OBAMA ADMIN AND DAZIS SPECIFICALLY TARGETTED FLYNN ALL ALONG


Editor’s Note: For the knucklehead puppets in the mass media as well as the nitwits that belong to the DAZI cult of lunacy, sabotage, and destruction, Lt. General Michael Flynn is the consummate intelligence professional. 

Flynn attorney requests ‘Brady’ material to prove feds withheld evidence

By: Rowen Scarborough

September 15, 2019

The Washington Times

Retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn is picking up where Republicans left off last year as he tries to turn the FBI inside out to find new evidence.

The House GOP in 2017-18 launched an aggressive investigation into decisions by the Barack Obama administration to put the FBI’s Russia probe squarely on President Trump and his colleagues.

Among other discoveries, Republicans found out that the FBI relied on a now-discredited Democratic Party-financed dossier to obtain wiretaps and run down its anti-Trump allegations.

The midterm elections ousted GOP House control, stopping the inquisitors.

Now Flynn’s new attorney Sidney Powell has filed court motions to try to unearth documents on how the FBI pursued not just the former general but the Trump cast.

Ms. Powell, a Texas appeals attorney, wants to prove that former special counsel Robert Mueller didn’t abide by U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s “Brady” order in February 2018. (The term derives from the 1963 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brady v. Maryland that mandates that prosecutors turn over exculpatory evidence to the defense.)

Michael Caputo, a Trump campaign adviser, says Ms. Powell has documented Justice Department chicanery in the past.

“When the bogus Russia investigations started, many of us caught up in the hoax passed around Sidney Powell’s book ‘Licensed to Lie’ to prepare for the worst,” Mr. Caputo told The Washington Times. “She’s a real expert on the Justice Department’s habit of hiding exculpatory information. Today she’s representing all of America, shining a light on this systemic corruption and advancing our knowledge of the origins of this politically commissioned inquiry.”

Ms. Powell filed an extraordinary motion last week, listing a smorgasbord of documents she wants Judge Sullivan to force the government to relinquish.

Her aim is twofold: First, find Brady material by delving deep inside the FBI and the Justice Department’s TrumpRussia probe, akin to how Republicans did the same chore last year. Second, ask the judge to dismiss the case based on a Brady violation.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Van Grack quickly rejected the bid, saying the prosecution ended with Flynn’s guilty plea.

“The government has exceeded its discovery and disclosure obligations in this matter, including those imposed pursuant to Brady v. Maryland,” Mr. Grack said in an Aug. 30 filing.

Said Ms. Powell: “Not only have the prosecutors thumbed their noses at this court’s order, they have ignored the rules of ethical conduct for the D.C. Bar.”

In a list of 40-plus items, she is demanding access to FBI agent interview notes, or 302s; internal memos; wiretap transcripts; and records of any anti-Flynn leaks to reporters.

Some are tantalizing. Ms. Powell asserts that the British Embassy may have sent a letter to the new Trump White House warning that Christopher Steele, the dossier writer, was unreliable.

Flynn, briefly Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, pleaded guilty to lying to two FBI agents. They visited the White House on Jan. 24, 2017, to ask him about phone calls he conducted with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The agents, including Peter Strzok, knew what Flynn had said. Flynn committed a falsehood by saying he had not urged Kremlin restraint over Obama economic sanctions when he did in fact say that.

Flynn’s sentencing was delayed while he cooperated with prosecutors in a case tied to foreign lobbying, not Russian election interference.

Mr. Mueller concluded his 22-month probe in March with a verdict that he could not establish that the Trump campaign conspired with Moscow in 2016 election trespassing.

Since Flynn’s guilty plea on Dec. 1, 2017 — 20 months ago — new revelations emerged about how the FBI went about targeting Trump aides, including Flynn. He fired his defense team and summoned Ms. Powell, long a Brady champion.

Among new disclosures since the guilty plea:

⦁ The Republican majority on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence reported in May 2018 on closed-door testimony from then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Mr. McCabe testified that the agents who interviewed Flynn “didn’t think he was lying.”

⦁ Former FBI Director James B. Comey said at a public event that he sent agents to interview Flynn when he knew the White House was in its early chaotic days and he didn’t have to first go through the president’s counsel. Flynn had no legal counsel to prepare him for the agents — one of whom, Mr. Strzok, held great hostility toward the new president.

Ms. Powell’s long list of Brady demands:

⦁ Stefan Halper’s role in providing the FBI with any information on Flynn. Mr. Halper is a Washington national security adviser and Cambridge University professor who was retained by the FBI to spy on Trump campaign advisers. Flynn wants “all payments, notes, memos, correspondence, and instructions by and between the FBI, CIA or DoD with Stefan Halper.”

⦁ All un-redacted text messages between Mr. Strzok and his then-girlfriend, former FBI counsel Lisa Page. They both expressed deep dislike of candidate Trump and his supporters.

⦁ Any wiretap applications that deal with Flynn. (It is known the FBI obtained four wiretap warrants on Trump volunteer Carter Page based largely on the dossier.)

⦁ Information on any U.S. intelligence spies assigned to Flynn since he retired in 2014 after heading the Defense Intelligence Agency.

⦁ All information that came from State Department official Kathleen Kavalec, one of several Obama political appointees who met with Mr. Steele or received his anti-Trump allegations.

⦁ Records of Bruce Ohr, another Obama official who met with Mr. Steele and his employer — Fusion GPS, Hillary Clinton’s opposition research firm. Mr. Ohr conveyed Mr. Steele’s allegations to the FBI and Justice Department lawyers. Mr. Ohr was associate deputy attorney general at the time.

⦁ The phone records of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius. Mr. Ignatius broke the story on U.S. intercepts of Flynn’s phone calls with Mr. Kislyak.

Conservative pundits say someone in the Obama administration committed a felony with that leak.

⦁ Any FBI records on leaks to the press on Flynn from top Obama officials.

Judge Sullivan said in a written order Sept. 11: “There is a strong presumption in favor of public access to judicial records.”

During his cooperation phase, Flynn sat down with the FBI for “multiple debriefings in 2017-18,” the final Mueller report said.

Regarding Flynn, the report focused on his time in the presidential transition as he conducted phone calls with Mr. Kislyak. There is no evidence of any Russia election collusion.

When Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017, the media, including the New York Times, wrote stories implying that his Mueller cooperation meant big trouble for Mr. Trump in the Russia probe. Flynn provided no such evidence.

The New York Times wrote: “Mr. Flynn’s decision to plead guilty to lying to investigators about those conversations marked a significant new phase in the investigation of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and a politically treacherous development for the president and his closest aides, whose activities in the West Wing are being scrutinized by F.B.I. agents, lawmakers, federal prosecutors and the media.”

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Very Important Supporting Document:
Flynn’s motion citing Clinton-FBI alliance

VIP LEGAL DOCUMENT

 

“How come the lights went on before he clapped?”

SUA Sends Assistance to Chris Wallace, Shepherd Smith and CNN


The U.S. Navy Drone surveying the ocean. Looking for the NextWave. Wu Hu!

Hey Wray let’s make it easy fore U. CTO EE. It’s so much more than the Tsin Tsin Road.

SMILE! Find Judge Advocate. Find Affirmed.


“Everybody’s gone surf in’…Surf in’ USA…”

CNN: Two Fox News hosts question Trump’s comments about Iran: ‘This just doesn’t add up’.

ANSWER IS: Shure it does.

And the $240 million dollar bill which includes all the upgrades needs to go to…WHO knows…

“Poor Shep and Chris. They walked right into it. Such a thing. GO figure. &.”
– The Shark and Sparky the Clown

Trump Hits FOX News at PA Rally: “Something Very Strange Is Going On”

– Donald Trump, President of The United States of America

Mueller, Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Wray…This is your Fools Brought In fore a reason…still Not Sure Dunno.

It is truly amazing when a significant piece of intel given to DHS, the FBI, and the Intel community, and after nothing was done, it winds up on a jihadi website and in perfect english. How could it be…WHO knows…Now back to that airplane hanger at Ft. Hood. U.O.

What is the DOJ, the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the Intel Community, the Department of State, and Congress hiding?

SUA has proprietary intel concerning the greatest crimes ever committed against the American people.

 

By Jackie WattlesCNN Business

New York (CNN)Fox News hosts Chris Wallace and Shep Smith challenged President Donald Trump’s comments about when and why he decided to call off a strike against Iran.

Trump said Friday that the military was “cocked and loaded” to fire on Iran in retaliation for shooting down a US drone earlier this week. But he reversed course “10 minutes before the strike” when he learned 150 people could die in the attack, the president said in a series of tweets.
Smith said Fox News’ reporting found that Trump would have been given a casualty estimate at a briefing hours before that.
“Something’s wrong there,” Smith said about the president’s comments.
Smith then questioned Trump’s decision to “tweet out the whole thought process of American foreign policy and intervention.”
“That’s an observation,” he added. “Not a critique.”
Trump has a cozy relationship with Fox News. He’s hired a number of former employees from the network to posts within his administration.
The president also reportedly corresponds directly with Fox News hosts like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, conservative firebrands who currently host evening programs that routinely praise the president.
Smith, who hosts daytime news coverage, and Wallace, the anchor of Fox News Sunday, have stood apart from Fox’s opinion-oriented colleagues. Smith and Wallace have previously questioned or criticized actions by Trump or his administration.

 

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How The U.S. Could Respond After Iran Shoots Down A $240 Million U.S. Drone

By Mark Cancian

Tensions continue to escalate in the Persian Gulf as the Iranians down one U.S. drone, shoot at another and, likely, sponsor attacks on tankers and a Saudi airport. Let’s take a look at the most recent incidents and what they might mean for the future. Will there be a war?

What happened? Early Thursday the Iranians used a surface to air missile to shoot down a U.S. drone just outside the Straits of Hormuz. The Iranians posted a video that purported to show the shootdown, and the United States acknowledged that it had lost a Broad Area Maritime Surveillance drone (BAMS-D). The Iranians claimed it was in their territorial airspace while the United States claimed it was in international airspace. Under international law, it’s a critical question, and, eventually, there will be an answer. The United States will likely salvage the wreckage, as it has with recent aircraft crashes, and the location will show where the drone actually was. However, that will take many weeks and likely be of historical interest, rather than helpful in resolving the current crisis.

What is this BAMS-D drone? This is a Navy prototype version of the Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk. The Navy’s fully developed version is called the MQ-4C Triton and is just entering production. These are very large unmanned aircraft. The wingspan is 132 feet, comparable to a civilian airliner. (For comparison, a Boeing 757 has a wingspan of 124 feet.) The drone is designed for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), the Pentagon term meaning that it has sensors to find things on the earth surface. The Navy’s version focuses on the sea, whereas the Air Force version focuses on land. Here’s how DOD describes the Navy version: “The MQ-4C will provide the Navy with a persistent maritime ISR capability. Mission systems include inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar, Electro-optical/Infra-red Full Motion Video, maritime moving target detection, Electronic Support Measures, Automatic Identification System, a basic communications relay capability, and Link-16.” Because of their size, BAMS-D and Triton are land based.

BAMS-D is not stealthy, is unarmed, flies relatively slowly, and has essentially no defensive systems. Its only defense is to fly high, at 60,000 feet. Because of its vulnerability, it is not designed to operate in a contested area. Its great advantage is that it can fly for over 32 hours continuously, far longer than any human crew could endure.

So, what was it doing there? Although the Pentagon has not stated what the mission was, one presumes that it was watching for more tanker attacks. Four ships were attacked in May and two more last week. If the U.S. could catch whoever was doing the attacks, presumedly Iran, then it might be able to thwart future attacks and have the evidence needed to convince domestic and international audiences of Iran’s culpability.

Does this thing really cost $240 million? Yes…and no. Because DOD weapons are custom-built, they don’t have price tags like equipment does in the civilian world. Systems have many possible costs depending on what is included and what the number is used for. Thus, different commentators have cited different costs for this aircraft, for example, $120 million or $180 million.

Since BAMS-D is a version of the Air Force RQ-4, we can use the RQ-4’s official acquisition report, called the Selected Acquisition Report, to calculate a cost for BAMS-D. This report shows an average procurement cost over the whole program of $122 million in FY 2015 dollars or about $130 million in FY 2019 dollars. That excludes the research and development costs, which are mostly sunk at the beginning of the program. If those were included, the cost per aircraft would increase to about $240 million (FY 2019 dollars). To make things even more complicated, there is something called the “flyaway cost,” which is the cost of a system coming out of the factory without some of the support elements in the “procurement” cost. The “flyaway cost” of a new MQ-4C replacement for the lost BAMS-D is a bargain, at $102 million (FY 2019 dollars).

No matter which cost you pick, however, this was an expensive system. It is a very large aircraft with many sophisticated sensors on it.

What were these other attacks? Apparently, Iranians also shot at another drone last week, an MQ-9 Reaper (replacement for the legendary MQ-1 Predator), but missed. That it missed is likely because Reapers are much smaller than the MQ-4C and thus harder to hit. They are also much less expensive, costing about $30 million. The Reaper drone, like the MQ-4C that was shot down, was likely looking for perpetrators of the tanker attacks and was probably the source of the video about Iranians removing mines from the attacked tankers.

Also last week a group of Iranian back Yemeni rebels attacked a Saudi airport with cruise missiles, one of a series of such attacks. The bottom line is that these drone and tanker attacks are not isolated incidents but part of the campaign by Iran to put pressure on its major enemies, the United States and Saudi Arabia, and, indirectly, on the Europeans, Japanese and others to get relief from U.S. sanctions.

What’s going to happen next? The Iranians are signaling that they will not accept the U.S. imposed sanctions passively. They are striking back as they always have: asymmetrically and in the “gray zone.” Asymmetrically means they are not meeting U.S. strength head-on and the gray zone means they are maneuvering in the space between war and peace. Likely, the Iranians will continue to initiate “incidents.” By maintaining some deniability and not injuring human beings, the Iranians have been very clever in keeping these incidents below the level where the United States would respond with force.

At some point, the Iranians may cross these lines either by injuring an American or by being caught red-handed in conducting an attack. Then, the United States would almost certainly respond with force. This happened in the 1980s when the United States caught the Iranians laying sea mines in the Persian Gulf and retaliated by sinking half of the Iranian Navy.

The U.S. has the capability in theater now to conduct a retaliatory strike, likely against the air defense battery that shot down the drone. According to the New York Times, an attack on Iranian radar and missile batteries was prepared for Thursday, but the operation was cancelled. Strikes could also be directed against Iranian naval capabilities that might have carried out the tanker attacks. The U.S. does not have enough assets in theater to conduct an extended air-naval campaign, even with the additional thousand troops being sent. It certainly does not have the capability to conduct any ground campaign against Iran.

More likely, however, is something non-kinetic. The president is reluctant to get into a shooting war, having campaigned against such involvements. Instead, the United States might take some covert action like the cyber-attack that was allegedly recently conducted against Russia. It might start escorting ships and aircraft through the Straits of Hormuz. The NATO allies and Japan might be willing to support such an action.

Unfortunately, the situation is not stable. Most likely, there will be additional incidents within a week with each carrying the risk of escalation. Last August, I wrote a piece looking at indicators of a possible conflict (Is The US Going To War With Iran? Five Indicators To Watch For). Three have occurred (“increased naval activity,” “Iranian complaints about reconnaissance flights,” and “increased security at regional U.S. bases”).

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China hacked US Army transport orgs TWENTY TIMES in ONE YEAR

FBI et al knew of nine hacks – but didn’t tell TRANSCOM

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U.S. Attacks Iran With Cyber Not Missiles — A Game Changer, Not A Backtrack

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From 2014 and earlier…OOOPS…It is re levant.

China targets own operating system to take on likes of Microsoft, Google


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“I think we missed the BAMS-D thing and finding Omar…”

 

Now back to MAR-A-LAG-O. All along the watchtower. It’s not the Hawaiian but it will do.