President Trump retweeted a post from Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo suggesting former National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn would be “completely exonerated.”
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI over contacts with Russia in late 2017, but his lawyers have recently claimed they have documents proving he was “set up.”
“Breaking News,” Bartiromo shared with her followers. “Sources tell me [Flynn] will be completely exonerated this week. It was a total fraud. A setup.”
Trump retweeted Bartiromo’s message Sunday evening, indicating he may lean toward believing General Flynn and his lawyer’s claims.
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) April 26, 2020
Big If True
General Flynn’s lawyers, Sidney Powell and Jesse Binnall, have claimed that the Justice Department turned over “stunning” evidence which proves that he was “set up and framed” by the FBI.
They’ve asked a federal judge to consider the evidence in their request to withdraw Flynn’s guilty plea.
“The government has deliberately suppressed this evidence from the inception of this prosecution — knowing there was no crime by Mr. Flynn,” the lawyers wrote.
The material can not be viewed by the public due to a protective order.
With every fiber of my being I am looking forward to @GenFlynn being fully vindicated and exonerated this week and summarily taking a flamethrower and torching the entire rotted, disgusting, corrupt core of the DOJ and FBI.
Burn it all down.
To the ground.
Burn them General ??? pic.twitter.com/GNTuipXCHF
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 27, 2020
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President Trump also shared a tweet of an interview with Republican Congressman Devin Nunes in which he claimed the federal government had “framed” Michael Flynn.
Nunes claimed there is “possibly exculpatory evidence” concealed by the federal government during the investigation into Flynn that had been submitted to the court on Friday.
Evidence he believes will show Flynn was “framed.”
Devin Nunes-“Why is General Flynn Important? Because He Was Framed By His Own Government!!” #HumanScum @DevinNunes @GenFlynn ⭐️⭐️⭐️ @realDonaldTrump @SidneyPowell1 @KerriKupecDOJ @JosephJFlynn1 @TomFitton https://t.co/TUR7CYfa4j
— Barbara(Flynn)⭐️⭐️⭐️Redgate #WhoLeakedGenFlynn (@BarbaraRedgate) April 26, 2020
While these reports have yet to be verified or even released, President Trump’s inclination to share them strengthens the belief that he is under the impression Flynn is an innocent man who may have indeed been ‘framed.’
“I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!” the President tweeted in January.
If this evidence of ‘framing’ comes to fruition it may not be necessary. And somebody from the FBI’s prosecutorial team will need to face their own trial.
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