President Donald Trump says that an important piece of evidence from the FBI investigation of Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn is “missing,” the Washington Examiner reports.
“Where is the 302? It is missing,” Trump tweeted on Thursday. “Was it stolen or destroyed? General Flynn is being persecuted! #OBAMAGATE”
By “302,” President Trump was referring to a form that the FBI uses to summarize interviews that it does with witnesses, according to the Examiner.
Where is the 302? It is missing. Was it stolen or destroyed? General Flynn is being persecuted! #OBAMAGATE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2020
Accordingly, one would suspect that there would have been a 302 form for the crucial interview that the FBI conducted with Flynn in 2017. But as the president notes, that original form is apparently missing.
The Flynn case has been making news headlines following the revelations that the FBI continued its investigation of Flynn despite having no evidence of wrongdoing against him and that its agents interviewed Flynn with the intention of trapping him in a lie.
This led to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent move to exonerate Flynn.
Previously, Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in that January 2017 interview. He attempted to change his plea, though, after finding out that he was “set up.”
Now, as the details slowly make their way to the public, the 302 form for the interview seems to be missing.
During the court proceedings, Flynn’s legal team argued that the 302 for the interview had been fabricated — an accusation denied by the prosecution. With this in mind, the new claim that the document is missing adds further mystery to the situation.
Besides President Trump, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has also been asking questions about what happened to Flynn. Nunes recently said that he was shocked to learn that the FBI was going after Flynn for lying because insiders previously had told him that the FBI had not believed Flynn lied.
“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.”
Something fishy is going on here, to say the least.