Trump: Michael Flynn ‘capable’ of White House return
President Trump said Thursday he would welcome Michael Flynn back into the administration after bombshell court filings have raised questions about the criminal case against his former national security adviser.
Separately, Vice President Mike Pence said he was “more inclined” to believe Flynn unintentionally misled him about his contacts with the former Russian ambassador, which resulted in criminal charges.
Flynn was removed as White House national security adviser in February 2017, shortly after press reports surfaced revealing that he discussed lifting sanctions imposed on Russia with the ambassador. He had told Pence and other top White House officials the sanctions were not discussed.
“I know what General Flynn told me and I’m more inclined to believe it was unintentional than ever before,” Mr. Pence told reporters.
Meanwhile, Mr. Trump said he would consider bringing Flynn back into the White House.
“I would certainly consider it,” he said of Flynn’s return. “Certainly, he’d be capable of coming back.”
Mr. Trump sidestepped the issue of a pardon, saying it might not be necessary because Flynn could be exonerated of lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian diplomat.
“It looks to me like Michael Flynn would be exonerated,” he said.
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