President Donald Trump may still privately have his doubts about Michael Flynn, but — at least publicly — he is maintaining a posture of sympathy towards the ousted National Security Advisor.
During his brief remarks to reporters in advance of his departure for Utah Monday morning, the President said that he feels “very badly” for Flynn — who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI on Friday. And in a far from shocking development, he pivoted to his defeated political rival, Hillary Clinton.
Well, I feel badly for General Flynn. I feel very badly. He’s led a very strong life, and I feel very badly…I will say this. Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI. Nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and they destroyed his life. I think it’s a shame.
Hillary Clinton, on the Fourth of July weekend, went to the FBI — not under oath — it was the most incredible thing anyone has ever seen. She lied many times. Nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and it’s like, they ruined his life. Very unfair. Thank you very much.
Trump cut his remarks off at that point and departed for his helicopter. The President ignored a reporter who asked when he found out that Flynn lied. This has been a hot topic since a Saturday Trump tweet which said that the President fired Flynn because he lied to the FBI. If he then subsequently asked former FBI director James Comey for leniency as has been reported, many legal experts believe this could constitute obstruction of justice.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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