January 23, 2022

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Michael Flynn perfectly explains Trump’s presidency

Although Michael Flynn was only Donald Trump’s national security adviser for 23 days, his rise, fall and resurgence — sort of — function as fitting bookends of Trump’s four years in the White House. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why this often-overlooked character deserves more attention.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

After firing him, Trump says Flynn is ‘a wonderful man’
https://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/15/politics/donald-trump-michael-flynn/index.html

Trump announces pardon for Michael Flynn in tweet
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/25/politics/trump-pardon-michael-flynn/index.html

Head of Pentagon intelligence agency forced out, officials say
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/head-of-pentagon-intelligence-agency-forced-out-officials-say/2014/04/30/ec15a366-d09d-11e3-9e25-188ebe1fa93b_story.html

Trump offers Flynn job of national security advisor
https://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/17/politics/trump-offers-flynn-job-of-national-security-adviser/index.html

Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI, is cooperating with Mueller
https://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/01/politics/michael-flynn-charged/index.html

Michael Flynn asks to withdraw his guilty plea
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/14/politics/michael-flynn-withdraw-guilty-plea/index.html

Justice Department drops criminal case against Michael Flynn
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/07/politics/michael-flynn-prosecution/index.html

Trump probably can’t pardon himself. He may still try
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/politics/presidential-pardons-explainer/index.html

About me:
I was named "best dressed" in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN’s editor at large and author of the daily "Point" newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics.

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