Michael Flynn files $50 million claim against feds in prelude to lawsuit over Russia probe

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  36 comments

By:   John Solomon (Just The News)

Michael Flynn files $50 million claim against feds in prelude to lawsuit over Russia probe
Former Trump national security adviser, retired general alleges "malicious prosecution," "political motivation" and "abuse of process" by FBI, DOJ, the Obama White House and Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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In a prelude to a formal lawsuit, former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has quietly filed a $50 million claim against the FBI and Justice Department for "malicious prosecution" related to the now-discredited Russia collusion investigation.

The notification, known as a Form 95 Civil Claim, obtained by Just the News, was filed Feb. 22. It names the DOJ, FBI, U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington D.C., Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office and the Executive Office of the President as potential defendants and alleges former President Barack Obama and the FBI had a vendetta against him that biased their actions.

"Of all of President Trump's appointees, the Obama White House hated Flynn the most," the filing noted as it laid out a long list of irregularities in his case it said proved political interference inside the FBI.

Beginning in July 2016, "the FBI began to express disdain for candidate Donald J. Trump and began to consider ways in which it could hamper Donald Trump as candidate or as President, were he to win the 2016 election," the filing alleges.

"As part of these efforts, the FBI began to target Flynn," it claims. "Flynn was no stranger to the FBI and its leadership, many of whom considered Flynn to be a personal enemy of the FBI and the success of their own FBI careers."

Flynn, according to the form, is seeking "compensatory damages including but not limited to lost past and future earnings/revenue, emotional distress, lost opportunity to be President's National Security Advisor, significant restraints of personal liberty, attorney fees/expenses and court costs in defending against malicious prosecution, abuse of process, false arrest."

In a supplemental filing accompanying the notification, Flynn and his lawyer Jesse Binnall make a detailed claim that the there was a "political motivation" behind the the prosecution of the former Trump adviser on a charge of lying to the FBI.

Flynn, a three-star Army general who served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, initially pled guilty to the charge and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's probe, then requested to withdraw his plea when belated exculpatory evidence emerged showing the FBI did not believe he had lied to agents, who actually tried to shut down the case but were overruled by superiors. Flynn was eventually pardoned after DOJ lawyers asked that his charges be dismissed.

Binnall said Flynn is prepared to sue if DOJ rejects the claim.

"For years government bureaucrats and left wing agitators believed they could attack General Flynn with impunity. No more," he said. "If you wrongfully attack an American hero, then you should be held to account.

"This Federal Tort Claims Act Action is just the beginning of that accountability. Lt. General Michael Flynn will no longer be the pin cushion of the radical left."

The belatedly produced evidence also showed Flynn was the subject of a Jan. 5, 2017 meeting between the FBI, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office, one his lawyers argued was strong evidence of political interference in his prosecution.

"During this meeting, the participants agreed to try to damage incoming President Trump and his new Administration, including by trying to prosecute Flynn, President-elect Trump's incoming National Security Advisor, to cause him to resign as NSA, to cripple President Trump's ability to implement national security and foreign affairs policy changes, and potentially to get Flynn to turn on President Trump," Flynn's filing alleges. "They also agreed to withhold this agreement from the 'transition team.'"

Flynn's filing notes that meeting occurred weeks after Obama had urged Trump privately not to name Flynn as national security adviser.

"On or about November 10, 2016, two days after the Presidential Election, President-elect Trump met with President Obama in the Oval Office. During this meeting, President Obama warned President-elect Trump he had profound concerns about hiring Flynn for any sensitive, high-level national security positions," Flynn's filing states. "President Obama made this statement despite himself having appointed Flynn to the position of Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012."

The civil claim also takes several swipes at the FBI, suggesting former agent Peter Strzok's now-infamous text messages with his mistress and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page were evidence of anti-Trump bias and that former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe had a personal vendetta against Flynn.

"In 2014, Flynn roiled FBI leadership by intervening on behalf of Robyn Gritz, a decorated counterterrorism agent who specifically named and accused Andrew McCabe and other top FBI officials of sexual discrimination and retaliation in her complaint," Flynn's filing notes. "Flynn's support of Gritz included a letter in 2014 on his official Pentagon stationary, a public interview in 2015 supporting Gritz's case, and an offer to testify on her behalf. His offer to testify made him a hostile witness against McCabe, who was soaring through the FBI leadership ranks. The FBI even sought to block Flynn's support for the agent, asking a federal administrative law judge in May 2014 to keep Flynn from becoming a witness" in Gritz's EEOC case.

"Flynn was the target of a politically motivated investigation and prosecution that had no merit when it began, no merit during its course, and no merit in the end when the charges were withdrawn by the DOJ and ultimately dismissed by the Court after Flynn received a full pardon," the fling claims. "During that meritless and unlawful investigation and prosecution, Flynn was falsely and maliciously painted by the conspirators as a traitor to his nation who acted in concert with a foreign power, and the SCO even threatened Flynn's son with prosecution unless Flynn were to plead guilty. The federal government's targeting of a citizen for baseless criminal prosecution and eliciting a plea bargain through threatening of family members is outrageous conduct of the highest order. The fact that it was orchestrated and carried out at the highest levels of the FBI, DOJ, and White House makes it all the more outrageous."


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John Solomon (Investigative Reporter)


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Flynn must sue!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

trumpster. insurrectionist. white nationalist. pardoned criminal. Q-nut. traitor.

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.2  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

He might want to find a better lawyer.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @1.2    one month ago
He might want to find a better lawyer.

I think this one has excellent credentials:

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Hallux
Sophomore Principal
1.2.2  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.1    one month ago

... and what is her claim to fame, Sidney Powell is a pal of hers?

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2.3  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @1.2.2    one month ago
what is her claim to fame

she'll swallow anything.

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
1.2.4  Hallux  replied to  devangelical @1.2.3    one month ago
she'll swallow anything.

From the angle the pic was taken, the photographer seems hopeful.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @1.2.3    one month ago

There is no doubt about it. It's your impressive commentary that has made this site so popular.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    one month ago

The last paragraph really says it all.  In a TDS driven fit the Obama Administration and the Democrats went after him using false and fabricated information and threatened his family.  Now it's all been revealed as a hoax, there is so much owed to Gen. Flynn.  And he's coming after it.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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2.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    one month ago
Now it's all been revealed as a hoax

He pled guilty, TWICE.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1    one month ago

You should try reading the article.

initially pled guilty to the charge and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's probe, then requested to withdraw his plea when belated exculpatory evidence emerged showing the FBI did not believe he had lied to agents, who actually tried to shut down the case but were overruled by superiors.
 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1    one month ago

He pled to false charges under duress...never will stand up to review

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.2    one month ago

Makes me wonder how many other's pled guilty under the same circumstances.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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2.1.4  Ozzwald  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.2    one month ago
He pled to false charges under duress

Then he should not have pleaded guilty. 

There is no record or claim of duress, AND he accepted Trump's pardon, which qualifies as yet another acknowledgement of guilt.

initially pled guilty to the charge and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's probe, then requested to withdraw his plea when belated exculpatory evidence emerged showing the FBI did not believe he had lied to agents, who actually tried to shut down the case but were overruled by superiors.

So he pleaded guilty, then saw that the evidence was not as iron clad as he'd thought, so he changed his mind thinking he'd be able to get away with it.

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.1.5  Hallux  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.2    one month ago
He pled to false charges under duress..

A 4-Star General with multiple awards was bullied by the FBI into pleading guilty? Makes one wonder what he would spilled to a foreign agency who would not have been 'polite'.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.6  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @2.1.5    one month ago
A 4-Star General with multiple awards was bullied by the FBI into pleading guilty?

His son was thrown into the mix. The FBI does it all the time when they want to roll people.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.7  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Hallux @2.1.5    one month ago
A 4-Star General with multiple awards was bullied by the FBI into pleading guilty?

His brother has four stars and the command in Honolulu from the Biden Administration.  Obama only gave Michael three stars.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.8  JohnRussell  replied to  Hallux @2.1.5    one month ago

Our enemies would "torture" him by forcing him to listen to Hillary Clinton speeches and he'd spill all our national security secrets. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.9  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.8    one month ago
forcing him to listen to Hillary Clinton speeches

Cruel and unusual.

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1.10  devangelical  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.2    one month ago
He pled to false charges under duress

great. a general that folds up like a lawn chair when confronted with his own criminal acts.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.11  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  devangelical @2.1.10    one month ago
a general that folds up like a lawn chair

That's probably why President Obama only promoted him to three stars.

 
 
 
MrFrost
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2.1.12  MrFrost  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.2    one month ago

He pled to false charges under duress...never will stand up to review

512512

 
 
 
JBB
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3  JBB    one month ago

Except, back here in reality Michael Flynn pled guilty to secretly being a paid agent of a foreign government while serving as Trump's Chief of Staff and then he accepted Trump's pardon. A realistic headline should have read, "Disgraced Trump era corrupt crony Michael Flynn has filed a doomed and frivolous lawsuit in a fit of self destructive delusion"...

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4  JohnRussell    one month ago

There is a video of Michael Flynn and a few of his friends and relatives reciting a QAnon pledge.  There is nothing remotely normal about this. 

He also called on Trump to use the military to help himself stay in power after he lost the 2020 election. 

Flynn sat at Putin's table a few years back at a Russian dinner honoring the murderous dictator. 

Flynn has more than three strikes against him, and he is a nutcase disgraced traitor. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4    one month ago
Flynn sat at Putin's table a few years back

And that photo was used to launch a lie.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1    one month ago

Why did you seed an article backing this disgraced traitor?  Cant you find anyone who is actually worthy of support? 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.1    one month ago
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Vic Eldred
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4.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.1    one month ago

He was framed by traitors.

Are you afraid to see how things turn out?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.4  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.2    one month ago

Here's another lawsuit John:

WASHINGTON– Yesterday, America First Legal (AFL) filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration to compel the release of records relating to the Department of Defense’s role in supporting an “ideological cleansing” of political conservatives and Christians from the military.

In May 2021, AFL learned of credible reports that the Department of Defense (DOD) was potentially engaged in anti-conservative purges within DOD. This reporting suggested that DOD and White House operatives were engaging in manifestly unlawful conduct detrimental to U.S. national security solely to punish and suppress constitutionally permitted speech. In response, AFL filed a Freedom of Information Act request with DOD seeking documents related to these allegations and to uncover the degree to which the Biden Administration was imposing woke politics on our active duty military. 

It is the duty of the Biden Administration to support our brave warfighters and ensure the U.S. military’s unquestioned status as the most lethal fighting force in the world. Any attempt to use the military as a vehicle for social engineering, woke politics, or political agendas is antithetical to the military’s mission and is entirely unacceptable.

The Biden Administration must not be allowed to hide the degree to which it has attempted to purge conservatives from the military and impose woke politics on our nation’s service members. The public deserves to know the full extent of the Biden Administration’s role in any attempted liberal indoctrination of the country’s armed forces.

Statement From America First Legal Counsel Reed Rubinstein: 

“The Biden Administration catastrophically failed in Afghanistan. It is demonstrably unprepared for the strategic and tactical challenges presented by China and Russia. It cannot even deter Iran, a second rate power at best, from conducting terrorist operations worldwide, threatening U.S. government officials with assassination, or developing and deploying ballistic missiles and a nuclear bomb. In fact, the only thing that the Biden team has proven capable of doing is forcing our war fighters to suffer woke indoctrination,” Rubinstein said. 

“In May 2021, AFL requested the Department of Defense make public records showing the Biden Administration’s plans to enforce woke ideology and to punish or purge our soldiers who have conservative political or Christian religious beliefs. The Biden team has stonewalled our request, and so we have filed suit to enforce the law. AFL stands with our service members; we will expose the truth and fight for their rights.”

Read the  lawsuit .

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1.5  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.3    one month ago

Did someone force him to recite a QAnon slogan on a twitter video? 

Did someone force him to suggest the military be used to seize voting machines in order to support Trump's lies about the election? 

This man is clearly an eccentric far right extremist, and that is probably being kind to him. 

He belongs in a position of power in the government about as much as the head of the Proud Boys does. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.6  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.5    one month ago
Did someone force him to recite a QAnon slogan on a twitter video? 

I'm not even going to venture into that. This is about justice.


Did someone force him to suggest the military be used to seize voting machines in order to support Trump's lies about the election? 

Who had custody of voting machines?


This man is clearly an eccentric far right extremist, and that is probably being kind to him. 

I'm sure you think so.


He belongs in a position of power in the government about as much as the head of the Proud Boys does. 

Deep state zealots don't get to decide that. I'm sure you would be against J Edgar Hoover launching a campaign to expose Martin Luther King as a Communist. People do terrible things in the name of what's good for the country.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.6    one month ago

I wouldnt believe John Solomon if he told me the earth is round.  He is a crank who found a way to cash in on disinformation and appealing to far right extremists. He barely qualifies as a "journalist'. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1.8  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.7    one month ago

Don't like him?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.1.9  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.4    one month ago
America First Legal Counsel Reed Rubinstein

Board of Directors

As of April 2022: [6]

  • Stephen Miller
  • Mark Meadows
  • Matthew Whitaker
  • Russ Vought
  • Gene Hamilton
  • Ed Corrigan
  • Wesley Denton

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rofl. 

 
 
 
Hallux
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4.1.10  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.4    one month ago
Read the  lawsuit .

Read it ... seems Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier also had issues with with the Mormon Church after becoming a Snufferite. Denver Snuffer also chased dust bunnies. Seems the Lt. is another one taken to conflating 'slew' with 'handful'. The neo-woke of the right are far scarier than the woke of the left.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.11  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.9    one month ago

It looks like the fucking ACLU finally has some competition.

 
 

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