President Donald Trump set off outrage Wednesday with what many expected him to do — pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff put out a statement saying the president has abused the pardon power to “reward his friends and political allies, and protect those who lie to cover up for him.”

He said the way Trump is using pardon power is a corruption” of what the Framers intended, and concluded, “It’s no surprise the Trump would go out just as he came in — crooked to the end.”


A number of other Democrats decried the move.

Katherine Clark (@RepKClark): "Looking out for your corrupt buddies instead of struggling families is exactly why the American people fired you, #DonaldTrump." 


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