Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Former National Security Advisor

Reported by Rica Machioni

President Trump pardoned Michael Flynn, the former National Security Advisor, on Wednesday according to his Tweet, ending the years-long case since 2017. 

“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!” He wrote on his Twitter. 

Michael Flynn had pleaded guilty for lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian diplomat during Trump’s term transition in 2016. However, Flynn later withdrew his plea with the help of a distinctive attorney, Sidney Powell. 

In January of this year, the news reported Flynn had claimed that his former legal team and the prosecutor compelled him to accept the plea agreement. Sidney Powell alleged in an interview with Sean Hannity that Flynn “was completely set up and framed by the upper echelon of the FBI that deliberately said about from at least August 15, 2016, on to catch General Flynn of something, either prosecuting or getting fired, ” she also mentioned the exculpatory documents were proving true of this allegation. For further disclosure, she claimed that Flynn was coerced to the plea by a threat to indict his son. 

Before Flynn briefly served as the fifteenth U.S. National Security Advisor, he was the Director of Defense Intelligence Agency during the Obama Administration and had served for 33 years of the U.S. army. The so-called small group of the “upper echelon” used Flynn’s case as a reason to implicate the Trump campaign in the Russia collusion to rig the election.

In May 2020, the Department of Justice dropped Flynn’s case because the charge of lying to the FBI about his relations with Russian diplomats was “ ‘materially’ false with respect to a matter under investigation,” according to the DOJ’s motion

However, despite the DOJ’s motion to drop Flynn’s case, Emmet Sullivan, the District Judge of Washington D.C who was appointed by Obama, refused to drop the prosecution. 

Dr. Bo on Lude Media discussed the possibility of why would the “small group” waste time and money to set up Michael Flynn. He claimed that Flynn used to serve as a Director of the Intelligence Agency, and that meant he might withhold some highly classified information about the deep state. Those corruptions might be vital that the other parties and politicians wanted to mute him. After his discussion, Lude then claimed that it is time now for them to drain the swamp. 

Reviewer:Serena

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