— ABC News (@ABC) December 15, 2017
President Trump held a brief pool spray with the White House press corps on Friday, though he seemed to largely dodge questions about Michael Flynn.
The retired general and former national security adviser continues to be a flashpoint of political intrigue ever since he agreed to cooperate with Robert Mueller after pleading guilty for lying to the FBI. Trump has defended Flynn over the past few weeks, though there are outstanding questions about when the president knew of Flynn’s deceptive statements.
When he was first asked about this matter, Trump refused to answer by telling reporters “you know the answer” for when he learned that Flynn lied. Trump proceeded to slam the FBI (just hours ahead of his speech to their new recruits), and he was eventually asked about whether he would consider pardoning Flynn.
“I don’t want to talk about pardons with Michael Flynn yet, we’ll see what happens. I can say this, when you look at what’s going on with the FBI and the Justice Department, people are very, very angry.”
UPDATE – 12:33 p.m. EST: Trump attorney Ty Cobb told CNN’s Jim Acosta that the president isn’t thinking about pardoning Flynn.
WH attorney Ty Cobb to CNN: "There is no consideration being given to pardoning Michael Flynn at the White House."
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 15, 2017
Watch above, via ABC.
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