Another day, another revelation from a reporter’s book that should have been reported in real time: Michael Flynn —the un-American crackpot— and Sidney Powell —the Kraken herself— tried to get the military to overthrow the 2020 Goat Rodeo:
According to the book, Flynn — who had just received an unconditional pardon from President Trump after pleading guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI during the Russia probe — made a frantic phone call to a senior Trump intelligence official named Ezra Cohen (sometimes referred to as Ezra Cohen-Watnick), who previously worked under Flynn at both the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the National Security Council…
Flynn, according to the book, urged Cohen that “he needed to get orders signed, that ballots needed to be seized, and that extraordinary measures needed to be taken to stop Democrats from stealing the election.”
“Sir, the election is over,” Cohen told Flynn, according to the book. “It’s time to move on.”
Flynn, according to Karl, fired back: “You’re a quitter! This is not over! Don’t be a quitter!”
Ezra Cohen really filled out his Bingo card well, as next he got ordered to RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!1!
“Gina Haspel has been hurt and taken into custody in Germany,” [Sydney Powell, Flynn’s former lawyer who was then advising President Trump,] told Cohen, pushing a false conspiracy theory that had been gaining steam among QAnon followers, according to the book. “You need to launch a special operations mission to get her,” Powell said.
And why is that, Sid?
Powell, according to the book, was pushing the outlandish claim that Haspel had been injured while on a secret CIA operation to seize an election-related computer server that belonged to a company named Scytl — none of which was true.
“The server, Powell claimed, contained evidence that hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of votes had been switched using rigged voting machines. Powell believed Haspel had embarked on this secret mission to get the server and destroy the evidence — in other words, the CIA director was part of the conspiracy,” Karl writes.
Anyway, this whole thing reads like a rejected Mission: IMPOSSIBLE script and is an object-lesson in bad mental health and conspiracy theories. What is amazing to me is that these stooges got as close to overthrowing the gubmint as they did, even with all these handicaps.
The 4th Reich really was as incompetent as they looked.