CIA's Woolsey set up Mike Flynn
James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA
Jim Woolsey set up Mike Flynn of Flynn Intel Group (FIG), according to Rob Kelner, former attorney for Flynn Intel Group.
Woolsey was Director of the CIA from 1993 to 1995 under President Bill Clinton.
Woolsey quit the President Donald J. Trump transition team on Jan. 5th, 2017.
Mike Flynn resigned as Director of National Security for President Trump.
Flynn has pled guilty to lying to the FBI.
He is awaiting sentencing since Dec. 18th, 2018.
Rob Kelner’s admission was submitted into evidence yesterday in the Bijan Kiani Rafiekian criminal court case.
Flynn is a co-conspirator.
Jury selection starts this morning.
The case is in Alexandria, Virginia Federal District Court before Judge Anthony Trenga.
It is alleged Kian and Flynn failed to register as Turkish spies and lied about it.
Kelner no longer represents Flynn Intel Group.
He quit two weeks ago.
Kelner is a lawyer with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.
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Woolsey wanted the word “kickbacks” removed and replaced with either “consulting fees” or refunds
Kelner’s admission was made to federal prosecutors and the FBI on Sept. 21st, 2018.
It was concealed until made public yesterday in court filings.
Kelner had six witnesses.
James P. Gillis, Prosecutor
Evan Turgeon, Prosecutor, National Security
Brandon Van Greck, Prosecutor
Bryan T. Alfredo, FBI
Bruce Baird, Covington
Roger Polack, Covington
Jim Woolsey asked for a kickback from Flynn Intel Group (FIG) on Sept. 19th, 2016, said Kelner.
Flynn and Kian Rafiekian were partners.
Their company, also known as FIG, dissolved in February of 2018.
Kristen Verderame is the personal attorney for Flynn and Kian.
She incorporated their company, Inovo in the Netherlands, and was the company attorney.
Flynn and Kian were also Inovo employees.
Woolsey invented a fake story on Sept. 19th, 2016 involving the kidnapping of a Turkish cleric, an American citizen, living in Pennsylvania.
Kian and Wooley planted the false story in the Wall Street Journal.
How much the Journal was paid to run it is unknown.
Kian admits in court documents that he has dozens of media sources on retainer.
Based on previous court rulings, Judge Trenga anticipates dismissing the Flynn/Rafiekian criminal matter as soon as today.
For a profile on James P. Gillis, the lead prosecutor in the Flynn/Kian case: