• The Flynn Timeline: The More Facts Emerge, the More Troubling It is

    Surge Summary: What is becoming explicitly clearer as previously undisclosed details emerge is that elements of the “Deep State”, intelligence communities and the FBI were out to get President Trump from the jump – and hoped to use their investigation of Lt. General Michael Flynn to bring him down.

    by Gary Bauer

    As we reported [Thursday], new documents in the case of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn show that the FBI set out to entrap him.  Other materials create a chronology of events that is very revealing and disturbing.  Here’s what we have learned:

    • Elements of the Deep State had been investigating Michael Flynn for some time in 2016.
    • [Thursday] news broke that FBI officials drafted a memo on January 4th expressing their intent to close the investigation on Flynn because they found no evidence of wrong-doing.
    • Within minutes of this memo being circulated, Peter Strzok emailed the case agent, “Hey, if you haven’t closed [the Flynn case] don’t do so yet.”
    • The case agent replied, “What’s up?” and Strzok answered, “7th floor involved.”  For those not intimately familiar with Washington, D.C., that’s where the offices of the FBI’s top officials (James Comey and Andrew McCabe) are located.
    • Twenty-four hours later, Comey went to the White House.  He met with Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Susan Rice and Sally Yates.  At that meeting, Comey was instructed to go to New York to brief President-elect Trump about the Steele dossier.
    • On January 6th, Comey told Trump about claims that the Russians have lurid information they could use to blackmail him.

    Of course, we now know that the Steele dossier was a pack of lies paid for by the Clinton campaign and full of Russian disinformation.  And the FBI knew that it was false information that couldn’t be trusted, yet they used it to undermine Trump.

    Once Comey had briefed Trump, the Deep State started leaking.  Within days, just before the inauguration, there were multiple stories about the dossier and the ongoing investigation into whether the president-elect colluded with Russia or was compromised in some way.

    And the rest is history.  All this ended up consuming the first three years of the administration.

    But wait. . . There’s more.

    A Preemptive Strike?

    National security expert K.T. McFarland said [Thursday] that Gen. Flynn and Donald Trump were deeply concerned about the growing power of America’s intelligence agencies, as well as the increasing evidence that they were encroaching on the civil liberties of the American people.

    McFarland said Flynn had a plan to reorganize and reform all 16 intelligence agencies, to cut out the fat and to safeguard civil liberties.  She believes that the Deep State launched “a preemptive strike against Flynn” in order to protect their “fiefdoms.”

    Now let me remind you of one more thing.  Let’s back up to January 3, 2017.

    That’s when Sen. Chuck Schumer infamously warned that President-elect Trump was “being really dumb” to publicly fight with the intelligence community.  Schumer said, “Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”

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    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: Air Force ISR Agency; Susan A. Romano; https://www.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000106871/

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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