U.S. President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday pardoned Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, opening the door to a new assignment for this patriot whose family withstood a nearly four-year long battle because of an FBI witch hunt looking to derail the presidency.
As the president pushes the election recounts towards the Supreme Court, freeing Gen. Flynn from this cross is turning patriots sanguine across the country. The move would also enable him to server in another official capacity, if required.
The pardon was rumored on Tuesday, but unconfirmed, as President Trump offered similar relief to the official White House turkey ahead of Thanksgiving Day tomorrow.
“It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. Congratulations to @ and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!” Trump tweeted.
It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2020
His family posted the following statement:Gen. Flynn was officially sidelined from government after FBI agents, who had wiretapped his calls, caught him in a “white lie” that they used as a perjury trap. It took nearly three years, but a judge finally had to drop the case, when their set-up became clear and as no underlying crime had been committed.
But the travail brought Gen. Flynn inside the beast, allowing his testimony as a witness on other cases to be brought to their aide. Meanwhile, his initial law firm, Covington & Burling, which was also the home of former AG Eric Holder, was forced to recuse from other cases, as well as losing control of his, because of conflicts of interest.
His ultimate lawyer became Sidney Powell, who is now leading cases against election fraud.
Being on the sidelines also meant that he went silent on social media, although many noticed that his Twitter banner was updated to reflect key themes, as well as his favorite flag image. The same flag used in public speaking presentations also happened to be found on many Q posts with the understanding being that he has been part of that team all along.
As the legal case was closed, he resumed his social media, especially on Twitter, and with publishing important Op-Eds.
In addition, his disciples, including Ezra Cohen-Watnick, were seen this past week taking new roles in the Defense Department, meaning that his leadership remains vital to the president.
The first move of new Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller and President Trump was to streamline Special Ops to report directly to Miller and repatriate 5,000 terrorist-fighting soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan, potentially to fight ANTIFA terrorists here.
So far, President Trump has issued 27 pardons and 11 commutations during his four years in office, including former NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik. He also commuted the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and political consultant Roger Stone.