Attorney Sidney Powell thanked President Trump for pardoning her client, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was briefly Trump’s first national security adviser.
The former federal prosecutor appeared on Fox Business on Wednesday to react to the news, speaking with host Lou Dobbs.
“It’s really bittersweet because if the justice system had worked properly, we would not have had to have gotten this pardon, but we certainly appreciate President Trump giving it to Gen. Flynn because this has gone on far too long,” Powell said. “We now know that Judge Sullivan was just a political ploy. He’s made a political game out of all of this, and it’s just one of the most egregious injustices I’ve witnessed in American history.”
Dobbs showed viewers a timeline of major milestones in the case against Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with a Russian envoy. After Powell took over his case, Flynn sought to withdraw his guilty plea, and the Justice Department moved to dismiss the case.
The presiding judge, Emmet Sullivan, had resisted the effort to get the case tossed.
“Enough was enough,” Powell said. “We had passed the point of proving that Gen. Flynn was innocent. All of the evidence we’ve gotten since I came on the case shows that, and it was high time that he be exonerated of all these charges. It was truly a pardon of innocence.”
Powell made no mention in the brief appearance of the lawsuit she expected to file in federal court alleging voter fraud in Georgia by the end of Thanksgiving eve. She said on Fox Business on Tuesday that she “absolutely” believed Trump’s presidency could be saved.