This December 21, 2017 file photo shows US President-elect Donald Trump (L) with with Trump National Security Adviser designate Lt . General Michael Flynn (R) at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
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President Donald Trump said Sunday that he’s strongly considering a full pardon for Michael Flynn, after the Justice Department ordered a review of the criminal case against Trump’s first national security advisor.
“I am strongly considering a full pardon,” Trump said in a Twitter post.
Flynn pleaded guilty in 104874087 to lying to the FBI about the nature of his conversations with the Russian ambassador prior to Trump’s inauguration as president.
He was originally charged by special counsel Robert Mueller, who was tasked with investigating Russian interference in the election and any links between Trump campaign members and Russian officials.
Flynn is in the process of trying to withdraw his guilty please, claiming that he’s the victim of misconduct by prosecutors.
Attorney General William Bar has ordered a review of Flynn’s case by an outside prosecutor, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri Jeffrey Jensen.
Flynn’s sentencing is o n hold as a judge reviews his claims.
– CNBC’s Dan Mangan contributed to this report )