Sidney Powell, attorney for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, said her client, in his duties as the White House national security adviser, was prepared to “audit” the U.S. intelligence community.
That, according to the former federal prosecutor, is partly why federal agents “set up” Flynn.
Powell, who took over Flynn’s defense last summer, told the “Vickie McKenna Show” on 1310 WIBA Madison that her client was “totally set up” because he threatened to expose wrongdoing by top intelligence officials in the Obama administration.
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“He was going to audit the intel agencies because he knew about the billions Brennan and company were running off the books,” Powell said, referring to former CIA Director John Brennan.
Flynn was picked by former President Barack Obama to serve as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012, but he was pushed out of the position after clashing with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and others.
He retired from the Army in 2014, a year before his stint was supposed to end.
In his 2016 book, “The Field of the Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies,” Flynn wrote, “I was fired as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency after telling a congressional committee that we were not as safe as we had been a few years back.”
The future Trump national security adviser was openly critical of the intelligence community prior to joining Trump’s campaign as a foreign policy adviser in February 2016.
“They’ve lost sight of who they actually work for,” Flynn said of the CIA to The New York Times in October 2015.
“They work for the American people. They don’t work for the president of the United States… It’s become a very political organization.”
Clearly, the Deep State wanted to use Flynn to try to kick off this whole “Russia collusion” nonsense.
But if what Flynn’s lawyer says is accurate, then there was another very serious reason why the swamp wanted to get Flynn out of the picture.
What’s with the “billions Brennan and company were running off the books,” and why aren’t the Republicans investigating?
Now that Flynn is free, he can start talking and sharing his side of the story and hopefully help John Durham and U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr sort out this entire #SpyGate mess.