November 26, 2020
The pardon for Flynn would be the latest instance of Trump using his expansive pardon power for a high-profile ally.
Former national security adviser left White House in 2017 following probe into Russian election interference
US President Donald Trump is considering a possible pardon for his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, sources have told the CNN.
DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE ON PARDONING SEVERAL PEOPLE
Three sources told the US network on Tuesday that besides Flynn, there have been discussions in the White House on pardoning several people among Trump’s close circle.
Others possibly under consideration include former adviser George Papadopoulos, and former campaign consultant Paul Manafort.
Flynn resigned few weeks after assuming the post as he was allegedly caught in a public lie about his Russian contacts.
In late 2017, he pled guilty to lying to the FBI during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Early May, the Justice Department made the exceptionally rare move to dismiss the case against him.