Retired General Michael Flynn has filed a claim of $50 million against several federal offices and agencies over bogus “lying to the FBI” charges brought against him stemming from the Robert Mueller fishing expedition. Flynn, who briefly served as Trump’s National Security Advisor, has promised to sue if his demand is rejected.
General Flynn quietly filed the Form 95 Civil Claim on Feb. 24 of this year, according to PJ Media. It names the FBI, the DOJ, the Executive Office of the President, the Special Counsel’s Office, and the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Flynn is seeking “Compensatory damages including but not limited to lost past and future earnings/revenue, emotional distress, lost opportunity to be President’s National Security Advisor, significant restraints of personal liberty, attorney fees/expenses and court costs in defending against malicious prosecution, abuse of process, false arrest, et al. activities of FBI, DOJ, and the White House.”
The seven-page addendum details General Flynn’s years-long ordeal that ultimately led to him being charged with a number of process crimes. Robert Mueller never revealed anything close to “collusion” between Trump and the Russian government, but he did charge numerous Trump associates with various filing-related offenses that Clinton associates were not charged for.
Flynn states that in July 2016, the FBI began to contemplate ways in which it could “hamper” then-candidate Donald Trump, and began targeting Flynn “as part of these efforts.”
General Flynn went on to claim that former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe had been targeting him since 2014 over bad blood between the two. McCabe’s disdain for Flynn was politically motivated, the addendum claims.
The former NSA chief believes that his foreign policy advice made him a target of retaliation from Obama officials. Former President Obama had urged Trump not to hire Flynn, who has remained a loyal ally throughout the ordeal.
The Obama White House “calculatingly, and with actual malice and corrupt motives, conspired to and did use the tremendous power of their positions in the Executive Office of the President (and their influence of the DOJ and FBI) to personally oppress and harm Flynn. The outrageous conduct they determined to take, along with the FBI and other allies in the Department of Justice, was executed knowingly, purposely, and in complete disregard of Flynn’s rights,” says the claim.
General Flynn was ultimately charged was charged with lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation during an interview where agents lied to Flynn about the nature of the inquiry. President Trump later granted him a full pardon, calling the ordeal a “political witch hunt.”