REPORT: Pence Was Told About DOJ’s Flynn Warning 15 Days After White House Knew


A news report that came out yesterday before the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was that the White House was warned by the DOJ late last month about Flynn and what the Washington Post categorized as concerns about his vulnerability to Russian blackmail.

At the heart of this Flynn scandal is that he was not completely honest with Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of his phone call with the Russian ambassador. Pence defended him on one of the Sunday shows, and Flynn confirmed that he apologized to Pence for providing “incomplete information.”

But according to NBC News, Pence was only informed of the DOJ’s warning about Flynn days after President Trump and the White House knew:

Vice President Mike Pence was informed of the Justice Department warning regarding former national security adviser Michael Flynn late on February 9, 15 days after the White House and the president knew, two sources tell NBC News.

One is a source close to the vice president, while the other is inside the Trump administration.

The initial report said it was 11 days, but an editor’s note has since been attached to say it was 15.

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