Trump hints he may pardon Gen. Flynn after FBI 'loses' documents in his case

President Trump tweeted Sunday that he is considering a "full pardon" for his first national security adviser, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

The president indicated that he was frustrated by reports that Justice Department and FBI officials have "lost" key documents in a case in which he pleaded guilty to one count of lying to agents. 

Flynn was the first person indicted by former special counsel Robert Mueller and his team as they investigated alleged Russian involvement with the Trump campaign during the 2016, for which they ultimately found no evidence.

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"So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has 'lost' the records of General Michael Flynn. How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!" the president wrote.

Flynn's lawyer, former federal prosecutor-turned-whistleblower Sidney Powell has maintained that her client was essentially trapped into a confession. 

In a court filing last month, she alleged that "egregious misconduct" by Justice Department and FBI officials was reason enough to have a judge toss out her client's guilty plea.


Powell has been attempting to get ahold of the original "302" -- an interview form used by FBI agents when talking to suspects -- but the bureau has said it can't be located. 

“Where is the original 302?” Powell tweeted in January. “It cannot be ‘missing’.”

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