President Donald Trump has given General Mike Flynn, his former National Security Advisor, an apology in a long suspected move.
Trump: I know you’re going to have a really amazing Thanksgiving Day!
President Trump announced General Flynn’s pardon on Wednesday afternoon with a tweet.
“It I am honored to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has received a full pardon. Congratulations to General Flynn and his wonderful family, I know you are about to have a really amazing Thanksgiving! “The President tweeted.
I am honored to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has received a full pardon. Congrats to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you are about to have a really amazing Thanksgiving!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2020
General Flynn had served as national security advisor to President Trump during the early years of his presidency and was a key replacement for the president on the campaign and played a vital role on his transition team.
However, he left the White House just 24 days after speaking with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about Obama-era sanctions. Flynn then allegedly lied to Vice President Pence about the discussion and left shortly afterwards.
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With that conversation, Flynn became a key component in the left-wing RussiaGate’s conspiracy theory, which claimed that President Trump was a form of Russian fortune or an agent under the control of President Putin.
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in January 2017 after being interviewed without a lawyer present by the agency. However, in January of that year, he withdrew his plea, alleging serious misconduct by the prosecutor.
In fact, The Political Insider’s John Hanson noted earlier this month that former Vice President Joe Biden’s team was already holding talks with overseas leaders and ambassadors before he was officially confirmed as president, which was on charges and charges against Flynn.
. @ brhodes: Biden is already on the phone with foreign executives about “the agenda they will be pursuing on January 20th” pic.twitter.com/ynHspaEDxE
– Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 9, 2020
With the guilty revocation, a pardon from President Trump was long suspected by Flynn, and on Tuesday it became known for the first time that the pardon was imminent. Two sources close to the president reported the situation to Axios.
Flynn was represented by Sidney Powell, an attorney currently working to uncover suspected election fraud in this month’s presidential election.