FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, the outgoing president said it is his “Great Honor” to pardon Flynn.
“Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family,” he wrote. “I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving.”
It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2020
Flynn , a retired Army general, pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about interactions he had with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in the weeks before Trump took office.
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However, he has since sought to withdraw the plea, arguing that prosecutors violated his rights and duped him into a plea agreement.
According to the New York Times report on Monday, Flynn is just one of a string of pardons Trump is considering before leaving the White House.
President-elect Joe Biden is scheduled to be inaugurated on Jan. 20.
–With files from Reuters
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