President Donald Trump tweeted that he is "strongly considering" a full pardon for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Trump claimed that the FBI "lost" records about the case and accused the agency of "destroying [Flynn's] life."
"So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has 'lost' the records of General Michael Flynn. How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!"
Flynn admitted to lying to FBI investigators about conversations with Sergey Kislyak, who was the Russian ambassador to the U.S. at the time. He pleaded guilty to charges of lying to the FBI in 2017 but has not been sentenced because he is trying to withdraw his guilty plea.
His lawyer, Sidney Powell, told Fox News the case against Flynn was an "egregious injustice" that was meant to "keep [the FBI's] obstruction hoax alive against the president."
"General Flynn is honored by the President's concern and awareness of this egregious injustice against him, his family, and the American people," Powell said. "Mueller-Weissman team and evil actors in the FBI and [the Department of Justice, DOJ] had to concoct a case against Flynn to keep their obstruction hoax alive against the president. That's what it was really about."
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