It’s been rumored for some time that when Donald Trump isn’t busy salting the governmental earth, so that the Biden administration is hamstrung, to say the very least, he will be indulging in a pardon festival, proving that the presidential pardoning ability is a weapon in the hands of a *resident who is a child, not to mention a crook. First in line, supposedly, is none other than Sidney Powell’s other high profile client, Michael Flynn, who was convicted of lying to the FBI. Axios:
Flash forward: In January 2020, after two years of sentencing delays due to his cooperation with the Mueller investigation, Flynn and his new legal team sought to withdraw his guilty plea, alleging prosecutorial misconduct.
- A federal prosecutor appointed to review the case by Attorney General Bill Barr recommended that the charges be dropped, finding that the FBI interview in which Flynn lied was “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis.”
- District Judge Emmet Sullivan did not immediately agree to drop the charges, and asked for outside legal experts to weigh in on the unusual case.
- Flynn’s lawyers filed an emergency appeal to force the judge to comply with the DOJ motion.
- That resulted in a protracted legal fight, which ended in August with an appeals court siding with Sullivan.
Worth noting: Flynn’s lawyer Sidney Powell acknowledged at a hearing in September that she had spoken to Trump recently and had requested that he not issue a pardon.
The bottom line: Trump’s pardon of Flynn would take the matter out of the hands of the courts and of a Biden-controlled Justice Department.
Indeed it would. And who knows what guilty secrets Flynn might take away with him? Only the Shadow and Donald Trump know.