WASHINGTON (AP/CNN) – President Trump says he’s considering a full pardon for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about dealings with Russia’s ambassador before Trump took office.
On Sunday, Trump claimed in a tweet that “the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has ‘lost’ the records of General Michael Flynn.”
The president appeared to be referencing a claim made by Flynn’s lawyers back in September that there was an internal Department of Justice memo that cleared Flynn of being a Russian agent. However, the prosecution could not produce the memo.
Trump said he was “strongly considering” a full pardon for Flynn.