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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. CREDITS Writer: Chris Cillizza Producer: Allison Gordon The Point Editor: Leigh Munsil Video Editor: Michelle Cho Follow Chris on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cillizzac/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cillizzacnn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.cillizza/ Subscribe to The Point newsletter: https://www.cnn.com/specials/politics/the-point-with-chris-cillizza?source=Point_Youtube. #CNN #Cillizza #Trump

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