Previously, 1:26 Pm: In what is expected to be the first of many parting shots, President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a full pardon to his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Although the matter continues to be fought over in the courts, the twice guilty pleading retired general was convicted of lying to the FBI in its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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