Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Ex-National Security Adviser

Got Tired Of The Stall Tactics I Guess….

Bloomberg by Erik Larson, Chris Strohm and John Harney

President Donald Trump said he has pardoned Michael Flynn, his first national security adviser, who had pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

Trump made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter.

The pardon brings to an apparent close a long and bitterly fought criminal case that became a cause celebre for Trump and his conservative allies, who portrayed the prosecution of Flynn as evidence of a broad conspiracy against the president.

The Justice Department wasn’t consulted in advance of Flynn’s pardon but Attorney General William Barr and his leadership team approved of the decision and were informed before it was announced, a department official said.

“This pardon is well-deserved, principled and one of President Trump’s best decisions,” Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee, led by Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, said in a tweet.

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