Trump May Pardon General Flynn before Sentencing
March 16, 2020 (EIRNS)—President Donald Trump is considering a preemptive pardon—that is, before sentencing—for Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (ret.), the President’s first National Security Adviser, reported ABC News yesterday.
President Trump mooted a pardon for Flynn on March 15, tweeting, “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!”
When General Flynn was interviewed by the FBI at the White House on Jan. 24, 2017, on his second day as National Security Adviser, FBI agents asked if they could come to his office to ask a few questions, and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe actively dissuaded Flynn from having an attorney present at the interview. Flynn, not suspecting any set-up, agreed and talked to them without a lawyer. In the aftermath, his expensive lawyers got nowhere before D.C. Circuit Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, and Flynn was nearly forced to file for bankruptcy.
When Flynn’s new attorney, Sidney Powell, began demanding documents, the prosecution refused to turn over “302” forms of Flynn’s questioning which were exculpatory, and which exposed FBI bias, claiming they were “lost.” A remedy may be at hand.