Newly uncovered information about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reportedly proves that he isn’t a traitor but rather a patriot whose actions benefited national security.
The information stems from a classified briefing that the Pentagon held in May of 2017 with then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley. Following the briefing, the chairman pleaded with the Pentagon to make the information public. The Pentagon refused.
Fast forward to this week, when investigative reporter John Solomon revealed some of the information in a column for The Hill. According to him, the information completely belies the left-wing-concocted narrative that Flynn is a traitor who accepted money from Russian operatives.
Exculpatory Russia evidence about Mike Flynn that US intel kept secret https://t.co/IOXDjDFfC5
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) January 2, 2019
The information specifically concerns a gala Flynn attended in December 2015 that was hosted by the Russian government-owned news purveyor RT. While at the gala Flynn reportedly sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin and delivered a speech for which he was paid $45,000.
Because of Flynn’s former work for the Defense Intelligence Agency, as well as his position at the time as an adviser to then-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, Democrats and their media allies used his presence at the gala to accuse him of being a traitor. This smear has stuck with him since.
In his column for The Hill, Solomon argued that the information presented to Grassley disproves this narrative. He noted that Flynn informed the DIA of the gala before he attended it, and two, he attended a U.S. government briefing prior to it as well.
“The briefing educated and sensitized Flynn to possible efforts by his Russian host to compromise the former high-ranking defense official and prepared him for conversations in which he could potentially extract intelligence for U.S. agencies such as the DIA,” Solomon noted.
Following the gala, Flynn then reported his findings to intelligence officials.
“Between two and nine intelligence officials attended the various meetings with Flynn about the RT event, and the information was moderately useful, about what one would expect from a public event, according to my sources,” Solomon reported.
In others words, Flynn didn’t behave like a traitor. He behaved like a true patriot. And what irks Solomon the most is that all of this information remained hidden for the longest time.
But now that the information is readily available, it’s time for accusations of Flynn being a traitor to be discarded, according to Solomon. Granted, this doesn’t mean he’s to be absolved of all guilt.
“There’s no sugar-coating the mistakes Flynn did make,” he opined, referencing claims that the former national security adviser lied both to Vice President Mike Pence and the FBI.
Two years ago Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. He faces a possible prison sentence because of it. Nevertheless, this relatively minor mistake should not be used to smear him as a traitor.
“Those are sins for which Flynn has paid, and will pay, dearly,” Solomon opined. “But there is ample evidence now that the event that many ‘Russia collusion’ cheerleaders have cited as the start of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Moscow was, in fact, something very different.”
“On that score, the first accounts of the Russia-Flynn story — like many others in the still-unproven collusion narrative — should be amended to reflect that the retired general acted like a patriot, not a traitor, when he visited Moscow for the RT event.”
Social media users agree:
As far as I am concerned, @GenFlynn is a Patriot and a great American. @BarbaraRedgate @JosephJFlynn1 Exculpatory Russia evidence about Mike Flynn that US intel kept secret | TheHill https://t.co/tbS65Z2n2s
— Mrs Malindo ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Mrs_Malindo) January 3, 2019
General Flynn is a Patriot. He should receive our country’s highest honor when this is all over. @POTUS https://t.co/yk6Bnu58wQ
— David Brink (@realDavidBrink) January 3, 2019
Flynn Is A Patriot.https://t.co/ICRYYc7zyC
— charlino (@charlino) January 3, 2019
Patriots in the US should be deeply saddened by what happened here, & make sure we avoid the Injustice of “public deafening silence” Intelligence Secrecy for harm done to good People.
Exculpatory Russia evidence about Mike Flynn that US intel kept secret https://t.co/r7SPXXjIpD
— Teresa Mary X Mai (@TeresaMaryXMai1) January 2, 2019
Wow. He never deserved what they did to him & his family.i always knew he was a patriot.
Exculpatory Russia evidence about Mike Flynn that US intel kept secret https://t.co/Bk12PVenZz
— Nelson Vlz (@VlzNelson) January 3, 2019
Unfortunately for @GeneralFlynn the @FAKENEWS destroyed his reputation!
He will always be a #Patriot to us Deplorable!https://t.co/O1tpMWhAcI
— Hot jalapeno⭐⭐⭐ (@Mtdewlady123) January 2, 2019
However, some social media users appear to disagree with Solomon’s assertion that Flynn isn’t entirely innocent — that he committed certain crimes deserving of punishment:
General Flynn was innocent the whole time…this is such bullshit:https://t.co/fmIW1guCHT
— Karl Cardona (@Karl_Cardona7) January 2, 2019
Exculpatory Russia evidence about Mike Flynn that US intel kept secret. Not Guilty as charged. – https://t.co/Utfmzk3hy5
— Tater (@vnsch62) January 2, 2019
Things we already knew! @GenFlynn is INNOCENT of Any Wrong-doing and a PATRIOT OF THE HIGHEST CALIBER! — Exculpatory Russia evidence about Mike Flynn that US intel kept secret | TheHill https://t.co/doYeScWVI1
— 76Eagle (@OleMuzzy) January 2, 2019
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