President Trump is thinking about bringing embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn back into his administration. If this happens it would be a political earthquake.
The Daily Beast reports:
“But Trump doesn’t just hope that Flynn will beat the rap. Several sources close to Flynn and to the administration tell The Daily Beast that Trump has expressed his hopes that a resolution of the FBI’s investigation in Flynn’s favor might allow Flynn to rejoin the White House in some capacity—a scenario some of Trump’s closest advisers in and outside the West Wing have assured him absolutely should not happen.
“Those sources said Trump didn’t believe Flynn should be under investigation in the first place.
“’Trump feels really, really, really bad about firing him, and he genuinely thinks if the investigation is over Flynn can come back,’ said one White House official.
One former FBI official and a second government official said Trump thought he owed Flynn for how things ended up and was determined to clear Flynn’s name and bring him back to the White House.”
They also report that President Trump has remained in contact with Michael Flynn since he left the White House. He feels that Flynn is a good man who got a raw deal and deserves retribution. But Democrats are already plotting to use this against him. If he goes through with bringing Flynn back, they are going to go after Trump with everything they have:
“Trump’s apparent plea for the FBI to step back from its probe of Flynn set off allegations by congressional Democrats of potential obstruction of justice. Revelations that Trump has been in contact with Flynn—and openly mused about a new job for him—could add more heft to those allegations.
“’The last thing [the White House] would want is an allegation of conspiracy, witness tampering, or coordination,’ national security attorney Mark Zaid told The Daily Beast last week. ‘If Flynn is going to be indicted, or certainly under investigation, then I would want the president to be as far away from him as possible.’
“Such conversations would create ‘huge issues,’ according to Zaid’s law partner, Brad Moss. ‘Talking with witnesses got Nixon in trouble.’”
If this turned out to be true it would be monumental. The left thinks they have Trump nailed with the Michael Flynn saga. And 99/100 politicians would never rehire someone who left their job under the veil of a scandal, even if they are later exonerated. If the president does this he would send a message to the entire country that he does not play by conventional rules and will do whatever he thinks is best and politics be damned.