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MSNBC 22 May 2020

Turns Out Michael Flynn Was Never 'Masked' To Begin With

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New report finds former national security adviser Michael Flynn's name was included in the FBI report from the beginning. Aired on 5/22/2020.


It's only a crime if you lie to the FBI about something central to an investigation and by the time Michael Flynn was questioned, agents had already concluded he had nothing to do with any Russian election meddling, NBC News' Pete Williams says.
It was a perjury trap all along. #FoxNews #Hannity

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The Justice Department is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, whose lies about his contacts with Russia prompted Trump to fire him three years ago and special counsel Robert Mueller to flip him to cooperate in the Russia investigation.
The request to drop the case, filed with a federal judge in DC District Court, is a sudden end to a protracted legal battle that's lately been fertile ground for Trump to attack the early Russia investigation and former FBI leadership he dislikes.
The court must still formally approve the request.

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>>> BREAKING NEWS THIS HOUR,
>>> BREAKING NEWS THIS HOUR,
WE’RE LEARNING THAT FBI DIRECTOR
CHRIS WRAY IS ORDERING AN
INTERNAL REVIEW OF THE
INVESTIGATION INTO FORMER TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL SECURITY
ADVISER MIKE FLYNN, WHETHER
THERE WAS ANY MISCONDUCT OF ANY
CURRENT EMPLOYEES AT THE FBI AND
WHAT IMPROVEMENTS IF ANY NEEDS
TO BE MADE.
SURROUNDING THE CONSPIRACY
THEORY THAT TRUMP AND HIS ALLIES
ARE PEDDLING THAT THE UNMASKING
OF FLINN WAS PART OF A BIGGER
PLOT AGAINST THE OBAMA
ADMINISTRATION.
QUOTE, WHEN THE FBI CIRCULATED
THE REPORT THEY INCLUDED FLYNN’S
NAME FROM THE BEGINNING BECAUSE
IT WAS ESSENTIAL TO
UNDERSTANDING ITS SIGNIFICANCE
THAT’S ACCORDING TO A FORMER
SENIOR U.S. OFFICIAL WHO SPOKE
ANONYMOUSLY TO DESCRIBE
SENSITIVE INTEL.
QUOTE, THEREFORE NO REQUESTS OF
THE UNMASKING OF THAT
INFORMATION.
LET’S BRING IN FRANK FIGLIUZZI.
I MADE A QUICK COUNT ON MY
FINGERS OF ALL THE PEOPLE WHO
HAVE EXAMINED THE RUSSIA
INVESTIGATION.
JOHN HUBER TAPPED WHEN JEFF
SESSIONS STILL RAN DOJ TO LOOK
INTO THE ORIGINS OF THE RUSSIA
INVESTIGATION.
JOHN DURHAM HAS TURNED HIS PROBE
INTO A CRIMINAL ONE.
HOW INTEL COMMITTEE, SENATE
INTEL COMMITTEE HAS LOOKED INTO
THIS AND NOW WE HAVE CHRIS WRAY
LOOKING AT THIS.
WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR IN.
>> WE ALSO HAD U.S. ATTORNEY
JENSEN WHO LOOKED INTO THIS AND
HE SAID IT’S PRETTY MUCH DONE.
SO HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING --
THE FBI SUCCEEDS OR FAILS ON ITS
KREBLTS.
ITS CREDIBILITY HAS BEEN BASHED
BY THE WHITE HOUSE AND OTHERS
NOW FOR THREE YEARS.
THIS IS A TIME NOW FOR THEM TO
COME UP FOR AIR AND CHRISTOPHER
WRAY EXERCISE THE AUTHORITIES HE
CAN, HE HAS NO AUTHORITY OVER X
EMPLOYEES WHETHER IT’S COMEY,
McCABE, STRZOK OR PAGE, HE HAS
TO KNOW WHETHER PRACTICES CAN BE
IMPROVED, HE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND
THIS IN HIS OWN CONTEXT AND WHAT
WE’RE SEEING IS, FBI INSPECTIONS
CONDUCTING AN INTERNAL INQUIRY
TO HELP RESTORE THE PUBLIC TRUST
IN THE BUREAU THAT IT CAN TAKE
CARE OF ITS OWN BUSINESS AND
IT’S NOTHING MORE AND NOTHING
LESS.
THIS IS AN INTERNAL INQUIRY AND
IF ANYTHING, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU
ASK FOR YOU MIGHT GET IT.
HE MIGHT CONCLUDE THAT
EVERYTHING WAS BY THE BOOK.
>> SOME PATTERNS HERE TO LOOK
BACK AT, WHEN THE DOJ INSPECTOR
GENERAL, I THINK HE’S THE ONLY
STILL THERE HAD THAT DRAMATIC
DAY OF TESTIMONY ABOUT THE FISA
PROCESS, CHRISTOPHER WRAY WAS
PUT ON HIS HEELS, YOU WERE ON
THE AIR WITH ME TALKING ABOUT
WHAT A MOMENT THIS WAS FOR
CHRISTOPHER WRAY AND HE
ACKNOWLEDGED THE MISTAKES, HE
MADE ANNOUNCE THAMT THE BUREAU
WILL REFORM ITSELF.
AND HE DOES HAPPEN TO STILL BE
THERE.
DOES THAT BODE WELL FOR HIM OR
IN THE EYE OF TRUMP WATCHERS PUT
HIM IN THIS PRECARIOUS POSITION
OF HIM ACTUALLY BEING
INDEPENDENT?
>> HE’S BETWEEN A ROCK AND HARD
PLACE.
YOU JUST HUNKER DOWN AND DO THE
RIGHT THING.
IT’S MY IMPRESSION THAT DIRECTOR
WRAY IS TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT
THING AND RUN THE AGENCY AS
INDEPENDENTLY AS HE CAN.
HIS AUTHORITIES ARE FOR INTERNAL
INQUIRIES.
I THINK HE’S WORKING FOR THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE.
I THINK THIS INVESTIGATION WILL
TELL US WHETHER THE FBI FOLLOWED
ITS OWN RULES IN THE COURSE OF
THE FLYNN INVESTIGATION.
>> LET ME ASK YOU ONE MORE
QUESTION, THEN ANOTHER HEADLINE
TODAY, WHAT IS STILL UNKNOWN?
ADAM SCHIFF TODAY CALLED FOR
THAT CONVERSATION THE
CONVERSATION THAT WE STILL
HAVEN’T SEEN, THE TRANSCRIPT
BETWEEN MIKE FLYNN AND RUSSIA
AMBASSADOR KISYLAK.
HE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH
RUSSIA AMBASSADOR KISYLAK.
FLYNN MADE COMMITMENTS OF EASING
RESTRICTIONS.
WE HAVE NEVER YOU UNDERSTOOD WHY
HE LIED AT IT WHEN THE FBI CAME
IN AND ASKED HIM ABOUT THAT
CONVERSATION, BUT NEITHER HAVE
WE EVER SEEN THE TRANSCRIPT OF
THIS CALL.
YOU HAVE ADAM SCHIFF CALLING FOR
THAT ONE TO COME OUT.
SUSAN RICE, HAD SOME HER E-MAILS
DECLASSIFIED.
IF TRANSPARENCY IS THE CURE, WHY
NOT RELEASE THAT TRANSCRIPT
BETWEEN FLYNN AND KISYLAK?
>> INDEED, WHEN THE PRESIDENT
HAS GIVEN ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR
TO DECLASSIFY WHATEVER HE WANTS.
IT TURNS OUT, HE’LL ONLY
DECLASSIFY WHAT HELPS THE
PRESIDENT.
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR YOU
MIGHT GET IT.
I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE
POTENTIAL RELEASE OF A
TRANSCRIPT BETWEEN MIKE FLYNN
AND THE AMBASSADOR AND WE KNOW
THAT SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM IS
MAKING GREAT HEY OF THE HEARINGS
HE’S GOING HOLD, IF YOU’RE GOING
TO ACCUSE THESE PEOPLE OF
UNMASKING OR GETTING THEIR HANDS
ON FLYNN’S NAME, YOU BETTER BE
PREPARED FOR THEM TO SAY IT WAS
A COMPLETELY VALID REQUEST FOR

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