President Trump has pardoned former National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn. Flynn pled guilty in December 2017 for lying to the FBI about his communications with Russian contacts.
Earlier this year, the Department of Justice dropped its prosecution of Flynn “after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of [the] case” in which it determined that the interview in which Flynn lied to the FBI was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation.”
Idiot move by Trump. The pardon removes a significant portion of 5th Amendment protection for Flynn in the realm of the charges for which he was prosecuted.
If Flynn was covering for Trump, Trump just basically immunized a potential turncoat witness for the next DOJ. So now Mike Flynn can make another decision–tell the truth or catch a federal contempt, which will severely jam him up. This is of the Biden DOJ decides to invest.
Adam Schiff tweeted: