New Documents Show Strzok Ordered FBI to Reopen Flynn Case Right After Agency Closed It
Strzok to an unnamed associate: “Hey if you haven’t closed RAZOR, don’t do so yet.”
New documents show that the FBI closed its case against retired Gen. Michael Flynn on January 4, 2017.
However, 20 minutes later, Peter Strzok and other agents had the agency reopen the case.
The memo about the case called CROSSFIRE RAZOR, which was part of CROSSFIRE HURRICANE, stated:
The goal of the investigation was to determine whether the captioned subject, associated with the Trump campaign, was directed and controlled by and/or coordinated activities with the Russian Federation in the manner which is a threat to the national security and/or possibly a violation of the Foreign Registration Act, 18 U.S.C. section 951 et sea, or other related statutes.
Following the initiation of captioned case, the CH team conducted a check of logical databases for any derogatory information on CROSSFIRE RAZOR. No derogatory information was identified in FBI holdings.
The FBI requested a blacked out name to “conduct a search of its holdings for information on CROSSFIRE RAZOR.” The search found no information on CR.
The FBI then “contacted an established FBI CHS [confidential human source] to query about” Flynn. The CHS noted that Flynn and members of this group got Flynn a cab, but everyone got surprised when “a [blacked out]” went into the cab with Flynn and joined him on the train to an undisclosed location.
CH investigators ran this unknown person’s name “through available FBI databases for any derogatory information with negative results.” It looks like they ran another name through the same databases, which also came back with negative results.
The team ran analysis on Flynn’s travel along with “surveillance on a certain Russian subject.” This, too, came up negative for the agency.
The FBI closed the case when the team “determined that [Flynn] was no longer a viable candidate as part of the larger CROSSFIRE HURRICANE umbrella case.”
The text portion shows Strzok texting numerous people to keep open the RAZOR case.
JUST IN: New FLYNN documents show the FBI had drafted a document to formally close the case against him on 1/4.
But 20 minutes after it circulated, STRZOK and other agents put the brakes on it. pic.twitter.com/sLhMBTzGEr
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) April 30, 2020
Couple wrinkles: The document is a draft, it leaves open the prospect that it could be reopened if new information were discovered.
Flynn was interviewed three weeks later. pic.twitter.com/DtFB63aFrw
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) April 30, 2020
The document shows the FBI repeatedly turned to other agencies/sources for any info on Flynn’s activities that might show “derogatory” info re: connections to Russia. They came up empty but for what a source described as a questionable cab/train ride. pic.twitter.com/BIka8bQOIO
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) April 30, 2020
Important to remember that Flynn calls with Kislyak were on 12/29/16, six days before FBI decided against closing the case.
Timeline on when intercepts filtered through to the FBI is unclear.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) April 30, 2020
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we already know that the deep state is corrupt…
lets stop seeing ‘notes’ and instead see handcuffs and jail bars…
All the top brass should be canned and blackballed. Still, Obama promoted all sorts of partisan hacks, top to bottom, and they also need to be cleaned out.
I believe at this point all of the FBI/CIA involved in the coup *have* been fired or released. Remember, they kept the Trump ‘investigation’ close and tight to the FBI director and his immediate cronies. It must have been a terrible sucking sensation to start with Brenan telling them Trump was conspiring with Russia, then opening up investigative leads that kept coming back empty, dry, vacant, until coming to the terrible conclusion that if Hillary *lost* they would be working for the man they had been investigating. At that point, they kept digging and digging and making more things up to protect themselves, frantic to get that one little bit of information that might get Trump defeated, then once he was elected, doubling down to get him impeached until their castles of sand all came crumbling down on themselves.
The most terrible and corrosive lies were the ones they told to themselves, justifying their criminal actions while occupying seats in the nation’s most respected law-enforcement office. The damage they’ve done to the agency, and the US, cannot be underestimated.
“…the nation’s most respected law-enforcement office”
Not by all of us George. This is not the first, nor the last time the FBI will break the law – or commit murder. It’s been a dishonest and corrupt agency from its very beginning, starting with Hoover.
Wow, followed the rabbit hole of
Kyle Cheney twitter account. What a fking mess. The media needs to be hung out and dried for this. Trump should revoke everyone’s clearances for the WH briefings.
They really can’t see how Flynn knew they could manufacture fake evidence and he had to protect his son.
They think Trump will pardon, but my guess is he will not have to. I am guessing a few judges are in hot water now too.
Trump needs to unmask now and open everything up.
I thought I read somewhere where President Trump would like to see Michael Flynn completely exonerated. Maybe he knows it will happen…
A pardon, seems like the last resort.
If you look at how many times and for how long the sentencing was delayed— it looks like some people in government knew it was setup from the start. Getting the proof together is another story.
There are some white hats in government.
“A pardon, seems like the last resort.”
An early pardon would have ended it without exposing the corrupt obama era officials. Tough on the general, but he can take it. I’m guessing when it’s all finished Trump will make General Flynn whole again.
I hope Flynn is made whole, better yet if those funds come out of hydes of those swamp critters. They need to end up homeless, wandering with work for food signs, periodically being pelted with rotten stuff and occasionally with fecal matter 🙂
Two Words: Personal Liability
A noose would be too good for these people. I prefer impalement.
I think we should torture each one in front of the crowd until the crowd starts calling for mercy because of the intense cruelty.
(It’s going to take a lot of torture to get me to call for mercy)
First one that calls for mercy gets the same treatment 🙂
The way Shaka Zulu did it – with multiple, short stakes being driven in, one after the other. One big stake is too good for these people.
Sorry, meant reply, And hit down thumb.
Drawn and quartered.
… hanging by the neck, belly cut open and entrails pulled out and put on grill. Then you can smell your own guts burning. Impaling is so Islamic.
Why is it every time I see any of the slime that was involved in the regime I think of the Greek Dog Cerberus?
We should hope that this time a year or so from now the most important question Strzok will be asking is, “Does this orange jumpsuit make my butt look big?”
Or, “Why does this jumpsuit have the fly in back?”
Even criminals have some standards, bet their stay would be short.
Real progress will be measurable when we can start seeing frog marches, indictments and convictions for all of these deep state DOJ half-wits.
How long before we hear that there cannot be indictments now because it would be perceived as being done to influence the upcoming election?
A new broken record for me….
They did this to him, what will they do to YOU?
Been on the receiving end of the FBI’s baked-in corruption. The same m.o. that has become so well known from the clowns at the top of the bureau is apparently standard operating procedure. It’s pretty much pure, ethics-free evil designed to crush someone with lies and pressure until that someone capitulates. They’re going to lose that one (I think), but those m-f’ers are the actual criminals, IMO.
This is the part that makes me crazy. Coercing a plea is SOP for the feds. All. The. Time. I am sorry for Gen. Flynn, but for God’s sake, we need to address this for EVERYONE. Our federal law enforcement agencies operate with impunity, and it’s shocking. (And I say this as a veteran state-level prosecutor who was staggered by what I saw them get away with.)
can’t wait for James Rosen and Sharyl Attkisson weigh in
Judge Sullivan should be hauling a boatload of FBI /DOJ people into court to explain under oath, what the hell do you think you were doing here! Then he should have the Marshall’s arrest them for contempt. Just chuck them in jail for 90 days while they figure out the charges. Contempt does not allow for bail. Would be a neat and tidy way for these elitist slime to contemplate the error of their ways.
Obama’s deep state/swamp. Drain it, lock them up, starting with Obama.?
Strzok… my God, who gave this guy total power?
He was everywhere and seemed to be the in-facto leader!
The FBI was practically founded on breaking the law, manipulating things to find those they wanted to be guilty to be found guilty.
While I have zero fondness for the gangsters which the “untouchables” pursued and ultimately murdered, J Edgar’s FBI were every bit as criminal in how they operated and gunned down the gangsters as the gangsters themselves. This is the real legacy of the FBI.
Hoover spied on politicians, citizens, whomever he believed would insure he remained in power through blackmail. His files were extensive. Looking at all this group had done against President Trump, General Flynn, just about any associate close to Trump, their ways hadn’t really changed at all. There might be some agents who are decent, law abiding, and honest, but their methods as has been seen through their abuses of the FISA warrants alone, shows the corruption runs deep, it is nearly inbred in the institution.
Think Hillary and Bubba got out of all their crimes because of being slick? Remember Filegate. Hillary had hundreds of FBI files, which bought it for them. There are files on a lot of people in the FBI archives which had no business even to have started. They targeted anyone they felt like and gathered information on them, extra-legally.
Their means of operating is to lie from the beginning of any interview they hold with the intent to trap you up. Even if you have a lawyer present, they can doctor things into what you said/didn’t say, and when they present anything in courts their word is thought to be gold standard.
Obama’s regime tapped into the FBI more effectively than Hillary had, it was weaponized by Obama for his political purposes, just like the CIA, DOJ, and IRS. The only fortunate thing about this was the incompetence of the crooks Obama put in charge of them, and the arrogance of them to believe it was their right to do as they damned well pleased to push their political views.
The FBI is not to be trusted. They should be dismantled and their duties given to an entirely new organization which has real oversight, and strict laws which they must follow. And the CIA is probably 100 times worse in how they operate.
Not very comforting, is it?
Makes me glad to be a nobody.
“The FBI was
practicallyfounded on breaking the law…”
There was a specific sort of crime I was deeply involved in reigning in on a national and international level. A nonprofit which I ran had thousands of volunteers who infiltrated and otherwise gathered evidence regarding those crimes. Prior to 9-11 I worked with law enforcement, which included the FBI. Over a few decades, I never saw any of this kind of corruption. The agents I worked with were always professional.
I am not questioning that there is rott, but I am wondering if it is more at the top. In my corporate experience, scum usually rose to the top. Could that be the case with the FBI, and no doubt DOJ?
Looks like Powell is setting up a Bivens Action to complement the conspiracy case she and Jeff Jensen are building. My guess is the document dump by Covington & Burling is about cutting their losses. Look for Robert Kelner and Stephen Anthony to resign or get fired before summer.
made me look up “Biven’s Action”. Looks fair to me…
This, by pure coincidence, was exactly one day before the famous “by the book” meeting with Comey in the White House.
So many questions…
I have thought, since before the election, that Trump took this on precisely because he is cleaner than any politician.
For all the anti-Trump BS pushed and the neverTrumpers continuing to push it, with the resources of the federal government they can’t even get him on a parking ticket.
Let’s go back to the campaign when Trump was accused of not paying subcontractors and suppliers, an unfair and bogus charge recently rehashed by Milhouse and Fuzzy Slippers. Never do they give us a name, and the obvious answer is, it didn’t happen in any dishonest manner.
If it did you would know every single detail.
I have had subcontractors related my businesses whom I did not pay, for cause. No doubt they would bad mouth me, but they were crooks, incompetents, et. al., who did not do the job right, or who used inferior materials, and a host of other issues. Everyone in business, sooner or later, has this problem. Lousy subcontractors.
LOL, Barry. I don’t believe for a minute that you are this stupid. Come on, of course Trump treated workers poorly, particularly the hundreds (er, thousands, actually) of illegals hired by his properties. Of course Trump did not pay contractors. This is well-documented and incontrovertible.
You lose people with this crazy, Barry. Normal people understand weakness and failings, but the Trumpists insisting he’s a squeaky clean saint can be understood only by normal people as simply nuts. Trump’s as pure as the driven snow just sounds nuts. It IS nuts.
I like Trump and think he’s a great president, but if I have to deal with a Trump cult attempting to erase who he actually was for the majority of his life, I am going to waver. Is it really important that everyone be mindless Trumpbots or might it be better that we support him because he’s a true patriot doing good things for our country?
Don’t make enemies of friends, Barry, and don’t make friends of enemies. Trump will leave office . .. . in a year or five, but he will leave office. What then? Think bigger.
In all seriousness:
dump Barr-Sessions, and appoint Gen. Flynn as attorney general.
That would be grand to watch.
More proof of dirty pool by FBI and DoJ on a quest to get PDJT but wanting the only incoming member of the administration with D.C. knowledge removed to do so. Thus Flynn, in the eyes of the Trump hating DC cabal had to go by fair means or foul.
As the NSA, eventually Flynn would have had access to the shenanigans the FBI was up to in Crossfire. No way they could let him have access before they were able to get a special counsel in place. Mueller was able to drag it out as long as he could. Then the bogus impeachment actions which only ended 90 days ago.
This document drop won’t be the last. Much more to follow.
It seems to me that the real importance of this memo is that it was not provided to defense until now. Investigators at the FBI wrote a memo saying they were prepared to close the case on Flynn for lack of evidence and that memo is withheld from Flynn’s lawyers?
“The source added that it is “disturbing to Durham” that “there weren’t any whistleblowers” that came forward in the FBI and Justice Department at the onset of the Russia probe”