Michael Flynn: Trump pardons ex-national security adviser

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US President Donald has pardoned his former adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to FBI.

president said widely expected act of clemency his “Great Honor”.

Mr Flynn among former aides to President convicted during a justice department investigation into alleged Russian interference.

He admitted in 2017 to lying to FBI about contacts with envoy, then tried to withdraw his plea.

The White House said Wednesday that the pardon would finally end “the relentless, partisan pursuit of an innocent man”.

Its statement described Mr Flynn as “the victim of partisan government officials engaged in a co-ordinated attempt to subvert the of 2016”.

Mr Flynn responded by posting a tweet containing a US flag emoji and a Biblical verse, Jeremiah 1:19.

The verse says: “‘They fight against you but not overcome you, for I am with you and rescue you,’ declares the Lord.”

Mr Flynn’ see him as the victim of a vendetta by the outgoing Obama administration to de-legitimise the incoming Trump administration with unsubstantiated claims of Russian collusion.

A 22-month justice department investigation concluded in 2019 there no evidence to establish that Mr Trump or any of his associates had conspired with the Kremlin to win the 2016 .