President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the U.S. federal government.
Flynn, a retired United States Army lieutenant general, is suing the government after he became a political target of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI.
He just filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government for malicious prosecution and abuse of power and is seeking $50 million in damages.
Flynn said on social media: “Absolutely gross abuse of power and usurping the entire justice system.
“People don’t trust the FBI because of this case.
“This is a timely, precise, and important filing for all Americans.
“This level of corruption and undermining of our rule of law cannot stand.
“On behalf of the entire Flynn family, we thank you @jbinnall law group and team for your exceptional work.
“For all those non-believers in the hate-filled mainstream media (and others who are filled w/ hate), find some light in your lives.
“The DOJ … admitted that they should never have brought this prosecution against General Flynn because the interview that formed the basis of the criminal information should never have happened and … it was not a proper basis for the felony charge.”
For all those non-believers in the hate filled main stream media (and others who are filled w/ hate), find some light in your lives.
— LTG (R) Mike Flynn (@GenFlynn) March 4, 2023
This is a timely, precise and important filing for all Americans.
This level of corruption and undermining of our rule of law cannot stand. On behalf of the entire flynn family, we thank you @jbinnall law group and team for your exceptional work. #FightLikeAFlynn https://t.co/lHwtI46qgp
— LTG (R) Mike Flynn (@GenFlynn) March 3, 2023
The lawsuit says:
“This lawsuit seeks accountability and damages against the United States for these wrongs committed against General Flynn through its agents and agencies.
“Specifically, General Flynn seeks relief herein for Defendant’s agents and agencies’ violations of his constitutional and other legal rights in connection with this wrongful and malicious prosecution and gross abuse of process.
“During this interview, FBI agents Strzok and Pientka were attempting to trap General Flynn in a misstatement or omission so that they could charge him with a false statement violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001.
“This malicious intent continued throughout the FBI’s investigation and the subsequent investigation and prosecution by the Special Counsel’s office.
“The motivation to have Flynn charged and removed as national security advisor was to prevent him from getting in the way of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
“Defendant’s agents were acutely aware that General Flynn [as former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency] was one of few people in the Trump White House with the authority and the intelligence background to uncover and expose the Crossfire Hurricane debacle.
“As a direct and proximate result of Defendant’s actions, General Flynn suffered harm,” the suit says.
“He was falsely branded as a traitor to his country, lost at least tens of millions of dollars of business opportunities and future lifetime earning potential, was maliciously prosecuted, and spent substantial monies in his own defense.”