(FamilyRetirementClub.com) – President Donald Trump told Twitter on Sunday night that he was “strongly considering” offering a full pardon to Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor who eventually pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
Justifying his consideration, the president noted the unfair treatment Flynn has faced, as well as a report that suggested the Justice Department and FBI lost records relating to retired Army general.
Referencing the unspecified report, the president announced, “So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has “lost” the records of General Michael Flynn.”
Trump, being snarky and unafraid as ever, said, “How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!”
So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has “lost” the records of General Michael Flynn. How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2020
Flynn has faced uncertainty since December 1, 2017, when he pleaded guilty to making false statements during the FBI’s Russia investigation. Since pleading guilty, the entire investigation was proven without merit as investigators failed to find any evidence that President Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election.
Flynn’s guilty plea related to phone calls he’d had in November 2017 with the Russian ambassador. Once again, however, no evidence was found to suggest any collusion took place and Flynn was found guilty purely because of a technicality.
In 2019, Flynn replaced his legal team and began filing motions to withdraw the plea in light of the fact that the investigation has been exposed as a hoax to tar the president’s name. In a January 29 filing, Flynn explained, “I am innocent of this crime, and I request to withdraw my guilty plea.”
Flynn was pressured into entering the guilty plea after he was threatened with 15 years in prison and charges being made against his son. Not to mention, Judge Emmet Sullivan has repeatedly delayed sentencing.
The president’s announcement that he is considering a full pardon is huge for Flynn and his family and is likely to be welcomed by Republicans and decent people all over the country.
But it’s going to enrage the Democrats.