President Trump is weighing a possible “full pardon” for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn after it was revealed the FBI “lost” potentially exonerating records.
The President tweeted yesterday, “So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has ‘lost’ the records of General Michael Flynn. How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!”
Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, reacted to the President’s tweet and told the Epoch Times, “General Flynn is honored by the President’s concern and awareness of this egregious injustice against him, his family, and the American people.”
In January, Powell filed a motion which highlighted information uncovered since his guilty plea which included the fact that there was no exact record of his statements to FBI agents and that the original 302s (FBI interviews) were “missing.”
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge reported last night that the judge in the Flynn case said “things happen” when confronted by Powell about the whereabouts of the original 302s.
Court documents reveal that Powell said, “I keep noticing that the government talk about not having the original 302 in their possession. Was it destroyed? Because there had to have been one under FBI regulations and other information that I’ve received, that there was an original 302 written by Mr. Pientka. So it would have to be in the FBI’s computer system. It can be retrieved even if it had been destroyed, so that is a point we will be discussing further.”
“The government, I’m sure, will address that,” replied the judge. “I don’t want to focus on any more cases before the Court, but, you know, sometimes, throughout the best efforts…things happen and documents are lost. I mean it just happens…but we will wait for the government’s submission.”
READ: Defense still seeks original 2017 FBI summary @GenFlynn interview about his Russia contacts. FBI record is called a “302” @SidneyPowell1 questions GOV claim original not “in their possession,” suggesting it does exist. Judge: “things happen” “documents are lost”@CBSNews pic.twitter.com/KjWA0z9xsm
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) March 16, 2020
For more information on the Flynn case, click HERE.