Trump today pardoned Michael Flynn, the nationwide safety advisor he fired for mendacity the the FBI and Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russian officers.
Flynn finally admitted to mendacity to investigators, however later tried to withdraw his plea — an ongoing authorized course of now obviated by immediately’s transfer. The pardon means Flynn won’t serve any jail sentence, however is usually thought of an acknowledgement of guilt.
Flynn is the second Trump affiliate convicted within the Russia probe to be granted clemency by the president. Trump commuted the sentence of longtime confidant Roger Stone simply days earlier than he was to report back to jail. It’s a part of a broader effort to undo the outcomes of an investigation that for years has shadowed his administration and yielded felony expenses in opposition to a half dozen associates.