President Trump shocked the nation by issuing a full presidential pardon for his former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn this week after years of relentless persecution from the left.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) responded to the news by issuing a furious proclamation condemning the pardon and claiming that Trump’s decision was a “brazen abuse of power.”
“It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday in a surprise announcement — immediately initiating a wave of hysterical condemnations of Flynn.
Pelosi, who has made it her mission to obstruct and undermine President Trump at every turn, wasted no time issuing a statement calling the action unjustified and hyperventilating about Trump’s ‘abuse’ of his presidential pardoning powers.
“President Trump’s pardoning of Michael Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his dealings with a foreign adversary, is an act of grave corruption and a brazen abuse of power,” Pelosi declared.
“Trump is again using the pardon power to protect those who lie to cover up his wrongdoing, just as he did when he commuted the sentence of campaign advisor Roger Stone, who was convicted on seven felony counts,” she continued.
Pelosi went on to claim that Flynn’s actions as NSA “constituted a serious and dangerous breach of our national security” and that “he must be held accountable.” The Democrat leader added a call to action for readers to support her “Protecting Our Democracy Act,” which seeks to prevent “any president from abusing the pardon power.”
As White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany noted in a statement after Flynn’s pardon:
General Flynn should not require a pardon. He is an innocent man. Even the FBI agents who interviewed General Flynn did not think he was lying Multiple investigations have produced evidence establishing that General Flynn was the victim of partisan government officials engaged in a coordinated attempt to subvert the election of 2016 … While today’s action sets right an injustice against an innocent man and an American hero, it should also serve as a reminder to all of us that we must remain vigilant over those in whom we place our trust and confidence.