Donald Trump brands Joe Biden ‘the big unmasker’ after Obama’s VP revealed to have exposed Michael Flynn – The Sun

DONALD Trump has branded Joe Biden as the “big unmasker” after it emerged the ex-vice president accessed US intelligence reports on Michael Flynn.

Documents show in the final days of the Obama administration after Trump won the election, Biden requested access to files documenting a phone conversation between Flynn and the Russian ambassador.

The newly released documents comes after the case against Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser was dropped.  

The case against him had been seen as the key prosecution from Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in Trump's 2016 election campaign.

But allies of Flynn have asserted that he was unfairly targeted by Obama administration officials aiming to undermine President Trump.

In an interview with Fox Business, Trump said: “They weren't after General Flynn, they wanted him to lie about me, make up a story. 

"There were many people, I watched [former national security official] KT McFarland the other day, I watched where she was, knock knock FBI, you know, the FBI, this was all Obama, this was all Biden."

Responding to comments made by Biden on Sunday that he didn't know details of the Flynn prosecution, he said: “He knows nothing about anything.

“And then it gets released today that he's the big unmasker.” 

Speaking to reporters at the White House yesterday, Trump said: “When I see what is happening to him, it's disgraceful.

“And it was all a ruse. And by the way the FBI said he didn't lie.

“With all the stuff I'm hearing about lying. The FBI said he didn't lie. But the sleazebag said, "Well we don't care what they say, we're saying he lied.

“What they’ve done to that man and that family is a disgrace.”

Holding up a notecard indicated a list of the information, Trump said: “It's a massive thing. Who can believe a thing like this.”

Flynn pleaded guilty, as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, to lying to the FBI about conversations with the then-Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential transition period.

As part of the plea, he had to admit in court, under oath, that he lied to the FBI and violated federal law. It is a crime to lie under oath in court.

In January, Flynn filed court papers to withdraw his guilty plea, saying federal prosecutors had acted in bad faith and broken their end of the bargain when they sought prison time for him.

Initially, prosecutors said Flynn was entitled to avoid prison time because he had cooperated extensively with the government, but the relationship with the retired Army lieutenant general grew increasingly contentious in the months before he withdrew his plea, particularly after he hired a new set of lawyers who raised misconduct allegations against the government.

But the Justice Department filed a motion last week to dismiss the case, saying that the FBI had insufficient basis to question Flynn in the first place.

The motion added that statements he made during the interview were not material to the broader counterintelligence investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

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