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Spicer: Trump’s Been Evaluating Flynn for Weeks, Level of Trust ‘Eroded’ Where He Made Change

At the beginning of today’s White House press briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer contradicted some of the information that has come out of the White House over the past few days regarding the status of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn prior to his resignation.

“We’ve been reviewing and evaluating this issue with respect to General Flynn on a daily basis for a few weeks trying to ascertain the truth,” Spicer said.

He continued, “We got to a point not based on a legal issue, but based on a trust issue with a level of trust between the president and General Flynn had eroded to the point where he felt he had to make a change.”

This conflicts with what White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said yesterday afternoon on MSNBC, when she stated that Flynn had the full trust and confidence of the president.

Also, a day after the Washington Post first reported that Flynn had spoken to Russia about sanctions prior to Trump’s inauguration, POTUS told reporters he hadn’t heard the story.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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