Feds Back Off Jailing Michael Flynn After Stunning New Evidence That Gov’t ‘Lied’ and ‘Framed’ Him

Feds Back Off Jailing Michael Flynn After Stunning New Evidence That Gov’t ‘Lied’ and ‘Framed’ Him. By Victoria Taft.

The government lied, “framed,” hid favorable evidence, and showed “contempt for the law at every turn” in their treatment of Michael Flynn, the retired three-star Army general and former Trump White House national security adviser. …

The net result was that federal prosecutors publicly considered, for the first time, that Flynn would get no jail time and instead be put on probation for his previous guilty plea in what we now know was the beginning of the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” operation against the Trump White House. …

The filing included a statement by the retired – and now financially ruined – Army general …:

“In truth, I never lied,” Flynn wrote in a new supplemental motion to withdraw his guilty plea filed Wednesday. “My guilty plea has rankled me throughout this process, and while I allowed myself to succumb to the threats from the government to save my family, I believe I was grossly misled about what really happened.” …

[Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell] averred that Flynn’s first set of lawyers had a “conflict of interest” and worked against Flynn’s interests by having him plead guilty to a charge of lying to FBI, a charge that itself was trumped up by Peter Strzok and another FBI investigator. That second investigator, identified by Powell as Agent Joe Pientka, it turns out, was in charge of the Crossfire Hurricane op against Trump.

Flynn was the first of Trump’s team to be picked off by the left. It seem incredible at the time, but he pleaded guilty. Now we know it was all because of lies by anti-Trump institutions, and because he was being financially ruined by having to hire lawyers to defend himself.

An interesting lesson in how the leftist deep state can deal with opposition — lying and ruining them in its courts.

It’s abuse of power all the way down.