[otw_shortcode_dropcap label=”F” font=”Ultra” background_color_class=”otw-no-background” size=”large” border_color_class=”otw-no-border-color”][/otw_shortcode_dropcap]ormer Republican Representative John Ratcliffe swore in yesterday morning as the director of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Ratcliffe replaced former U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, who had served as acting director in recent months.
While serving, Grenell worked with the Justice Department and Attorney General William Barr to declassify many documents pertaining to the Russia investigation which had been held up by Congress. White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said under the new director, more intel documents could soon be released.
“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?”
302s refer to summaries of federal investigator’s interviews with a citizen. “But in the case of Michael Flynn, those 302s were lost, and in fact, edited afterward by corrupt (FBI officials) Peter Strozk and Lisa Page,” said McEnany. “So, there’s a lot of questions, and this president has encouraged transparency on this issue, and I think it’s a great thing” she added.
President Trump said he believed Michael Flynn to have been exonerated and even said he would consider having him back in his administration at a press conference on April 30. Trump’s comments coincide with the Justice Department announcing it was closing its criminal case against Flynn.
Just The News explains, “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 suggest the 302 forms “played a key role in federal authorities alleging that Flynn lied to FBI agents about a phone call with the Russian ambassador.”
As McEnany and Trump continue to question, where are the 302s, the summaries of that interview with Michael Flynn?