Schiff, Nadler Slam Trump for Flynn Pardon: ‘Crooked to the End’

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) are letting President Donald Trump know how they feel about his decision to pardon former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

“Donald Trump has repeatedly abused the pardon power to reward friends and protect those who covered up for him. This time he pardons Michael Flynn, who lied to hide his dealings with the Russians,” Schiff wrote on Twitter.

He added, “It’s no surprise that Trump would go out as he came in – Crooked to the end.”

Nadler released a statement of his own and called Trump’s pardon “undeserved, unprincipled, and one more stain on President Trump’s rapidly diminishing legacy.”

He claimed Trump “dangled” this pardon in front of Flynn so he would not cooperate with federal investigators.

Nadler argued his cooperation could have “exposed the president’s own wrongdoing.”

“This pardon is part of a pattern. We saw it before, in the Roger Stone case — where President Trump granted clemency to protect an individual who might have implicated the president in criminal misconduct,” Nadler wrote.

He continued, “We may see it again before President Trump finally leaves office. These actions are an abuse of power and fundamentally undermine the rule of law.”

Nadler reassured Americans President-elect Joe Biden will take office soon and “restore a measure of honor” to the presidency.

“Between now and then, we must be vigilant to additional abuses of power, even as we look with hope to days to come,” Nadler concluded.

Trump announced the pardon on Twitter Wednesday, as IJR previously reported.

“Congratulations to [Michael Flynn] and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!” Trump wrote.

Flynn was fired from his job as national security adviser and pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI on two occasions.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) moved to drop the case in May.

Responses

  1. I am confused, happikatt.

    Are you O.K. with members of our military committing and getting away with war crimes? Yes or no, happikatt?

    Chelsea Manning was not and she did something as a whistleblower about that. Her actions put NOBODY at risk, except the legal risk of the murderers that she exposed. You have been misinformed and are willing to spread lies.

  2. Janis
    Excellent post. That was a most egregious action. But since Obama did it the rest of the ethically challenged praised him for it.

  3. Hmmmm…I recall BO pardoned a convicted traitor whose actions led to intelligence officers all over the world being put at risk or killed outright. Tried, convicted, life sentence: Bradley Manning. Obugly let him out after less than nine years, and we the great American taxpayers paid for his ‘transgender reassignment’. Now, he’s called a ‘prison reform’ activist! That’s what the libturds do with their own. Deny, mystify, and lie, lie, lie.

  4. The charges were dropped long ago. This was a judge over stepping, it was too long ago so everyone has forgotten.

  5. NO ONE in the country expected DJT to become a patriotic American just because he LOST his reelection bid. The country has expected the pardon for years. Roger Stone is next. Kyle Rittenhouse’s charges of murder are state charges, which Trump can’t pardon.

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