My Statement on the Conclusion of the Flynn Case & Why I Will Be Stepping Back From Politics for a Time
On November 25, 2020, President Trump issued a full pardon to Michael Flynn. I am thrilled for the Flynns, who are finally free from the nightmare of a government gone rogue and the clutches of a politically motivated court. General Flynn was innocent all along; the government acknowledged it had no case in May; and the fact that the President had to issue a pardon to put an end to the ongoing charade should act as a warning to all Americans that our justice system is in crisis. But today, I want to express my gratitude for being part of the Flynn case and explain why I will be stepping away from political activity, commentary, and analysis for the next nine months.
It was an exceptional honor to help defend Lt. General Michael Flynn this past year and a half. General Flynn has been described, even by hostile publications, as one of the foremost intelligence officers of his generation. He helped revolutionize the way our military approaches, digests, and applies intelligence. Within the government, General Flynn had a no-nonsense approach that would have rooted out corruption and made our nation stronger and safer. It was a real blow to positive reform in the intelligence community when the Obama administration removed General Flynn from DIA, and an incalculable loss to the country and the world when they then succeeded in ousting him from the Trump administration. General Flynn’s perspective, experience, and character made him one of those few people who—due to timing and position—was truly irreplaceable.