Trump wants Flynn back in the White House

White House knew sacked adviser was under investigation: report

The White House on Thursday pushed back on a story that former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his lawyer told President Trump's transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under investigation for working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey.

That denial came almost a day after the New York Times first reported, citing two unnamed sources familiar with the case, that Flynn told lawyers on Trump's transition - including Don McGahn, who now serves as White House counsel - that he was under investigation by the Justice Department. It begun with Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey, and pirouetted neatly round, just days later, to reveal that the president reportedly asked Comey to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn's ties with Russian Federation.

In December, before Trump assumed office, Flynn talked to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about potentially lifting USA sanctions President Barack Obama had just levied on Russia.

The White House did not comment on the report, and it is unclear how, exactly, Trump gave Flynn the alleged message.

He finally fired Comey last week, in a move legal experts say could become the basis for an obstruction of justice investigation against the beleaguered American president. Spicer asked, "If President Obama was truly concerned about General Flynn, why didn't he suspend General Flynn's security clearance, which they had just re-approved months earlier?"

One of these morsels involves a leak (from Flynn?) that he told Trump's transition team how he was being investigated for Russian ties, and the president still appointed him. In fact, two days after his election, Trump traveled to Washington to meet with then-President Barack Obama - a meeting in which Obama cautioned Trump away from naming Flynn as his national security adviser.

A new report from McClatchy news service alleges former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn made a key military decision in the fight against ISIS that aligned with the interests of the Turkish government. The day after Flynn was sacked, Trump allegedly asked Comey to drop an ongoing probe into Flynn's links with Russian Federation.

First, Flynn is a retired general.

Speaking alongside Trump at the White House on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed that Turkey would not consider any plans for Kurdish groups to be part of the region's future.

That loyalty has strained Trump's relationship with Flynn's replacement, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Politico reported.

Flynn, according to two sources familiar with the dinner, revealed that Trump was not only still in touch with him, but also sending him support.

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