Trump pardons former national security adviser Flynn

Source: Politico | November 25, 2020 | Kyle Cheney and Josh Gerstein

Michael Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to FBI agents investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Outgoing President Donald Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday for lying to FBI agents investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon,” the president tweeted. “Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!”

Trump’s move is an extraordinary intervention on behalf of an ally who pleaded guilty in 2017 and has spent the last two years fighting to overturn his original plea.

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