by: Brent Smith
So General Flynn has finally been pardoned. That’s terrific. He didn’t deserve any of this. And everyone on the right is or should be happy about it.
However, before you begin reading the article, you may want to also consider this, assuming you haven’t put your tin-foil hat away for the holiday season.
First, would Trump have pardoned Flynn if he had clearly won reelection? And second, Sydney Powell is Flynn’s lead attorney and did NOT want him pardoned. Rather she wanted to exonerate Flynn in court. She outwardly stressed this to the administration.
So, with tin-foil hat firmly atop head, could this also be a slight or slap-down of Powell by Trump and his team? For whatever reason, are they trying to undermine her credibility? Does someone have it out for Powell?
from Conservative Review:
Trump Pardons Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn
President Trump pardoned his former national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, on Wednesday, ending Flynn’s three-year prosecution for allegedly lying to the FBI.
Trump announced the pardon on Twitter on Wednesday.
“It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!” Trump tweeted.
It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2020
In December of 2017, Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during a January interview with two agents, including former FBI special agent Peter Strzok, before reversing course in January of 2020 after replacing his legal team with attorney Sydney Powell. The Justice Department filed to have the charges against Flynn dropped later that year in May. The judge presiding over Flynn’s case has refused the department’s motion, however, keeping the case open.