Michael Flynn perfectly explains Trump's presidency.

Although Michael Flynn was only Donald Trump’s national security adviser for 23 days, his rise, fall and resurgence -- sort of -- function as fitting bookends of Trump's four years in the White House. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why this often-overlooked character deserves more attention.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

After firing him, Trump says Flynn is 'a wonderful man'
edition.cnn.com/2017/02/15/politics/donald-trump-michael-flynn/index.html

Trump announces pardon for Michael Flynn in tweet
edition.cnn.com/2020/11/25/politics/trump-pardon-michael-flynn/index.html

Head of Pentagon intelligence agency forced out, officials say
www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/head-of-pentagon-intelligence-agency-forced-out-officials-say/2014/04/30/ec15a366-d09d-11e3-9e25-188ebe1fa93b_story.html

Trump offers Flynn job of national security advisor
edition.cnn.com/2016/11/17/politics/trump-offers-flynn-job-of-national-security-adviser/index.html

Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI, is cooperating with Mueller
edition.cnn.com/2017/12/01/politics/michael-flynn-charged/index.html

Michael Flynn asks to withdraw his guilty plea
edition.cnn.com/2020/01/14/politics/michael-flynn-withdraw-guilty-plea/index.html

Justice Department drops criminal case against Michael Flynn
edition.cnn.com/2020/05/07/politics/michael-flynn-prosecution/index.html

Trump probably can't pardon himself. He may still try
www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/politics/presidential-pardons-explainer/index.html


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