FBI Launches Investigation Into Michael Flynn Case
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In an unexpected turn of events, FBI Director Christopher Wray announced an internal investigation into the agency’s handling of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s criminal case, who was accused of lying to law enforcement about his contacts with Russian officials while being interviewed by the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane team. The decision from Christopher Wray comes just days after the Director of National Intelligence revealed troubling information regarding the severe malfeasance committed by people at the top of the Obama administration during the counterintelligence investigation against President Trump.
A slew of documents have also been uncovered showing that while members of the FBI’s investigative team questioned Michael Flynn, they attempted to “get him to lie” or “get him fired,” despite their plans to close the criminal case for a lack of evidence anyways.
Check out what Just The News reported below:
FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday ordered an internal investigation into the bureau's handling of the Michael Flynn case, just two weeks after the Justice Department declared that it was dropping the case against him and that federal investigators had no standing to interview the general in early 2017.
Wray "today ordered the Bureau’s Inspection Division to conduct an after-action review of the Michael Flynn investigation," the FBI announced on Friday.
The Inspection Division essentially functions similarly to an internal affairs office found in lower law enforcement agencies.
Investigators will be looking for information indicating whether or not former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was illegally targeted by individuals at the FBI, after he issued concerns with the lack of credibility in their key informant, British spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the infamous ‘Steele dossier’ accusing President Trump of colluding with Russia during the 2016 election.
Michael Flynn has battled the charges brought about in court for years, but his arguments really began to gain traction after the Justice Department moved to drop charges against the former Trump campaign associate, arguing that the investigation was unwarranted.
Almost immediately after the reversal from the DOJ, Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is handling the case against Flynn, rejected the Justice Department’s consensus, ordering that the investigation be continued with a questionable ruling.
The judge ordered a former federal judge to appear in court and make an argument for why the Justice Department should reconsider dropping the criminal charges, and suggested that Michael Flynn should be thrown in jail for perjury.
Despite the controversy surrounding the case, President Trump has remained a strong ally of Flynn throughout the years of investigations, claiming that he was targeted by “dirty, filthy cops at the top of the FBI.”
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