US President Donald Trump has pardoned his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn who last year pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
Mr Flynn was convicted during a justice department inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the country’s 2016 election.
Announcing his decision, Trump tweeted :
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