President Donald Trump has reportedly discussed plans to apologize to his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his talks with a Russian diplomat – as he prepares to to step down in January

Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is leaving the E Barrett Prettyman US. [] Courthouse

Trump has discussed plans to pardon several pardons, including Flynn, and Axios reported this first, with the New York Times and CNN later confirming it, citing all sources close to the discussions

According to CNN, Trump has not yet fully opted for the pardon However, Flynn will most likely receive grace, with George Papadopoulos and Paul Manafort also being considered

Speaking to Fox News on Tuesday night, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fl) endorsed the plans reported by the president, stating, “President Trump should forgive Michael Flynn. He should forgive the Thanksgiving turkey. He should forgive everyone of himself who Administrative officials, forgive Joe Exotic if he must Gaetz then accused the “radical left” of having a “bloodlust” for officials who worked for the Trump administration

Gaetz’s suggestion that Trump should forgive himself is something Trump previously claimed he could. In a 2018 tweet, the president wrote, “As numerous legal scholars have noted, I have the absolute Right to apologize to myself, but why should I do that if I haven’t done anything wrong? ”The legality of such a maneuver by Trump may, however, be questionable In a 1974 legal memo – before President Nixon’s resignation – the Office had of Legal Counsel of the Justice Department argues that a president cannot forgive himself, stating: “According to the basic rule that no one is himself a judge. In this case the question should clearly be answered in the negative”

Flynn, a retired Army Lt General pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI about his meeting with a Russian diplomat during the presidential change in late 2016 and early 2017, a matter that was part of the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections as of May However, Justice Department urged the case to be withdrawn. Previously, Flynn himself attempted to withdraw his admission of guilt and the FBI charged with entrapment. Campaign sacked after frequently pitching unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about election fraud Powell grudgingly admitted during Flynn’s hearing that she had recently spoken to the president about the case, but claimed she had asked the president not to apologize for her client >

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