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The FBI turned over the case of General Flynn of the former FBI leadership under former President Obama


The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it has turned back some documents related to the FBI's investigation against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. 

This document was passed on to Federal Attorney John Durham, who is currently investigating the origins of the FBI counterintelligence investigation on the relationship between the Trump administration and Russia in 2016.

“Under the leadership of Director Wray, the FBI has cooperated fully and transparently with the case review, conducted by Federal Prosecutor Jeff Jensen, just as with Federal Prosecutor John Durham and with Inspector General Michael Horowitz.”
said Brian Hale, assistant director of the FBI's Office of Public Relations, in a statement to The Epoch Times.

“Relating to certain documents on the Michael Flynn issue between 2016 and 2017, the topic was hot in the press, the FBI before [under President Obama] had 'produced' the documents. to Durham General Prosecutor and Prosecutor.”
added Mr. Cameron Hale.

The suspect documents have raised concerns among lawmakers and officials about the handling of the previous FBI investigation into General Flynn, after the documents were published by the Justice Department on September 29. 

Among the handwritten notes of former top FBI officials, it was questionable whether the target of questioning Flynn at that time was to "force him to lie, then we could prosecute him or dismiss him? ”.

The handwritten notes were from former FBI chief of counterintelligence Bill Priestap, many officials confirmed to Just the News. The abbreviation in the top right corner of the notes appears to be "EP", which matches Priestap's full name: Edward William Priestap.

Part of the document is heavily restructured in the notes:
"Our goal is to determine if Mike Flynn is telling the truth about his relationship with the Russian."
At the core of the FBI investigation into General Flynn was a telephone conversation with then-Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. At the time, General Flynn was the national security adviser in President Donald Trump's transition group, and his role was to establish relations with foreign officials. 

Agents seem to have a record of calls between Flynn and Kislyak, and there have been concerns that General Flynn broke the Logan Act by conveying new government views on a number of diplomatic issues for Russian ambassador Kislyak. 

The Logan Act, enacted in 1799, prohibited Americans from making foreign affairs on their own with countries in which the United States had a dispute. This law has never been successfully used in criminal prosecution.

Peter Strzok, the deputy director in charge of the FBI's counterintelligence activities at the time, and surveillance agent Joe Pientka went to see General Flynn on January 24, 2017, at the West Wing office to question him about the conversation. Chat with Kislyak.

General Flynn "pleaded guilty" on December 1, 2017, to a charge of "lying to FBI agents during an investigation on January 24, 2017." In October 2019, he requested a retraction for not receiving necessary legal advice. 

General Flynn fired his lawyer last year and invited a new team led by Sidney Powell, a fierce critic of the prosecutor's misconduct in the Justice Department. General Flynn fought to end the government's lawsuit against him, saying that his "crime statement" was false and imposed by untrusted legal representatives and excessive pressures.

The undisclosed documents, released on April 30, indicate that Strozk urgently contacted the agents who handled the case of General Flynn to advise them not to close the case, although the agents There were no additional clues to follow in the investigation of General Flynn.

The notes and email were passed back to General Flynn as a result of the case review by Jeffrey Jensen, Federal Prosecutor of East Missouri County, who was directed in January to make a request to reconsider the case. Attorney General William Barr's sentence.

These revelations have raised concerns among lawmakers, who have called on the Justice Department and FBI leaders to investigate and intervene in the case. Representatives Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mike Johnson (R-La.) Wrote a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, urging him to "immediately" review previous FBI actions on the case. Investigate against General Flynn. Meanwhile, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) urges Attorney General William Barr to "reconsider" the case.
Mr. Hale said in his statement that Mr. Wray was "committed to resolving the mistakes of the former FBI leadership".

“The investigation into General Flynn has been started and conducted for a period of time, under the former FBI leadership. Since taking office, Director Wray has emphasized the importance of strict adherence to established procedures, without exception. Director Wray resolutely resolved the mistakes of the previous FBI leadership while upholding the fundamentals of rigor, objectivity, responsibility, and ownership in fulfilling the FBI's mission to protect protect the American people and protect the Constitution.”

the statement said.

The announcement came after Fox News reported, citing anonymous sources, that Durham Federal Prosecutor was reviewing undisclosed documents about General Flynn and was building "a case." serious". Sources said in their statement to the media that some of the disclosures "may be sufficient for allegations against some FBI agents".

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