Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Mueller memo detailing Flynn's lies is released

Trump's disgraced former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn is about to be sentenced. As many of you know, Judge Emmet Sullivan will be imposing Flynn's sentence this week and had ordered the Feds to show their work, so to speak.

Flynn's attorneys had intimated that the FBI and prosecutors had essentially tricked Flynn into cutting his own throat by not explicitly informing him that bad things would happen if he lied to them.

Judge Sullivan is quite possibly the Federal judge most likely to bristle at the very thought of prosecutorial overreach. So it's certainly no surprise and there's been a ton of speculation about what would be in the docs once their contents were revealed in his courtroom.

Well, yesterday, Monday, December 17th, Mueller's team finally had a chance to show their hand. The release of their memo detailing Mike Flynn's deceptions in his January 2017 FBI interview has undercut Flynn's legal team's half-whispered claims that the bureau was biased against their client.

This story from The Chicago Tribune is very thorough and lays out clearly the details of this latest development in the proceedings against Flynn. 

Indie journo Marcy Wheeler dives a little deeper into precisely how Monday's memo--which is called an FD-302--lays bare this deception by Flynn's legal team. Their claims of alleged FBI bias against Flynn ring hollow once you know the back story.

I'm not sure you can blame Flynn's attorneys for trying to bamboozle the court now that Judge Sullivan is ready to sentence their hapless client.

But the gambit didn't work. And Mike Flynn is about to become the latest Trump underling to go down for being complicit in the boss's treasonous crimes.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

© 2018 Ben Lawrence Basile


  1. Good morning Ben - what a treat to find this !! Well written. I anticipate this sentencing will be inspiration for another melt down by the squatter in the WH. With each passing day that seems to encompass a month's worth of life's stresses, the GOP proves itself unworthy to walk the hall's of our esteemed institutions.
    BTW my daughter lives on the canal in New Port Richey, FL. Can't wait to visit. Enjoy your sunshine. Ellyn

    1. Thank you for the comment, Ellyn. I'm sure you're right about 45 having yet another fit when Flynn's sentence comes down.

      Living in Fla is not such a bad thing! If you can deal with insane temps for eight months, that is! And there are a jillion great spots for folks who love the outdoors; that's one of the things I like the most about being here!

      I hope your week is going well. Stop by anytime!