Report: Trump to pardon former National Security Advisor

Sources say Trump intends to pardon Michael Flynn, who in 2017 pleaded guilty to misleading the FBI.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn

US President Donald Trump reportedly intends to pardon former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, one in a series to be issued before he leaves office, Fox News reported on Tuesday, citing sources with knowledge of the president’s thinking.

Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to misleading the FBI about his contact with Russia. Trump asked for Flynn’s resignation ten months earlier, after it was revealed that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S.

Despite two guilty pleas from Flynn, the prosecution came under scrutiny after the release of FBI documents that indicated a plot to get Flynn to lie.

Following those revelations, Trump's Justice Department moved to drop its case against him but has since encountered hurdles in court. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in August rejected Flynn's plea to force a federal judge to drop his criminal case.