Toward the end of an interview yesterday (May 3, 2020) with Breitbart News Sunday, Sidney Powell was asked when this injustice against Michael Flynn would finally end. Joel Pollak did the interview and Powell's response was unambiguously straightforward:
BREITBART: So, why are they still prosecuting this man? Why is the Department of Justice not simply saying: You know what? We don't have a case any more. Your honor, we're just gonna throw this one away.
POWELL: I think they're gonna hafta do that. I think they're gonna hafta do that by May 11th at noon at the latest.
BREITBART: What makes that date particularly special? And that would be next Monday.
POWELL: Because Judge Sullivan ordered them to respond to our supplement to the motion to dismiss by that day.
Save the date!
BTW, while the Breitbart web site transcribes much of the interview, that part is not included.
Another bombshell that is transcribed is this one:
Recently unsealed FBI documents revealed that the Bureau “completely made up what they said [Michael Flynn] said wrong,” said Powell. “I think that’s going to be more evident with the next productions we’re expecting this week. The government has advised that we will be getting more documents, including more text messages between FBI people. What we have right now only goes through approximately January — maybe some into mid-February [i.e., 2017] — but what it shows is an extremely disturbing conversation — and multiple conversations, frankly — between the agents that were in the small group at the FBI determined to set up General Flynn and make up something to prosecute him for or get him fired — their own words even, with respect to their goal.”
If you suspect that "completely making stuff up" in order to prosecute someone you don't like is kind of a big No-no, you're absolutely right.
When asked how she got involved in the Flynn case, what motivated here, Powell traced it back to the Enron case, in which she handled an appeal, and to the book she wrote about it--Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice:
“The lead villain in that case is a man by the name of Andrew Wiessmann. So as soon as Andrew Weissman wound up on the Mueller hit squad, as I call it, I knew what was going to come down.”
"Weissmann makes up crimes against people and he hides the evidence that shows their innocence. That is his textbook modus operandi, his standard operating procedure. In fact, every case that the Enron task force — when [Andrew Weissmann] was on it — actually took to trial was reversed in whole, or in part, for some form of government misconduct.”
It was after all those reversals for government misconduct, including a 9-0 reversal at the SCOTUS, that Weissmann--seeking a safe landing spot--was taken on board the FBI by his good friend and mentor, Robert "Bob" Mueller. That was the first of Weissmann's two stints as General Counsel for the FBI, both under Mueller.
Here's another tidbit that should interest anyone who's not already aware of it--and Sidney Powell, you can be sure, is very much aware of it:
[Christopher] Wray was Assistant Attorney General from 2003 to 2005, working under Deputy Attorney General James Comey. While heading the Criminal Division, Wray oversaw prominent fraud investigations, including Enron.
In other words, Wray oversaw the Enron case when Mueller was FBI Director and Weissmann was head of the Enron Task Force. Could someone please tell me who recommended Wray to Trump as FBI Director? Was that Rod Rosenstein?
John Durham also knows all this history. I see Durham and Barr as very much on a mission, as much so as Sidney Powell has shown herself to be.
Joe diGenova did his usual Monday appearance on WMAL this morning. He starts by stressing that the FBI had "no basis" (i.e., predication) for investigating Flynn. Yes, there's a reason why sharp legal people like diGenova, Powell, and Tolman emphasize that over and over--it really is fundamentally important.
DiGenova then expands a bit on the reasons why the Deep State had to "get" Flynn. The reason he gives is: Spying on Americans through the misuse of NSA databases. My belief is that Durham is studying that issue closely, which explains why he is said to be consulting with former NSA head Mike Rogers "regularly." Some say at least once a week. No, Barr wasn't kidding. This really is a "sprawling" investigation.
DiGenova proceeds to explain that the attack on Flynn was part of the overall attack on Trump, and then offers this bottom line:
The Flynn information is confirmatory of the fact that senior DoJ and FBI officials--in the Obama Justice Department--conspired to deny General Flynn his civil rights.
When Joe says "confirmatory" he means "probative". The Flynn information is evidence that goes toward proving the existence of the conspiracy among senior DoJ and FBI officials to deny Flynn his civil rights. But, because the ultimate goal was to "get" Trump, it will also go toward proving the same with regard to Trump.
Toward the end of the interview () diGenova is asked about Rick Grenell's move to require all IC agencies to account forthwith for their handling of information about US citizens. His (edited) response:
The reason he's [Grenell] doing this is, this is part of Durham's investigation. I call this the "Rice rule." She [Susan Rice] was deeply involved with Samantha Power, the UN Ambassador under Obama.
His [Grenell's] order that went out ... was directly aimed at Rice and Powers [sic] and Brennan on the unnecessary unmasking of US Persons and then the illegal leaking of that information to the press. And the best example of that is the Michael Flynn case.