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📢#RETWEET You Want President @realDonaldTrump to Pardon @GenFlynn 📢
🚨#BreakingNews 🚨

@POTUS Trump Should Pardon General Flynn, Especially after FACTS of No Russian 'Collusion' by Trump Team & in FACT BHO & HRC used illegal Foreign 'Aid' to Spy on U.S. Citizens

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1) Sen. @RandPaul (R-Ky) said he told President @realDonaldTrump that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn should receive a pardon. Foreign intelligence was unfairly weaponized against @GenFlynn in a way that should be unconstitutional
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2) “The one that I have the strongest feeling about is General Flynn,” @RandPaul told Fox news on March 26, when asked if Trump should pardon anybody after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his probe.

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3) In 2017, Mueller took over an FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election & whether the Trump campaign colluded with such interference. After 2 years, he finished it without recommending any indictments related to collusion. #NoCollusion
4) Gen Flynn pleaded guilty to 'process crime', lying to FBI about conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. No Matter what the MSM triy to LIE and tell you about General Flynn. The Facts are left out in the MSM as usual #ISTANDWITHGENFLYNN
documentcloud.org/documents/5526…
5) GEN Flynn Sentencing Memo Details Unusual FBI Questioning That could even get the case completely thrown out without even needed to Asks for Probation or a Pardon by President Trump.....
6) Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is requesting no more than a year of probation & community service for his confessed crime of lying to the FBI, according to his sentencing memorandum filed Dec. 11. #ISTANDWITHGENFLYNN
7) The memo details the unusual circumstances of the FBI interview that led to the charge against Flynn, including that it was suggested to NOT have a lawyer present & that he wasn’t instructed that lying to the FBI is a federal offense. #ISTANDWITHGENFLYNN
8) The memo indicated the FBI agents officially filed a report on the contents of the interview seven months after questioning Flynn—a “virtually unprecedented” violation of internal policies, said Marc Ruskin, a 27-year veteran of the FBI #ISTANDWITHGENFLYNN
9) Court docs filed on Dec. 14, showed the Flynn memo cited a report from an interview the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller conducted with 1 of agents, Peter Strzok, on July 19, 2017, & not a report from the Flynn interview #ISTANDWITHGENFLYNN
documentcloud.org/documents/5628…
10) The FBI had no comment on General Flynn’s memo. No Lawyer, No Warning. The charge against @GenFlynn stems from a Jan. 24, 2017, FBI interview. That day, Flynn was in the @WhiteHouse, serving as a National security Adviser to a newly inaugurated President @realDonaldTrump.
11) 12:35 p.m. Flynn received a call on a secure phone from then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. After a chat about a security training, McCabe said “felt that we needed to have 2 of our agents sit down” with Flynn to discuss his communications with Russian representatives.
12) As part of President Trump’s transition team, Gen Flynn was tasked with contacting foreign dignitaries & laying the groundwork for the new administration. That included several calls with the Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak.
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13) Andrew McCabe, who was, at the time, deeply involved in the FBI probe into Allegations of 'Collusion' between the Trump team & Russia, suggested to Flynn that he NOT have a lawyer present for the interview.
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14) “I explained that I thought the quickest way to get this done was to have a conversation between [Flynn] & the agents only,” Andrew McCabe wrote in a Jan. 24, 2017, memo cited by Flynn’s memo.
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15) “I further stated that if LTG Flynn wished to include anyone else in the meeting, like WH Counsel for instance, that I would need to involve the DOJ. Flynn stated that this would not be necessary & agreed to meet with Agents without any additional participants.” McCabe Said
16) Less than 2 hours after Adrew McCabe’s call, 2 FBI agents arrived at the White House. One was FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, the other has been implied by Congress investigators (pdf) to be Joe Pientka.

judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…

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17) Lt. Gen Flynn was “relaxed & jocular” with the agents, “unguarded” during the interview, & “clearly saw the FBI agents as allies,” according to a report, an FD-302 form, from the July interview with Peter Strzok—nearly 6 months after the Flynn interview.
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18) McCabe & other FBI officials “decided the agents would not warn Flynn that it was a crime to lie during an FBI interview because they wanted Flynn to be relaxed, & they were concerned that giving the warnings might adversely affect the rapport,” the Strzok 302 reads.
19) Approach to Flynn interview contrasts with FBI’s questioning of George Papadopoulos 3 days later. Agents advised Papadopoulos that lying “is a federal offense,” giving him a chance to correct the record. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying & sentenced to 2 weeks in prison.
20) In response to the Lt. Gen. Flynn memo, the prosecutors argued Flynn, a veteran of military intelligence, “undoubtedly was aware … that lying to the FBI carries serious consequences.” Law is Clear that FBI must Apply clear intent to 'interview' Vs. 'Interrogation' on Record.
21) As for legal Representation, when former SOS Hillary Clinton was interviewed by FBI in 2016 regarding her mishandling of classified info, she brought along 9 lawyers.

Andrew McCabe’s suggestion for Gen Flynn to be alone was “indicative of duplicitous behavior,” Ruskin said.
22) “To essentially tell someone that they’re better off not having an Attorney is a LIE,” he said. “Obviously, it’s not in anybody’s interest to be interviewed by the FBI without an Attorney present.” #StopTheBias #ISTANDWITHGENFLYNN
23) Strzok & Pientka asked Flynn about his contacts with Kislyak. Flynn, former head of the DIA & 1 of nation’s foremost intelligence professionals, would have been likely to know that phone calls of Russian envoy are monitored & that agents could have the transcripts at hand.
24) he lied to Agents about 2 requests he made to Kislyak: For Russia to Not escalate the situation after then-President Barack Hussein Obama imposed sanctions on Russia; & for Moscow to vote against or delay vote on Egypt’s resolution to UN Security Council regarding Israeli...
25) ...settlements in the West Bank & East Jerusalem. The first request partially succeeded—Russia delayed retaliation to the sanctions for several months. The second request failed.

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26) Gen Flynn Versus Andrew McCabe
Excerpts from the 302 form indicate that Peter Strzok & Pientka had an understanding that they wouldn’t let Flynn know if they realized he wasn’t forthright.

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27) “FBI officials had Pre-decided that, if Flynn said he did not remember something they knew he said, they would use the exact words Flynn used to try to refresh his recollection. If Flynn still would not confirm what he said they would not confront him or talk him through it”
28) Gen Flynn’s case stands in stark contrast to the situation of Andrew McCabe himself, who was Fired from the FBI for repeatedly lying to internal investigators And is goig to Prison in a few months for his continued Crimes.

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29) Unlike Gen Flynn, Andrew McCabe was interviewed twice, both times under oath, was asked on two occasions whether he needed to clarify or change anything, & was never charged with making false official statements till recently.
30) According to the prosecutors, Gen Flynn was also given chances to correct himself during the interview, but was not re-interviewed at a latter date to correct the Record.

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31) Stellar Career
General Flynn grew up in a military family with eight siblings. He spent 33 years in the Army, including five years in combat in Grenada, Haiti, Iraq, & Afghanistan.

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32) His lawyers submitted 50 letters of support from family, friends, & colleagues, many of whom are high-ranking active or retired military officers. Letters detailed multiple instances in which Flynn saved lives of others, such as in 1983 during U.S. invasion of Grenada...
33) where Flynn jumped off a 40-foot cliff and rescued two U.S. servicemen swept out to sea. Several of his military performance reviews, attached to the memo, show that his supervisors held him in high regard. #ISTANDWITHGENFLYNN

documentcloud.org/documents/5526…
34) “The best, most capable Intelligence officer I have ever had the privilege to serve with,” wrote then-Brig. Gen. John Mulholland in Flynn’s 2007 performance review. “Mike Flynn is a rare combination of vision, experience, tactical & technical proficiency, character & energy.”
35) At the time, Gen Flynn headed intelligence at the Joint Special Operations Command.

Mulholland, himself a former special forces officer, went as far as calling Flynn “easily the best Intelligence professional of any service serving today.”

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36) “Mike Flynn’s impact on the nation’s War on Terror probably trumps any other single person as his energy & skill at harnessing the Intelligence Community into a focused effort was literally historic,”

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37) Flynn’s lawyers requested probation not to exceed 1yr with minimal supervision & 200hrs of community service. Pointed to Flynn’ distinguished military career, exemplary personal life, contrition for his error & extensive cooperation provided to DOJ on multiple investigations.
38) The prosecution against Flynn, led by the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, also called for leniency, recommending “a sentence at the low end of the guideline range—including a sentence that does not impose a term of incarceration.”

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39) Flynn spent nearly 63 hrs in meetings with special counsel’s office, DOJ offices & handed over docs 6 times. Aside from Mueller probe, he’s helped with unspecified criminal investigation & possibly another 1 or 2 investigations, per Redacted govt memo: documentcloud.org/documents/5425…
40) The interviewing agents came to Flynn the day after he was appointed as @realDonaldTrump’s national security adviser. Armed with intercepts of Kislyak’s calls with Flynn, they caught him giving inconsistent answers on several points about how the calls went down.
41) @RandPaul took issue with how the call transcripts were obtained & used.

“No American should be prosecuted for something they said in a private phone call unless a judge gave a warrant to govt & said they can listen to the phone call” Sen Rand Paul Said

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42) @RandPaul like to see even incidental use of foreign intel against Americans greatly abridged. “I’ve been asking POTUS for yrs to fix this for all Americans & no foreign intel gathering of info could ever be used agains U.S. citizen in court for crime unrelated to terrorism”
43) “So what they did to @GenFlynn was unfair, & I have told President @realDonaldTrump —he’s not responded to me—but I’ve told him my opinion is that he ought to pardon General Flynn.”

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44) Surveillance of U.S. Citizens
U.S. Citizens can’t be surveilled by the govt without a warrant signed by a judge. Intel agencies have ways to circumvent the constitutional protection.

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45) The communication may be intercepted, for example, if U.S. Citizen is on phone with a surveillance target outside U.S. or foreign agent inside U.S. who is being spied on through a warrant issued under Foreign Intel Surveillance Act (FISA).

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46) The names of U.S. Citizens inadvertently caught in such communications are masked by the intel agencies to protect their privacy, but can be unmasked when “necessary to understand such foreign intel info or assess its importance.”
47) In 2017, it was revealed that top Obama officials, including national security adviser Susan Rice & U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power, requested the unmasking of communications belonging to some members of the Trump campaign & transition team. law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50…
48) There’s no direct evidence publicly available that Gen Flynn was under a FISA warrant himself. It happened to associate of Trump campaign, Carter Page. The FBI obtained a FISA warrant on Page in Oct. 2016. The warrant was renewed 3 times before expiring in Sep 2017.
49) FISA Abuse
Carter Page warrant was based on Steele dossier, collection of unsubstantiated claims of Trump-Russia collusion collected by former British MI6 agent Christopher Steele, who was hired by the Democratic National Committee & Hillary Clinton

50) Stuart Evans, former deputy assistant AG who was in charge of FISA warrants in 2016, had concerns about warrant on Page, according to text messages obtained detailing conversations between then-high ranking FBI officials.
51) Still, the warrant went through with the approval of top FBI & Justice Department (DOJ) officials, all of whom have since left or were fired, except for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who signed the warrant’s final renewal in June 2017.

52) U.S. Attorney John Huber has been investigating FISA abuses related to Page warrant, then-acting AG Matthew Whitaker said during his Feb. testimony to Congress.

Another investigation into the alleged FISA abuses has been conducted by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
53) The Page warrant has been publicly released, but with extensive redactions. Some congressional Republicans have asked Trump to declassify a tranche of documents, including the full warrant, or at least about 20 key pages of it. vault.fbi.gov/d1-release/d1-…
54) President @realDonaldTrump said in September the documents were handed to Horowitz for a review after the DOJ “agreed to release them, but stated that so doing may have a perceived negative impact on the Russia probe.”
55) With Mueller probe concluded, that obstacle should be out of way, although Trump also said that “’key Allies’ called to ask not to release” the documents.
“In the end, I can always declassify if it proves necessary,” President @realDonaldTrump said.
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