Transcript for Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn
Now the Washington president Trump's decision to pardon former national security advisor Michael fled. Sources say we can expect more heart and sued the salt ponds the president continues to falsely claim that he was cheated out of winning the election. ABC's Elizabeth shall see as a latest. This morning Democrat speaking out against president Trump's decision to pardon former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Makes a mockery of our democracy. To those watching brown world. Trump tweeting it is my great honor to announce the general Michael T Flynn has been granted a full pardon. Flynn pleaded guilty back in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia is try to take back the confession ever since. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slams Trump's decision calling it an act of grave corruption and embrace an abuse of power. But the Justice Department says the Flynn pardon is obviously an appropriate use of the president's power. He should pardon everyone from himself. To his administration officials to Joseph exotic if he has to I think that the president ought to wield that pardon power effectively and robustly to sources say trump is planning more pardons. In this holiday season is going to be arm a loser in the west wing I you're gonna see Flynn band and that you know the former RNC finance chaired you name it. But for now the president remains focused on the election he lost. We have. No trump calling into a meeting of Pennsylvania Republicans one day after the State's certified Biden as the winner. Among those and then leading trump attorney Rudy Giuliani the president railing against the race results making the same unproven claims about fraud that were already rejected by courts around the country. In this election that can be turned around because. We want Pennsylvania well and we want them all of these swing state by a lot. The State's former governor also a Republican called Wednesday's event bogus and slams trump for his quote brazen attempt to undermine their republic. Meanwhile president elect Biden is focusing on the transition of power trying to rally the nation had a ball will be a very different Thanksgiving for most Americans. Remember those first Thanksgiving. The empty chair silence. Tension for a story. It's really hard to care. Sort of gives thanks. It's hard to even think of looking forward. It's so hard to. I understand. Coming thinking you pray for each and every wanted to hear this Thanksgiving. At your Thanksgiving table because. As for Michael Flynn he has not publicly accepted a pardon but if he does he would once again be admitting his skills on the Elizabeth thank you.
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