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May 07, 2020

Newly Released Documents: Obama Started the Flynn Frame Ball Rolling

"By the book."

Newly released documents from the Department of Justice show President Obama informed former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates of a phone call between former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016. He did so in the Oval Office.

"Yates first learned of the December 2016 calls between [LTG Michael] Flynn and [Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey] Kislyak on January 5, 2017, while in the Oval Office. Yates, along with then FBI-Director James Comey, then-CIA Director John Brennan, and then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, were at the White House to brief members of the Obama Administration on the classified Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian Activities in Recent U.S Elections. President Obama was joined by his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, and others from the National Security Council," the document states.

"After the briefing, Obama dismissed the group but asked Yates and Comey to stay behind. Obama started by saying he had 'learned of the information about Flynn' and his conversation with Kislyak about sanctions. Obama specified he did not want any additional information on the matter, but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information. At that point, Yates had no idea what the President was talking about, but figured it out based on the conversation. Yates recalled Comey mentioning the Logan Act, but can't recall if he specified there was an 'investigation,'" it continues.


That phone call became part of the FBI's justification to interview Flynn on January 24, 2017. Ahead of that meeting, notes show agents planned to get Flynn to lie in order to pursue criminal prosecution or get him fired.

And on that day, Susan Rice wrote an obviously ass-covering Email to Self stating that everyone agreed to go after Flynn "by the book."

But then, strangely, they did nothing by the book!

But I don't get it! I thought Obama and all involved agreed to do things "by the book"!

How can it be that the Code Red was carried out despite Colonel Jessup expressly forbidding it?!?!

I mean, how can it be the investigation was not conducted by the book despite Obama ordering it to be?

I have seen the future, and it is this:

The Final Form of NeverTrump will be hysterically defending Barack Obama's lawless use of the FBI and CIA against his political enemies.

They will defend him. They've always not-so-secretly liked him (they thrilled at the creased trousers and other markers of the Professional Managerial Class they're themselves so giddily proud of belonging to).

Their final form will be going full Paul Begala and telling us that if President Obama gave an illegal order, it was therefore not illegal.

This will be their final form as they tell us they're not liberal, merely "libertarian," and that they are totes against authoritarianism and Hitlerism and all about Preserving Longstanding American Norms.

And that their allegiance to the socialist Barack Obama proves that they are, in final analysis, the Only True Conservatives In America.



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