Trump Doesn’t Rule Out Pardon For Flynn
President Donald Trump refused Friday to rule out pardoning former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
“I don’t want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet. We’ll see what happens. Let’s see,” Trump responded when asked if he’d consider a pardon for Flynn. “I’ll say this: when you look at what’s gone on with the FBI and the Justice Department, people are very, very angry.” (RELATED: Strzok’s Texts And The Clinton-Trump Investigations — A Definitive Timeline)
Trump’s comments came before he boarded Marine One to travel to Quantico, Virginia, where he will participate in an FBI National Academy graduation ceremony.
Flynn served in the Trump administration before being pushed out in February for lying to Vice President Mike Pence about phone calls with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.
Flynn recently pleaded guilty to lying to federal officials about these December 2016 phone calls.
Trump has already issued the first pardon of his presidency to former Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio, like Flynn, supported Trump during the presidential campaign.
The president publicly defended Flynn shortly after his firing calling him a “very good person” in a May interview.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly probing whether President Trump committed obstruction of justice by asking former FBI Director James Comey to let Flynn go.
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