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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President’s trump card is FISA declassification

Last night’s breaking news post of the President using the declassification of the FISA documents as a “trump card” against any backlash from the Democrats came as a disappointment.

Trump told The New York Post in an exclusive interview that it was his insurance policy for his family and staff should Democrats attack his daughter Ivanka or son-in-law Jared especially.

The President also told The Post it might be better to hold off the news until the 2020 campaign begins. “I think that would help my campaign. If they want to play tough, I will do it. They will see how devastating those pages are.”

“It’s much more powerful if I do it then,” Trump said, “because if we had done it already, it would already be yesterday’s news,” Trump continued.

Trump could be using this opportunity to alert the New York City left know he has the goods on them and will use it when the time is right for the biggest impact.

I guess the biggest take away we can assume from these latest comments is that the FISA evidence will not come out as a result of the Mueller investigation.

Is Mueller’s footdragging a good thing for Trump Administration?

So we are almost two weeks after the midterm elections and Special Counsel Robert Mueller has still not released any of his findings into the alleged Russian Collusion.

It was understood that Mueller’s team had kept a quiet period in the 60 days leading up to the midterm elections per Justice Department protocols so as to not interfere with elections. That said, we are 18 months into this probe and all we really have is pleas from people for crimes committed prior to Trump announcing his presidential candidacy.

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker — a vocal critic of Mueller prior to be named to the post — has now said the probe will continue as he now oversees Mueller’s probe from Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Why would you name Whitaker, who in the past has said he would choke off funding the special counsel probe, and then have him flip after being read in to where the probe was headed.

Let’s recall Mueller was named special counsel after a Democratic oppositional research paper written by ex-British spy Christopher Steele was used in the FISA secret court to get warrants to spy on American citizens — including a sitting President.

So what happens if Mueller comes back with no indictments against the administration for collusion, but cites Democratic collusion to pervert the FISA court and the Constitution?

As an aside, is this the reason General Michael Flynn cannot be sentenced for his guilty plea to a single felony count of “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI? Because his statement will turn out to be true?

What would that do to this country? Is this the reason for the foot-dragging on the part of Mueller? Is he seeing how former colleagues in the FBI and Justice Department broke the law in order to get Hillary Clinton elected?

Can this even be considered for announcement? A stronger Republican-controlled Senate will take these matters up in the next Congress, since they would have the obligation to investigate such matters — not the House.

I would think 18-months would be enough time to get to the bottom of the investigation on Trump campaign officials and their alleged dealings with Russian operators. But if the case flipped so now you had to probe Democrats and their involvement in creating the narrative originally investigated, well that could take a lot longer I suppose.

Hatch Act confirms the silence

As I wrote last night “The Team” behind the information drops under the pseudonym QAnon appear to be confirmed to come from inside the White House.

In the first drop in over three weeks the poster rallies the troops with a get out the vote message followed by two PDF documents explaining how the Hatch Act curtails executive branch staff from participating in a federal election. I wrote about this some weeks ago in explaining the silence.

Below are the germane parts from the PDF files cited in the post of the Hatch Act from the Office of Special Counsel, which polices these activities.

The Hatch Act generally applies to employees
working in the executive branch of the federal
government. The purpose of the Act is to maintain
a federal workforce that is free from partisan
political influence or coercion.
A COVERED EMPLOYEE:
May not
use any e-mail account or social
media to distribute, send, or forward content
that solicits political contributions.
Understanding How the Hatch Act Applies to You
May not
engage in political activity — i.e., activity
directed at the success or failure of a political party,
candidate for partisan political office, or partisan
political group — while the employee is on duty, in
any federal room or building, while wearing a
uniform or official insignia, or using any federally
owned or leased vehicle.
The Hatch Act lists the number of intelligence operators — both military and civilian — who operate out of the White House and are employed by the executive branch.
  • Election Assistance Commission
  • Federal Election Commission
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • National Security Agency
  • National Security Council
  • National Security Division (DOJ)
  • Criminal Division (DOJ)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Secret Service
  • Office of Criminal Investigation (IRS)
  • Office of Investigative Programs (Customs)
  • Office of Law Enforcement (ATF)
  • Merit Systems Protection Board
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel
  • Career members of the Senior Executive Service
  • Administrative law judges, administrative appeals
  • judges, and contract appeals board members.

While we have seen many “proofs” over the last year as to QAnon’s proximity to the Oval Office, I believe this post draws the closest link to the Administration.

My first question is: Did Robert Mueller’s staff — who also works out of the Office of Special Counsel — advise and consent on the silence leading up to the midterms?

Surely, the Hatch Act has kept his staff from releasing information, since this independent agency is also subjected to Hatch Act restrictions.

My second and more important question is: Why was the Obama executive branch not prosecuted under the Hatch Act for all its meddling in the 2016 presidential election for all the leaking of bogus stories to further their Russian collusion narrative?

Perhaps more will come on Nov. 11.

Why Mueller is pushing Trump to release full DOJ Inspector General’s report?

Although I love summer, let’s fast forward to mid-September. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is pressuring the White House through main stream media for President Trump to sit down with him to be interviewed.

Mueller will be calling Trump’s bluff on releasing the unredacted DOJ’s Inspector General’s report on the Carter Page FISA warrant and the complicitness of certain Obama Administration White House staff, Justice Department and FBI leadership.

I can’t see the president blinking on this matter and not pulling the trigger on releasing the report. Yet why would Mueller push the issue?

Surely many of Mueller’s former employees at the FBI and bosses in the DOJ will be implicated in criminal activities once the unredacted report is released. So what is Mueller’s motive?

That’s above my pay grade at the moment, but it’s quite obvious to me that Muller knows the Trump-Russian collusion narrative doesn’t have any legs. Why else would nothing come from him looking into the 2016 presidential election for the last 15 months.

Look for this narrative to work out after Labor Day, as the mid-term elections begin to come into focus.