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Flynn Probe May Have Been Political Retribution

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posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 08:13 PM
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This story comes from CIRCA who I'm not really familiar with. It is also on the top of the Drudge report right now.

Basically, McCabe launched the probe into Flynn because of Flynn backing an ex-FBI agents claims of sexual harassment against McCabe and other high ranking folks within the FBI. Also targeted leaks against him that only a select few even knew about.


The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.

Flynn’s intervention on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual, and 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 put him as a hostile witness in a case against McCabe, who was soaring through the bureau’s leadership ranks.

The FBI sought to block Flynn’s support for the agent, asking a federal administrative law judge in May 2014 to keep Flynn and others from becoming a witness in her Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) case, memos obtained by Circa show. Two years later, the FBI opened its inquiry of Flynn.

The EEOC case, which is still pending, was serious enough to require McCabe to submit to a sworn statement to investigators, the documents show.

The deputy director’s testimony provided some of the strongest evidence in the case of possible retaliation, because he admitted the FBI opened an internal investigation into Gritz’s personal conduct after learning the agent “had filed or intended to file” a sex discrimination complaint against her supervisors.


Make of it what you will it is sourced by anonymous sources and you know how they seem to turn out lately.


The bureau employees, who spoke only on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said they did not know the reason for McCabe’s displeasure with Flynn, but that it made them uncomfortable as the Russia probe began to unfold and pressure built to investigate Flynn. One employee even consulted a private lawyer.

“As far as the troops in the field, the vast-majority were disgusted with the Russia decision, but that was McCabe driving the result that eventually led [former FBI Director James] Comey to make the decision,” said a senior federal law enforcement official, with direct knowledge of the investigation.

FBI agents’ concerns became more pronounced when a highly-classified piece of evidence -- an intercepted conversation between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak -- suddenly leaked to the news media and prompted Flynn’s resignation as Trump’s top security adviser.

“The Flynn leaks were nothing short of political,” one FBI employee said, noting the specific contents of the conversation were known by only a handful of government officials when they leaked. “The leaks appeared to be targeted to take Flynn out.” Eventually the probe on Flynn moved beyond Russia to questions about whether he properly disclosed foreign payments affecting his security clearance.


I just hope people will eventually see the "Russia thing" for what it is. Complete BS.

Click the link at the top of the OP for the full story.
edit on 26-6-2017 by FauxMulder because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
This story comes from CIRCA who I'm not really familiar with. It is also on the top of the Drudge report right now.

Basically, McCabe launched the probe into Flynn because of Flynn backing an ex-FBI agents claims of sexual harassment against McCabe and other high ranking folks within the FBI.


The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.

Flynn’s intervention on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual, and 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 put him as a hostile witness in a case against McCabe, who was soaring through the bureau’s leadership ranks.

The FBI sought to block Flynn’s support for the agent, asking a federal administrative law judge in May 2014 to keep Flynn and others from becoming a witness in her Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) case, memos obtained by Circa show. Two years later, the FBI opened its inquiry of Flynn.

The EEOC case, which is still pending, was serious enough to require McCabe to submit to a sworn statement to investigators, the documents show.

The deputy director’s testimony provided some of the strongest evidence in the case of possible retaliation, because he admitted the FBI opened an internal investigation into Gritz’s personal conduct after learning the agent “had filed or intended to file” a sex discrimination complaint against her supervisors.


Make of it what you will it is sourced by anonymous sources and you know how they seem to turn out lately.


The bureau employees, who spoke only on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said they did not know the reason for McCabe’s displeasure with Flynn, but that it made them uncomfortable as the Russia probe began to unfold and pressure built to investigate Flynn. One employee even consulted a private lawyer.

“As far as the troops in the field, the vast-majority were disgusted with the Russia decision, but that was McCabe driving the result that eventually led [former FBI Director James] Comey to make the decision,” said a senior federal law enforcement official, with direct knowledge of the investigation.

FBI agents’ concerns became more pronounced when a highly-classified piece of evidence -- an intercepted conversation between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak -- suddenly leaked to the news media and prompted Flynn’s resignation as Trump’s top security adviser.

“The Flynn leaks were nothing short of political,” one FBI employee said, noting the specific contents of the conversation were known by only a handful of government officials when they leaked. “The leaks appeared to be targeted to take Flynn out.” Eventually the probe on Flynn moved beyond Russia to questions about whether he properly disclosed foreign payments affecting his security clearance.


It just hope people will eventually see the "Russia thing" for what it is. Complete BS.

Click the link at the top of the OP for the full story.


This may explain why Trump was asking Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Perhaps he knew it was bogus.

Assuming this is true...
edit on 26-6-2017 by AkontaDarkpaw because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

Saw this via Clyde Lewis earlier. Would certainly back the power struggle theories that have been prevalent recently. Apparently the subterfuge withing the IC is just as prominent as open politics.




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

Considering drudge nor (I'm guessing) circa have investigative reporters I would bet it is nonesense....

How do you break an indepth story, when your a compilation site and only have commentators on the payroll???



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: JoshuaCox

they seem to do a much better job than CNN who just had 3 "investigative reporters" resign for their false Russia story.
edit on 26-6-2017 by FauxMulder because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 08:29 PM
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Outstanding Job FM !!!!

I didn't think this was ever going break.
edit on 26-6-2017 by flatbush71 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 08:30 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

Circa is good. They're real journalists over there, especially Sarah Carter.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 08:32 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: FauxMulder

Saw this via Clyde Lewis earlier. Would certainly back the power struggle theories that have been prevalent recently. Apparently the subterfuge withing the IC is just as prominent as open politics.



Assuming George was rite, of course

Subterfuge needs not "COMPARTMENTALIZATION"

Only a few bad apples can ruin the tree



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: JoshuaCox


Considering drudge nor (I'm guessing) circa have investigative reporters I would bet it is nonesense....


Wrong.

You consistently prove yourself to be someone who doesn't do their homework.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 08:35 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: FauxMulder

Would certainly back the power struggle theories that have been prevalent recently. Apparently the subterfuge withing the IC is just as prominent as open politics.



I think so too. Still all the Obama people everywhere from the last 8 years.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 08:40 PM
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This is from the same article and would hope some of you read it.
This is the real General Mike Flynn.


While the FBI argued Gritz’s had become underperforming, tardy to work, insurbordinate, possibly mentally ill or emotional and deserving of a poor performance review, Flynn argued just the opposite, saying he saw the agent excel while working with the DIA and other intelligence community agencies.

“Her work consistently made a positive difference,” Flynn wrote. “.Her tenacity and personal commitment consistently produced outstanding results in the most challenging environments.”




Flynn went further, offering an interview in 2015 with NPR in which he called Gritz one of the “bright lights and shining stars” in the intelligence community who “just kinda got it when it came to the kind of enemy that we were facing and the relationship that was necessary between law enforcement and the military.”

Flynn wasn’t alone among top officials who came to Gritz’s defense in her battle against the FBI.


“SSA Gritz was without question, the most energetic, most consistently engaged and prepared and single most effective member of this interagency group,” wrote Navy Rear Admiral B. L. Losey, who served both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama as the White House’s National Security Council Director for Combatting Terrorism.

Losey offered a most poignant endorsement of the female agent. “If I were taken hostage, I would hope that above all others SSA Robyn Gritz were assigned the task to track and recover me,” he wrote.
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posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 09:02 PM
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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: FauxMulder

Considering drudge nor (I'm guessing) circa have investigative reporters I would bet it is nonesense....

How do you break an indepth story, when your a compilation site and only have commentators on the payroll???


Face it.....the Leftist delusion is unraveling at warp speed.
You still have time to switch sides....but you gotta hurry.....once the micro shred of credibility you Leftists have left is gone, kiss your asses goodbye.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: flatbush71

According to this, McCabe should immediately
recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

Trump was right, Flynn is a good guy!



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 11:33 PM
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originally posted by: AkontaDarkpaw

originally posted by: FauxMulder
This story comes from CIRCA who I'm not really familiar with. It is also on the top of the Drudge report right now.

Basically, McCabe launched the probe into Flynn because of Flynn backing an ex-FBI agents claims of sexual harassment against McCabe and other high ranking folks within the FBI.


The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.

Flynn’s intervention on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual, and 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 put him as a hostile witness in a case against McCabe, who was soaring through the bureau’s leadership ranks.

The FBI sought to block Flynn’s support for the agent, asking a federal administrative law judge in May 2014 to keep Flynn and others from becoming a witness in her Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) case, memos obtained by Circa show. Two years later, the FBI opened its inquiry of Flynn.

The EEOC case, which is still pending, was serious enough to require McCabe to submit to a sworn statement to investigators, the documents show.

The deputy director’s testimony provided some of the strongest evidence in the case of possible retaliation, because he admitted the FBI opened an internal investigation into Gritz’s personal conduct after learning the agent “had filed or intended to file” a sex discrimination complaint against her supervisors.


Make of it what you will it is sourced by anonymous sources and you know how they seem to turn out lately.


The bureau employees, who spoke only on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said they did not know the reason for McCabe’s displeasure with Flynn, but that it made them uncomfortable as the Russia probe began to unfold and pressure built to investigate Flynn. One employee even consulted a private lawyer.

“As far as the troops in the field, the vast-majority were disgusted with the Russia decision, but that was McCabe driving the result that eventually led [former FBI Director James] Comey to make the decision,” said a senior federal law enforcement official, with direct knowledge of the investigation.

FBI agents’ concerns became more pronounced when a highly-classified piece of evidence -- an intercepted conversation between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak -- suddenly leaked to the news media and prompted Flynn’s resignation as Trump’s top security adviser.

“The Flynn leaks were nothing short of political,” one FBI employee said, noting the specific contents of the conversation were known by only a handful of government officials when they leaked. “The leaks appeared to be targeted to take Flynn out.” Eventually the probe on Flynn moved beyond Russia to questions about whether he properly disclosed foreign payments affecting his security clearance.


It just hope people will eventually see the "Russia thing" for what it is. Complete BS.

Click the link at the top of the OP for the full story.


This may explain why Trump was asking Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Perhaps he knew it was bogus.

Assuming this is true...


Except Trump never asked Comey to stop the investigation. Thats Fake News.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 11:57 PM
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No it's not. Flynn lied on his background check and that is a felonious act. Who in their right mind defends such idiots like Flynn.....oh yeah, right wingers.....the party of morality.



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 05:02 AM
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originally posted by: Xianb

originally posted by: AkontaDarkpaw

originally posted by: FauxMulder
This story comes from CIRCA who I'm not really familiar with. It is also on the top of the Drudge report right now.

Basically, McCabe launched the probe into Flynn because of Flynn backing an ex-FBI agents claims of sexual harassment against McCabe and other high ranking folks within the FBI.


The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.

Flynn’s intervention on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual, and 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 put him as a hostile witness in a case against McCabe, who was soaring through the bureau’s leadership ranks.

The FBI sought to block Flynn’s support for the agent, asking a federal administrative law judge in May 2014 to keep Flynn and others from becoming a witness in her Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) case, memos obtained by Circa show. Two years later, the FBI opened its inquiry of Flynn.

The EEOC case, which is still pending, was serious enough to require McCabe to submit to a sworn statement to investigators, the documents show.

The deputy director’s testimony provided some of the strongest evidence in the case of possible retaliation, because he admitted the FBI opened an internal investigation into Gritz’s personal conduct after learning the agent “had filed or intended to file” a sex discrimination complaint against her supervisors.


Make of it what you will it is sourced by anonymous sources and you know how they seem to turn out lately.


The bureau employees, who spoke only on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said they did not know the reason for McCabe’s displeasure with Flynn, but that it made them uncomfortable as the Russia probe began to unfold and pressure built to investigate Flynn. One employee even consulted a private lawyer.

“As far as the troops in the field, the vast-majority were disgusted with the Russia decision, but that was McCabe driving the result that eventually led [former FBI Director James] Comey to make the decision,” said a senior federal law enforcement official, with direct knowledge of the investigation.

FBI agents’ concerns became more pronounced when a highly-classified piece of evidence -- an intercepted conversation between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak -- suddenly leaked to the news media and prompted Flynn’s resignation as Trump’s top security adviser.

“The Flynn leaks were nothing short of political,” one FBI employee said, noting the specific contents of the conversation were known by only a handful of government officials when they leaked. “The leaks appeared to be targeted to take Flynn out.” Eventually the probe on Flynn moved beyond Russia to questions about whether he properly disclosed foreign payments affecting his security clearance.


It just hope people will eventually see the "Russia thing" for what it is. Complete BS.

Click the link at the top of the OP for the full story.


This may explain why Trump was asking Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Perhaps he knew it was bogus.

Assuming this is true...


Except Trump never asked Comey to stop the investigation. Thats Fake News.


I am aware of that... but he did call Flynn a good guy and something to the affect of hoping that Comey could drop the investigation. It wasn't all it was made out to be from my understanding. The media had a field day kicking around the idea that Trump was obstructing justice which was the fake news.



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 05:03 AM
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originally posted by: SeekingAlpha
No it's not. Flynn lied on his background check and that is a felonious act. Who in their right mind defends such idiots like Flynn.....oh yeah, right wingers.....the party of morality.


The left isn't any better
edit on 28-6-2017 by AkontaDarkpaw because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 01:11 PM
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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: FauxMulder

Considering drudge nor (I'm guessing) circa have investigative reporters I would bet it is nonesense....

I love how you are disparaging their ability to investigate while admitting you have no clue and are commenting anyways.



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: AkontaDarkpaw
And Comey agreed he is a good guy.

IF it is retribution, good on Trump for politely asking them to let the vengeance go.







 
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