The lead attorney for former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Sunday accused former President Barack Obama, other top administration officials and the FBI of setting up her client.

Sidney Powell on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” cited the revelation in recently released-documents that FBI agents didn’t tell Fynn he was under investigation or that lying to them would be a federal crime.

“These agents specifically schemed and planned with each other how to not tip him off, that he was even the person being investigated,” she said.

“So they kept him relaxed and unguarded deliberately as part of their effort to set him up and frame him.”

She also pointed out that Obama knew about Flynn’s calls in December 2016 to then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before FBI agents interviewed Flynn on Jan. 24, 2017 — a development that surprised then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.

After a Jan. 5, 2017, meeting Obama asked then-FBI Director James Comey and Yates to “stay behind.”

He “specified that he did not want any additional information on the matter, but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information,” according to documents released last week as part of the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the Flynn case.

“The whole thing was orchestrated and set up within the FBI, [former Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper, [Former CIA Director John] Brennan, and in the Oval Office meeting that day with President Obama,” Powell said.

Asked on the program whether the plot reached to Obama, Powell said, “Absolutely.”

Trump fired Flynn in February 2017 for lying to the FBI and to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Kislyak.

Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in December 2017, but he sought to change his plea last January when he got a new legal team, accusing federal prosecutors of setting him up.

The Justice Department filed court papers last week to drop the case against Flynn, arguing that the FBI’s interview was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn” and was “conducted without any legitimate investigation.” The lead attorney for former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Sunday accused former President Barack Obama, other top administration officials and the FBI of setting up her client

Obama recently blasted the Justice Department for wanting to dismiss the case.

“And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk,” Obama told supporters Friday. “And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.”

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