While rumors and speculation swirl about President Donald Trump pardoning former national security advisor Micheal Flynn, one of Trump’s lawyers has stated that it is not under consideration.
White House lawyer Ty Cobb told The Hill, “No — there is no consideration at the White House of pardoning Michael Flynn.”
Earlier Friday, Trump refused to rule out a pardon for Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in its investigation of Russia’s election interference.
“I don’t want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet,” Trump said, “We’ll see what happens. Let’s see.”
A Trump pardon of Flynn would send shockwaves through Washington and possibly throw a wrench into special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into whether the Trump campaign cooperated with Russia’s election meddling in 2016.
Flynn is cooperating with Mueller’s team, which is also looking into whether Trump obstructed justice in the investigation.
By not ruling out a pardon for Flynn, Trump could be signaling to his former national security adviser that he will be rewarded if he does not reveal any damaging information about the president, his family or his advisers.
Although, it appears to me that Flynn can cooperate all he wants because he does not have anything against President Trump. If he did, you think it would have taken this long to come out?
There wasn’t a Russian collusion, but the left clings to it desperately because it means they could impeach Trump if it were true.
The White House waited more than two weeks to fire Flynn after the Justice Department warned that Flynn was vulnerable to Russian blackmail.
Trump tweeted earlier this month that he fired Flynn for lying to the FBI.
“I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI,” Trump continued, “He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!”
However, another White House lawyer, John Down, claims he was the one who wrote the tweet. He said he was only meaning Flynn was fired for his deceit and misleading of Vice President Pence and other White House officials.
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