Barr Assigns Outside Prosecutor To Review Case Against Flynn

A week of two-tiered legal shenanigans was capped off on Friday with a New York Times report that Attorney General William Barr has assigned an outside prosecutor to scrutinize the government’s case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, which the Times suggested was “highly unusual and could trigger more accusations of political interference by top Justice Department officials into the work of career prosecutors.”

Notably, the FBI excluded crucial information from a ‘302’ form documenting an interview with Flynn in January, 2017. While Flynn eventually pleaded guilty to misleading agents over his contacts with the former Russian ambassador regarding the Trump administration’s efforts to oppose a UN resolution related to Israel, the original draft of Flynn’s 302 reveals that agents thought he was being honest with them – evidence which Flynn’s prior attorneys never pursued.

His new attorney, Sidney Powell, took over Flynn’s defense in June 2019 – while Flynn withdrew his guilty plea in January, accusing the government of “bad faith, vindictiveness, and breach of the plea agreement.” 

In addition to a review of the Flynn case, Barr has hired a handful of outside prosecutors to broadly review several other politically sensitive national-security cases in the US attorney’s office in Washington, according to the Times sources.

Of particular interest will be cases overseen by now-unemployed former US attorney for DC, Jessie Liu, which includes actions against Stone, Flynn, the Awan brothers, James Wolfe and others. Notably, Wolfe was only sentenced to leaking a classified FISA warrant application to journalist and side-piece Ali Watkins of the New York Times – while prosecutors out of Liu’s office threw the book at former Trump adviser Roger Stone – recommending 7-9 years in prison for process crimes.

 Earlier this week, Barr overruled the DC prosecutors recommendation for Stone, resulting in their resignations. The result was the predictable triggering of Democrats across the spectrum.

According to the Times, “Over the past two weeks, the outside prosecutors have begun grilling line prosecutors in the Washington office about various cases — some public, some not — including investigative steps, prosecutorial actions and why they took them, according to the people. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive internal deliberations.”

The moves amounted to imposing a secondary layer of monitoring and control over what career prosecutors have been doing in the Washington office. They are part of a broader turmoil in that office coinciding with Mr. Barr’s recent installation of a close aide, Timothy Shea, as interim United States attorney in the District of Columbia, after Mr. Barr maneuvered out the Senate-confirmed former top prosecutor in the office, Jessie K. Liu.

Mr. Flynn’s case was first brought by the special counsel’s office, who agreed to a plea deal on a charge of lying to investigators in exchange for his cooperation, before the Washington office took over the case when the special counsel shut down after concluding its investigation into Russia’s election interference. -New York Times

What’s next on the real-life House of Cards?

via zerohedge

11 comments

  1. That Progressive Liberal Commie Socialist And Islamic Infested Democratic Lawyer And Contributor Mr. Weinstein (part of Mr. Mueller’s Partisan, One Sided, Biased, Prejudiced, Kangaroo Court Tactician, Schemer), did NOT Judicially FIGHT FAIR, who on purpose did NOT give All Pertinent Evidence To both Mr. Stones and or Mr. General Flynn’s Defense Attorney’s, so their Defense Attorney’s can give all DEFENSIVE PROTECTION TO THE ABOVE NAMED ACCUSED LEGAL CITIZENS OF THE USA!!!

  2. there is absolutely now crime by anyone of the accused in the demorat terrorist Muslim witch hunt. so, all charges should be dropped, no if or but!!!

  3. What, one like Huber that he assigned to the Clinton email scandal that said there was nothing there? Flynn will end up dying in prison with the IG’s Barr is assigning these issues!

  4. It’s a Soros/Clinton cabal. If you can’t see that, you’ve got rocks for brains. Their money hasn’t dried up and neither has their corruption. Does anyone believe anything elites do is for the American guy/gal? They don’t give two Schiff’s and are Miffed!!

  5. The DOJ needs an overhaul. AG Barr lets get this ball moving before November 2020. Start now by cleaning this house of the liberal partisan hacks who take the blindfold off of Lady Justice. We the People know liberals get a pass and as long as they sit with their smug hands folded saying “You Can’t Touch Me” you AG Barr remain complicit with their partisan rulings.

  6. Democrats have never considered the bias of FBI, DOJ or Obama administration and push for any penalty or charges against HRC and and others who were found to violate the mishandling of classified material which included Too Secret and LYING. Why the double standard?

  7. The liberal career Washington prosecutors sided with the crooked FBI, Lynch’s crooked Justice office, and the CORRUPTED, LYING DEMOCRATS. They didn’t do their jobs when Obama and his friends were involved. All the crooked liberal prosecutors need to be fired.

  8. Obama – Kenyan born – verified by his brother. According to records foreign student birth cert shows born in a hospital that did not exist at that time.. On top of which married to a guy – unbelievable. Illegal POS belongs in jail instead of honest prople that his crew is looking to put away

  9. Any time a democrat crime is questioned the MSM screams how it’s a crime to investigate democrats and Republicans need to be locked up.

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