When asked about Flynn, President Trump twice responded that they “will be releasing a statement,” but when immediately afterward asked if Reince Priebus was doing a good job, the President responded “He’s not doing a good job. He’s doing a great job!”
Other reports out of the White House have indicated that the President is “evaluating” the Flynn issue.
Flynn had spoken to the Russian ambassador to the United States on the same day that President Obama put sanctions on the Russian Federation for alleged “interference” in the U.S. Presidential election.
Flynn had told Vice-President Pence that he did not discuss the sanctions with the Russian diplomat which Pence then espoused in public.
The call was recorded, and reports indicate that some mention of the sanctions may have occurred which would mean that Flynn lied to Pence.
Until the details come out, it will be difficult to know if this is a hit-job by the media or a genuine ethics violation and real betrayal of the President’s trust.