A batch of newly declassified intelligence documents has been released to the public.
Among the many revelations? Information about Obama’s knowledge of the Flynn case.
According to former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, President Obama was aware that the DOJ was wiretapping Michael Flynn’s calls:
PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS AWARE OF THE DETAILS OF THEN-INCOMING NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN’S INTERCEPTED DECEMBER 2016 PHONE CALLS WITH THEN-RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR SERGEY KISLYAK, APPARENTLY SURPRISING THEN-DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL SALLY YATES, ACCORDING TO DOCUMENTS RELEASED THURSDAY AS EXHIBITS TO THE GOVERNMENT’S MOTION TO DISMISS THE FLYNN CASE.
Why It’s Important:
President Trump had a contentious relationship with Flynn. He even recommended against the Trump administration hiring him. While it is unclear how much Obama knew about the FBI’s case against Flynn, his knowledge of the wiretapping raises many questions. This is especially true, considering his own deputy attorney general did not know about it.
OBAMA’S UNEXPECTEDLY INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE DETAILS OF FLYNN’S CALLS, WHICH THE FBI ACKNOWLEDGED AT THE TIME WERE NOT CRIMINAL OR EVEN IMPROPER, RAISED EYEBROWS BECAUSE OF HIS OWN HISTORY WITH FLYNN.
Internal FBI memos have been released, revealing the agency did not have a material reason to investigate Michael Flynn. This new information appears to have motivated the DOJ to drop all charges against the man.
Now, the story is shifting to those who investigated Flynn and what their real intentions were. It seems that includes the former president.
New documents reveal President Obama knew about Flynn wiretapping.
Obama had a contentious relationship with Flynn, raising questions about his knowledge of the investigation.
DOJ dropped the case against Flynn after it was revealed FBI had no material reason to pursue him.