Presidential pardons in a justice system gone wild

Posted on January 8, 2020 5:34 pm

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The Department of Justice recently recommended that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn serve a six-month jail sentence after originally recommending clemency for lying to the FBI during its Trump/Russia collusion investigation. Prior to this, President Donald Trump let it be known he was considering granting pardons to both Flynn and Roger Stone – the latter a political consultant convicted on several counts including lying to investigators and witness tampering.

As Trump contemplates doing so, two points need be kept in mind:

Pardoning both men is warranted based on what we now know were rogue FBI agents who either colluded or otherwise