(UnitedVoice.com) – An FBI agent assigned to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team shed some surprising light on the motivation behind the prosecution of former national security advisor Michael Flynn. The case against Flynn has already unraveled in recent months, raising doubts about its future. This stunning new development could mark the beginning of the end of Flynn’s criminal proceedings.
On May 27, 2020, the Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss charges against Flynn with prejudice. If successful, that means new charges related to the case could not be refiled in the future.
However, US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered a hold on the motion to dismiss the following week and appointed a retired federal judge to review the case and “present arguments” opposing the Justice Department’s request. The case worked its way up to the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia but was kicked back to Sullivan’s court on August 31.
On Sept. 24, federal prosecutors filed a supplemental motion to dismiss charges against Flynn. The motion contained a 13-page summary of a revealing interview with the FBI case agent in charge of the Flynn investigation.
FBI Agent’s Stunning Criticism of Flynn Case
On Sept. 17, US Attorney Jeff Jensen interviewed FBI Special Agent William Barnett, the case agent in charge of the Flynn investigation. Detailed notes of that interview were attached to the government’s supplementary motion.
In August 2016, Barnett was assigned to work as the case agent on the Flynn investigation. After reviewing case notes from the preliminary investigation and conducting his own “low key” inquiry, Barnett advised he found no evidence of criminal activity. However, he was instructed to keep digging.
Early February 2017, Barnett asked to be removed from the case, expressing concern an Inspector General investigation could result if the FBI continued with the investigation. His request was denied, and eventually, Barnett was transferred to Mueller’s team.
According to Barnett, the attitude inside the Mueller investigation was “get TRUMP” from day one, and they were willing to do whatever it took to prove their theory of Trump’s guilt. Barnett eventually concluded the prosecution of Flynn was used as part of an effort to get some dirt on Trump.
Barnett’s disclosure arrives as the country awaits the results of US Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. It appears the walls may finally be crumbling around the witch hunt led by Mueller and the “angry Democrats.” Time will tell.
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