Commenter Tom Bop alluded to these new revelations earlier this evening. DoJ has turned over handwritten notes that make it quite clear that the FBI knew they had no legitimate case against Flynn. The conclusion can only be that the FBI was seeking to undermine the new Trump administration. I say these are "bombshell" revelations not because we didn't already know this with moral certainty, but because it's astonishing to see it all in writing.
Think of it as the FBI making a claim against their "insurance policy."
Add to that what Senator Johnson said Sunday about the games the FBI continues to play with excessive and absurd redactions of documents that Johnson has requested, and OIG's letter today saying basically the same thing. The picture you get is of the FBI as an existential threat to our constitutional order. Exaggeration?
Anyway, Roscoe Davis does a super job summarizing this new material, which is almost totally redacted--by Sullivan. Consult the link to the court filing to see just how much is redacted. Nevertheless, from the little that's revealed it's completely clear that the FBI at its highest management levels--with plenty of support within DoJ--was fully aware that there was no legitimate case against Flynn. None. The continuing Flynn case was all about hobbling the new Trump administration.
The real question for Barr's investigators would seem to boil down to this:
Was this just the FBI operating on its own to cash in its insurance policy? After all, they seem to have been ready to close the case up until the Kislyak call. Or did they receive really high level and possibly broadly based political pressure--even after Trump's inauguration--to continue down this slow rolling coup road? And if so, from whom?
We really are talking about a Big Picture Conspiracy narrative here.