Comment by Jim Campbell
December 6, 2018
This case is under scrutiny by the Hon. John E. Huber County Court Judge, 4th Judicial District Douglas County.
The Pacer system has been put in place to keep track of all the sealed indictments (Source)
General Flynn and or his attorney didn’t understand Criminal procedure which requires the accused to state clearly, ” I did not do that.” (Source)
By not saying such, it confounded the entire procedure making it appear that General Flynn may have been guilty when in fact he wasn’t.
As we are aware A Marines code of ethics is “Honor Courage and Commitment.” (Source)
Marine Corps refuses Spec Ops insignia to original Raiders. (Source)
How proud are the Marines?
The stay with their original insignia.
One might think that since the qualified as Special Forces, that insignia would be important to them.
It’s obviously not they are the tip of the spear and know it.
For the American prisoners, brutal torture, random genocide, lack of food, absence of medical aid, and subhuman treatment became a daily way of life. Many of the Americans found that their training had not prepared them for this new battlefield.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower first published the Code of Conduct for members of the Armed Forces of the United States on 17 August 1955. In March 1988, President Ronald W. Reagan amended the code with gender-neutral language.
After the war the American armed forces jointly developed a Code of Conduct.
The President of the United States approved this written code in 1955.
The six articles of the code create a comprehensive guide for all American military forces in time of war, and in time of peace.
The articles of the code embrace (1) general statements of dedication to the United States and to the cause of freedom, (2) conduct on the battlefield, and (3) conduct as a prisoner of war.
The new Code of Conduct is not a part of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
Instead, the Code of Conduct is a personal conduct mandate for members of the American armed forces throughout the world.
The defendant’s rights are covered by the Sixth Amendment in the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution. (Source)
What the Flynn sentencing document reinforces is that the Russia collusion investigation was tainted from the start by a crime committed against Flynn himself with the collusion of the media, the deep state, and Obama’s loyalists.
An “investigation” in search of a crime to investigate.
The blatant illegality of the whole setup is stunning, and chilling.
Breitbart News Service
By Joel B. Pollick
Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a sentencing memorandum Tuesday with the federal court in Washington, D.C. that recommends General Michael Flynn receive no jail time after pleading guilty to the crime of lying to the FBI, citing “substantial” assistance to the government in its investigations.
The mainstream media interpreted that remark as evidence that Flynn gave Mueller key information against President Donald Trump and Russian “collusion.”
More likely, however, Mueller’s request reflects the fact that Flynn did not actually commit the crime to which he pleaded guilty.
No less than then-FBI director James Comey told Congress last March that Flynn had not, in fact, lied to the FBI.
If Flynn had demanded a trial on the merits, he could have subpoenaed Comey in his defense.
The Special Counsel likely pressured Flynn to cooperate using other accusations — against him, or perhaps his family.
It is not clear exactly what information Flynn provided Mueller. The only other crime referenced in the sentencing document is Flynn’s failure to register as a foreign agent for Turkey.
Again, though, that is rather flimsy.
It is rare that anyone in Washington is prosecuted under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and rarer still that anyone is pursued under the Logan Act, which was the reason Flynn was under surveillance in the first place.
The Logan Act has never been used in recent memory.
It seems reasonable enough, but if it isn’t used why have it on the books?
After disgraced National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to the FBI and agreed to cooperate with Robert Mueller’s investigation, there’s been much speculation that the special counsel is using the “Logan Act” as leverage in his dealing with potential witnesses.
Let’s hope not. No one has ever been found guilty of violating it since Congress passed the law in 1799.
But that fact, which is circulating widely in the media, is a distraction. Far more concerning is another fact about the Logan Act: It has been repeatedly used as a partisan cudgel to harass political opponents for more than two American centuries.
If Mueller makes this obscure law the centerpiece of his case against the Trump administration, he runs the risk of inviting accusations, however unfounded, that he, too, is a partisan hack.
In fact, the most explosive piece of information in the sentencing document is not about collusion with Russians, but about the collusion between the media, the intelligence services, and the outgoing members of the Obama administration.
The document begins its recitation of Flynn’s offenses by citing information that had appeared in the Washington Post from a leaked, classified surveillance transcript in which Flynn’s name had been “unmasked”:
Days prior to the FBI’s interview of the defendant, the Washington Post had published a story alleging that he had spoken with Russia’s ambassador to the United States on December 29, 2016, the day the United States announced sanctions and other measures against Russia in response to that government’s actions intended to interfere with the 2016 election (collectively, “sanctions.”)
See David Ignatius, “Why did Obama Dawdle on Russia’s hacking?” (Source)
That information, the document suggests, led the FBI to interview Flynn on Jan. 24, 2017 — the conversation in which he did not (according to Comey) lie to them, but which landed him in trouble.
The government had the surveillance transcripts, and it knew what Flynn had told the Russian ambassador. But the Post‘s intervention was crucial in setting the trap to ensnare Flynn and turn him into a government witness.
Mueller’s sentencing document does not mention the fact that the information published in the Post was illegally leaked to the press by the intelligence services.
And the reason that happened was that the outgoing Obama administration changed the rules on the sharing of classified surveillance among government agencies, weakening privacy protections, probably intending that such information be more difficult to keep secret, and easier to leak.
Moreover, someone in the Obama administration — we do not yet know who, though it had to be someone senior — “unmasked” Flynn’s name to make sure he was exposed.
So while we do not yet know Mueller’s next moves, what the Flynn sentencing document reinforces is the that the Russia collusion investigation was tainted from the start by a crime committed against Flynn himself — with the collusion of the media, the deep state, and Obama’s loyalists.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.