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Trump Issues Michael Flynn A "Full Pardon"


What Happened:

  • On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he had "granted a Full Pardon" to his former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.

  • Tweeted Trump, "It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon."

  • Flynn, the first National Security Adviser of the Trump administration, pled guilty twice to lying to the FBI about his conversations with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Flynn's tenure in the Trump administration was short-lived. He was in the administration for only a few weeks before he was caught lying about his Russian contacts and subsequently resigned / was fired by President Trump.

  • Although Flynn originally pled guilty in 2017, he later tried to disavow his plea and get the case thrown out. Earlier this year, the Justice Department abandoned pursuit of the case.


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