President TrumpDonald John Trump, Minnesota justifies the Biden victory he told his close allies that he was planning a pardon for his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, Axios reported Tuesday.
Knowing the president’s mindset, several unnamed sources confirmed to Axios that a possible Flynn pardon would take place as part of a series of pardons he plans to issue in his remaining days in office. White House representatives did not send an immediate comment from The Hill.
Fox News reporter Kevin Corke later confirmed the report.
Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI over his 2017 ties to Russia’s former U.S. ambassador, Sergei Kislyak, has been involved in a protracted legal battle since early this year to investigate whether his charges should be dropped for prosecutorial misconduct.
A prosecutor who has been touched by the Attorney General William BarrBill BarrTrump tells Allies to plan a pardon for Michael Flynn: Merrick Garland is listed on Biden’s attorney general’s list: DOJ reports former Mexican defense minister is indicted a review of the charges against Flynn recommended that they be dismissed, but the appellate court ruled in favor of U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan not to dismiss the charges and to appoint an external legal expert to assess the case. That appellate court also rejected Flynn’s request that Sullivan withdraw from the case on charges that he, too, had acted improperly.
He had previously agreed to plead guilty to lying to FBI agents and collaborated with the now-closed Special Adviser investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign to delay his verdict for years before withdrawing his indictment in early 2020.
Flynn Trump’s pardon would potentially eliminate the legal troubles of his former adviser to his successor, an attorney general appointed by an elected president Joe BidenJoe Biden Minnesota justifies Biden’s victory Trump tells Allies to plan grace at his mercy for Michael Flynn: Biden reports staff spoke to Fauci: “He was very, very helpful.”, can be installed next year.