Speculation that Flynn is now cooperating in Mueller’s investigation stirred in recent days due to reports that Flynn had pulled out of a joint defense agreement (or ‘common interest’ arrangement) to share information with other subjects of the investigation.”
But there’s nothing unusual about that. Once again, the lack of understanding by Drive-By Media reporters. Flynn’s pulling out of the joint agreement to share information? That means he’s getting ready to flip! That means he’s getting ready to dump on Trump. No. It meant was getting ready to make a deal with the prosecutor and, as such, it becomes unethical for the two lawyers or the teams of lawyers to communicate with each other once one of the people involved is going to cop a plea.
“As an ethical matter, it is inappropriate for an attorney whose client is cooperating with the government (or having negotiations toward that end) to continue strategizing with, and having quasi-privileged communications with, other subjects of the investigation and their [lawyers].” There was nothing unusual about this and it didn’t mean anything other than Flynn was getting close to making a deal. “[W]hen a prosecutor has a cooperator who was an accomplice in a major criminal scheme…”
Folks, this is a key point, now. “[W]hen a prosecutor [Mueller] has a cooperator [Flynn] who was an accomplice in a major criminal scheme, the cooperator [Flynn] is made to plead guilty to the scheme. This is critical because it proves the existence of” a criminal conspiracy. Then when the perp allocates — like, tells the judge what he did “the accomplice [Flynn] explains the scheme and the actions taken by himself and his co-conspirators to carry” out the scheme. “This goes a long way toward proving the case…”
You have a perp pleading guilty to a scheme that he was part of and then explains the scheme and all the other people involved. That’s not what happened here today! Flynn did not plead guilty to a scheme. He pleaded guilty to a process crime, lying to FBI agents. So Mueller does not have proof of a scheme with this plea. He does not have proof of a conspiracy, criminal conspiracy, with this plea.
“Understand: If Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador had [illustrated/shown there to be] the existence of a quid pro quo collusion arrangement — that the Trump administration would ease or eliminate sanctions on Russia as a payback for Russia’s” screwing with our election to harm Hillary — if Flynn’s conversations had been about that, “it would have been completely appropriate, even urgently necessary, for the Obama Justice Department to investigate Flynn.
“But if that had happened, Mueller would not be permitting Flynn to settle the case with a single count of lying to FBI agents.” If that had happened, what the Drive-Bys tell us happened — if what they wanted to happen, what they’ve got themselves believing happened — if there were collusion and if Flynn knew about it and if Flynn was talking to the Russians about it and if there was a quid pro quo — we wouldn’t have watched a plea to a process crime today.
Flynn would have been required to plea to a far more serious offense if he wanted a deal. “To the contrary, for all the furor, we have a small-potatoes plea in Flynn’s case — just as we did in [George] Papadopoulos’s case, despite extensive ‘collusion’ evidence,” which nobody has showed us yet. “Meanwhile, the only major case Mueller has brought…” And this is important, too. “Meanwhile, the only major case,” and this plea deal with Flynn isn’t one.
“Meanwhile, the only major case Mueller has brought against former Trump-campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an associate, has nothing to do with the 2016 election.” The only major case Mueller has brought has nothing to do with Russians or collusion and the 2016 election. “[W]hatever ‘collusion’ means,” whatever the Drive-Bys have got everybody thinking happened here, whatever this collusion with the Russians means, we still have no evidence of an “actionable, conspiratorial complicity by the Trump campaign” with Russia.
Source – RushLimbaugh.com