US President Donald Trump has offered pardon to former
National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who was accused of lying to the FBI in
connection with an investigation on Russian meddling in the 2016 US Election.
Earlier, it was predicted that Mr. Trump would offer pardon
to his former aide.
Democrats have strongly criticized the action. They have termed
the action as an act of a brazen abuse of power.
Mr. Flynn was a close aide of the US President. He was one of
those aides who were removed from their top positions in the White House in
connection with the investigation over the Russian meddling.
Not many Republicans have come out publicly to defend the
action of the President.
The development indicates that Mr. Trump is preparing to
step down from the top position. He has recently conceded his defeat indirectly.
If the things progress in this direction, Mr. Biden is expected to take the oval office in the coming January itself.
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