Sunday, January 24, 2021

President Trump pardons General Michael Flynn

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What we know: President Trump pardoned on Wednesday his former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, after Judge Sullivan, an Obama appointee, kept his case open even after the DOJ advised to drop all charges against Flynn.

What happened: He was an early and ardent supporter of Mr. Trump during the 2016 campaign, though he had been a life-long Democrat before. Flynn was among the new president’s first appointments – Mr Trump brought him on just days after winning the election.

Flynn served in the U.S. Army for three decades. He also served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) under President Barack Obama. However, he felt Obama was not pursuing terrorists aggressively enough. He was eventually fired.

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