The DOJ officially dropped the Michael J. Flynn case today. It is hard to imagine the judge refusing to just dismiss the case. What is more important is that the DOJ did this while disclosing documents shredding the decision to prosecute Flynn in the first place. Simultaneously the DNI told Adam Schiff to release documents he has been hiding for over two years or the DNI would release them. Schiff quickly folded.
The statement by the DOJ is astonishing:
“After a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information” it has concluded that Flynn’s interview by the FBI was ‘untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn’ and that interview was ‘conducted without any legitimate investigative basis.’”
This was the result of a recommendation by U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen.
“Through the course of my review of General Flynn’s case, I concluded the proper and just course was to dismiss the case. I briefed Attorney General Barr on my findings, advised him on these conclusions, and he agreed.”
Brandon Van Grack abruptly withdrew from the prosecution team.
It is important to note that this report is from the AP, which is no friend of Donald Trump. That is why the following conclusion is an even bigger bombshell:
“Other documents show that the FBI had been prepared weeks before its interview of Flynn to drop its investigation into whether he was acting at the direction of Russia.”
Christopher Wray made no comment other than to acknowledge that the FBI had turned over documents to the Inspector General and to U.S. Attorney John Durham. Oh, he also reminded people that he was not Director of the FBI when this happened.
The MSM cannot ignore this story. There are already some liberals trying, and failing, to say this is abuse of power by the Trump DOJ. They question the independence of the Justice Department under William Barr. But the problem is the more this is investigated, the more reporting on this, the worse for Democrats. Even the MSM cannot report on this without also reporting on the actual documents and those documents are devastating.
John 8:32. “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”