Flynn Evidence May Have Been Tampered With By FBI: GOP Lawmaker

Rep Mark Meadows (R-NC) suggested on a Thursday interview with The Hill that evidence in the Mike Flynn case may have been tampered with - something long hinted at by insiders close to the Congressional investigations. 

Meadows, the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and a close ally of President Trump's, said he and other lawmakers are finding evidence of possible tampering, an allegation he previously made at a House hearing where Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified. -The Hill

"Justice should be meted out evenly, and yet we’re finding that evidence could have been tampered with," Meadows said.

In particular, Meadows pointed to the "302" reports - which are summaries of FBI interviews with suspects or witnesses. 

"I brought this up with the inspector general the other day.  Some of those key witness will be asked to appear before House Oversight," he added.

The question about the FBI interview reports, he said, was "were they changed to change the outcome of prosecution decisions. I think they might have."

"We’re not going to yield until we get an answer," he added. -The Hill

During Tuesday testimony in front of a joint hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight committee, IG Horowitz said he is investigating allegations that FBI officials "edited" agents' 302 forms. 

It has been long suspected that fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe had agents edit or delete the "302" forms created after former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's interview. 

Journalist Sara Carter - known of late for her access to leaks by "white hat" actors in the intelligence community, sat down with Sean Hannity in late January where she discussed McCabe's firing and suggested "there's indicators right now that McCabe may have asked FBI agents to actually change their 302's

Hannity: A source of mine told me tonight that when Wray read this, it shocked him to his core.

Sara Carter: Shocked him to his core, and not only that, the Inspector General's report - I have been told tonight by a number of sources, there's indicators right now that McCabe may have asked FBI agents to actually change their 302's - those are their interviews with witnesses. So basically every time an FBI agent interviews a witness, they have to go back and file a report. 

As we noted on Tuesday, altered 203 forms may also explain why the judge in Flynn's case ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to turn over any "exculpatory evidence" to Flynn's defense team. Flynn's legal team did not make this request. Instead, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan issued the order "sua sponte," or at his discretion, invoking the "Brady Rule" - which requires prosecutors to turn over previously unfiled evidence that might have a material impact on a defendant's case. Interestingly, two days before the order Mueller filed a motion for an agreed-upon protective order regarding the use of evidence in the case, including "sensitive materials," provided to Flynn's lawyers by the office of the Special Counsel.

It may also explain why Mueller has agreed to postpone Flynn's sentencing "due to the status of the special counsel's investigation." 

Flynn pleaded guilty in December to lying to the FBI in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Some have suggested he did so in order to avoid a lengthy and costly legal battle with the DOJ, while others think he did so in order to protect his son, Michael Flynn Jr., from enhanced FBI probing. 

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Mr. Universe max2205 Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:55 Permalink

I'm sorry but it is not a crime until TPTB say it is. Nothing on the MSM because instead of reporting the biggest scandal in US history we have to cry about locking up poor brown babies with blood thirsty ferrets while checked pants republicans place bets on whether Barbara Streisand, Peter Fonda or Rosie O'Donnel's head explodes first. Fun times.

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Chris2 Mr. Universe Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:00 Permalink

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I said last week after still employed Peter Strzok's lawyer started delivering statements (while criminal investigations are ongoing) that his client has full criminal immunity. I stand by that assertion until contradictory evidence surfaces. [Likely Bruce Ohr also]

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El Oregonian Chris2 Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:45 Permalink

Well of course they tampered with evidence silly... All you have to do is read up on what happened to Lavoy Finnicum and the  Malheur National Wildlife Refuge here in Oregon. All for Uranium that was sold to Russia's Uranium One, Sold through Hillary's State Department and the Clinton Foundation. The FBI along with other gov't agencies were all on the take.

Seditious criminal bastards... All of them.

https://reason.com/archives/2017/07/04/shooting-at-robert-lavoy-finicum…

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/oregon-militia-leader…

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chunga y3maxx Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:05 Permalink

Back when this started I remember watching the hearings and thinking (and saying here) that Flynn seemed to be cut from a different cloth than everybody else at the hearings.

The impression I got from watching was that he stuck out from all the other frauds in attendance. And when I say all the other frauds in attendance, I mean just that. He came across as the *only* one who was not a complete fraud*.

* look where he is now

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LaugherNYC y3maxx Fri, 06/22/2018 - 00:07 Permalink

Even though I know it plays into the Russian trollosphere and the efforts ”to sow discord in America” “to divide us” and “damage the Republic” I gotta say that as a liberal New York baby boomer turned conservative by life, I am on board with their agenda and the redneck pencil heads on this one.

FUCK these Elliot Ness-wannabes breaking our laws and covering up for the Female Jesus and her Rapist Husband. I watched that pig get away with seducing a teenage girl who could have been my daughter and STAY in office. I watched them get away with payola, payoffs and corruption. The lawyer trading cattle futures and making $120k in a couple months. With the same broker the biggest lobbyist in her husband the AG/Governor’s state. When I was a commodities trader what they did is EXACTLY what the floor brokers did to pay debts - just assign trades. Simple, untraceable. They could move $50 or $5 million.

I watched her get away with dereliction of duty and bald lies to cover her incompetence with Benghazi, and then insult the memory of the men she killed with her indifference with “what difference does it make?”  I watched her sell her office to the highest bidder through her husband and their sham foundation. I watched her sell Uranium to the Russian multi-dimensional war machine and take a massive payoff. I watched her take payoffs from conglomerates through book advances, speaking fees, anything that wasn’t tied down. 

And now I watch her corrupt an FBI Deputy Director through his wife, using the despicable Terry McAuliffe to suck them in, with who knows what was promised or given off the books. The promise of becoming Director when his boss, whim he would recruit to the cause, stepped up to AG. The most corrupt woman on the face of this planet, sucking them all into her vortex of shit. Promises made to all - Strzok would become Deputy Director of Counterintelligence. Page a DAG. All if their patron became President. All they had to do was hold the line. Bury the investigations. 

Who sets up a PRIVATE SERVER for their emails when taking a Cabinet post? (She compares THIS to Colin Powell using a gmail or AOL account??? One is under your total control. The other is not.) ONLY someone who wants to be able to hide and destroy everything she writes. We ALL know this, but it goes unsaid?? The act itself is an admission of guilt.

It’s enough. The DOJ has to roll this all up. The Foundation, McCabe. Yates, Lynch, Comey, Page, Ohrs, Strozk, Page, Baker.. all of them. The lawyers who launder their money, all of them.

If they dont, there will be a price to pay. What little belief in the honesty and decency of our government will be done. For real. If they can lose me, they can lose anybody. Eventually, it will penetrate even the thick heads of the Trump haters that this isn’t about Trump. It isn’t about politics. It is about one simple issue, and one single person who simply has gone too far.

We cannot mortgage the credibility, the reputability, the honor and the foundation of our system of laws, the administration of justice, all for this woman. The good people of this country will not sit idly by and watch this happen. This is not about Russia, even though that is what the corrupt nexus has tried to distract is with. The irony of using our patriotism against us, to wave the American flag at us as if we were dumb animals looking to charge, is not lost on us. To hide what is nothing more at its heart that a lowlife sleazy corruption case behind the specter of our great power rival and enemy, the vile Russian emperor, is the most venal and cynical gambit of all.

Hillary Clinton was running a vast money machine. Selling favors and government obeisance for donations, contracts, indulgences, ever greater fame. All the while convincing herself that it was OK because of the good they did. But crime is crime. Intent is intent. A vast Klintoniam Konspiracy.

And consider this coincidence: Both McCabe and Lynch did not recuse. Not until they knew for sure Hillary would not be prosecuted. They retained control of the prosecutorial oversight as long as possible. Their intent could not be clearer.

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nmewn Oldguy05 Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:30 Permalink

Here we go, without further ado, this is one of the ways Mueller "operates"...

"Given the rampant media partisanship since the election, one would think that Mueller’s appointmentwould lend credibility to the hunt for violations of law by candidate, now President Trump and his minions.

But I have known Mueller during key moments of his career as a federal prosecutor. My experience has taught me to approach whatever he does in the Trump investigation with a requisite degree of skepticism or, at the very least, extreme caution.

When Mueller was the acting United States Attorney in Boston, I was defense counsel in a federal criminal case in which a rather odd fellow contacted me to tell me that he had information that could assist my client. He asked to see me, and I agreed to meet. He walked into my office wearing a striking, flowing white gauze-like shirt and sat down across from me at the conference table. He was prepared, he said, to give me an affidavit to the effect that certain real estate owned by my client was purchased with lawful currency rather than, as Mueller’s office was claiming, the proceeds of illegal drug activities.

My secretary typed up the affidavit that the witness was going to sign. Just as he picked up the pen, he looked at me and said something like: “You know, all of this is actually false, but your client is an old friend of mine and I want to help him.” As I threw the putative witness out of my office, I noticed, under the flowing white shirt, a lump on his back – he was obviously wired and recording every word between us.

Years later I ran into Mueller, and I told him of my disappointment in being the target of a sting where there was no reason to think that I would knowingly present perjured evidence to a court. Mueller, half-apologetically, told me that he never really thought that I would suborn perjury, but that he had a duty to pursue the lead given to him. (That “lead,” of course, was provided by a fellow that we lawyers, among ourselves, would indelicately refer to as a “scumbag.”)

...it should be noted here that the attorney relating this experience with Grand Inquisitor Mueller has never been sued by Mueller (or anyone) for liable or slander in this "matter" so, it is true and there ya go ;-)

https://www.wgbh.org/news/2017/10/17/silverglate-how-robert-mueller-tri…

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Zorba's idea nmewn Fri, 06/22/2018 - 00:55 Permalink

Please find a person of actionable authority who we can ask to officially confirm this lawlessness, exonerate Flynn, and then Shut down Mueller's witch hunt. May I recommend Mueller's DS charade be shut down in the same way Congress shut down Senator Joe McCarthy...(no offense to his legitimate concerns re Communist infiltrations)...Mr Mueller, have you no shame?!!

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detached.amusement lester1 Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:02 Permalink

suicided, fired, lives ruined one way or another....or, they kept their mouth shut

 

but anyway, the FBI has no reason to exist.  ALL of these "intelligence" agencies should be absorbed into the military intelligence structure, and then given proper oversight.  Keep the good ones, put the bad ones in gitmo with the rest of 'em.

 

"Intelligence" and "politics" should be separated like church and state. 

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neilhorn lester1 Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:42 Permalink

They need to clean house big time!

The House is responsible for this. You cannot expect a bureaucratic authority to police themselves. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance by the governed.

The congress created the FBI and the Special Counsel laws. Until the House and the Senate are willing to represent the people above their corporate sponsors we will have no justice in the U.S.

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hannah tmosley Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:06 Permalink

the fbi did this awhile back...lets see....like 1964 when they chopped the fuck out of jfk head so no ballistics could ever be done.....call me surprised that the spy agencies are crooks and traitors.....

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neilhorn bh2 Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:51 Permalink

I think the FBI, in this age of technology, is the only law enforcement agency that does not use digital video recordings of interviews or digital copies of notes, but instead relies on the written notes and memories of the interviewers. There must be a reason for this policy.

Perhaps it is because written notes can be easily destroyed, edited, remembered differently, or rewritten when the testimony doesn't fit the narrative.

 

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Expat Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:21 Permalink

Bullshit, bullshit and more bullshit.

More clickbait jerking off.

How about Manafort in jail?

How about Cambridge Analytica had the Clinton emails one month before Wikileaks had them?

How about Cohen?  How about Russia?  How about the economy?

Oh, and fuck you, Mr. President...and your feckless cunt daughter, too!  Actually, I can't say "fuck you" to Ivanka since The Donald takes care of that job.