Peter Strzok Didn’t Think Michael Flynn Was Lying To Him, Documents Reveal
Massive news dropped earlier this month showing that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not recommending jail time for General Michael Flynn, who briefly served as National Security Advisor at the start of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Flynn was facing charges for allegedly lying to the FBI during an interview about Russia collusion during the 2016 election. Being a part of the transition team, he was seen as an asset, due to the expected communications with Russia that an incoming Presidential Administration would partake in.
The now-former agent who led that interview is Peter Strzok, who is most well known for the anti-Trump text messages he was sending to his extra-marital lover, and fellow agent Lisa Page.
With his anti-Trump bias, there seems to be a lot of political motivation he could have to claim that General Flynn was lying, and he ultimately did say that.
But newly uncovered documents reveal that wasn’t always the case.
In the documents relating to the FBI interview, it claims that Strzok “had the impression at the time that Flynn was not lying or did not think he was lying.”
It goes on to claim that Strzok saw Flynn as “bright, but not profoundly sophisticated.”
HERE IT IS
"Strzok and [the other agent] both had the impression at the time that Flynn was not lying or did not think he was lying." pic.twitter.com/n2CyJJ3SHh
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) December 14, 2018
This document casts clear doubt on the charges Flynn is convicted of, and gives more fodder to those who believe he was the target of political persecution.
It will also likely help Flynn’s attorneys in a possible effort to have the charges dismissed completely.
If they are able to file a motion to do that, and have the Special Counsel’s office sign off, it will be complete vindication for General Flynn, who has made major sacrifices for his country, both on the battlefield and off.