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Notes from then-FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok taken during a fateful January 2017 meeting in the Oval Office involving several high-level officials appear to indicate that then-President Barack Obama actively plotted to disrupt the incoming Trump administration.
A tweet by “Techno Fog” contains images of highlighted documents including Strzok’s notes from the Jan. 4, 2017 meeting in which he details discussions among President Obama, Vice President Biden, FBI Director James Comey, and others regarding then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was just cleared to have his case dropped by the Justice Department following a 2-1 decision from an appeals court in Washington, D.C.
🚨Peter Strzok notes from 1/4/17 released in Flynn case:
Discussion among Obama, Comey, Yates, Biden, and Susan Rice.
Biden: "Logan Act"
Obama: "Have the right people on" Flynn case.
Comey: The Flynn/Kislyak calls "appear legit." pic.twitter.com/20a3z46Z9Z
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) June 24, 2020
“Peter Strzok notes from 1/4/17 released in Flynn case: Discussion among Obama, Comey, Yates, Biden, and Susan Rice,” Techno Fog wrote, noting that then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates was also at the meeting.
“Biden: ‘Logan Act,’” the tweet says, which indicates that the then-VP was suggesting that Flynn could be charged with violating the 18th-century statute prohibiting negotiations between unauthorized American citizens and foreign governments having disputes with the U.S. — a law that has never been successfully used and that many believe is unconstitutional.
Then, incredulously, Strzok quotes Obama as allegedly ordering someone to “Have the right people” on the Flynn case, according to the documents.
Comey is also quoted by Strzok as saying that Comey believes a December 2016 phone call between Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak “appears legit.”
The documents appear to be part of a court case filed Wednesday, though it’s not yet clear who filed them or which case they pertain to.
According to the notes, Obama is also quoted as saying, “These are unusual times,” and, “Is there anything I shouldn’t be telling the [Trump] transition team?”
The post was retweeted by former U.S. ambassador to Germany and acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, who observed that, according to Strzok’s handwritten notes, the official story of Obama telling everyone to proceed “by the book” appears false.
He also noted that the email Rice sent to herself allegedly documented the meeting does not jibe with Strzok’s notes or the court documents.
“This is very troubling. The Susan Rice email to herself clearly didn’t give an accurate portrayal of the meeting. The ‘right people’ is fundamentally different than ‘by the book,’” he wrote.
This is very troubling. The Susan Rice email to herself clearly didn’t give an accurate portrayal of the meeting.
The “right people” is fundamentally different than “by the book”. https://t.co/AYs3oZ7qaX
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) June 24, 2020
“Handwritten notes from Peter Strzok disclosed by DOJ in federal court yesterday show that the operation against Michael Flynn was ordered by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office on January 5, 2017,” The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis added.
“Holy s**t!” wrote Dan Bongino, former NYPD officer, Secret Service agent, and author of the well-researched book “Spygate.”
Holy shit! https://t.co/pITrLW5FxD
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) June 24, 2020
The new revelations come as an appeals court ruled 2-1 Wednesday ordering U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to accept the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case against Flynn and dismiss it.
Sullivan had sought to force the Justice Department to defend its decision after Flynn initially pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI.
But in January, Flynn reversed his plea, saying that he did not lie and that he copped to a plea in order to save his son from being charged.
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