White House hints that under new intel chief, more Michael Flynn intel documents could be released
"One of the things the president has asked for is 'Where are the 302s, the summaries of that interview with Michael Flynn?' "
May 27, 2020 - 3:19pm
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White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany suggested Tuesday that under the new director of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence more intelligence documents related to the Michael Flynn case could be released to the public.
Former GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe was sworn in Tuesday morning as the director of the ODNI. He takes over for Richard Grenell, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany who for the past several months served as acting director.
Grenell made waves during his tenure by working with the Justice Department and Attorney General William Barr to declassify a number of documents pertaining to the Russia investigation that had until recently been held up by Congress and a number of other factors.
"This president has overseen an ODNI that has given the American people a lot of information that I think they're entitled to see, and one of the things the president has asked for is: Where are the 302s, the summaries of that interview with Michael Flynn?'
McEnany explained that 302s are summaries of a federal investigator's interview with a citizen and that they are usually drafted promptly, when one's recollection of the event is likely at its best.
"But in the case of Michael Flynn, those 302s were lost, and in fact, edited afterwards by corrupt (FBI officials) Peter Strozk and Lisa Page. So there's a lot of questions, and this president has encouraged transparency on this issue, and I think it's a great thing."
The Justice Department earlier this month announced it would close its criminal case against Flynn, President Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael, after questionable irregularities emerged from the recently-released documents showing the FBI’s process around Flynn's case. Reports indicate that Flynn's 302 form played a key role in federal authorities alleging that Flynn lied to FBI agents about a phone call with the Russian ambassador.
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