How General Flynn’s Truth Became an FBI "Lie"
December 1, 2017, Robert Mueller filed a plea deal with General Flynn which is very explicit. It states that on January 24, 2017, Flynn lied to the FBI (Strzok) by saying that he had not talked with Ambassador Kislyak about possible sanctions relief, when in fact he had.
The problem with this is, prior to December 1, 2017, Strzok and the other FBI agent had said the opposite - that Flynn had told them the truth. James Comey has even admitted so to Congress.
In other words, Flynn was truthful with the FBI, that he had been communicating with Kislyak about possible sanctions relief, a normal and legal act by an NSA for an incoming administration.
So, how does Flynn telling the truth on January 24, 2017, turn into Flynn lying to the FBI on December 1, 2017?
It’s simple, ‘facts’ were changed.
Someone re-wrote the original late January 2017 FD 302, to falsely portray Flynn as saying that he had not spoken with ambassador Kislyak.
When was the 302 altered?
Great thread from @techno_fog on Twitter:
“Special Counsel has filed their Flynn reply memo.
It defends the circumstances of the Flynn interview.
It claims Flynn tried to "minimize" what he did. (A lie.)
Special Counsel takes issue with Flynn defending himself, after Flynn's conversation with the Russian Ambassador was leaked (felony) to WaPo.
Special Counsel cites to a 302 prepared by Peter Strzok on July 19, 2017 - nearly six months after they interviewed Flynn.
Included, is this interesting footnote:
Strzok was interviewed on July 19, 2017 "in relation to other matters, not as part of the investigation of [Flynn] or any investigation of Strzok's conduct."
Here is McCabe's Jan. 24, 2017 Memo about Flynn.
McCabe used the media reports as the basis to interview Flynn.
Flynn "stated that I [McCabe] probably knew what was said.]
Flynn expressed concern about the leaks. McCabe agreed.
Here is the 8/22/2017 FD-302.
It's an interview of Strzok, where he explains the purpose of the FBI investigation. Heavily redacted.
@themarketswork had a good write-up this AM.
The 07/18/2017 FD-302
"McCabe told Strzok to interview Flynn."
Yates was "not happy" when Comey told her they were interviewing Flynn.
"Strzok conducted the interview."
HERE IT IS
"Strzok and [the other agent] both had the impression at the time that Flynn was not lying or did not think he was lying."
Strzok and the other agent returned.
Yates, and likely Comey/McCabe "argued about the FBI's decision to interview Flynn."
The Flynn 302 was prepared six months after the interview.
The Special Counsel did not give the Court a 302 prepared immediately after the interview.
Unsure if that's due to edits/drafts or because none was prepared immediately after (as req'd by FBI policy).
Clarification: the *Strzok 302.
@seanmdav pointed something out for me: the July 2017 302 mentions a prior 302, which wasn't filed with the court.
Flynn's answers/demeanor were "documented in the 302." (see photo)
No idea where that 302 is - but Mueller was req'd to file it.”
End of thread!
Related Sources: https://twitter.com/techno_fog/status/1073669003791323136?s=21;
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