Crook-in-chief ready to pardon his favorite crook

His master’s voice

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he is “strongly considering” a full pardon for former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

In the tweet, Trump claimed that “the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has ‘lost’ the records of General Michael Flynn.”

The President appeared to be referencing a claim made by Flynn’s lawyers back in September that there was an internal Department of Justice memo that cleared Flynn of being a Russian agent — a memo that the prosecution could not produce.

A government lawyer on the Flynn case said those claims are irrelevant, noting they did not accuse Flynn of being a Russian agent. It was not immediately clear Sunday why Trump was referencing the exchange.

And then there’s this:

Attorney General William Barr ordered a review of Flynn’s case last month.

The Fake President’s Fearless Flunkies at work trying to hide their crimes.

3 thoughts on “Crook-in-chief ready to pardon his favorite crook

  1. Exigency says:

    Judges unpersuaded by Michael Flynn’s attempt to force a dismissal
    The appeals argument was an unusual turn in an even more unusual case that has come to signify the politics of the Justice Department, feed Trump’s attacks on the Russia investigation and enliven a battle between the Trump administration and other branches of government. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in late 2017 as part of the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the election.
    Flynn has a hearing scheduled for July 16 before DC District Judge Emmet Sullivan, the trial judge, about whether his case must be dismissed and whether he should be held in contempt of court for perjury. In the past, Sullivan has expressed disgust with his dishonesty, has questioned the Justice Department’s approach to dropping the case, and highlighted Flynn’s contradictory sworn statements that he was guilty and that he is innocent.

  2. Law & Oder says:

    US court orders case against former NSA Michael Flynn dropped : The court sided with Flynn who had been seeking to withdraw a guilty plea in which he admitted lying to the FBI.
    “A House Judiciary Committee hearing focused on oversight of the Department of Justice was marked by searing accusations and explosive interruptions from the very beginning, as Democrats and witnesses accused Attorney General Bill Barr and his agency of putting politics over the rule of law.”
    “In his opening statement, Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., excoriated Attorney General Bill Barr — who was not at the hearing, but is set to testify next month — accusing him of a “clear and dangerous pattern of conduct” of shielding President Trump’s associates and undermining cases stemming out of the Russia investigation.
    Nadler cited the DOJ’s motion to dismiss Michael Flynn’s criminal case, but ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, pointed out in his opening statement that earlier in the day the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that Flynn’s case should be dismissed and ordered Judge Emmet Sullivan to toss the case.”

  3. Done and dusted says:

    “Shudder for the rule of law in our nation. Be alarmed that a politicized Justice Department will be allowed to do whatever it wants in service to a sitting president. Be amazed that judges can spout errant nonsense to reach a result that just happens to square with the interests of a president who shares their partisan leanings.
    Yes, the decision by two Court of Appeals judges to block efforts to scrutinize the Justice Department’s decision to drop its prosecution of Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, is that disturbing. Here’s hoping the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit insists on reviewing this scandalous decision and overturns it.”
    E.J. Dionne Jr. (Washington Post 6/24/20)

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