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Politics Adam Schiff Says If Trump Pardons Michael Flynn He'd Be 'Acting Like An Organized Crime Figure'

18:30  25 november  2020
18:30  25 november  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Adam Schiff ( D -CA) weighed in on CNN’s reporting that President Donald Trump is considering pardoning former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn . Schiff said on CNN’s “New Day” that Trump is “ acting like an organized crime figure ” by rewarding people who lie for him .

Adam Schiff of California, said Sunday that he couldn't comment on whether President Trump was being personally investigated by Special Counsel Schiff , whose committee is also conducting a Russia probe, cited press reports and threw out the names of Mike Flynn , President Trump 's former

Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) said President Donald Trump would be "acting like an organized crime figure" if he were to pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks at a press conference on Capitol Hill on June 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Amid reports about a possible pardon for Michael Flynn, Schiff said President Donald Trump was acting like an © Tasos Katopodis/Getty Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks at a press conference on Capitol Hill on June 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Amid reports about a possible pardon for Michael Flynn, Schiff said President Donald Trump was acting like an "organized crime figure."

Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN anchor John Berman on Wednesday morning that such a move "frankly reflects so ill on our democracy, on the United States."

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US President Donald Trump has told allies he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn , who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying Trump in March said he was strongly considering a full pardon for Flynn , and that the FBI and Justice Department had "destroyed" Flynn 's life and that

Flynn will be among a series of pardons that Trump plans to grant before his term in office ends, multiple sources were reported as saying by Axios and the Flynn admitted lying to the FBI about his contact with the former Russian ambassador to the US, and became a cooperating witness in Robert

"Imagine what people around the world think when we have a president who's acting like an organized crime figure," he added. "But this is who Donald Trump is. It's who he was on his way into the presidency, it will be exactly who he is on his last days of the presidency."

Axios reported late Tuesday that Trump told confidants he plans to pardon Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about his contacts with Russia during the 2016 transition. Flynn was the only former White House official to plead guilty in the probe led by former special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's election interference.

CNN also recently reported that talks were ongoing at the White House about pardoning the former national security adviser, who served less than a month in the Trump administration.

Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI

  Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI Flynn later sought to withdraw his plea and the Justice Department tried to dismiss the case. Flynn pleaded guilty to a felony in December 2017, admitting that he had misled investigators about details of his conversations with the Russian ambassador during Trump’s presidential transition.

President Trump reportedly intends to pardon former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn , one in a series to be issued before he leaves office. Flynn 's attorney, Sidney Powell, reportedly said she requested that Trump not issue a pardon , but the president publicly has been very sympathetic to

'Absolutely shameful': Schiff condemns Trump 's golf outing. Judge dismisses Trump campaign Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he is "strongly considering" a full The President appeared to be referencing a claim made by Flynn 's lawyers back in September that

Schiff didn't dispute that Trump had the authority to pardon Flynn, but clarified that the power wasn't "absolute" and the president likely couldn't attempt to pardon himself without going into court.

Flynn's legal saga has been a drawn-out battle, during which he's avoided being sentenced to prison.

In May, the Justice Department abruptly moved to drop the case based on a review of the case ordered by Attorney General William Barr. The internal review found that Flynn's false statements weren't "material" to the Russia probe and therefore weren't a crime.

At the time, Trump said he was "very happy" about the DOJ's decision and that "what happened to General Flynn should never happen again." But the Justice Department's attempt to dismiss the case has since been tied up in federal court.

In September, Flynn's attorney Sidney Powell said at a court hearing that she recently spoke with Trump about the politically charged case and that she asked the president not to pardon Flynn.

President Trump pardons Michael Flynn

  President Trump pardons Michael Flynn Flynn served as Trump's first national security adviser. "It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon," he wrote.

Trump reportedly told sources close to him that he plans to pardon Flynn who pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his contact with In January 2020, Flynn moved to withdraw his guilty plea after his lawyers accused the government of prosecutorial misconduct and entrapment

Mr Trump said back in March that he was considering a full pardon for Flynn , saying the FBI and Justice Department had "destroyed" the retired general’s life. However, Flynn later sought to retract his statement, asking last year for a withdrawal of his guilty plea, saying he never lied to investigators.

If Trump did decide to pardon Flynn, it wouldn't be the first time that the president did so for a member of his inner circle. Earlier this year, Trump commuted the sentence of former associate Roger Stone. Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for crimes including obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress.

Schiff told CNN on Wednesday that a Flynn pardon "would send a message that at least as far as President Trump is concerned if you lie on his behalf, if you cover up for him, he will reward you, he will protect you, but only if he thinks it's in his interest."

Newsweek reached out to the White House and to Flynn's attorney but did not receive a response prior to publication.

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A rundown of the Trump allies and others who might benefit from the uniquely presidential power. But it’s only the latest example of Trump using his sweeping pardon power to benefit a top ally. While other presidents have pardoned or commuted the sentences of allies, Trump has simply taken it to another level. He’s used it to benefit numerous close allies, financial donors and other extreme figures in the conservative movement. Chief among them have been Flynn and Roger Stone, whose sentence Trump commuted (that’s not a full pardon) earlier this year.

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