It's painful, but I think it's the right thing for Trump to do. Let the legal process run it's course.
It will be much more devastating to the MSM narrative if the judge throws out the guilty plea, as invalid because of of prosecutorial misconduct. Which it seems may at least be possible now because of the brilliance of Flynn's new attorney.
There is still lots of time to pardon people, but it's better if they get off on their own, which Flynn may.
Maybe this Christmas Trump will hand out some pardons and I hope Popadopolous gets one.
It’s always easy for people not going through the process to wait and see what happens.
Trump should expect very few applications from non swamp creatures for high level jobs in his administration or campaign.
Obviously, this was one of the reasons to charge Flynn and other anti-establishment figures. If Flynn was a swampy guy and buddies with people like Al brennan, comey and clapper, he wouldn’t be in this predicament.
I wouldn’t think that a Flynn pardon immunizes the prosecution from prosecutorial abuse charges or civil penalties. In fact, the reason to use a pardon is for cases like his.
For a pardon does one have to admit illegality?? Anyway a pardon now would stop the sentencing court action. Lets see what the judge rules because Id like see comey et al hoisted on their own petard.