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Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Ex-National Security Adviser

  • Flynn admitted he lied to FBI, then tried to switch plea
  • President, allies saw case as part of anti-Trump conspiracy
Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington, D.C. in 2018.

Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington, D.C. in 2018.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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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.