Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with a Russian official but later sought to withdraw his plea

President Trump said he has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, using his executive power to protect an ally who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon, Mr. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday. Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!