During this morning’s daily briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer got a question from Fox’s John Roberts about whether the White House was aware Michael Flynn was acting as a foreign agent when he was chosen to be the National Security Advisor, in response to revelations that Flynn was paid over $500,000 for consulting work that may have benefitted the Turkish government.
Spicer responded, “I don’t believe that that was known.”
Fox’s Shepard Smith hit back at the White House, and opened his question to the AP’s Julie Bykowicz thusly:
“The White House said he was a private citizen at the time. But there’s been a lot of lying, Julie. And––there’s been a lot of lying, there’s been lying about who you talk to and by lots of people, and almost inevitably and invariably, they were lying about talking to the Russians about something. It’s too much lying and too much Russia and too much smoke, and now they’re investigating. Where are we in this thing?”