A Flynn Pardon won't shield tRump, Kushner, et. al.

heri_cles

Rest assured that in exchange for the plea pf guilty on lesser charges (than could have been brought against Flynn) the Special Prosecutor's Office locked down Flynn's testimony (under oath and on video) and secured evidence from him pertaining to possible crimes by others. If tRump Pardons Flynn, Flynn cannot attempt to withdraw that testimony or seek to protect that testimony by pleading the 5th Amendment.

tRump attorneys know this and have advised the Orange-is-tan. Thus we now see tRump starting to pivot on Flynn. Before it was poor Flynn, a nice guy. Now it is changing to Flynn convicted, sorry but no big deal ...he lied to Pence and therefore we had to get rid of him.....that liar.

Mueller has this Orangutan on the ropes.

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cattyles

I’m glad to read this, heri.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Mueller and his investigators have known that a pardon for Flynn (or whoever) is possibile, and I suspect have prepared for that outcome from the beginning.

Thanks for bringing this point to our attention, heri.

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foodonastump

Shield them from what? As you said on another thread recently, the silence is deafening. Are we really still supposed to be expecting something?

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enegiram

Don't forget...a presidential pardon does NOTHING for any state offenses committed by these people, nor can the pardon be an act to obstruct justice!

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

In answer to FOAS, we are supposed to be seeing an indictment against Jr in 2018. Who knows what that will lead to?

Dio mio, the curse of living in interesting times!

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Ziemia(6a)

As mentioned, here's info on local action. Wow --- 100th action since the 2016 election. Gee, too bad (for Trump) this isn't a federal position.

New York's combative attorney general reached a major milestone in his battle with the Trump administration — and he could be a last resort in the Russia probe

12.26.17

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently took his 100th legal or administrative action against President Donald Trump's administration or congressional Republicans since Trump's victory last fall — and some view him as a potential last resort in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling.

As The New York Times reported Tuesday, Schneiderman's recent suit against the Federal Communications Commission after the net neutrality repeal marked his 100th such move aimed at the Trump administration, a monumental total within the span on one year. Some of his other actions have included challenging each of Trump's travel bans, weakening of Environmental Protection Agency standards, and rollbacks in birth control coverage.

"We try and protect New Yorkers from those who would do them harm," Schneiderman told The Times. "The biggest threat to New Yorkers right now is the federal government, so we're responding to it."

... Trump's pardon power does not apply to violations of state laws, and New York charges could be filed against those ensnared by the probe since many of the actions under scrutiny took place in the state, where the Trump campaign was headquartered.

Already, Schneiderman has begun an investigation into Manafort focused on money laundering allegations. But he has taken a back seat as Mueller carries out his probe.

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