The lead attorney of Former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell, accused top U.S. officials of creating a scheme to frame Flynn.
Powell was adamant that the plot targeting her client went all the way to the top, meaning former President Barrack Obama was in on it.
“These agents specifically schemed and planned with each other how to not tip him off, that he was even the person being investigated,” Powell said to Fox News during an interview on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
Powell also pointed out that the FBI agents took a casual approach with Flynn, not telling him they were investigating him and not warning him that it would be a federal crime to lie during their conversation.
“So they kept him relaxed and unguarded deliberately as part of their effort to set him up and frame him,” Powell said.
According to a recently released testimony, President Obama revealed during an Oval Office meeting weeks before the interview that he knew about Flynn’s phone call with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, apparently surprising then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.
After the meeting, Obama asked Yates and then-FBI Director James Comey to “stay behind.” Obama “specified that he did not want 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 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,” Powell said.
When asked if she believes that Flynn was the victim of a plot that went all the way up to Obama, Powell said, “Absolutely.”
When asked whether she believes anyone will face charges over this, and, if so, who, Powell said it will be up to Attorney General Bill Barr and Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, who has been investigating the origins of the Russia probe.
Flynn recently had his case dropped by the DOJ and Powell said she believes the judge will sign off on Flynn’s charges being officially dismissed as soon as Monday.
However, Obama’s attempt to takedown Flynn does not end there.
For some reason, the former president continues to discuss the case, making it ever-more apparent that he has some sort of a personal stake in the demise of Michael Flynn.
In a phone call leaked late last week, Obama said, “The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed — about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn and the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free.”
Obama continued on the call saying, “That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk. And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.”
Jonathan Turley, a Constitutional Law Professor at George Washington University who is also a Democrat, slammed former President Barack Obama on Saturday over the false statements he made during the call.
Turley noted that Flynn was never charged with perjury and that his claim that there was “no precedent” for what the DOJ did with Flynn is false – pointing out that the Obama administration did the same thing with former Attorney General Eric Holder.