Why Trump’s Flynn Pardon Could Backfire

There’s a chance President Trump’s pardon of Michael Flynn could backfire some day, The Week reports. Trump’s pardon, which he announced in a tweet, means Flynn will theoretically no longer be protected from self-incrimination under the 5th Amendment should he ever be called to testify against Trump.

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