Trump Considering `Full’ Pardon for Ex-Adviser Michael Flynn

    President Donald Trump says he’s considering a full pardon for former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

  • Trump administration Feb 14

    Justice Department Opens Inquiry Into FBI Interview at Heart of Flynn’s Guilty Plea

    The Justice Department recently opened an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the FBI’s interview of Michael Flynn while he was serving as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, NBC News reported, citing two people familiar with the inquiry. Flynn pleaded guilty to giving false statements to the FBI during that interview, but recently asked to withdraw that plea, further delaying...

  • Trump administration Jan 15

    Michael Flynn Moves to Withdraw Guilty Plea After DOJ Flips on Prison Time

    Attorneys for former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday filed papers to withdraw his guilty plea after the government indicated it would no longer pursue a lenient sentence against him.


    US: Ex-Trump Aide Flynn Deserves Up to 6 Months in Prison

    The Justice Department says President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn deserves up to six months in prison. That’s according to a court filing Tuesday. Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the then-Russian ambassador to the United States, including about his request that Russia not escalate tensions with the U.S....

  • MICHAEL FLYNN Dec 16, 2019

    Judge Rejects Michael Flynn’s Attacks on the FBI, Accuses His Lawyers of Plagiarism

    A federal judge on Monday scheduled a sentencing hearing for next month for Michael Flynn after rejecting arguments from the former Trump administration national security adviser that prosecutors had withheld evidence favorable to his case.

  • Congress Jun 13, 2019

    House Committee Subpoenas Flynn, Gates in Russia Probe

    The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday the committee is examining “deep counterintelligence concerns” raised in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and “requires speaking directly” with...

  • Donald Trump Apr 15, 2019

    Trump Tried to Thwart Mueller Probe, Redacted Report Says

    Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was largely thwarted by those around him. Mueller laid out multiple episodes in which Trump directed others...

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2019

    Adviser and Allies Warning Trump Against Issuing Pardons

    The end of the special counsel’s investigation sparked fresh speculation that President Donald Trump might pardon some of those charged in the probe. It’s also spawned a don’t-go-there chorus from some of Trump’s closest advisers and GOP allies. They’re warning that pardons could ignite a political firestorm that overshadows what Trump sees as a moment of triumph. Trump mused about...

  • Donald Trump Mar 27, 2019

    Taking Stock: What Mueller’s Trump-Russia Probe Revealed

    Since the Justice Department announced that Robert Mueller found no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, President Donald Trump has urged Americans to toss the whole Russia investigation aside as a waste of time. It’s true the special counsel didn’t find an agreement between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government to influence the 2016 election, and he decided...

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2019

    Trump Calls Mueller Probe ‘an Illegal Takedown That Failed’

    President Donald Trump claimed vindication after nearly two years of unrelenting investigation on Sunday, seeing “complete and total exoneration” in the Justice Department’s account of special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings and signaling he was eager to go on offense in the political fight ahead. A buoyant Trump reacted to the release of Mueller chief findings with a mix of celebration,...

  • Donald Trump Mar 24, 2019

    GOP Cheers Mueller Report Summary, Dems Seek Transparency

    President Donald Trump and the White House claimed vindication by the summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election of President Donald Trump after the attorney general said it found Trump’s presidential campaign did not coordinate or conspire with Russia. Other Republicans, like Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, cheered the summary...

  • Donald Trump Mar 23, 2019

    Key Findings Coming on Mueller Report — But Not Quite Yet

    Attorney General William Barr spent Saturday reviewing the special counsel’s confidential report on the Trump-Russia investigation, but Barr’s “principal conclusions” summary for Congress was not coming for at least another day. No summary for Judiciary Committee leaders — or the public — just yet, said a senior Justice Department official, speaking only on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t...

  • JUDGE Mar 13, 2019

    Manafort Gets 7 Years in Prison, Then Faces Fresh NY Charges

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges Wednesday, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that could put him outside the president’s power to pardon. In Washington, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson brushed aside Manafort’s pleas for leniency and...

  • JUDGE Mar 13, 2019

    Manafort Faces Second Sentencing for Conspiracy Charges

    Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort faces a second sentencing for conspiracy charges in federal court today. All eyes will be on Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s ruling, both for its length and whether it and the Virginia sentence will run concurrently or consecutively after the first ruling faced backlash for its light sentencing from the legal community.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jan 29, 2019

    Christie Recounts Time With President Trump in New Book

    Former Governor Chris Christie’s tell all book hits stores today. In it Christie talked about a presdidential run with Barack Obama and those now infamous pictures of him on the beach with his family, during the state shutdown. .

  • Asher Klein Dec 17, 2018

    Flynn’s Ex-Business Associates Charged With Illegal Lobbying

    Two business associates of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, were charged Monday with illegally lobbying for Turkey as part of a campaign to pressure the United States to expel a Turkish cleric. Bijan Kian and Ekim Alptekin are accused in an indictment of conspiring to “covertly and unlawfully” influence U.S. public opinion and politicians, all while...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Dec 6, 2018

    ‘Late Night’: A Closer Look at Flynn’s Cooperation With Mueller

    Seth Meyers takes a closer look at the special counsel revealing that President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has been cooperating with multiple investigations after lying to the FBI.

  • Donald Trump Dec 1, 2018

    Trump Aides Caught in Web of Deception Over Russia Contacts

    One lied about his knowledge of Russian-hacked emails, another about a Russian real estate deal, a third about dialogue over sanctions with a Russian ambassador. A pattern of deception by advisers to President Donald Trump, aimed at covering up Russia-related contacts during the 2016 campaign and transition period, has unraveled bit by bit in criminal cases brought by special counsel...

  • Donald Trump Apr 9, 2018

    Embattled Rosenstein, Future in Doubt, to Meet With Trump Thursday

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet on Thursday with President Donald Trump, the White House said Monday, amid conflicting reports about Rosenstein’s fate in the administration. Trump has been weighing whether to fire him, and a report that Rosenstein, who has been overseeing the special counsel’s Russia investigation, was resigning set off hours of speculation in media reports. But...

  • Donald Trump Aug 22, 2018

    With White House Stung by Cohen Accusation, Trump Fires Back

    President Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution Wednesday as his White House grappled with allegations that the president had orchestrated a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of two women who claimed he had affairs with them. Confronting mounting legal and political threats, Trump took to Twitter to accuse Cohen of making...

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