Democratic leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn

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President Trump has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in connection with Trump's Russia contacts before the inauguration. Flynn later tried to walk back that guilty plea, NPR's Ryan Lucas has more. Flynn became a rallying cry of sorts for Trump and his base and allies on the hill, who have felt that he was unjustly prosecuted. They welcomed this part. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a key ally of the president, for example, called this pardon of good move. Democrats. On the other hand, unsurprisingly declared this corrupt. The Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, said that this was an abuse of the president's pardon power. He said that Trump is using it to reward his friends and political allies and protect those who lied to cover up for him. NPR's Ryan Lucas

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