Yesterday, we learned that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn earned over $500,000 last fall for consulting work that could have benefited the government of Turkey. Flynn registered as a foreign agent this week and disclosed the details of his work for a Dutch consulting firm with ties to Turkey’s president.
During today’s White House press briefing, Sean Spicer was asked about Flynn by Fox News’ John Roberts, who asked Spicer if Donald Trump was aware that Flynn was working as a foreign agent when he appointed him NSA.
“I don’t believe that that was known. I would refer you to General Flynn and to the Department of Justice in terms of the filings made. There’s nothing nefarious about doing anything that’s legal as long as the proper paperwork is filed.
Roberts followed up by asking him if Trump would’ve appointed Flynn if he had known, to which Spicer answered “that’s a hypothetical” but that it was his understanding that Flynn filed the “appropriate forms” and that Flynn should be asked directly about the situation.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 9, 2017