Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he had pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he had pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Flynn, a former Army lieutenant general, had previously pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election

Flynn was one of several former Trump aides to plead guilty or be convicted at trial in the course of that investigation.

As Reuters reports, Trump stated in March that he was considering a pardon for Flynn after the FBI and Justice Department “destroyed” his life.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available

Jared Keller

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