By Shawn Rice
President Donald Trump pardoning Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn from his charge of making false statements to the FBI about his communications with Russia is fake news. There is no truth that Trump has issued a pardon to Flynn who plead guilty to the charge.
Flynn is the first senior White House official to be charged in the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling into the 2016 presidential election, and the first to officially agree to cooperate.
Where did this fake news originate? The Last Line of Defense published the fake news article on Dec. 1, 2017, reporting that Flynn was pardoned by Trump. You can read the fake news below.
Liberals may be celebrating Michael Flynn’s guilty plea to a single count of lying to the FBI, they are ignoring two key facts: Flynn got a date wrong, that’s all. In addition, President Trump has full pardon power.
Flynn, concerned with legal costs related to defending himself in this liberal witch hunt, realized it was better to simply plead guilty and deprive liberals of the glee of draining his bank account by forcing him to pay for legal representation. Since a single count of misremembering the facts is not a huge deal, President Trump had no problem fixing the problem. Via Fox News:
President Trump responded to the news by signing documents officially pardoning Mr. Flynn, citing a “political witch hunt” and “fake news gone wild” as the reason Flynn faced what the President says is “harassment of the highest order.”
This means that Flynn can now freely choose not to “cooperate” with Mueller’s “investigation” into Democrats’ enemies, which is good news for those who want this madness to end so we can go on with making the country better.
However, there is no truth to the above story. In the above fake news, the citation to Fox News is a general link to the company’s main web page and no actual story. There is also no legitimate news coverage of Trump having made any decision. Trump could pardon Flynn but doing so could actually make the case against the president even easier. Here is the list of current pardons made by Trump.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
Breaking: Trump Pardons Michael Flynn – Hot News https://t.co/bb6zrzOira
— EDWARD LEISURE (@LEISURE1935) December 2, 2017
— 24h News (@24hNewsHD) December 2, 2017
— Mark Klinefelter (@KlinefelterMark) December 2, 2017
— DEPLORABLE SUSANA (@SUSANASOUTO2013) December 2, 2017
Finally, The Last Line of Defense carries the following disclaimer on its website:
DISCLAIMER: America’s Last Line of Defense is a satirical publication that may sometimes appear to be telling the truth. We assure you that’s not the case. Go to the full article.
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