The US Department of Justice publishes a pardon for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn
On Monday, the US Department of Justice released a copy of President Donald Trump’s pardon of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a week after the White House announced its issuance.
The amnesty decision was based on the powers of the US President, according to Article Two of the US Constitution. It included a complete and unconditional pardon for the facts of the investigations relating to the contacts of the former National Security Adviser with the Russian ambassador to the United States.
Trump had issued an amnesty decree for his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who admitted guilt for lying to the FBI, “the FBI” in an investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections, according to the American “Axios” position.
Flynn, a retired general, pleaded guilty in 2017, asserting that he had lied to the FBI about interactions with the Russian ambassador to the United States in the weeks before Trump took office. However, he then sought to withdraw the affidavit, alleging that the interrogators had violated his rights and had deceived him into a plea agreement.