President Donald Trump's pardon for Michael Flynn includes immunity from prosecution for any future charges, the Department of Justice revealed as it moved to dismiss the government's case against the former National Security Adviser.
The text of the pardon states that Flynn has immunity from any future charges stemming from the Mueller investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election.
It protects him from 'any possible future perjury or contempt charge in connection with General Flynn's sworn statements and any other possible future charge that this Court or the court-appointed amicus has suggested might somehow keep this criminal case alive over the government's objection,' the Justice Department wrote in a filing released on Monday, according to CNN.
In pardoning his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, President Trump granted him broad protection against any future charges of perjury, which an outside counsel argued Flynn's attempt to change his plea amounted toInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The text of President Trump's November 25 pardon of Michael Flynn was revealed Monday as prosecutors moved to have the case dropped as moot
A perjury charge might have applied to Flynn's statement that he had committed the crime he was accused of.
He pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his calls with the Russian ambassador, only to later seek to withdraw the plea.
Trump pardoned Flynn on Wednesday.
In February, Attorney General William Barr ordered prosecutors to review their case against Flynn, and a planned sentencing was delayed.
Federal prosecutors in May abruptly moved to drop the case, a move that was seen as a political favor to Flynn, an ally of Trump who cooperated with investigators.
Flynn (center) and his lawyer Sidney Powell (left), shown leaving federal court in September 2019, praised Trump for his pardon on Wednesday. 'Let it be heard across this great country and around the world that tyranny will not topple us,' Flynn's family wrote in a statement
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Attorney General William Barr in February ordered prosecutors to review the government's case against Flynn even as the former security adviser's sentencing loomed after he'd pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI
Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered that an outside counsel - former John Gotti prosecutor John Gleeson - would argue why the case against Flynn should go forward. Gleeson argued that Flynn's attempt to change his plea amounted to perjury.
Sullivan had yet to issue a final decision on the matter.