As more information comes out, how much did President Obama know about the plot to get General Flynn?
On today’s Jay Sekulow Live we discussed the extent of what President Obama knew about the FBI targeting of General Michael Flynn.
How much did President Obama know about the plot to target General Michael Flynn? A lot, according to General Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell who says that President Obama was in on the plot, to “frame Flynn”.
The whole thing was orchestrated and set up within the FBI, [former Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper, [Former CIA Director John] Brennan, and in the Oval Office meeting that day with President Obama.
When asked if she thinks that General Flynn was the victim of a plot that went all the way up to President Obama, she said, “Absolutely.”
Well, there’s more information that has come out as more research is being done. Fox News reported:
President Obama was aware of the details of then-incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn's intercepted December 2016 phone calls with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, apparently surprising then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, according to documents released Thursday as exhibits to the government's motion to dismiss the Flynn case.
The Jan. 5 meeting, just 15 days before Donald Trump took office, included Obama, Yates, then-FBI Director James Comey, former Vice President Joe Biden, then-CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, according to declassified documents cited by Fox News.
Obama asked Yates and Comey to “stay behind” following the meeting, saying he had “learned information about Flynn” and his discussion with Kislyak.
This is classic President Obama.
[Obama] specified that he did not have any additional information on the matter, but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information,” the documents show.
We know that President Obama had told President Trump not to hire General Flynn and maybe that’s because he knew that there was an FBI takedown effort targeting him during the transition period.
ACLJ Director of Government Affairs Thann Bennett made the following point:
First of all it’s absolutely clear that James Comey and President Obama were running point on this investigation to the extent that the Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, at this stage in the game, even she did not know about the investigation. It was at the level of Jim Comey and President Obama.
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