On Tuesday, President Trump was asked by CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge if he would welcome former national security advisor General Michael Flynn back to the White House.
Trump answered, “I would. I think he’s a great gentleman. “He’s a great — he’s been in the military for many, many decades, actually. Highly respected. What General Flynn went through is so unfair.”
This interview with CBS comes as new documents were unearthed over the weekend suggesting that the FBI knew that Flynn was not trying to lie to the FBI. As the Daily Wire reported:
An attorney for former national security adviser Michael Flynn says new documents show the FBI knew Flynn wasn’t trying to lie during his January 24, 2017, interview, yet they concocted a criminal case against him anyway. Bloomberg reported that the U.S. Department of Justice gave Flynn 14 new pages of documents, which his attorney, Sidney Powell, said in a filing amounts to prosecutorial misconduct.
“These documents establish that on January 25, 2017 — the day after the agents ambushed him at the White House — the agents and DOJ officials knew General Flynn’s statements were not material to any investigation, that he was ‘open and forthcoming’ with the agents, that he had no intent to deceive them, and that he believed he was fully truthful with them,” Powell wrote in the filing …
The charges against Flynn were dropped on May 7, citing “a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information.” The DOJ argued that Flynn’s January 2017 interview was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn” and “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis.”
Trump told Herridge that he doesn’t think Flynn will need a pardon because “…he’s been proven to be innocent. I don’t think he’s going to need a pardon. You have to understand. I was given information that he lied.”
How incredible of an “owning the libs” moment it would be if General Flynn ends up right back where he was supposed to be—draining the swamp.