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Trump plans to apologize to convicted perpetrator Michael Flynn on his manner out the door

After less than two months in the White House and transitioning to Joe Biden, Donald Trump plans to apologize for convicted criminal Michael Flynn.

According to Axios, “President Trump has told confidants that he plans to apologize to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts. Two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions report to Axios. “

As the report notes, Trump’s possible decision to let Flynn skate would “be the culmination of a four-year political and legal saga that began with the FBI’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in the 2016 election. “

Jonathan Swan said Trump’s Flynn pardon would be just one of several pardons the outgoing president will issue before leaving office on January 20, 2021.

Flynn is part of a series of pardons POTUS is planning through January 20th. Https://t.co/vm2H4jcOtQ

– Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) November 25, 2020

Reminder: Michael Flynn admitted crime

While Trump forgives his crooked friend before his time is up, it’s important to remember that Michael Flynn confessed to crimes.

Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty. He admitted several times in court that he lied to the FBI. There is no legitimate justification for a pardon other than the fact that Trump seeks to undermine the Russia investigation that has plagued so much of his administration.

Of course, all of this happens amid a raging public health crisis and dwindling economy that Trump continues to ignore.

For the next two months, Donald Trump will be wasting his days golfing, spitting out lies about an election he lost decisively, and pardoning as many of his criminal friends as possible.

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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.

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