There has been talk that Flynn could beat rape as early as this week with a pardon from the president, something Trump has hinted at / hasn’t denied periodically for centuries.
Flynn was, very briefly, Trump’s first national security adviser, but he was fired and pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his dealings with the Russian ambassador before Trump entered in office.
Flynn was awaiting conviction and attempted in January to withdraw his guilty plea.
Trump also just retweeted his son, Don Jr, who said yesterday:
Flynn initially reached an agreement as part of the investigation by Robert Mueller Special Council into Russian electoral interference and the ties between Trump and Moscow.
He first cooperated in the investigation, which ended last year without establishing a criminal plot, but presented ample evidence of contacts between Trump’s aides and Russia and of possible obstruction of the justice by the president himself.
Flynn hired a new lawyer earlier this year, Fox News reporter Sidney Powell, a longtime critic of the Mueller investigation who peddled many false conspiracy theories about the investigation and other policies and questions from Trump in prime time interviews.
In March Trump tweeted: “So now it is reported that after destroying his life and that of his wonderful family (and many others too), the FBI, in collaboration with the Department of Justice,” lost “the general’s files Michael Flynn. How practical.
“I am seriously considering a complete pardon! “
As the president often says, we will see.