Speak Out: Trump tweets Flynn pardon

President Donald Trump tweeted a pardon for former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday despite Flynn’s guilty plea to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts. The pardon, coming in the waning days of the Trump administration, takes direct aim at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated by political bias.

• Really? Please do some research. — Virginia Serrano

• There were charges of lying to the FBI (what he is being pardoned for). — Brian P. Slattery

• The FBI interviewed Gen. Flynn 19 times, regarding the same issue, with the same questions. Eighteen times, Gen. Flynn answered the same truthful way. The 19th time, for some reason, Gen. Flynn gave an incorrect answer. The FBI was hot to get Gen. Flynn because he was going to overhaul national security and the intelligence community, and many FBI counterintelligence agents would have been out of work. — Mark Blair

• Bet you didn’t say anything about all the ones Obama pardoned. — Robert Hawthorne

• Receiving a pardon is an admission of guilt. — Dan Apostolico

• The GOP Senate-led investigation confirmed collusion. — Jason Bowen

• He was railroaded into a guilty plea. He is being vindicated, and so is this whole Russian collusion hoax, thanks in part to the Biden crime family laptop. — Susan R.L. Reimer

• Yeah, sure, and Stormy Daniels took advantage of Trump. — Debbie Dickerson