FILE – President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump has pardoned Michael Flynn. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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UPDATED 9:13 AM PT – Thursday, November 26, 2020

President Trump formally pardoned former national security adviser General President Trump. The President took to Twitter Wednesday to announce the move. He went on to congratulate Flynn while wishing him and his family a happy Thanksgiving.

“What General Flynn went through is so unfair and he’s still going through it,” stated President Trump.”If he were a Democrat, that would’ve never happened number one.”

This came after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Attorneys for Flynn argued, however, that he was entrapped by so-called “Obama holdovers” who allegedly coerced him into lying and set him up for prosecution.

The President’s pardon, which spares Flynn the possibility of any prison sentence, won praise from several Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Lee Zeldin who both said it was “100-percent the right call.”

Additionally, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise said in a statement that Flynn’s prosecution was politically motivated and should never have happened. Scalise argued further, stating that Democrats and the FBI destroyed Flynn’s life to try to attack the President.

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