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Flynn lawyer Sidney Powell takes a shot at Schiff: ‘Wouldn’t know truth if it poked him in one of his bug eyes’

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, appeared on Fox Business Network late Thursday to push back against some of the griping from Democrats concerning the Justice Department’s decision to drop its case against her client.

She was particularly annoyed by House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, who’d responded to the DOJ’s decision by claiming it implicates Attorney General Bill Barr in “the worst politicization of the Justice Department in its history”:

Mr. Schiff wouldn’t know the truth if it poked him in one of his bug eyes, because Gen. Flynn’s plea was neither knowing nor voluntary — and both those things are required for a guilty plea in the United States of America,” Powell said on FBN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”

This is a restoration of the rule of law and a huge step in the right direction toward getting rid of the people who have deliberately sought to subvert a lawful election and the will of the American people writ large and this president’s presidency.”

She was correct. Flynn’s plea was coerced through a “corrupt ambush” that involved Obama-era FBI agents first using threats of a Logan Act violation to lure the former NSA into a perjury trap. The Logan Act is an arcane federal law that restricts communication between private citizens and foreign governments.

Obama-era DOJ officials then used threats toward Flynn’s son to force him into fessing up to telling a grandiose lie that was, in fact, nothing more than a misstatement.

Listen to her full remarks below (disable your adblocker if the video doesn’t appear):

“He is obviously an extremely disturbed and deceitful person,” she added. “We sought the truth from the very beginning of my appearance in Gen. Flynn’s case — that is what we are getting.”

“I’m sure there’s still more to be revealed, but we have made a huge step in the right direction thanks to the real lawyers and agents in the Department of Justice who speak truth and not convictions.”

Including Barr and U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Jensen, who made the final decision on Flynn’s case after being assigned by the AG to review it and other matters three months ago.

“We are both obviously relieved and gratified that we have an attorney general and other attorneys in the Department of Justice now with enough integrity to bring the truth to light and agents who were willing to help dig for it until they found it and then expose it so the public can see it,” Powell concluded.

What happened in Flynn’s case is that he met privately with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during then-President-elect Donald Trump’s transition in late 2016 to talk about some of the policy changes that would be occurring once Trump took office.

At that point, Obama-era officials had already investigated Flynn and other Trump campaign officials as per the Russian collusion delusion hoax and found absolutely nothing. And so they decided to try another strategy — a shady one, at that.

Upon learning about Flynn’s meeting with Kislyak, they invited him to what they at the time portrayed as just a casual, off-the-record discussion with no importance.

But the actual goal, as noted by The Wall Street Journal editorial board member Kimberley Strassel, was to trick him into lying on the record via an innocent misstatement and then using that misstatement to prosecute him:

Suppose you’re having what you think is a casual discussion with someone and he asks you what you had for dinner last Saturday. But suppose you don’t fully remember, so you wing the answer. Suppose you are then prosecuted for that “lie.” How would you respond?

Keep in mind that the findings pertaining to Flynn’s case come amid the release of a slew of other findings showing that, among other things, Schiff is the one who’s been telling purposeful lies.

In an editorial published after the DOJ’s announcement Thursday, Strassel and her colleagues at the WSJ predicted this is just the beginning.

“There is still much we don’t know, and many Russia-related documents we still do not have, and we hope Mr. Barr will continue to make them public as he cleans up after one of the most shameful episodes in FBI and Justice Department history. For now, at least Michael Flynn can get his life and reputation back,” they wrote.

In other words, tick-tock.

Vivek Saxena

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