Sidney Powell ring a bell to anyone? To cut straight to the chase, and avoid getting stuck in the weeds and muck of the swampy cesspool that is Washington D.C., cast your mind back to the early, early days of the transition between a departing and an incoming administration. One, Michael Flynn was immediately targeted and taken out because he posed an existential threat to the Deep State.
As President Trump’s newly appointed National Security Advisor (NSA) his very first item on the agenda was a planned audit which would have exposed the entire subterfuge of decades-long swamp-dwellers hellbent on keeping the status quo.
Flynn would, after all, need an approval from a corrupt Senate Intelligence Committee, years and years bogged into the mire of protecting their own in the Deep State benevolent society. What the SIC didn’t take into account was the Sidney Powell effect.
As a for-instance, take this sentiment from yesterday’s Washington Examiner from a former FBI agent, James Gagliano and his mention of Sidney Powell…
“Setting aside valid arguments that the FBI acted inappropriately – treating the Trump White House differently than they would have treated Bush’s or Obama’s, as the hubristic Comey proudly admits – Powell’s charges of egregious government misconduct are certainly deserving of the court’s consideration. The withholding of clearly exculpatory material related to revelations that “important substantive changes were made to the Flynn 302” may well be central to the findings of Inspector General Michael Horowitz and Durham, as well.” [end]
Which is a good segue` into ‘Sundance’, Conservative Treehouse and ‘Jaw-dropping Admission in Flynn Case”…
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT – Prosecutor Brandon Van Grack sends a letter to Flynn’s defense team today containing a stunning, almost impossible to comprehend, admission of a mistake central to the claims of the prosecution. In March 2018 the FBI presented notes taken by agents Pientka and Strzok, now they say they made a ‘mistake’.
For almost two years the DOJ misidentified, misattributed, and never corrected that the authors of the Flynn interview notes were actually reversed. All of the notes attributed to FBI Agent Peter Strzok actually were taken by FBI Agent Joseph Pientka, and vice-versa.[-]
[+] … The entire FBI case against Flynn; meaning the central element that he lied to FBI investigators (he didn’t); is predicated on the FD-302 interview reports generated by the two FBI agents; later discovered to have been edited, shaped and approved by Andrew McCabe…. And for almost two years the entire outline of their documented evidence has been misattributed? C’mon man. This is sketchy as heck.[-]
[+] … For the prosecution to now reverse course and say the agent attribution was transposed, is either the biggest screw-up in a high profile case…. OR, the prosecution now needs to reverse the note-takers due to the exact, and common sense, reasons highlighted by the defense.[-]
[+] … So the prosecution didn’t change authorship of the individual FD-302 reports, but now changes authorship of the agent notes that underwrite the FD-302 reports? Sorry, I ain’t buying what they’re selling.
Hopefully, at the very least, Judge Sullivan requests Agent Strzok and Agent Pientka to appear in his court and asks them to swear to the authorship. This is nuts.[-]
Completion available in link below…
To go back to former FBI agent James Gagliano:
“Here’s me, acknowledging my mistake. I was dead wrong. It now seems there was a concerted effort, though isolated, within the upper-echelons of the FBI to influence the outcome of the Flynn investigation. By “dirtying up” Flynn, Comey’s FBI headquarters team of callow sycophants shortcut the investigative process. Arm-twisting Flynn through the “tweaked” version of his interview afforded him criminal exposure. The cocksure Comey team felt supremely confident that would inspire him “flipping” and give them the desperately sought-after evidence of Trump-Russia collusion that the wholly unverified Steele dossier was never remotely capable of providing.
“I am physically nauseous as I type these words. I have long maintained that innocent mistakes were made and that the investigators at the center of this maelstrom were entitled to the benefit of the doubt.
“No more. They have tarnished the badge and forever stained an agency that deserved so much better from them. I am ashamed. The irreparable damage Comey’s team has done to the FBI will take a generation to reverse.
“I ashamedly join Hanlon’s Razor in getting this one wrong.[end]
Thank God for the Sidney Powell intervention!
And on that note, time for today’s MAGA Pill – President Donald J. Trump – MAGA! KAG!
‘Sundance’, Conservative Treehouse: Sidney Powell Responds
Also, Conservative Treehouse: Jaw-dropping Admission in Flynn Case
James Gagliano, Washington Times: Flynn Smoking Gun: FBI altered Summary