Stolen or Destroyed? Trump Seeks ‘Missing’ FBI Document on Flynn Interview

| Washington Examiner

President Trump claimed that the FBI document detailing the bureau's interview with Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, is missing.

“Where is the 302?” the President asked late Thursday in a tweet, referring to the FBI form used to summarize interviews with witnesses. “It is missing. Was it stolen or destroyed?” Last week, Rep. Devin Nunes, a Trump ally and the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee,toldFox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo that the FBI's original FD-302 interview summary “is still missing.”

The California Republican said top FBI officials and other sources told lawmakers behind closed doors that the bureau did not believe Flynn lied when he was interviewed by two agents on Jan. 24, 2017. Nunes said he was shocked to learn later about leaks to the media saying Flynn was "being busted" for lying about his contacts with a Russian envoy during the presidential transition period.

Flynn, who cooperated in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with a Russian diplomat. He later declared his innocence and argued he was set up by the FBI.

“Then that means that the FBI had lied to us,” Nunes said. “The original report that was used to brief the United States Congress, that report is missing. It’s gone. Poof. ... We can’t find it.”

Late last year, Flynn’s lawyers alleged that FBI agents doctored the 302, but federal prosecutors denied that the notes had been changed in any significant way.

The Justice Department filed on Thursday to dismiss charges against Flynn. The judge presiding over the case invited outside opinions Tuesday and appointed a retired judge on Wednesday to argue whether Flynn should be held in contempt for perjury. READ MORE

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