Thomas Gallatin / Nov. 30, 2020

Flynn Pardoned, Page Sues

Trump fully pardons Michael Flynn, while his former 2016 campaign advisor files a lawsuit.

“It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon,” President Donald Trump announced via social media just before Thanksgiving. He added, “Congratulations to [Gen. Flynn] and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!” It was surely welcome news for Trump’s former national security advisor, who was one of the early victims of Barack Obama’s deep-state cabal that was aligned against Trump. And so ends the legal jeopardy for a man who served and sacrificed for his country for 30 years.

Of all the pardons Trump has thus far distributed, no one was more deserving than Flynn. As the National Review editors succinctly put it, “Flynn should never have been the subject of an FBI investigation; the FBI’s behavior in interviewing Flynn was reprehensible; and the pardon restores the appropriate balance of prosecutorial power, which was put askew by the misconduct of federal district-court judge Emmet Sullivan.” Reprehensible indeed.

Flynn was coerced into agreeing to plead guilty to lying to the FBI because of threats from partisan Democrat members of Robert Mueller’s investigative team, which was hot on the trail of the bogus Russia-collusion delusion. His guilty plea was used by Democrats and the mainstream media as cover for the fact that their collusion hoax was baseless. It further allowed the Mueller team to hold a cloud of illegitimacy over Trump’s presidency for nearly two years, wasting millions of taxpayer dollars in the process.

On top of this injustice was Judge Emmet Sullivan’s biased and politically motivated conduct against Flynn. Rather than acting as an impartial arbiter, Sullivan injected himself into the judicial process first by accusing Flynn of treason and then later acting as prosecutor against him following Attorney General William Barr’s decision to drop the case due to unearthed instances of malpractice by the DOJ. Sullivan refused to drop the case and instead aimed to hold up any decision on Flynn while hoping for a Joe Biden election victory and a new attorney general reversing Barr’s decision on Flynn. Sullivan worked to essentially force Trump’s hand, thereby allowing him to hide behind and fuel the false Democrat/Leftmedia narrative of Trump abusing his power to protect his corrupt friends. Sullivan’s politically motivated behavior is, to put it mildly, despicable.

Meanwhile, on Friday, Trump’s former campaign adviser, Cater Page, filed a $75 million lawsuit against the U.S. government, the DOJ, the FBI, and individuals involved in procuring illegal FISA warrants to surveil him. Among the individuals included in the suit are former FBI Director James Comey, former Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI agent Peter Strzok, and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. Trump called Page’s lawsuit “good news,” while also asking, “Where are they with Comey, with McCabe, with Brennan, with all these people? They lied, they leaked, they spied on our campaign.” Precisely. Yet with a Leftmedia absolutely committed to promoting Biden and uninterested in the truth, the prospect of holding to account those guilty of perpetrating one of the biggest scandals in U.S. history seems unlikely.

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