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Weekend Reads “Russian investigation” in the United States: Donald Trump pardons his ex-advisor Michael Flynn

13:15  26 november  2020
13:15  26 november  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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On November 25, Donald Trump announced that he had granted a pardon to his former National Security adviser Michael Flynn, the first of his relatives involved in the Russian investigation, a gesture described as "abuse of power. By Democrats.

Former 61-year-old general Michael Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to federal police about his contacts with a Russian diplomat. His sentence had never been pronounced because of many twists in this extremely politicized case.

The American president has finally decided to put a definitive end to it, using his right of pardon before leaving the White House on January 20. “It is my great honor to report that General Michael Flynn has been granted complete pardon,” he tweeted.

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"Donald Trump has regularly abused his power to reward his friends or protect those who covered him up," immediately denounced the elected Democrat Adam Schiff, who heads the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives. Unsurprisingly, Trump goes as he came: corrupt to the core ”.

The clemency of the president "puts an end to political and relentless pursuits of an innocent man", on the contrary justified the spokesperson of the White House, Kayleigh McEnany, by presenting Michael Flynn as "victim of an attempt coordinated to overthrow the 2016 election ”.

Donald Trump has always accused the Democrats of having orchestrated the investigation into suspicion of an understanding between Moscow and his campaign team. This ended with an absence of evidence of collusion, but six of his collaborators were indicted on various charges by investigators. Among them, General Flynn had participated in the Republican campaign and then had confidential exchanges with the Russian ambassador in Washington, Sergei Kisliak in December 2016.

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Donald Trump has pardoned Michael Flynn , his first national security adviser who pleaded guilty to lying The retired general was a trusted Trump surrogate on the campaign trail in 2016. But he served just 24 days in the White House before Trump fired him for lying to Vice-President Mike Pence about

[NFA] U . S . President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn , who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Gavino Garay has more.

Having become a National Security adviser, he was questioned in 2017 by the federal police, but he concealed these contacts. He soon had to resign for also lying to Vice President Mike Pence. He then agreed to plead guilty to perjury and to cooperate with the Russian investigation.

In May, the Department of Justice, led by Bill Barr, one of Donald Trump's strongest supporters, decided to drop the charges against him , a rare move when the accused admitted his wrongdoing. These could have been reopened by the administration of Joe Biden, but the presidential pardon definitively closes the file.

(With agencies)

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