On his nationally-syndicated radio program Tuesday, Rush Limbaugh explained why he believes the indictment of former National Security Adviser Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is a major component to understanding why special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe is “one of the most gigantic political scandals of our lifetime.”
On Monday, Byron York of the Washington Examiner reported former FBI Director James Comey told congressional investigators he did not believe Flynn lied during an unannounced interview with agent Peter Strzok on January 24th, 2017.
RUSH: After hearing from Comey, these members of Congress “came away with the impression that Flynn would not be charged with a crime pertaining to the January 24 interview” with the FBI. “Nine months later, with Comey gone and special counsel Robert Mueller in charge of the Trump-Russia investigation, Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to the FBI in that January 24 questioning. What happened?
As I pointed out, even “the Washington Post reported” more than a year ago “that the FBI had reviewed the” transcripts of those phone calls and found Flynn did nothing illegal. So what happened here? Why did he end up pleading guilty to one count? Why has the sentencing been delayed until May? According to Byron York, indeed it appears the FBI did not think Flynn had done anything wrong in the calls.
I think… Folks, we are living in the midst of one of the most gigantic political scandals of our lifetime. According to veteran political operative and Infowars correspondent, Roger Stone, lawyers for Flynn are preparing legal action to have all charges against him dropped.
STONE: “Lawyers for General Mike Flynn will shortly file a motion to dismiss all the charges filed against him, based on reports now confirmed by The Hill, Circa News and Infowars, that Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe told a teleconference of law enforcement officials, “first we f*ck Flynn, then we f*ck Trump.”
Mueller’s office and lawyers for Michael Flynn want more time, per new filing:
“Due to the status of the Special Counsel’s investigation, the parties do not believe that this matter is ready to be scheduled for a sentencing hearing at this time.” https://t.co/9QCVGan0bo pic.twitter.com/Jrsepgwwwd
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) January 31, 2018
Last month, special counsel Robert Mueller requested the postponement of Flynn’s sentencing. “Due to the status of the Special Counsel’s investigation, the parties do not believe that this matter is ready to be scheduled for a sentencing hearing at this time,” the special counsel asked the court.
The court filing stated the special counsel could not determine a sentencing date for Flynn and requested a 90-day extension. On December 1st, 2017, Flynn plead guilty to lying to FBI agents about making contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the transition period.