Michael Flynn will be the hero very soon

This Flynn is far more of a hero than the Hollywood actor ever was.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended Tuesday that the former Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn should be given a minimum to none prison sentence for lying to FBI agents about meeting with Russian ambassador before Trump took office.

“Given the defendant’s substantial assistance and other considerations…a sentence at the low end of the guideline range — including a sentence that does not impose a term of incarceration — is appropriate and warranted,” Mueller wrote in the filing to the court on Flynn’s sentencing.

The most interesting aspect of the brief was that Flynn has been helping the Justice Department on both the special counsel probe and a separate criminal investigation, with much of that section of the filing was heavily redacted in the court papers.

The criminal investigation more than likely was his dealings with US Attorney John Huber’s wider probe into the Clinton Foundation, Uranium One and global money laundering operations. Flynn could also be talking with DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

Flynn was the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency for almost two years during President Obama’s second term. He was not on board with Obama trying to justify to the American people that the Muslim Brotherhood was not evil. Flynn knew better and said as much.

So while the Obama White House could not fire him over his remarks they replaced Flynn at the DIA and named him United States National Security Advisor.

A position he served for a little over one month before he was let go from the White House. This was the reason — even before Trump took the oath of office the DOJ and FBI went after Flynn. He knew exactly where all the bodies were buried in the Obama White House.

It was pointed out to me that once Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, he was released from any non-disclosure agreements he had taken during his two tenures during the Obama presidency.

That’s where Flynn’s cooperation was most valuable to Huber’s criminal investigation.

A true swashbuckling hero.

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Pipe bomb investigation is troubling from the get go

The “mail bombs” discovered Wednesday targeting former and present Democratic leaders and media  outlet CNN has all the markings of an intimidation tactic. Now, against whom is the big question?

Judging by the immediate reaction to the event — CNN hosts began excoriating President Trump for his fake news rhetoric as the cause for these actions — without a shred of evidence that said where the packages came from, may shed some light on what the culprit was aiming to accomplish.

Packages were discovered to be sent to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.and early Thursday morning a similar envelope was discovered in lower Manhattan at the offices of actor Robert De Niro.

The most puzzling of the targets was the  “device” delivered to ex-Obama CIA Director John Brennan’s office at CNN in Midtown Manhattan since Brennan does not even work for CNN, according to his Wikipedia page, but instead serves as a senior national security and intelligence analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, which are located blocks away at 30 Rock.

That said, the biggest question is why was a photo allowed to be taken and distributed to media of the “bomb” intact?

Surely if this was a deadly device then it would have been taken to bomb detonation site to be analyzed and dismantled and not to allow unauthorized personnel to take photos. Also law enforcement has now lost the ability to know who the bomber is through intimate information of the design that only the sender would know. That’s gone since photos are all over the news.

No law enforcement agency including NYPD bomb detectives or FBI agents would allow images released if this was a credible threat.

Surly the NYPD Bomb Squad knew what the were looking at when they arrived on the scene, but needed to take the necessary precautions and follow protocols. It would not look good to pick it up in plain clothes and walk out and throw it in the back of a squad car.

According to a military bomb expert these devices should have had the words A.C.M.E written on them and carried by Wily E. Coyote as he mailed them to Mr. Road Runner.

A former Navy  bomb disposal officer named Tom Sauer said this on Twitter Wednesday:

Proper pipe bombs don’t have wires connected to both ends. That’s dumb.

 

You can find timers / remote control receivers WAY smaller than whatever that white box is. A proper timer would best be stored inside the pipe, making it fully encapsulated. That thing is just silly looking.

 

Bottom Line: Whoever made that [pipe bomb] wanted it to be painfully obvious to anyone and everyone that it’s a “bomb.” This is nearly the same as a bundle of road flares wrapped together with an old-timey alarm clock ticking away.

I am very interested to see what the feds find out about the sender of these packages. I am not jumping to the conclusion that this was a ardent Trump supporter. Intimidation works many ways.

Will Mueller report look the other way?

Special counsel Robert Mueller will not release his Russia/Trump collusion report until after the midterm elections, it was reported on Wednesday.

In another touch of irony Mueller will present his findings to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who assigned Mueller and determines what parts of the report Congress and the American people can see.

Due to Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusing himself from the Russian collusion probe, Rosenstein became the point person.

So let’s see what Mueller has done so far with this assignment.

He has brought assorted pre-election charges against campaign Trump associates that have nothing to do with the campaign. Paul Manafort, who Mueller flipped after pleading guilty to bank and tax fraud charges, allegedly testified on a Trump Tower meeting between the campaign and Russian operatives.

I believe the meeting consisted of Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner.

So now let’s lay out what Mueller may not report or be able to release.

  • Will Mueller cite his former staffer and colleagues in perpetuating a fraud on the American people by taking a partisan, oppositional report and ramming it through the FISA court to get a warrant against an American citizen to spy on him?
  • Will Mueller cite Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan getting UK allies to spy on American citizens?
  • Will Mueller tell Congress that the Obama White House received daily intelligence briefings on the Trump campaign through these fraudulent spy warrants?
  • Will Mueller throw former colleague and FBI Director James Comey under the bus for his illegal activities?
  • Will Mueller discuss the topics discussed by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch when she met with Bill Clinton in a “surprise meeting” on the tarmac at Phoenix airport?

Although I have only scratched the surface of the Democratic Party’s actions during the run up to the 2016 presidential election, that’s quite a laundry list of complaints for Mueller to look the other way on.

While I thought this time was going to be consumed with news of Democrats fraudulent acts during the 2016 election through the release of the declassified FISA documents, it appears the fix is in to use this information — right now — for political gain.

As I wrote earlier that Trump’s team may have used the Five Eyes revelations that UK spies violated Americans privacy to get Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sign off on the new NAFTA agreement.

So from where I stand today, an October Surprise may not be in the offering this cycle. But one can hope can’t they.

Let’s see if the BOOMS come on Election Day

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Something is afoot as the midterm elections draw near.

Expected BOOMS have died on the vine as DOJ Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has further exhibited his nine lives. His sit down with President Trump on Air Force One and subsequent nixing of his Congressional panel testimony prove he surely has cards left in his hand to be played.

I have to assume through the continuing silence on Rosenstein from the White House the FISA declassification will not be used to taint the midterm election. My thought suggests that the parsing of all the information from declassifying the FISA documents would require a few weeks to decimate the impact of the news for general population.

You could not break the news with revelations that the Obama White House was aware and updated almost daily though intelligence briefings about the spying on a rival party presidential campaign and president-elect by using a Democratic Party oppositional report to allow the Clinton campaign to get espionage court to allow the FBI/CIA through our allies to spy on American citizens.

That scenario is just too much for a general population to wrap their heads around in two weeks. And given the divisiveness of the country, it would probably fall on deaf ears as partisan news organizations would couch the charges as a means just to sway the election.

No, indictments would need to be revealed with press conferences and perp walks to even register a blip on the radar of the national stage.

The time needed for all that has passed and the lack of communication from the administration has pretty much confirmed this theory.

I have to assume that Trump’s White House feels there is no need to muddy the waters even further, since their polling data shows the House and Senate are not in jeopardy at this time.

That’s what I take away from the lack of BOOMS prior to the election. The BOOMS will occur on Nov. 6.

 

FISA justice can’t be served until Kavanaugh’s fate is done

So the ongoing high school homecoming queens lining up to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of improper teenage behavior has delayed once again the release of FISA documents.

I can see why the the White House would not want to fight a two-front war with Congress, however the Democrats cannot delay this vote until the midterms. The Dems are hoping to put up enough smoke so the President pulls the Kavanaugh nomination.

Either way the FISA documents will come out well before the election and show the American people the duplicity of the Obama administration with the Clinton campaign to spy on a presidential campaign and a President-elect.

As President Trump said last night he will put off the planned meeting with Asst Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that is scheduled for Thursday. The two will probably never meet again in their present positions.

Let’s see if Kavanaugh’s vote can get done this week so we can move on to the real justice to be served by releasing the FISA documents.