- Trump told reporters he feels ‘very badly’ for Flynn, a retired general who served in his White House for a brief period after the inauguration
- Flynn pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI and agreed to cooperate with a special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the election
- President said that Hillary Clinton, his former opponent and a former secretary of state, ‘lied many times, and yet nothing happened to her‘
Flynn was known to have had a conversation with the FBI on his way out that raised red flags within the bureau and led acting Department of Justice head Sally Yates to contact the White House’s Office of Legal Counsel.
The investigation into payments he received for lobbying work that he did not disclose to the federal government and his conversations during the transition with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak were not publicly reported until later.
Former FBI Director James Comey claims that Trump requested that he drop the inquiry into Flynn just after the retired general’s resignation. Trump said this past weekend in tweets that the conversation never happened.
‘I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!’ Trump said on Sunday.
Trump compared Flynn to Hillary Clinton , his former opponent for president, claiming that ‘she lied many times, nothing happened to her’