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President's powers to pardon — in US, India

November 29, 2020 10:04 am

With less than two months of his tenure remaining, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday exercised his powers under the Constitution to pardon Michael Flynn, his former National Security Advisor, who had twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

Explained: Who is Michael Flynn, and why has his pardon by Trump raised eyebrows?

November 29, 2020 10:04 am

The pardon effectively ended Flynn’s prosecution in the Russian election interference probe, which shadowed the Trump administration for years.

Donald Trump pardons former adviser Flynn, who pleaded guilty in Russia probe

November 26, 2020 8:22 am

Trump's pardon, which could be the first of several after he lost the 2020 presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden, drew condemnation from Democrats and other critics.

Donald Trump is said to plan pardon of Michael Flynn

November 25, 2020 12:29 pm

Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with a Russian diplomat during the presidential transition in late 2016 and early 2017.

US drops criminal case against ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn

May 08, 2020 11:39 am

The surprise move to drop criminal charges against Trump's former national security adviser was slammed by Democrats. Flynn's case played a major role in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

USA: Justice Dept dropping Michael Flynn's criminal case

May 08, 2020 1:16 am

The move comes even though prosecutors for the last three years had maintained that Flynn had lied to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador in a January 2017 interview.

Ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn seeks to withdraw guilty plea

January 15, 2020 11:22 am

Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency whose case marked a striking downfall, has already pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential transition in late 2016.

Flynn due in court as lawyers mount attack on Mueller probe

September 10, 2019 10:11 am

Flynn was supposed to be sentenced last December for lying to the FBI about his December 2016 conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Trial begins with high stakes for US-Turkey ties, ex-Trump adviser Flynn

July 16, 2019 9:57 am

Flynn, a retired US Army lieutenant general whose brief tenure in 2017 as part of President Donald Trump's inner circle is still causing legal aftershocks, is not charged as a co-conspirator with Rafiekian.

A portrait of the White House and its culture of chaos

April 19, 2019 12:41 pm

It has not been the end of his presidency, but it has come to consume it. Although the resulting two-year investigation ended without charges against Trump, Mueller’s report painted a damning portrait of a White House dominated by a president desperate to thwart the inquiry only to be restrained by aides equally desperate to thwart his orders.