• Trump Retweets Matt Gaetz Calling for Him to Pardon ‘Everyone' to Fight Liberals' ‘Bloodlust'

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

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    There's been reporting in the past day that in addition to Michael Flynn , President Donald Trump may pardon a lot of other people, raising the questions if he would issue more pardons for other political allies.
    Congressman Matt Gaetz appeared on Fox News Tuesday night with a message to the president about how he should pardon everyone to stop the “bloodlust” of the left.
    “He should pardon everyone from himself to his administration officials to Joe Exotic if he has to,” Gaetz said. “Because you see from the radical left a bloodlust that will only be quenched if...
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  • John Kasich Shrugs Off Outrage Over Flynn Pardon: ‘Tomorrow's Thanksgiving, Can We Just Move On a Little Bit?'

    John Kasich Shrugs Off Outrage Over Flynn Pardon: ‘Tomorrow's Thanksgiving, Can We Just Move On a Little Bit?'

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    Amid the outrage over President Donald Trump pardoning Michael Flynn , John Kasich was more dismissive on CNN Wednesday evening and said the country should just move on.
    Jim Acosta asked Kasich what his message would be to fellow Republicans about the pardon, given that a number of them are publicly celebrating the pardon.
    “Let's get on with all this,” Kasich said. “The president's lost.”
    He said every president has the power to issue pardons and said there's likely more coming - “that's what president's do.”
    “He's done, he's going to leave. The transition has started. Let's just move on,”...
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  • WH Press Sec Defends Flynn Pardon, Calls Obama Admin Investigation a Refusal to Accept ‘The Choice the American People Made at the Ballot Box'

    WH Press Sec Defends Flynn Pardon, Calls Obama Admin Investigation a Refusal to Accept ‘The Choice the American People Made at the Ballot Box'

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

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    The White House Press Secretary's office released a more detailed statement on Wednesday evening, defending Donald Trump's full pardon of his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn , following the president's initial announcement on Twitter.
    “General Flynn should not require a pardon. He is an innocent man,” the statement said about Flynn, who twice voluntarily pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The White House also claimed that the prosecution of Flynn was “the victim of partisan government officials engaged in a coordinated attempt to...
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  • Democrats Roundly Decry Trump Pardoning Michael Flynn: ‘Crooked to the End'

    Democrats Roundly Decry Trump Pardoning Michael Flynn: ‘Crooked to the End'

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    President Donald Trump set off outrage Wednesday with what many expected him to do - pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn .
    House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff put out a statement saying the president has abused the pardon power to “reward his friends and political allies, and protect those who lie to cover up for him.”
    He said the way Trump is using pardon power is a corruption” of what the Framers intended, and concluded, “It's no surprise the Trump would go out just as he came in - crooked to the end.”
    The kicker to Rep. Adam Schiff's statement on...
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  • Former FBI Official Calls Out Trump's Pardon of Michael Flynn as ‘Yet Another Form of Obstruction of Justice'

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    Former FBI counterintelligence official Frank Figliuzzi called out President Donald Trump's for completing the cover-up of his abuse of power by granting clemency to his former National Security Adviser, Michael Fynn .
    On Wednesday, Trump's announced on Twitter a full pardon for Flynn, who had pleaded guilty - twice - to lying to the FBI about his conversation with Russian officials during the 2016 Trump transition. Flynn also failed to register as a foreign agent - he was being paid by the Turkish government - while consulting for the Trump campaign and transition. Flynn's firing by...
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  • Not Just Flynn: Trump White House Reportedly Considering ‘Pardon Blitz' on His Way Out

    Not Just Flynn: Trump White House Reportedly Considering ‘Pardon Blitz' on His Way Out

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

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    President Donald Trump's pardons may not just be limited to turkeys and former national security advisers.
    Prior to the news that Trump oficially issued a full pardon for Michael Flynn , the New York Times reported that the White House is considering a “pardon blitz” before he leaves office:
    Several groups that have pushed for a criminal justice overhaul are working with an ad hoc White House team under the direction of Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump's son-in-law and adviser, with a goal of announcing as many as hundreds of commutations for offenders now in jail for...
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  • Donald Trump Pardons Michael Flynn & Rails Anew Against Election Results; Joe Biden Warns Of COVID-19 “Long Hard Winter” In Thanksgiving Address

    1 month ago - By Deadline

    On the eve of Thanksgiving, Joe Biden asked Americans to remember “we're at a war with a virus - not with each other,” while Donald Trump once again refused to be thankful for a chance to go quietly into the Presidential night. In what is expected to be the first of many parting shots, the...
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  • Trump pardons Flynn, taking direct aim at Russia probe

    Trump pardons Flynn, taking direct aim at Russia probe

    1 month ago - By Wood TV

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, taking direct aim in the final days of his administration at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated by political bias.
    “It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon," Trump tweeted. “Congratulations to GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!”
    Flynn is the second Trump associate convicted in the Russia probe to be granted clemency by the president.
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  • BREAKING: Trump Announces ‘Full Pardon' of Michael Flynn

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    President Donald Trump announced that he will be granting a “Full Pardon” to Michael Flynn , his former national security adviser.
    “It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon,” Trump wrote. “Congratulations to GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!”
    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 November 25...
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