According to several media reports, Donald Trump plans to forgive his embarrassed former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, before leaving office.
Flynn will be among the series of pardons Trump plans to offer before the end of his term – several sources have reported the Axios and the New York Times.
Flynn admitted to lying to the FBI about contacting the former U.S. ambassador and became a cooperative witness to Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections and the Trump campaign’s relationship with Moscow.
Flynn was the only White House official accused of investigating Mueller.
It has become a case for the far right, with many of Trump’s most ardent supporters arguing that the former national security adviser has fallen victim to the “deep state”.
Efforts by Trump and the Justice Department to resolve the criminal case against Flynn have plagued lengthy legal battles in the courts.
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