(Daily Caller) Josh Campbell, who was [FBI Director] Comey’s personal assistant at the FBI, writes in “Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump’s War on the FBI,” that FBI leadership had “intense discussion” about how to interview Flynn regarding phone conversations he had in December 2016 with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
“With all the chaos…we thought we might actually get away with sending agents over to the White House to sit down with Flynn,” Campbell quotes Comey saying about arranging the Jan. 24, 2017, interview with Flynn.
Campbell, who left the FBI to join CNN in February 2018, writes that normal FBI protocol for an interview with a high-level White House official would have the bureau send a request to the White House counsel’s office, and then wait for approval to send over agents.
Elder Patriot – Even then, FBI interviewers found Flynn to be forthcoming and telling the truth:
It appears that Flynn, was railroaded and had been poorly served by his former legal team who encouraged him to enter a guilty plea. He dispatched them and brought in former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell to take up his defense.
Powell, who has written about personally witnessing “the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power,” declared in a 5-page Joint Status report, filed in conjunction with U.S. attorneys for the District of Columbia, that:
- She was denied a security clearance needed to review all of the documents necessary to mount a comprehensive defense.
- The government refuses to produce the original notes from Peter Strzok’s interview of Flynn four days after President Trump was sworn into office and his team moved into the White House.
Powell also filed a scorching 19-page brief with Judge Emmet Sullivan in support of a motion to compel production of the Brady (exculpatory) material in which she outlines the history of how the FBI/DOJ was weaponized to destroy her client solely to get at President Trump.
UPDATE: Flynn finally erupted Friday at prosecutors, his legal team accusing top Mueller officials of "malevolent" conduct and withholding evidence relate to Strzok/Page/Ohr/Steele, etc. https://t.co/2WnrrqDJBf
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 30, 2019
Included in the evidence, that Powell claims the FBI is refusing to hand over, is a recording from a video conference.
Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Victoria Toensing: “… one of the documents that Sidney’s asking for from the judge is evidence of the video conference where [Comey’s deputy director] Andrew McCabe said first we F Flynn and then we F Trump.”
“How about that for an unprejudiced investigation?