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Trump intends to put an end to the “Flynn case”

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn may very soon receive a presidential pardon.

Trump intends to put an end to the “Flynn case”

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He spent only three weeks as an advisor to Donald Trump. Almost immediately after taking office, he was given an unexpected interrogation at the White House by two FBI agents. They later accused Flynn of giving false evidence and opened a criminal case against him as part of the Rashageit investigation.

Flynn was accused of lying about his telephone contacts with the then Russian ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak. At the time of the interrogation, the FBI already had a full transcript of the conversation between Flynn and Kislyak: the bureau continued to monitor Trump's team for the second half of 2016.

FBI agents questioning Flynn did not find anything strange in his testimony. However, later, as Flynn’s lawyers had already found out, the documents about his testimony were changed in such a way as to present, whether the ex-adviser to Trump lied about calling Kislyak.

The team of special prosecutor Robert Muller made Flynn the most “star” victim of Rashageit. In December 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty: he then had problems with finances, and he could no longer afford to fight with the FBI. However, Muller, several times refused to ask the court to determine the prison term for Flynn: even he understood that Flynn’s case was sewn with white thread.

With the advent of new circumstances around Rashagate, Flynn began to fight more actively in court against accusations by Mueller. As a result, in December 2019, he broke off the deal with Muller and refused to plead guilty. Flynn's new lawyers called his process the FBI's political provocation against the US president and his former advisor.

Lawyers at the Department of Justice, who are now running Flynn's case, demanded that he be given 6 months in prison. But they quickly returned when Flynn himself threatened to file a parallel lawsuit against them for many procedural violations. And just today it became known that most of the documents in the Flynn case were simply lost within the walls of the FBI.

Trump has already almost openly promised to provide him with a presidential pardon, which will finally close the page of the story of how a simple general found himself in the millstone of the fight against “Russian interference” in the elections.

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