President Joe Biden on Monday issued a letter denying executive privilege claims allegedly made by former Trump National Security Advisor LTG. Michael Flynn in connection with the congressional probe into the January 6 protest at the U.S. Capitol.
The UK’s Independent reported that White House deputy counsel Jonathan Su issued a letter stating the Biden administration rejected the shield of executive privilege “raised by Gen. Flynn in response to recent subpoenas by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, protest.”
“President Biden has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the national interest, and therefore is not justified, with respect to particular subjects within the purview of the select committee," Su wrote in a letter sent to Gen. Flynn's lawyer.
Except according to statement from Gen. Flynn issued to CHQ, he made no such claims. In response to media reports continuing to smear him Gen. Flynn issued the following statement:
Hysterical fake news reporting, red herring fallacies, smears, gaslighting – you name it – from the mob of media propagandists conspiring with the hypocritical elitists to take down this country and those of us who love our nation, our Constitution, our individual rights, free and fair elections, the Rule of Law and equal justice for all must end.
After more than five years, the barrage of attacks on me and my family perpetuates to this day with the latest fake news. For the record, it is a flat-out lie that I asked for executive privilege from the so- called January 6 Committee. I made no such request. And, it is a flat-out lie that I had anything to do with any person or organization who intended to act, or who acted, unlawfully on January 6.
I did not. In fact, I have condemned the violence and vandalism that occurred at the Capitol on January 6.
Yet, media propagandists and their co-conspirators have no bounds or decency when it comes to spreading lies and conjured-up smears about me. Their hatred for America is fierce. Their vicious attacks on Americans who exercise their God-given Constitutional right to speak freely and question the policies and direction of this country is flagrant and repugnant.
And question their schemes and trickery we must.
Americans see right through the January 6 fraudulent committee of partisans and their tyrannical appetite to destroy their political enemies and their families and all those who disagree with them. The world knows that the 2020 election was fraught with fraud. Evidence pours in daily. And what of the pandemic fiasco perpetrated on America and the ongoing invasion at our southern border by unidentified criminals and worse, known terrorists.
Americans have the right to seek truth and transparency – without retribution or retaliation – wherever and whenever their lives, liberties or Constitutional rights are endangered or infringed by the real conspirators – the mob of media propagandists and their anti-American cohorts who are hell- bent on destroying this nation.
My message to America is to get involved and participate in the political process however lawfully possible – in your communities and states. And never forget that the enemy of tyranny is freedom.
Gen. Flynn did not ask for executive privilege, rather he has sued to block the subpoena; his attorney, David Warrington, said in a statement reported by The New York Times, “General Flynn did not organize or speak at any of the events on Jan. 6, and like most Americans, he watched the events at the Capitol unfold on television.”
Despite the lack of evidence that Gen. Flynn had anything to do with organizing or directing the January 6 protest, Pelosi’s rump committee and their allies in the Leftwing news media continue to pursue him. A month ago, the New York Times published a lengthy smear piece alleging Flynn was trying to organize what amounted to a military coup, as opposed to what actually happened, which was the development of a highly researched exploration of the authorities available to the President to secure the evidence of fraud that was being reported by hundreds of tips from election workers and others with knowledge of the purported 2020 election irregularities.
Citing media reports, most likely the New York Times article, Rep. Bennie Thompson, Chairman of the rump committee organized by Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said Flynn and other participants “discussed seizing voting machines, declaring a national emergency, invoking certain national security emergency powers and continuing to spread the message that the Nov. 2020 election had been tainted by widespread fraud.”
For all intents and purposes Rep. Thompson’s statement is a battle cry to criminalize the exercise of the First Amendment.
What’s happening to Gen. Mike Flynn is a microcosm of what Democrats and the Left would like to do to every American who opposes the Deep State and is willing to explore every avenue available to preserve constitutional liberty. If we don’t stand with Mike Flynn it is guaranteed to happen to the rest of us.
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