U.S. President Donald Trump intends to pardon his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, two informed sources told Axios.
According to the newspaper, the U.S. leader discussed the matter with his entourage.
“The pardon of Michael Flynn will be the culmination of a four-year political and judicial saga that began with an FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump headquarters and the Russian government in the 2016 elections,” it was reported on Wednesday, November 25.
Flynn was Trump’s advisor from 20 January to 13 February 2017 and resigned after the FBI considered his testimony about his contact with former Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak as evidence of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He also cooperated with special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who eventually never found Trump conspiracy with Russia.
In court, Flynn pleaded guilty to the fact that he gave false testimony about the content of his phone conversation with a Russian diplomat, explaining that it was the misconduct of the police interrogating him.
Later on, the FBI internal correspondence showed up, suggesting that the agents had deliberately tried to lead the general to false testimony. In May, the Ministry of Justice announced that the case against Flynn had been dismissed.