Michael Flynn’s Brother, Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, Was On Calls Denying Troops During Capitol Riots
Pentagon officials initially claimed that Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, brother of former disgraced National Security Advisor under Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, was not present on U.S. Army conference calls discussing the deployment of the National Guard during January 6 storming of the Capitol building. Charles Flynn has now told The Washington Post that he actually was present on those calls. The Army initially denied the request for troops before later approving them. It is unclear why Pentagon officials did not acknowledge Flynn’s involvement in the calls. Flynn is the deputy chief of staff for ...
Who Will Trump Pardon Next? After Michael Flynn, Many Trump Allies Are Looking To President
On Thanksgiving eve, President Donald Trump issued a presidential pardon for Michael Flynn, his former national security advisor, who back in December 2017 formalized a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to plead guilty to a felony count of “willfully and knowingly” making false statements to the FBI. A federal pardon is within the president’s powers and serves to completely set aside punishment for a federal crime.Trump’s decision to pardon Flynn is raising questions of who else he might pardon during his final weeks in office. It is not uncommon for an outgoing president to issue a st...