President Trump has “full confidence” in Mike Flynn, despite revelations that the top national security adviser discussed sanctions during a pre-inauguration phone call with Russian’s ambassador. According to multiple reports, Flynn apologized to Vice President Mike Pence for previously telling him he did not discuss sanctions—a lie which led to Pence defending Flynn on national television. However, the same reports say Flynn now says he “can’t recall” whether he discussed the sanctions.
Top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC that Flynn “does enjoy the full confidence” of Trump, even though intelligence officials who reviewed transcripts of Flynn’s conversation with the ambassador said he explicitly addressed the sanctions during the call. The Trump administration is currently facing pressure to fire Flynn or remove his security clearance. Trump advisor Steve Bannon reported had dinner with Flynn over the weekend and informed him that his job could be in jeopardy if the controversy continued. Read more at NBC.