The three-plus year saga of General Michael T. Flynn may come to an end this week, according to Fox journalist Maria Bartiromo.
“Sources tell me @GenFlynn will be completely exonerated this week. It was a total fraud. A Set up,” Bartiromo tweeted.
Momentum has been building since late Friday night, when Flynn tweeted for the first time in three years, posting the document of his Declaration in The United States of America vs. Michael T. Flynn, Case 1:17-cr-00232-EGS.
Earlier Friday, Sidney Powell, Gen. Flynn’s lead counsel, said that the government has provided Brady evidence that proves allegations that he had been set up by corrupt agents at the top of the FBI, and directly refuting Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon L. Van Grack, who claimed that “the government owns no exculpatory evidence or Brady material.”
Brady evidence became a pretrial discovery rule that requires that all exculpatory evidence be turned over to the defendant in a criminal case with the 1963 Supreme Court in Brady v. Maryland.
Citizens concerned about government overreach have watched the drama unfold as Gen. Flynn, once caught up in the legal system, has actually testified based on what he knows in several pending cases. If the plot to frame Gen. Flynn, was, as Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), said –“I believe Flynn was targeted because he knew where all the bodies were buried” — it has totally backfired, with his ongoing testimony against many others, outside the coup plotters.
While Van Grack accused Powell of advocating conspiracy theories, according to the documents produced by the government, Powell “has found further evidence of misconduct by Mr. Van Grack specifically.”
“Not only did he make baseless threats to indict Michael G. Flynn,” she said, “he made a side deal not to prosecute Michael G. Flynn as a material term of the plea agreement, but he required that it be kept secret between himself and the Covington attorneys expressly to avoid the requirement of Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150 (1972). Exs. 1, 2.”
Powell had filed a motion to dismiss the charges, citing egregious government behavior.
In February, 2017, after just 23 days into the new administration, General Michael Flynn, a retired US Army three-star lieutenant-general and one of Donald Trump’s closest advisers and most ardent campaign supporters, ended his tenure as National Security Adviser with a guilty plea of lying to the FBI.
The charges were initially brought by Special Counsel Robert Muller as part of his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The specific charge was that he lied to the FBI about having a phone call with a Russian ambassador before being sworn in to his office.
“My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s Office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions.” Prosecutors threatened to go after his son and business partner, Michael Flynn Jr., unless he cooperated.
General Flynn’s ordeal had to sell his home to pay mounting legal fees, as well as endure the humiliation of false accusations of treason.