BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump ‘is planning to pardon his disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn’
- Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about dealings with Russian ambassador
He sought to withdraw the guilty plea in January, arguing that prosecutors violated his rights and duped him into a plea agreement.
The president is said to have told confidants he plans to pardon Flynn before he leaves office, sources told the website.
Trump has not been shy about using his pardon power to help political allies and those he believes have been wronged by an out-of-control justice system.
Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, was charged under former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that detailed Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Flynn pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI about his conversations before Trump took office with Sergei Kislyak, who was then Russia’s ambassador to the United States, concerning U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia under President Barack Obama.