As per the sources Trump has told aides that he is planning to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn and is on of s string of pardons he is planning to issues before he leaves the office, as said on Tuesday.
Flynn the retired Army Lieutenant general he pleaded twice of being guilty to the FBI about all his conversation with Russian diplomat at the time of presidential transition in 2016. As per the news he is the only former white house officials to plead guilty in an inquiry done by Robert Muller, who is the Special Council investigation from the Russian’s election interference.
The justice Department in may sought to withdraw all the charges put against Flynn. And the move is still been held in the court, and challenged by Emmet G. Sullivan who presided over the Flynn’s case.
A former intro about Flynn, 61, served around 24 days as Trump’s national security adviser before he got fired in February 2017 for cheating and lying about his connections with the Russian ambassador at that time in US, Sergey Kislyak.
So last year Flynn was seen changing his legal team and he started taking to withdraw his guilty plea, and claims that he never have lied to the investigator and there was a target in January 2017 as mentioned by his lawyer in the paper as “ambush interview” done by FBI agents trying to trap him.
Trump at time distanced himself from Flynn after he fried him has himself taken up his cause, by calling him “an innocent man” targeted by the Obama administration officials who are trying to take pull down a president.
As a result many departing presidents have even issues a pardons near the end of their team. The Former president Bill Clinton had drew a harsh criticism over his pardon to the democratic. As result they fear that Trump might exercise his pardon power that might result in shattering of the past precedent.