Reports are indicating that President Trump is considering a pardon for General Michael Flynn. Flynn was President Trump’s first National Security Adviser who was fired and then subsequently prosecuted for allegedly lying to the FBI about contacts with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Since then documents have been uncovered that led to the DOJ to drop the charges, Despite that, Obama-appointed Judge Emmit Sullivan continues to try and keep the case from being thrown out.
According to The Daily Wire:
Axios reported Tuesday evening that two sources close to Trump said the president was considering a pardon for Flynn, whom the FBI described as “forthright” during their interview.
“Sources with direct knowledge of the discussions said Flynn will be part of a series of pardons that Trump issues between now and when he leaves office,” Axios reported.
As The Daily Wire previously reported, documents released by the Justice Department to Flynn’s attorneys showed FBI agents knew Flynn wasn’t a Russian agent and that he didn’t lie during their meeting, yet he was prosecuted anyway as part of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation in Russian interference in the 2016 election, which included farcical allegations that Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia to steal the election. Fired FBI director James Comey even admitted that the FBI interview with Flynn didn’t follow standard protocol. The FBI knew what Flynn discussed with Kislyak, yet they brought him in for questioning anyway. The FBI had a transcript of Flynn’s phone call; Flynn did not. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI but has since tried to rescind that plea. Many people plead guilty when they are innocent in order to avoid harsher sentences.
Others who have lied to the FBI, such as former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, were never charged.
Several pages of notes, uncovered by Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell, showed the FBI admitted to handling the Flynn investigation inappropriately including Flynn being interviewed without counsel when the probe was supposed to be shut down.
Notes indicate the FBI knew Flynn was not trying to deceive them and prosecutors struggled with having to charge him.