FBI found no ‘derogatory’ Russia evidence on Flynn, planned to close case before leaders intervened
FBI found no ‘derogatory’ Russia evidence on Flynn, planned to close case before leaders intervened Byfor Just the News
TDC Note – And still no one has been arrested or any threat of arrest. Does Brennan still hold his Security credentials? I’ll bet he does.
FBI memos show case was to be closed with a defensive briefing before a second interview with Flynn was sought.
Evidence withheld for years from Michael Flynn’s defense team shows the FBI found “no derogatory” Russia evidence against the former Trump National Security Adviser and that counterintelligence agents had recommended closing down the case with a defensive briefing before the bureau’s leadership intervened in January 2017.
The recommendation to close the case came 16 days before President Trump took office with plans to have Flynn serve as his National Security Adviser, and after agents had found no incriminating evidence by sweeping counterintelligence files and talking to confidential human sources, the memos show.
Flynn was given a codename of “Crossfire Razor” during the probe, an apparent spinoff from the larger Russia collusion case known as Crossfire Hurricane.
“The absence of any derogatory information or lead information from these logical sources reduce the number of investigative avenues and techniques to pursue. Per the direction of FBI management, Crossfire Razor was not interviewed as part of the case closing procedure. The FBI is closing this investigation,” the agent wrote on Jan. 4, 2017.
You can read the case close memo here.
The files show the plan was to provide Flynn with a defensive briefing so he could be aware of potential pitfalls with Russians as he started in his new job in the White House. But then the lead agent in the larger Russia case, Peter Strzok, intervened to stop the case from being closed and pivoted the discussion toward seeking an interview with Flynn, FBI text messages show.