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We Saw This Russiagate Bombshell Coming

Michael Flynn
As we explained in several articles back in 2017 retired LTG Mike Flynn was in the crosshairs of the Obama national security apparatus long before he became President Trump’s national security advisor.

First, it is important to understand that the deep state is especially concentrated in the intelligence and security apparatus of the federal government.

General Flynn was at the center of the Obama deep state; he was Deputy to James Clapper, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence and he headed the Defense Intelligence Agency, the military's competitor to the CIA and NSA.

However, Flynn’s unforgivable sin in the eyes of Democrats and the Republican national security establishment was to write a book proving what they have been doing for twenty-five years hasn’t been working.  

In Field of Fight, (co-written with our friend Michael Ledeen) Flynn argues that America is up against a global “alliance” between radical jihadis and anti-American nation states like Russia, Cuba and North Korea. 

Establishment Republican and Democrat national security “experts” ridiculed the idea, but Flynn’s case is persuasive from both a military and economic perspective.

General Flynn also didn’t buy the Obama approach to the threat of militant Islam and especially the disaster in Syria. As journalist Seymour M. Hersh wrote for the January 7, 2016 issue of The London Review of Books:

Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, director of the DIA between 2012 and 2014, confirmed that his agency had sent a constant stream of classified warnings to the civilian leadership about the dire consequences of toppling Assad. The jihadists, he said, were in control of the opposition. Turkey wasn’t doing enough to stop the smuggling of foreign fighters and weapons across the border. “If the American public saw the intelligence we were producing daily, at the most sensitive level, they would go ballistic…”

Hersh claims the alarm about the danger of Obama’s policies in Syria became so great that in the autumn of 2013 that high levels of the American military decided to take steps against the extremists without going through political channels, by providing US intelligence to the militaries of other nations, on the understanding that it would be passed on to the Syrian army and used against the common enemy, Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State.

Germany, Israel and Russia were in contact with the Syrian army, and able to exercise some influence over Assad’s decisions – it was through them that US intelligence would be shared, thus bypassing the White House and the CIA.

General Flynn also told Hersh, “We understood ISIS’s long-term strategy and its campaign plans, and we also discussed the fact that Turkey was looking the other way when it came to the growth of the Islamic State inside Syria.” The DIA’s reporting, he said, “got enormous pushback” from the Obama administration. “I felt that they did not want to hear the truth.”

Who was the “pushback” coming from?

Flynn’s competitor, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan, who has long been the most vicious face of the Obama rearguard push in the Russia collusion hoax.

As Eli Lake observed in his review of Gen. Flynn’s book Field of Fight:

Flynn, who flew to Moscow last year [2015] to attend a conference sponsored by the state's propaganda outlet, RT, is nonetheless very critical of Putin. "When it is said that Russia would make an ideal partner for fighting Radical Islam, it behooves us to remember that the Russians haven't been very effective at fighting jihadis on their own territory, and are in cahoots with the Iranians. In Syria, the two allies have loudly proclaimed they are waging war against ISIS, but in reality the great bulk of their efforts are aimed at the opponents of the Assad regime…"

In an interview with The Washington Post’s Dana Priest here’s what General Flynn said about his trip to Russia:

FLYNN: I found it a great learning opportunity. One of the things I learned was that Putin has no respect for the United States leadership. Not for the United States, but the leadership [of President Barack Obama].

PRIEST: How did you learn that?

FLYNN: I just learned it from the conversations and the way questions were asked and the discussions I was part of. I’m arguing for the United States and I found myself with people wondering what’s going on with the U.S. and I would tell them, you know, of course I’m standing up for the U.S. But it’s hard when they don’t have any respect for the current [Obama] leadership.

For full background on this our friend David P. Goldman of PJ Media suggests you see Brad Hoff's July 2016 essay in Foreign Policy Journal: Flynn humiliated the bungling CIA and exposed the incompetence and deception of the Obama administration.

All of this happened long before Gen. Flynn became associated with Donald Trump, but it earned him the deep and undying enmity of Obama loyalists, especially Obama’s vile CIA Director John Brennan.

Now, Gen. Flynn’s attorney, former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell has filed a motion which, in part, identifies that Moscow dinner as a key element in fabricating the case against him.

As law professor Margot Cleveland explained in an outstanding article for The Federalist, Powell requested “any information, including recordings or 302s, about Joseph Mifsud’s presence and involvement in engaging or reporting on Mr. Flynn and Mifsud’s presence at the Russia Today dinner in Moscow on December 17, 2015.”

It was at that dinner gathering that Flynn met Vladimir Putin, noted Prof. Cleveland. (A photograph capturing the two at that event has been used to further the Flynn-is-a-Russian-agent narrative.) Powell’s court filing is the first we are learning that Mifsud also attended that gathering—a strange coincidence given the FBI’s claim that it launched its investigation into the Trump campaign upon learning that Mifsud had informed the young Trump advisor George Papadopoulos that the Russians had dirt on Hillary.

Also intriguing says Prof. Cleveland is Powell’s request for: “All payments, notes, memos, correspondence, and instructions by and between the FBI, CIA, or DOD with Stefan Halper—going back as far as 2014—regarding Michael Flynn, Svetlana Lokhova, Mr. Richard Dearlove (of MI6), and Professor Christopher Andrew (connected with MI5) and Halper’s compensation through the DOD Office of Net Assessment as evidenced by the whistleblower complaint of Adam Lovinger, addressed in our brief.”

(We note for the record that Adam Lovinger was also targeted by the Obama people and has only recently been vindicated, although certainly not been made whole.)

Prof. Cleveland says Powell’s bid for this information shows that she has in three short months pieced together more tiles in the mosaic of the Russia collusion fraud than Robert Mueller did in two years.

That is because the spying on Trump likely began with spying on Flynn, and involved not just the FBI, CIA, and Department of Defense, but their British counterparts, and dated back to Flynn’s time as President Obama’s Defense Intelligence Agency director.

As we said in our 2017 column, General Mike Flynn’s Only Crime, Flynn’s only crime was being a truth-teller about Obama’s failures. We urge Judge Sullivan to grant attorney Sidney Powell’s motion on behalf of General Mike Flynn, to expose the conspiracy against him and President Trump and, for the government’s egregious conduct, to dismiss the entire case against General Flynn.

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