The White House has discussed a possible pardon for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, and others, three sources told CNN on Tuesday. However, those sources cautioned that Trump could change his mind about making such a move. There have been discussions about pardoning multiple people in the President’s orbit, the sources told CNN.
A possible pardon for Flynn would be the latest instance of the President using his expansive pardon power for a high-profile ally. To date, Trump’s record on presidential pardons has been marked by personal connections, showmanship and an aversion to going through official government channels. Beneficiaries have won clemency by getting their requests to Trump through friends, Fox News personalities or Hollywood celebrities who talk to the President.
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