Michael Flynn was this close to avoiding prison, when he and his new attorney decided to go into court and start pushing one deranged and obviously false conspiracy theory about the FBI after another. This propaganda so closely mirrors the vomit that’s coming out of the mouths of Donald Trump and his acolytes, it’s clear that Trump and Flynn are at least indirectly coordinating their efforts. The trouble is, Flynn just blew it for Trump – and for himself.
Michael Flynn has convinced himself that the FBI somehow altered its original interview notes, and tricked Flynn into pleading guilty by making it appear that Flynn had lied. This shows you how far gone Flynn is, considering he was there, and he told the lies, and now he doesn’t think any of it happened.
Donald Trump and his goons have also been pushing this deranged notion that the FBI changed the 302 form in order to trick Flynn. In fact it appears to be one of the core tenets of the sham “criminal inquiry” that Bill Barr claims he’s running into the original Trump-Russia investigation.
Because Flynn went into court and made this ludicrous argument, federal prosecutors simply released the original notes in court today, which prove that the 302 form was not in any way altered. There goes the conspiracy theory. Also, this means Barr is chasing his tail on something that’ll go nowhere and leave egg on his face.
We have to presume that Bill Barr has been pursuing this 302 nonsense because Donald Trump pushed him to go there, which means Trump must have thought the conspiracy theory was real. That means Michael Flynn must have led Trump to believe Flynn didn’t lie to the FBI. So Flynn has really screwed Trump here. Flynn also just surely sent himself to prison for several years, because judges don’t take too kindly to people who plead guilty in exchange for leniency, and then start knowingly making false accusations.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report