Jack Phillips of the Epoch Times reports a notification of claim was filed Feb. 22 by attorneys for Gen. Mike Flynn (pdf), the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, naming the FBI, Justice Department, former special counsel Robert Mueller, the Executive Office of the President, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington.
Flynn’s lawyer, Jesse Binnall, told Just the News, which reported on the notification on May 15, that Flynn is prepared to file a lawsuit against the federal government if the Justice Department rejects his claim.
“For years government bureaucrats and left wing agitators believed they could attack General Flynn with impunity. No more,” he said, while adding that the claim is a prelude to a lawsuit. “If you wrongfully attack an American hero, then you should be held to account.”
According to Mr. Phillips’ reporting Binnall added: “This Federal Tort Claims Act Action is just the beginning of that accountability. Lt. General Michael Flynn will no longer be the pin cushion of the radical left.”
The notice stated he’s seeking compensatory damages for lost past and future earnings or revenue, emotional distress, a lost opportunity to be a national security adviser, attorney fees and expenses, court costs, and restraints against his personal freedom.
“Of all of President [Donald] Trump’s appointees, the Obama White House hated Flynn the most,” said the filing from Flynn (pdf), who briefly served under the Trump administration as national security adviser.
We are glad to see Gen. Flynn go on the offense against the Obama Cabal’s now-six-year campaign to deploy the assets of the federal government to destroy him and his family.
Mike Flynn was targeted because he knew the Obama-Brennan policy in Syria was a failure and said so. He prepared a widely-circulated assessment proving it, and he participated in the inside effort to clandestinely replace it with one that would ultimately see the defeat of the jihadi forces that he recognized as the primary threat in the Near East – three acts that probably got him fired as Director of the DIA and certainly earned him the undying enmity of Brennan and other Obama loyalists.
But it isn’t just General Flynn’s involvement in the effort to circumvent the failed Obama-Brennan policy in Syria that put a target on his back.
Flynn was also an outspoken opponent of Obama’s diplomatic legacy – the disastrous Iran nuclear weapons deal.
Obama left behind a task force of loyalists, said to include former Obama administration adviser Ben Rhodes the architect of the disinformation campaign to sell the Iran deal, who deluged media outlets with stories aimed at eroding Flynn's credibility, multiple sources revealed to The Washington Free Beacon.
The operation primarily focused on discrediting Flynn in order to handicap the Trump administration's efforts to disclose secret details of the nuclear deal with Iran that had been long hidden by the Obama administration.
Flynn had been preparing to publicize many of the details about the nuclear deal that had been intentionally hidden by the Obama administration as part of its effort to garner support for the deal, these sources told The Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo.
Flynn pushed out and "gone before anybody can see what happened" with these secret agreements, said a second insider close to Flynn and the White House.
Eli Lake, a Bloomberg View columnist and veteran national security reporter well sourced in the White House, told the Free Beacon that Flynn earned a reputation in the Obama administration as one of its top detractors.
"[Flynn] was a withering critic of Obama's biggest foreign policy initiative, the Iran deal," Lake said. "He also publicly accused the administration of keeping classified documents found in the Osama bin Laden raid that showed Iran's close relationship with al Qaeda. He was a thorn in their side."
However, Mike Flynn’s battles against the Obama administration and the personal vendetta waged against him by those whom he showed to be his intellectual inferiors isn’t the real battle here.
"The larger issue that should trouble the American people is the far-reaching power of unknown, unelected apparatchiks in the Intelligence Community deciding for themselves both who serves in government and what is an acceptable policy they will allow the elected representatives of the people to pursue," said one of the national security advisors interviewed by Adam Kredo.
"Put aside the issue of Flynn himself; that nameless, faceless bureaucrats were able to take out a president's national security adviser based on a campaign of innuendo without evidence should worry every American," the source explained.
General Mike Flynn is a brilliant intelligence operator and a patriot. The saga of the political assassination of General Flynn is full of lessons about the power of the Obama deep state that Flynn was a part of, but of which he ultimately became a vociferous critic.
In Afghanistan and at the DIA Mike Flynn proved that his adversaries were shallow, small minded and incompetent against America’s greatest enemies, but in their shallowness, small mindedness and incompetence they were still vicious enough and tenacious enough to use the power of the federal government to try to destroy him. Gen. Flynn’s filing of a claim against his persecutors is another important step in his long road to personal vindication.
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