The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached out to an outside prosecutor to review the case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
On Friday, a senior DOJ official told Fox News that Jeff Jensen, the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, has been assigned to Flynn’s case.
According to the official, Jensen will be working hand-in-hand with the lead prosecutor of the Flynn case, Brandon Van Grack.
The case against Flynn has been all over the place over the last two years with supporters insisting that Flynn is innocent, he was set up during the 2016 election, and that the only reason he pled guilty was because after running out of money trying to defend himself, the FBI then threatened to go after his son who worked with him. That’s why he called it quits and gave up and pled guilty.
This new look into Flynn’s case comes as his sentencing hearing remains stalled.
In a nutshell, everyone knows he was set up, and the government doesn’t want to admit it. After his FBI interview, the agent who did the interview said he didn’t think Flynn was lying. But then they charged him with lying to the FBI. We later discovered that the 302 document, which is the form filled out by FBI agents detailing everything that went on during an interview, was illegally altered to make it appear that Flynn lied. And get this. The judge is saying that since Flynn pled guilty, he gave up all of his rights, including the right to have the case thrown out because the FBI illegally doctored evidence against him!
Here’s what originally happened. Then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe personally contacted Flynn on the second full working day of the Trump administration and asked him to meet with FBI agents, a meeting that McCabe reportedly characterized as no big deal. That should have been Flynn’s first red flag. The FBI doesn’t do “no big deal” interviews. The whole thing was a setup to get Flynn in trouble, one to get him to give them bad things about Trump, and two, because Barack Obama hated Flynn with a passion, because he was not a yes man and wouldn’t kiss Barack’s Jerry Nadler, if you know what I mean.
Last month, Flynn and his new attorney Sidney Powell made a motion to withdraw his guilty plea for making false statements to the FBI about his communications and conversations with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak—which stemmed from the Mueller probe.
From Fox News:
Powell, in the filing, said the move to withdraw his guilty plea was “because of the government’s bad faith, vindictiveness and breach of the plea agreement.”
“The prosecution has shown abject bad faith in pure retaliation against Mr. Flynn since he retained new counsel,” she wrote. “This can only be because, with new, unconflicted counsel, Mr. Flynn refused to lie for the prosecution.”
The filing added: “Justice is not a game, and there should be no room for such gamesmanship in the Department of Justice.”
“Michael T. Flynn is innocent. Mr. Flynn has cooperated with the government in good faith for two years. He gave the prosecution his full cooperation,” the attorneys added.
So far there’s no timeline for Jensen’s new look at the case.