In the waning days of his presidency, former President Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, ending a years-long, messy legal battle in which Flynn pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI only to reverse course, hire Sidney Powell as his lawyer, and seek to reverse his plea.
Quarantine has forced some of us to spend quite a lot of time in isolation with some … unique characters to say the least.
But President Trump — who, unlike the rest of us, has spent little time actually quarantining since COVID-19 first hit the U.S. — is actively choosing to keep the company of out-there characters.
Since he’s been pardoned from various crimes related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, Michael Flynn has embarked on a concerning descent into the swamps of QAnon.
President Trump has been laying the groundwork for years at this point.
Even if he had won the election, he’d probably continue floating it — letting a potential Michael Flynn pardon swing in the breeze while he waits for the right moment to let it drop. Now we’ve reached an hour so ripe with presidential turmoil that he might as well fling a distraction at his base.