Breaking: Trump Pardons Michael Flynn In First Major Act Since Election Loss

Breaking: Trump Pardons Michael Flynn In First Major Act Since Election Loss 1


In his first major executive act since losing the election to Joe Biden, Trump has fully pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the Russian probe. MSNBC's Ari Melber reports on the breaking news and highlights the fact that accepting a pardon confers guilt. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 11/25/2020.
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Breaking: Trump Pardons Michael Flynn In First Major Act Since Election Loss

60 Comments on "Breaking: Trump Pardons Michael Flynn In First Major Act Since Election Loss"

  1. People with nothing to hide don’t lie. This pardon will be the third time Flynn has admitted he lied.

    • He lied about lying and will admit to lying in order to get out of jail for lying !This is TRUMP .

    • @THE TRUTH IS OUT NOW 777There was no spying, and even if there had been, why would it be by Obama? The man was on his way out no matter who won. And since Trump says everything out loud before he does it, I guess anyone who halfway pays attention to him can also be called a “spy.”

    • What did he lie about???

    • @jbier55 For one he lied, was caught, and plead guilty to the charge of lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian Ambassador.

      It doesn’t matter about the severity of the lie, it’s the act of lying to a Federal Agent that he is guilty of.

      Bill Clinton was impeached for denying he had an affair, that was his lie and any married man in his position would have done the same but it doesn’t change the fact that he lied.

      These are positions of trust and their lies tarnish the position and endanger national security because if they’ll lie about an indiscretion then they can be blackmailed about it.

      In Fly’s position it may not have even been out of the norm to even meet with the Ambassador, so why lie about it?

      It demonstrates consciousness of guilt if the meeting wasn’t improper something he said in the meeting was.

      I believe he was already recorded telling a Russian official or the Ambassador that the sanction Obama put on the Russian would be lifted under Trump and this was before Trump was sworn in.

      If that’s the act he was guilty of then he was engaged in foreign policy but under the wrong President and without the authority to do so.

      Your ignorance of the law doesn’t make him innocent.

  2. The pardon is such a bizarre practise, literally puts the president above the law

    • @michael caraway thats great to hear..except Biden won’t go after them which infuriates me..makes me almost regret voting for him..if these criminals aren’t held accountable this country will have more presidents in the future just like trump..or worse if possible..

    • michael caraway | November 25, 2020 at 8:48 PM | Reply

      @Robert Muckle That’s where the courts could rescind those pardons with the conspiracy to commit murder clause. It wouldn’t stand, there are ways around corrupt pardons in the courts. The courts just have to challenge the pardon.

    • michael caraway | November 25, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      @CherBear Biden will take a hands off approach. He did not say that the Justice Department wont seek prosecution for crimes committed. He said he would not use his office to order prosecutions. He will let the law and the Justice Department decide if they should seek prosecution for crimes committed.

    • Did Trump pardon the Kraken🦑? 🤔

    • Nadia Silvershine | November 25, 2020 at 9:24 PM | Reply

      @Robert Muckle Found this: “The pardon is based on the royal Prerogative of English Kings, which gave the king the ability to overturn any sentence.” — (from an article called “How Presidential Pardons Work” by Josh Clark).  So it’s England’s fault!

  3. BERNIE FERGUSON | November 25, 2020 at 8:23 PM | Reply


  4. Trump is the president that lost the popular vote twice, who only won the first time cos he squeaked a victory by less than 30k votes via an antiquated electoral college after a sustained and illegal Russian propaganda campaign that supported him. The one that got impeached, and could have gotten impeached a dozen times over for crimes far more serious than lying about a bj. The one who only survived 4 years bcs he had compromised treasonous senators in his back pocket, kept cutting taxes for the rich, racking up the national debt by trillions. The guy whose incompetence killed 100x more Americans than Bin Laden. The guy who is pardoning criminals and conspirators in a desperate attempt to prevent himself from going to jail.

    LOCK HIM UP!!!

  5. Trump is so corrupt. It’s a shame he doesn’t get removed from office immediately. He’s dangerous.

    • 1000 percent sure that the founding fathers intention of the law wasn’t written for criminals going out of office to get away with all crimes against the country!!!!

  6. Out of all Trump’s pardons only the turkey deserved it.

    • @The Watcher OOOHHH !!!!!

    • Now say that with a slight indian accent while those children from a racial jungle rub the hair on your hairy legs
      I’m sure Biden has a special place on his lap for you to jump on…
      Cmon man, are you sure you’re as bright or talented as white kids?
      We sure couldn’t tell…

    • @hopndon You are to dumb for your own good – enjoy it.

    • Eddieisherenow | November 25, 2020 at 9:44 PM | Reply


    • NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH | November 26, 2020 at 12:13 AM | Reply

      @ Trumpo Virus I agree totally!!! He might just come back 2-3 days later and say that the turkey was working in with the Democrats and rigged the election. Let’s keep a close watch on that possibly happening he’s getting really desperate these days.

  7. We have NEVER SEEN the UNREDACTED MUELLER REPORT, nor the Grand Jury Testimony of Same.

  8. Don the Con Family and Fiends edition

  9. He broke records in 1 term

    Of getting people locked up
    And we’re talking about Trump’s own people
    He told them to drink bleach and they love him

  10. Jailbirds of a feather flock together!!!

  11. David Schlessinger | November 25, 2020 at 8:37 PM | Reply

    Manafort, Stone, Flynn…they will ALL be pardoned.

  12. These Republicans lost all the credibility by sucking up to Trump. Take it as a joke if they criticize Biden Administration and Media should stop giving these Loons Airtime.

  13. A pardon is an expression of the President’s forgiveness and ordinarily is granted in recognition of the applicant’s acceptance of responsibility for the crime and established good conduct for a significant period of time after conviction or completion of sentence. It does not signify innocence… What a legacy to leave behind for his family and history

  14. Why is a president allowed to pardon criminals? Get rid of this rule, and the problem is solved.

    • Exactly, I’m in Australia, the Prime Minister here has no such power, if you really want to fight a case to the end, you take it all the way to the High Court (the equivalent of the Supreme Court).

  15. In the American justice system accepting a pardon is a de facto admission of guilt.

  16. How is this ok?? Criminal trump asked Flynn to commit felonies by talking to Kislyak and lying to FBI, and is allowed to pardon those felonies?? He should be in jail WITH Flynn!

  17. Pardoning his partners in crime
    Looking for loyalty after his immunity expires

  18. Michael Flynn is a traitor and doesn’t deserve to be pardoned.

  19. Jonathan Chartrand | November 25, 2020 at 9:43 PM | Reply

    Just throw him and his crime family in jail and let’s move on.

  20. Naima Alicassim | November 25, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

    It’s simple a criminal pardoning a criminal. This is Trump Era unfortunately.

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