.

 

Breaking: Dow Closes Week Setting New Record Not Seen in over 80 Years

H/T Western Journal.

The DemocRats have plans that would undo all of the gains the market and economy have picked up.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up more than 73 points Friday, putting a close to a successful June the likes of which had not been seen since prior to World War II.

The Dow closed at just under 26,600, according to CNBC.

Greta Wall

@GretaLWall

Major indexes close higher on final trading day of June.

DOW +0.27%, NASDAQ +0.48%, S&P 500 +0.56%

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While Friday’s individual gains were moderate, it was a historic month overall for the Dow.

As CNBC noted: The Dow “rallied 7% this month, notching its best June performance since 1938, when it surged 24.3%.”

The Dow wasn’t the only index that did well this month.

The S&P 500 was up roughly 6.2 percent this month, making it the index’s best June showing since 1955, according to Fox Business.

Overall, the S&P “posted its best first half of a year since 1997, soaring 17% and reaching an all-time high,” according to CNBC.

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CNBC’s Closing Bell

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FINAL HOUR OF THE DAY!
– The Dow is on pace for its best first half of the year since 1999
– The S&P 500 is having its best first half since 1997
– The Nasdaq is on track for its best first half since 2003

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Greta Wall

@GretaLWall

Major indexes close higher on final trading day of June.

DOW +0.27%, NASDAQ +0.48%, S&P 500 +0.56%

Greta Wall

@GretaLWall

Wall Street logs best June in decades.

DOW +7.2% in June — best since June 1938

NASDAQ +7.4% in June — best since June 2000

S&P 500 +6.9% in June — best since June 1955

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So what’s behind the market’s recent gains?

“Drivers [of the rally] would be a change in the perceived trajectory for monetary policy, coupled with a bit of optimism in renewed negotiations with China,” Stephen Guilfoyle, president of the trading firm Sarge986 LLC, told Fox Business.

At least one pundit gave the credit to President Donald Trump.

“Donald Trump’s June,” Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk wrote before the market closed.

Charlie Kirk

@charliekirk11

Donald Trump’s June:

Border crossings are down 25% thanks to Trump-Mexico immigration deal

The DOW is on track for its best June since 1938

Historic 2020 campaign launched, raises more than DNC has on hand in one night

What have Democrats accomplished this month?

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“What have Democrats accomplished this month?” he asked.