Notes from then-FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok taken during a fateful January 2017 meeting in the Oval Office involving several high-level officials appear to indicate that then-President Barack Obama actively plotted to disrupt the incoming Trump administration.
A tweet by “Techno Fog” contains images of highlighted documents including Strzok’s notes from the Jan. 4, 2017 meeting in which he details discussions among President Obama, Vice President Biden, FBI Director James Comey, and others regarding then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was just cleared to have his case dropped by the Justice Department following a 2-1 decision from an appeals court in Washington, D.C.
“Peter Strzok notes from 1/4/17 released in Flynn case: Discussion among Obama, Comey, Yates, Biden, and Susan Rice,” Techno Fog wrote, noting that then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates was also at the meeting.
“Biden: ‘Logan Act,’” the tweet says, which indicates that the then-VP was suggesting that Flynn could be charged with violating the 18th-century statute prohibiting negotiations between unauthorized American citizens and foreign governments having disputes with the U.S. — a law that has never been successfully used and that many believe is unconstitutional.
Then, incredulously, Strzok quotes Obama as allegedly ordering someone to “Have the right people” on the Flynn case, according to the documents.
Comey is also quoted by Strzok as saying that Comey believes a December 2016 phone call between Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak “appears legit.”
The documents appear to be part of a court case filed Wednesday, though it’s not yet clear who filed them or which case they pertain to.
According to the notes, Obama is also quoted as saying, “These are unusual times,” and, “Is there anything I shouldn’t be telling the [Trump] transition team?”