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Feel ‘very badly’ for Michael Flynn: Donald Trump

AFP
Published Dec 5, 2017, 5:40 am IST
Updated Dec 5, 2017, 5:40 am IST
Hillary Clinton lied many times to FBI: President.
US President Donald Trump
 US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Monday he “feels badly” for his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI, and lamented that his former rival Hillary Clinton “lied many times” and nothing happened. Mr Trump’s comments to reporters were the latest in a series of outbursts over the FBI’s sprawling Russia probe after Flynn’s guilty plea on Friday and his admission he is cooperating with investigators.

“I feel badly for general Flynn. I feel very badly,” Mr Trump said before heading off on a trip to Utah. “He’s led a very strong life, and I feel badly about it. I will say this — Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI. Nothing. Flynn lied, and they destroyed his life. I think it’s a shame,” he said, calling Flynn’s treatment “unfair.”

 

Flynn, Mr Trump’s first national security adviser, has pledged to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into whether members of Mr Trump’s team colluded with covert Russian efforts to sway the 2016 US election in the Republican’s favour. He also lashed out at the FBI accusing it of bias in favour of Clinton during its election-year probe.     

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