Posted on May 16 2019
updated 5/17/2019 8:23AM EST See bottom of entry.
Mike Flynn Update:
As many of you may know earlier today I asked Claude to “tease out” the following Flynn Update. For the record and should you be inclined...
I’ve written 39+ entries about:
Flynn, Flynn Intel Group, Marshall Plan, Mark Lamber, Cohen, EDVA, TVA, Uranium etc...all previous write ups can be found here.
So earlier today there was movement on Flynn’s docket which alerted us that at least 3 documents would be unsealed (although there are still some redactions in place
Case 1:17-cr-00232-EGS Document 75 Exhibit 1
Also the Judge Ordered the release of transcripts, which will be forthcoming in a matter of days, the transcripts will include Flynn & Kislyak - Voicemail and Hearings. What should be interesting is with the Flynn & Kislyak call we might learn if Flynn was acting on behalf of president-elect Trump and/or what role KT MacFarland and Jared Kushner had. Remember it was this call that caused then acting AG Yates to make multiple calls and at least one in person meeting with Don McGahn...
Pages 1 & 2 are pretty much what all of us expected, Flynn had 19 interviews with the SCO and DOJ. It does appear, based on that the Special Counsel’s Office filing that Flynn provided “substantial assistance” not only to the Russia Investigation but also to the Obstruction of Justice Investigation. I believe that part along with the disclosure that members of the Trump White House, Trump Attorneys and Members of Congress reached out to Flynn...one could conclude that was an attempt to manipulate Flynn’s cooperation.
Pages 3 & 4 go in to details of WikiLeaks, the hunt for Sec Clinton’s emails, Peter Smith, Barbara Leeden (Grassley’s former staffer)...it’s also important that Flynn never testified before Congress (the House and Senate)
But the buried WHOA is Flynn has/had tapes. In one instance Flynn gave the SCO’s a recorded voicemail message. I think this will be like pouring gas on a fire and Congress should subpoena Flynn forthwith. ICYMI Link to Exhibit 1 (document # 75 for you docket wonks) can be found here (ECF paywall)
WHICH MEMBER of CONGRESS???
No really let me ask again WHO is THE MEMBER of Congress that reached out to Flynn, in an attempt to alter his testimony and cooperation
Flynn, Trump, WikiLeaks and the SCO
I’d also like to ask: “who is the senior campaign official” with respect to WikiLeaks? Because we all know how many times Donald Trump tweeted about WikiLeaks.
This Trump Twitter Archive link will take you to Trump Sr’s WikiLeaks Tweets, notice the concentration just prior to the 2016 election.
This Twitter Archive Link will take you to Trump Jr’s 184 tweets about WikiLeaks. Again look closely at the concentration and saturation of Trump Jr’s tweets or retweets about WikiLeaks. Remember that Trump Jr & WikiLeaks Twitter DM’d with each other and at least twice Trump Jr tweeted a specialized WikiLeaks link with a specific encryption key to said link.
With respect to WikiLeaks and the Trump Campaign it might be a good time to remind you of what occurred and what the Trump campaign announced as WikiLeaks started dumping DNC, Podesta and Clinton emails. Thank goodness for the talented Vic Berger - he created the clip of Trump’s June 7, 2019 “announcement”
I am going to give a major speech on probably Monday of next week and we're going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons," Trump said
“I think you're going to find it very informative and very, very interesting. I wonder if the press will want to attend. Who knows? Hillary Clinton turned the State Department into her private hedge fund. The Russians, the Saudis, the Chinese all gave money to Bill and Hillary and got favorable treatment in return. It's a sad day in america when foreign governments with deep pockets have more influence in our own country than our great citizens."
This archived twitter thread (RIP to yet another twitter account) of Julian Assange’s Indictment might be worth rereading. This previously archived Mueller Report twitter thread might be worth rereading too.
Exhibit 2, appears to be (possibly) Assistant Director McCabe...but I don’t see anything new...beyond two names, this appears to be a redundant filing based on the FISA warrant & previously released FBI 302. Open Source Link to Exhibit 2, found here.
Again Exhibit # 3 appears to be a redundant FBI 302 which Trump declassified last year. I can’t see anything new beyond now it’s “official”...(ECF paywall) found here.
Flynn Sentencing DELAYED (again) updated - March 2019
In the March 13, 2019 update I pointed out several interesting filings and their interconnection with the other EDVA matter
Peripherally speaking filing this Joint Status Report late in the evening of March 12th was/is a prudent move. Given March 13, 2019 will be wall to wall coverage of Paul Manafort’s DDC Case Sentencing. I hope the DDC Judge throws the Law Library of Congress at Manafort. Seriously, I’m not kidding.
What I found slightly odd is Flynn’s Continuance, of which:
the Government “takes no position on the Continuance”
Bijan Rafiekian & Flynn...
In this March 17, 2019 I walked you through the EDVA case, the FARA implications and the quagmire Flynn’s cooperation created for the Government...
as previously discussed here, Bijan Rafiekian & Kamil Ekim Alpeteki EDVA case no: 1:18-cr-00457 held a hearing yesterday afternoon in the matter of Giglio Materials. Upon reading the papers and oral arguments Judge Trenga granted and denied the Defendants motion to compel.
Rafienkian & Alpeteki EDVA -update (March 29/30th)
In my March 31, 2019 update Judge Trenga ruled exactly as I said he would regarding the Defendants Giglio Arguments, $55K payment to Covington, FARA and Flynn Intel Group matters. Weird it’s almost like I might know what I am talking about, almost.
Full Disclosure there had been a flurry of activity in this case, most of which slipped my radar. Like many of you, my bandwidth tends to be somewhat limited during the work week/day. Meaning it can be difficult to provide you with timely updates. Hence as a matter of standard form and practice, I wait until the evening or weekend to recap various judicial proceedings.
Rafiekian et al April 12th & 15th update
Again it’s almost like I know what I’m talking about because as predicted Judge Trenga ruled in favor of the defendants. Ordering Covington turn over The Whole Flynn Intel Group file.
In the March 31st update I explained that the Court would likely make a narrow determination but that we shouldn’t be surprised if the Court grants the Defendants motion to compel...as it relates to the FIG client file. I made that assertion based on knowledge and details disclosed in the previous filings. Specifically the Defendant’s assertion that he paid $55,000.00 towards the legal opinions of Covington. As such (hopefully this google drive link will work)
I also think it is appropriate for me to once again disclose the inherent bias I have against Flynn. I will make every attempt to withhold me personal bias and stick to the facts. My failure of allowing my personal animus to leach in to this entry is something I have to acknowledge, otherwise I would be intellectually dishonest. I should also disclose that EDVA is my semi-wheelhouse and of course I have my favorite Judges.
Again Flynn never submitted himself to any Congressional Testimony as part of the various Committee(s) Investigation(s) which means it’s pretty much a lock that the respective Chairs will “invite” Flynn to testify. If that “invitation” is rejected by Flynn or by Flynn’s Counsel, I suspect subpoena(s) will be issued in short fashion. Because one could infer (based on today’s unsealed filings that Flynn was probably one of the Government’s most productive cooperating witnesses... -Spicy
Update 5/17/2019 -8.33AM EST:
As previously discussed yes the Court Ordered the Government to produce additional interview transcripts, audio recordings (yes as in plural) and recorded voicemails. Those audio files must be placed on a DVD and presented to Judge Sullivan in his chambers.
What I missed (see Spicy isn’t perfect) is Judge Sullivan Ordered the Government to produce the unredacted portions of Special Counsel Mueller’s Report concerning Flynn.
The government is FURTHER ORDERED to file on the public docket in this case by no later than May 31, 2019 an unredacted version of those portions of the report that relate to Mr. Flynn.
AND NOW WE KNOW...
What most likely lead up to Flynn officially terminating his joint Defense Agreement with Trump. As originally reported by the Washington Post shortly before Thanksgiving 2017:
Jay Sekulow, an attorney for Trump, said, "This is not entirely unexpected....No one should draw the conclusion that this means anything about General Flynn cooperating against the president," he said, adding, "It's important to remember that General Flynn received his security clearance under the previous administration."
ps...unless the Transcripts and the un-redacted portions of relating to Flynn in Mueller’s Report have a bates number and/or uploaded to the docket, I would urge caution in amplifying any “purported: transcript...current there are multiple versions of the voicemail(s) Transcripts floating around on Twitter...be skeptical. I tend to wait to see the docket updated and then I pull down the filing.
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