Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Blatant Obstruction of Justice by Trump Lawyer

Told Michael Flynn's Lawyer Trump was Prepared to Pardon Flynn

It Does Not Get Any Worse Than This

John Dowd just quit as Trump's lawyer, and like everyone else associated with Trumpie he is in a world of trouble. He is reported to have discussed a pardon with the lawyer for Michael Flynn, the former National Security Adviser to Trump who has pleaded guilty and is co-operating with the Special Counsel.

Mr. Dowd has said privately that he did not know why Mr. Flynn had accepted a plea, according to one of the people. He said he had told Mr. Kelner (Flynn's lawyer) that the president had long believed that the case against Mr. Flynn was flimsy and was prepared to pardon him, the person said.

Holy Crap!

And that's not all.

The pardon discussion with Mr. Manafort’s attorney, Reginald J. Brown, came before his client was indicted in October on charges of money laundering and other financial crimes. Mr. Manafort, the former chairman of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign, has pleaded not guilty and has told others he is not interested in a pardon because he believes he has done nothing wrong and the government overstepped its authority. Mr. Brown is no longer his lawyer.

Offering the possibility of a Presidential pardon has got to be one of the more egregious offenses relating to obstructing justice and a whole bunch of other no-no's. But hey, just another day in Trumpworld, where everything goes south, the rule of law included.

To be fair, Dowd is denying the story, but then he would, wouldn't he.  But if the Times' story is correct, well, those lies are just another black mark against an administration covered in them.


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