FlynnGate : How an Islamist Organization Set Up a Top Member of the Trump Administration With The Complicity of a Venal Press and Corrupt Politicians. III

Part 3 of 3: The Unravelling.

by Saul Montes-Bradley


Wed, July 17, 2019

In Part I: The Setup, we have seen how an article in the propaganda rag of the Hizmet Islamist movement created the Turkey Canard with the assistance of Rep. Elijah Cummings and Democrat operatives pretending to be journalists.

Then, in Part II: The Abuse, we saw how that lie was exploited by SC Mueller, Andrew Weissman and a slew of discredited FBI agents to bring pressure upon General Flynn to plead guilty to some BS process crime where no underlying crime had been committed and no lie had been told.

Before we get into the unraveling, there is the question of why was General Flynn chosen as a target.

The Target

The first time I wrote about the case of former National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn, in May of 2017, I stated that I thought the general had not committed any crime.

I still do not think so.

But in the last year and a half I have come to the conclusion that others have, and the most recent action by the Special Counsel has done nothing but reinforce that notion.

To understand the targeting of General Flynn and it's implications, we have to go back to the days in which he joined General Stanley McChrystal in Iraq. Most will remember General McChrystal as the man sacked by the Obama administration after some members of his staff made disparaging comments regarding the Appeaser-in-Chief in a Rolling Stone interview.

But few know him as the man who, together with General Flynn, revolutionized the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), creating the most effective network to combat terrorism, and leading to the death of Zarkawi and Osama bin Laden.

After his return to the US, General Flynn continued his work in the highest levels of our intelligence community, until his nomination on April 17, 2011, as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

And almost immediately problems begun.

Benghazi

One of the first appearances of General Flynn as a Director of the DIA was on 18 April 2013, at a Hearing to Receive Testimony on the Current and Future Worldwide Threats to the National Security of the United States, before the Senate Committee on the Armed Services.

After hours of otherwise normal statements, in which General Flynn referred to the threats facing this nation from China and Russia to Iran and Islamic terrorism, the bomb dropped. You can find it on pages 28-29 of the transcript (bold is mine):

"Senator CRUZ. Did either of you during those seven and a half hours have any conversations with Secretary Clinton during that attack?

Mr. CLAPPER. I did not.

General FLYNN. No, Senator.

Senator CRUZ. Okay, thank you. Previously this committee had a hearing with then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General Dempsey in which Benghazi was discussed at considerable length. General Dempsey at the time expressed his views—and I’m paraphrasing, but—that the nature of the attack, and in particular the fact that multiple mortar shells hit a rooftop, demonstrated to him at the time that it was an organized military attack. And he said something to the effect of that he thought it was obvious that it was an organized military effect. I would be interested with both of you if you agree with that assessment that it was obvious at the time?

Mr. CLAPPER. No, sir, it was not. The one thing they did—there were really two or three phases of the attack. I would characterize the attack on the Temporary Mission Facility much more of a vandalism and looting thing. The mortar attack which took place, it took about 10 or 11 minutes, demonstrated some operational proficiency. I would commend to you, which I don’t know if you’ve seen it, sir, a briefing that we put together that visually recreates as best we could what the actual events. I’d be happy to have that brought to you so you could see our best replication of what occurred during the phases of the attacks.

Senator CRUZ. I would be appreciative of that, thank you. General Flynn, do you have anything to add on that?

General FLYNN. I would just say that, you know, personally my instincts were that what we were watching was, particularly on the specific date, was clearly something that was not what I would call normal activity, based on the strategy assessments that had already been made over the last number of months. And I know that from our perspective there was a sense that this was probably more organized, and we of course judged that over the next few days.

Boom.

While Director Clapper was taking pains to disregard General Dempsey's assessment of the Benghazi attack as not a military operation but "more of a vandalism or looting thing" akin, perhaps to a hooligan's tantrum after a poor performance of England's team at the Euro Cup, here comes the new guy with an honest assessment. Essentially, General Flynn called bullshit on Director Clapper's testimony and on the official mantra of the Obama administration. In a public hearing. In front of cameras. Without theatrics: Vandalism my Rhode Island butt, he seemed to say. This was an organized attack, planned over several months, and what we observed afterwards confirms it.

General Flynn did his duty that day. He provided the Senate with straight, unvarnished, honest answers. And in the process, he made powerful enemies. His answers showed others in the intelligence community for the lying partisan hacks they were. Robert Mueller, James Clapper and John Brennan were shown for the asses they were. And they never forgave him for that.

James Clapper, John Brennan, Michael Flynn, Robert Mueller

From left, FBI Director Robert Mueller, National Intelligence Director James Clapper; CIA Director John Brennan, and Department of Defense's Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 11, 2013, before the House Intelligence Com

If Director of National Security Clapper, CIA Director Brennan and FBI Director Mueller resented General Flynn's honesty and – as it turned out – his accurate assessment, things were about to get worse.

Over the following two years, Congressional records abound of instances in which General Flynn refused to play ball and compromise National Security for some fleeting political scheme of the Obama administration, including his refusal to doctor intelligence reports to satisfy the political dictates of the White House until, on 30 April 2014, a year ahead of schedule, he was pushed out of the DIA.

Obama could not tolerate the head of the DIA exposing his absurd lies anymore.

Despite latter day claims from Obama operatives and their minions in the press, there was no conflict with General Flynn other than his refusal to compromise National Security in the altar of political expediency and, in fact, he remained as DIA Director for months until his successor was approved and continued to hold security clearance. In fact, the Obama administration renewed his National Security Clearance as late as January 2016.

But then he did, again, the unthinkable.

Rather than go gentle into that good night and spend his retirement years surfing or knitting socks, he went public with his opposition to the insane policies the Obama administration was pursuing in Syria, such as arming al-Qa'ida factions, enabling Russia and Iran and isolating democratic forces there; as well as the infamous Iran deal and the enabling of Hezbollah in Mexico, and calling for much needed transparency.

Almost immediately, the press attacks began, initially in Politico and Mother Jones, moving on into The Atlantic and the New York Times. Those attacks reached fever pitch when General Flynn became one of the most prominent campaigners for candidate Donald Trump, and became an outright effort at political assassination when he became President-elect Trump's designated National Security Advisor.

About the time they began pushing the Turkey Canard floated by the minions of Fetullah Gülen.

Here we have a man who refused to compromise his integrity to cover for the Obama administration’s lies in Benghazi, and who knew exactly how President Obama snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory in Iraq bungling the fight against terrorism, how it screwed-up our relations with Middle Eastern countries and how it empowered Islamists from Ankara to Teheran…about to become NSA!

In late of 2016, as the President-Elect was being spied on as he had been during the campaign pursuant to fraudulently obtained FISA warrants, a decision was made to stop General Flynn from taking the lid off of the proverbial can of worms and to destabilize the incoming President.

The Plot

This decision was made at the highest levels of the Obama administration and it involved top officials, from John Brennan (who was to be head of the NSA if Hillary Clinton had been elected), Ben Rhodes, Susan Rice, Sally Yates, James Comey, and a score of second tier acolytes, from Andrew McCabe to Tashina Gauhar. The now infamous battle cry in the offices of Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director of the FBI, “F*ck Flynn then F*ck Trump”, while dramatic, did not originate there, but much, much higher in the totem pole.

Fearing, perhaps, the consequences of her actions, Secretary Rice sent to herself a peculiar email on her way out of the White House. In it, she memorialized a meeting at the Oval Office on January 5, 2017, in which disgraced DAG Sally Q. Yates and Director James Comey were present, together with VP Biden and Secretary Rice.

“President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities ‘by the book’. The President stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book.”

“By the book.” Why would it be otherwise? In the immortal words of The Bard, "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

Never mind this jewel: “The President stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective.”

Why would anyone, least of all the President of the United States, feel compelled to stress what he is NOT asking about? It does not happen that way. I have seen thousands of minutes and transcripts from all sorts of meetings. They all stress what is being asked about, not what is not. The only reason Sec. Rice may have slipped that sentence there, is to create a narrative of “plausible deniability.” If the brown stuff ever hit the fan…the President was sure to stress that is not what he wanted. Sophomoric, even by Ms. Rice’s standards. Maybe he should have stressed that any investigation was a “spontaneous demonstration.”

As if to prove this point, the narrative's talking point was stressed ad nauseam by the lugenpresse. Like Trevor Aaronson’s piece in The Intercept on December 19,2017, as General Flynn was being forced to accept bogus charges, “The FBI Routinely Abuses Its Powers but the Trump Investigation Has Been By the Book.” Sure. By who’s book, however, nobody is saying.

Sec. Rice was not done: “From a national security perspective, however, President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.”

Who gave an outgoing President the authority to limit access to information to his duly appointed successor? Under what article of the US Constitution or what Federal Statute was Mr. Obama entitled to keep his successor in the dark?

Alas, we now know that the entire Russia Canard was concocted by the Clinton campaign in collusion with the Obama administration with the sole purpose of defeating candidate Trump and, when that failed, to impede a smooth transition of power.

Sally Yates and James Comey left the room with marching orders: As Director Comey’s disgraced Deputy so inartfully put it three weeks later, "First we f*ck FLynn, then we f*ck Trump.

At the same time Deputy Director McCabe, a known perjurer, was launching his battle cry on the 7th floor of the Hoover building, Sally Q. Yates was pulling straws to give the putsch a semblance of legality. This is the same Sally Q. Yates canned for refusing to implement and instructing his department to ignore an Executive Order she deemed “unconstitutional” (as if the arrogant galoot had any power to determine the constitutionality of anything) and which the Supreme Court found “squarely” within the President’s authority (so much for Ms. Yates “ruling”)

Like Mussett’s “Mimi Pinson,” out went Sally Yates in her battle gear to execute the orders emanating from the White House:

Mimi Pinson est une blonde,

Une blonde que l’on connaît.

Elle n’a qu’une robe au monde,

Landerirette!

Within the confines of her limited legal mind, all Ms. Yates could do was to rescue from oblivion a law that no one has had the testicular fortitude to prosecute in over two centuries: The “Logan Act.” In January of 2017, fresh from that infamous meeting in the Oval Office and Peter Strzok’s “informal” interview with General Flynn and accompanied by Mary McCord, head of the DoJ NSD, she tried to push that theory to White House counsel Don McGahn, and in May she moved full steam ahead in a media campaign to smear the general on that flimsiest of basis.

The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953, enacted January 30, 1799) is an 18th Century law that was used in only one idictment in the early 19h century and never used to prosecute anyone for the good reason that any prosecutor with more than two days of schooling knows that it would never survive a constitutional challenge. Besides, contrary to Ms. Yates insinuations, General Flynn was not acting as a private individual in his conversations with Amb. Kislyak but as a member of the transition team, fully authorized and with knowledge of the DoS and the incoming and outgoing administrations.

In her meetings with the White House, Yates invoked her “fears” that General Flynn “might be compromised with the Russians” and suggested she should be sacked.

President Trump, confronting an unprecedented campaign within the government to damage his transition, with John Brennan withholding security clearances, the DoJ NSD interfering in the flow of information between AG Sessions and the NSC and Acting AG Yates undermining government policies at every turn, and receiving bad advise from Chris Christie and Reince Priebus, finally gave in. The President was trying to reach across the aisle, and believed Christie’s and Priebus’ advise that General Flynn needed to be “sacrificed” given the animosity he provoked in Obama’s and Clinton’s partisans, but he was ruefully mistaken.

Priebus went as far as to ask Kathleen McFarland to write an email stating that the President hadn’t ordered Flynn to discuss sanctions with Amb. Kislyak. McFarlane refused. To her credit, she was not going to lie.

Now that we fired Flynn, the Russia thing is over,” Christie tells us President Trump said to him over lunch. And he probably believed it.

Alas, to those bent on disrupting his presidency, his gesture was not perceived as an olive branch but as a sign of weakness, and their efforts redoubled leading to the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to investigate the absurd idiocy of “Russia Collusion,” whatever that means.

Robert Mueller brought aboard, as his right-hand man, Andrew Weissman, one of the most corrupt prosecutors to disgrace the legal profession in this country, to go by his demeanor in the Arthur Andersen case a decade earlier, with his convictions of Arthur Andersen employees overturned by the Supreme Court 9-0 and everyone asking how can anyone been convicted of committing a non-crime. As Justice Scalia pointed out: "It doesn't make any sense to make unlawful the asking of somebody to do something which is, itself, not unlawful." Like, say, an incoming National Security Advisor contacting his counterparts under direction and in the advancement of the incoming administration’s policies.

Weissman, in turn, brought in a variegated collection of rogues and perjurers that had been pushing this fantasy since the campaign, and who had been instrumental in the effort to legitimize a salacious if absolutely false “Dossier” commissioned by the Clinton campaign as the predicate for this sordid affair, in spite of the early determination of the FBI that its affirmations were bogus, a fact well known to Mr. Mueller's team.

An Instrument of Oppression

One of the oldest instruments of oppresive regimes is the enactment of convoluted laws that, in the words of Cotton Mather: “what laws they made it was as impossible for us to know, as dangerous for us to break,” thereby rendering every citizen a criminal.

Our forefathers were right on the mark: The purpose of ambiguous and obscure laws is no other than to subject every citizen to the possibility of being prosecuted for violations of law that citizen was in no position to understand, let alone comply. Never mind that inanity invoked by Sally Yates. FARA legislation also falls into such description. So much so, in fact, that Judge Anthony Trenga, in open court on June 28, 2019, was forced to state that he needed further study because “That’s what I’m having trouble understanding here, it’s a convoluted statute.” making any interpretation of it a difficult exercise.

If a Federal judge has trouble interpreting a statute, and teams of lawyers cannot agree on its meaning and application, the rest of us are doomed to be pawns of unprincipled prosecutors and subject to their will.

The Unravelling

In the end, judge Trenga delivered a blow to the prosecution in the Rafikian case, and an even bigger one to the Flynn case:

The proffered evidence reflects discussions between Alptekin and Rafiekian concerning the retention of FIG’s and Flynn’s consulting services, none of which on their face reflect or suggest any agreement to have Rafiekian operate as an undisclosed Turkish agent or cause the filing of a false FARA statement. The evidence does reflect the interest and involvement of the Turkish government in the project…”

“…but those references are in the context of Alptekin’s then on-going, preliminary, formative business discussions with FIG. Moreover, any inference of an agreement by Rafiekian to act as an undisclosed Turkish agent is substantially undercut by his contemporaneous conduct, which included seeking out legal advice concerning his FARA disclosure obligations in August 2016 (from Covington) and again in September 2016 (from Kelley), and subsequently filing an LDA disclosure statement pursuant to Kelley’s advice. Similarly, the FARA statement and related filings do not reflect the existence of the alleged conspiracy to act as undisclosed Turkish agents or to cause the filing of a false FARA statement, or Rafiekian’s knowing participation in any such conspiracy. The government contends that the FARA statement contains materially false statements, attributable to Rafiekian. But what was disclosed in the FARA statement is not sufficient to allow any inference of the alleged conspiracies.

The allegation in question, as the one invoked by SC Mueller in the Flynn case, was that:

“In late October and early November 2016, Gen. Flynn of Flynn Intel group developed an op-ed article based, in part, on the research conducted by Flynn Intel group under the Inovo engagement. The op-ed was not written or published at the request of, or under the direction or control of, Inovo, the Republic of Turkey, or any other party. No compensation was received for the publication of the op-ed. In addition to Gen. Flynn, Bijan Rafiekian and an editor, Hank Cox, participated in the drafting. Inovo, Mr. Alptekin, and the Republic of Turkey did not participate in the drafting. Nonetheless, the op-ed addresses the subject matter related to the research that Flynn Intel Group conducted for Inovo, and a draft of the op-ed was shared with Inovo in advance of publication. No changes, other than technical edits, were made in the op-ed based on feedback from Inovo. To the best of our knowledge, Inovo did not communicate with the Republic of Turkey regarding the op-ed or provide the draft op-ed to the government.”

What is the crime? One may ask, and the answer remains what we posited all along in Part II: NONE.

Additionally, as General Flynn continued to refuse to lie to conform to the prosecution’s narrative, an effort was made to change his status from witness to co-conspirator.

Judge Trenga would have none of it:

“the proffered co-conspirator statements are excluded on the basis that the United States has not presented sufficient evidence of a conspiracy to establish the co-conspirator statements hearsay exception under Fed. R. Evid. 801(d)(2)(E)”

This came to the attention of Judge Sullivan, who immediately requested the parties to inform him how this developments affected the Flynn case before him. The reply from the prosecutor was along the lines of "Uh? Errr…I donno." The reply by Sidney Powell is damnably clear:

“The government’s remarkable effort to reverse its direct, affirmative judicial admissions to the EDVA Court and representations to counsel that Mr. Flynn was not considered a co-conspirator in the Rafiekian case does not diminish his extraordinary cooperation and assistance to the government. Judge Trenga ruled the government has not even proffered sufficient evidence of any “conspiracy” to allow co-conspirator hearsay into evidence—much less a conspiracy involving Mr. Flynn.”

“As new counsel for Mr. Flynn briefed for Judge Trenga, the government raised new questions, to which Mr. Flynn gave truthful answers the prosecutors did not like; however, Mr. Flynn’s testimony remains consistent with his grand jury testimony, and it is truthful. The government’s attempted retraction of its judicial admissions that Mr. Flynn is not a co-conspirator appears to be in retaliation for Mr. Flynn’s truthful testimony because it is contrary to Mr. Van Grack’s “view”of the matter—the mere suggestion of which prompted his angry outburst.”

“Furthermore, as we briefed for Judge Trenga, the government, which ‘is no ordinary party to a controversy,’ should be bound by its repeated representations to the court and to counsel. These are judicial admissions.”

“The documents, only a few of which Mr. Flynn provided to Judge Trenga, demonstrate the FARA division, including Mr. David Laufman, Department of Justice National Security Division, Chief, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, were putting unprecedented pressure on Covington to complete and file the FARA registration for Flynn Intel Group(“FIG”). Mr. Laufman directed this effort despite the fact he tendered his resignation just days before his high-pressure phone call to Covington (the same day of Mr. Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor) in which it would appear that Mr. Laufman was threatening subpoenas before Covington even filed. Indeed, the FARA unit was so eager to have FIG’s filing that Ms.Heather Hunt—then head of the FARA section—responded to Covington at 10:50 pm the night it was filed.”

“Neither he [General Flynn], nor the Statement of Offense, recited that he authorized the filing knowing or intending it to be false. He cannot acquiesce to the government’s demand for that testimony, because it is not true. His former lawyers’ own notes reveal that he instructed them to “Be precise.” He cannot and will not testify otherwise.”

“But lack of evidence of a conspiracy as to Rafiekian would apply in spades to any involvement of Mr. Flynn. Significantly, despite Mr. Flynn’s endless cooperation, Judge Trenga recognized that the government proffered nothing from Mr. Flynn to establish the existence of any conspiracy.

“The court also held that the disclosures in the FARA statement itself do not ‘allow any inference of the alleged conspiracies’.

“…former counsel had all the emails and information that the government claims supports a ‘conspiracy’ and more when they completed the FARA filing. Moreover, according to Covington’s own notes, and consistent with what they told Mr. Flynn, prior counsel admittedly ‘did not necessarily go through every doc; were trying to capture high-level info of who client was and nature of work’.

Throughout this process, General Flynn has been candid, open and cooperative. According to judge Trenga:

“As part of his cooperation, Flynn, in his capacity as CEO and Chairman of FIG’s Board of Directors, (1) authorized Covington to share with the U.S. Attorney’s Office certain information concerning the preparation of the FARA filing; (2) authorized FIG’s former in-house General Counsel to be interviewed regarding the legal advice he provided to FIG before Covington’s retention regarding FIG’s obligation to file under FARA; (3) submitted to interviews by the U.S. Attorney’s Office about the FARA submission and the factual information he and others shared or did not share with Covington lawyers who were working on preparing the FARA filing; and (4) authorized Covington to disclose to the U.S. Attorney’s Office the factual representations made to them by FIG personnel in connection with the FARA filing; the source of those factual representations; information concerning who reviewed drafts of the FARA filing and their comments, corrections, or questions thereto; and how they received communications from FIG personnel concerning the contents of the FARA filing.”

All of this required hundreds of hours of interviews, numerous travels from Rhode Island to Washington and hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees at General Flynn’s expense for the benefit of the government. But the prosecution would have none of it. Faced with the General's refusal to conform his testimony to their narrative in spite of what he knew to be true, they returned to the threat of involving his son in baseless litigation:

“Mr. Flynn cooperated even further with the government in trying to clear up the prosecutors’ misunderstanding of some crucial facts and in response to their questions and demands. Instead of seeking and confirming the truth, prosecutors doubled-down, putting prior counsel in conflict with his former client and his partner’s own contemporaneous notes. Then, the government made a sealed, ex parte filing, complete with a gag order that would not allow Mr. Flynn to discuss the developments even with his wife, and an FBI agent called Michael G. Flynn (Mr. Flynn’s son) to question him despite knowing he was represented by counsel. They have now put his son on the witness list. Mr. Flynn made a significant production to the government on June 27, 2019, for which he specifically waived attorney-client privilege and protections of the work-product doctrine with respect to contemporaneous notes and emails from prior counsel. The notes show conclusively that even though one member of Mr. Flynn’s former firm may not recall some points, another member’s contemporaneous notes establish that Mr. Flynn’s statements to former counsel were consistent with his testimony to the grand jury and EDVA prosecutor.”

Final Recap

If there is a conspiracy in this three-ring circus, we might call it a Conspiracy of Dunces, in which President Obama conspired with members of his cabinet (Susan Rice, Joe Biden, Sally Yates and almost certainly Loretta Lynch and Ben Rhodes) to undermine candidate, President-elect and then President Trump’s transition of power by creating unnecessary international conflicts on the eve of President’s Trump’s inauguration and then using the crisis to undermine his appointments with the assistance of John Brennan, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce and Nellie Ohr and a score of “career” bureaucrats in the White House and in the Department of Justice, and using those same actors and the connivance of Judge Rudolph Contreras to spy on Mr. Trump’s campaign and transition team making Watergate look like a youthful prank in comparison.

During what we now know to be the fraudulent “Russia Collusion” investigation, they also took false allegations from the Islamist Hizmet Movement to imply that General Flynn was secretly working, of all people, with Taggyp Erdogan, to advance the interests of Erdogans Islamist government, all the while with the assistance of unscrupulous pen-pushers like Chuck Ross and Michael Issikoff in an incestuous circle in which partisan hucksters pushed narratives in the press that were then legitimized by equally unscrupulous politicians to be used by unscrupulous prosecutors.

General Flynn was thus forced into a Faustian bargain: Admit to a “crime” he did not commit or face not only his but his son’s financial ruin. For almost three years now, they have held Damocles’ sword over him and his son while ensuring his voice is silenced, not only in regards to his case but on any of the issues this country may benefit from his vast experience, depriving this nation of his experience at a time when is sorely needed.

In the intervening time, after dozens of millions of dollars and with the unlimited power of the government at their disposal, Mr. Mueller and his band of “angry Democrats” were forced to admit what we already knew: That the “Russia Collusion canard” was just as absurd as it sounded.

And now we know that the fantastic story whipped up by the minions of Fetullah Gülen and used relentlessly by the Special Counsel to threaten General Flynn into compliance was what we always knew it was: A hoax. A lie. A fraud.

Judge Trenga, finally, has spoken the truth:

the United States may not argue or state to the jury that Turkey, in fact, funded the work by Flynn Intel Group, Inc. (“FIG”) under the contractual arrangement between FIG and Inovo, BV.

All the allegations regarding General Flynn and Turkey made by the lugenpresse and by the prosecutors in the Flynn and Bijan cases are so false a slander, indeed, that now they cannot even be mentioned in court!

There is no evidence, not even by the low standards required at this stage, to state in any way that Turkey funded the work by FIG or General Flynn for INOVO AG. None.

And that absurd lie is what Judge Sullivan relied upon last December to chastise a man of impeccable service to this country for over 30 years!

Flynn’s attorneys at Covington, whom he hired to help him navigate the FARA waters in 2016 and upon whose counsel he relied during the filing process and afterwards, have to transfer “hundreds of thousands of documents” that his new defense team will have to study before they can effectively defend him.

Hundreds of thousands of documents.

There won’t be another sentencing hearing on General Flynn’s case for a few months yet, and the General will continue to be gagged, limited in his movements and forced to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars more into a defense he should have never been forced to mount.

The man who dedicated a lifetime of honorable service to this country has lost his house, is hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, is enduring threats to his family and cannot yet see the light at the end of this ignominious tunnel.

He will, as a soldier who has seen it all in combat, continue to bear his cross with stoicism and will come out of this still as an American with an abiding love for his country and his countrymen, ready to sacrifice what needs be to the nation he adores and the ideals he holds sacred.

There is no shame on him.

The shame of this grievous injustice lays squarely on the liars and rogues who concocted and executed this scheme, and on the rest of us, who allowed this to happen in what was once the Land of the Free.

May justice be done.




About the author

Saul M. Montes-Bradley II is a Senior Fellow at the Gold Institute For International Strategy.

Once a Consultant to the Administrator of the UNDP, Saul M. Montes-Bradley II left the UN for Arrow Air and went on to become General Manager for AER Airlines and eventually Director and General Manager of Aeroposta Airlines, the first privately owned major carrier in Argentina since the 1950s. Back in the US, he then spent 17 years in Wall Street and is now a genealogist and researcher living with his family in Virginia.

For nearly thirty years, he has wondered if there would ever be a serious investigation of the disaster at Gander, only to see how the willful blindness that marred the initial investigation continues to guide a misguided policy that has only enabled and strengthened Islamic National Socialist movements in the Middle East and around the world.

Follow him on Quod at @Debradelai.

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