Trump Considers 'Full Pardon' for Michael Flynn after FBI 'Lost' Records
Records lost of Former White House national security adviser
President Donald Trump said he is considering a pardon for former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn after the FBI lost records.
“So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has 'lost' the records of General Michael Flynn."
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) responded to Trump, saying he should "focus on the current crisis” of the coronavirus outbreak, adding that “the delay in testing and your failure to lead are already costing us dearly.”
“Your attacks on the independence of the justice system and rewarding of cronies who lied for you can wait,” Schiff said.
In 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty for lying to investigators about his conversations with the then-Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak on a United Nations Security Council vote and U.S. sanctions.
Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey admitted he took advantage of the chaos by sending Peter Strzok and another FBI agent to talk to Flynn.
Flynn admitting then reaffirming his guilt in 2017 and 2018 after he agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation,
Neon Nettle reported last year that the FBI may have tricked Flynn after a memo revealing that he was told not to have lawyers present.
So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has “lost” the records of General Michael Flynn. How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2020
Mr. President, keep your focus on the current crisis. The delay in testing and your failure to lead are already costing us dearly.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 15, 2020
Your attacks on the independence of the justice system and rewarding of cronies who lied for you can wait.
Incompetence kills. https://t.co/uebbLzWBtE
General Flynn’s lawyers requested the judge for no jail time and instead “to sentence him to a term of probation not to exceed one year, with minimal conditions of supervision, along with 200 hours of community service.”
Mueller's team said Flynn served on a "range of issues," including "interactions between individuals in the Presidential Transition Team and Russia."
FBI officials along with McCabe concluded beforehand that the agents “would not warn Flynn" that it was a crime to lie during an FBI interview because they wanted Flynn to be relaxed.
They added they were concerned that giving warning might adversely affect the rapport,” according to the lawyers, citing FBI documents, and also noting that McCabe and Strzok were unfairly targeting Flynn.