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Pence disappointed Flynn gave him inaccurate information


    United States Vice President Mike Pence and EU Council President Donald Tusk at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium.

BRUSSELS >> Vice President Mike Pence says he was “disappointed” to learn that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had withheld information from him but supports President Donald Trump’s decision to dismiss him.

Trump asked Flynn to resign last week because the retired general misled Pence about his contacts with Russia. Pence was asked about Flynn at a news conference today at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Flynn’s resignation came after reports that he had discussed sanctions with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. before Trump’s inauguration, despite previously denying those conversations to Pence and other top officials.

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  • How does Pence feel about Trump withholding accurate information from him? Trump knew that Flynn had lied to Pence and said nothing to Pence, who found out about Flynn’s lie from the Washington Post 12 days after Trump found out from the Justice Department. If the Washington Post hadn’t published the story, would Trump have told Pence? Would he have fired Flynn? Or would Trump have continued to be a co-conspirator in Flynn’s lie? Did Trump know about Flynn’s lie before he was visited by the Justice Department or was he a participant in the lie from the beginning?

    • Exactly! VP Pence should be a lot more disappointed about his boss. In hind sight, given the chance to do it all again, my guess is VP Pence would decline the VP position. This will forever be a black eye on his career, and may even prevent it from going any further. Unless at some point he is able to separate himself from the Don.

      • Pence needed a job. He was going to lose his re-election campaign for Governor, and he was a slathering sycophant to Trump.

        If Trump keeps flaming out like he’s been doing, Pence may be President way earlier than he expected.

        • Maybe after four years. klastri needs a job. Is that not obvious? Must hurt to be a wimpy loser.

        • sarge22 – Let me remind you that you are the coward who is afraid of Syrian widows and orphans. You’re afraid (and you write often about your many fears) of everything Mr. Trump tells you to be afraid of. So your talk of who is “wimpy” here seems misplace, no? You are the coward.

          I did predict the election incorrectly. I badly underestimated the number of white supremacists, racists, bigots and cowards who would actually vote. The one comfort of the election is that Mrs. Clinton got millions more votes than Mr. Trump did. So not all is lost.

      • Despite Pence’s “disappointment” in Flynn, and the frown he shows whenever the Donald says something ridiculous (daily), I’m guessing he’s happy every time those things happen. Guess which former soon-to-be-unemployed governor will become the next POTUS when Trump is kicked out of office?

    • Actually Pense knows donald and figures that Flynn lies went right over Donalds blond flop head. When Pense becomes fill in president, he’ll go punch Pizza gate flynn in the mouth. I knew the fLynn flam Man was going DOWN.

  • Trump made a terrible decision (among many terrible decisions he has made) by choosing Flynn. Trump was warned repeatedly by people in and out of the campaign that Mr. Flynn was a rogue. He was fired from the Defense Intelligence Agency for that bad habit. Plus, he is a known conspiracy theorist.

    No one should be surprised about this. Trump is unable to govern.

  • Pence was just “disappointed”that the NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR was not forthcoming with him? This is the safety and security of our great country we’re talking about. Pence should be furious!

  • Again-trump should dismiss himself from the president post cause he did not and with-held that same information according to statements made. Or is it just a shibai on pences’s part to get rid of Flynn cause facts might be trump directed Flynn to do what he did before trump took office. Trump became president about 1:00 pm on January 20th and not a second earlier. Trump has proven that he lives in his own delusion of grandeur. Just listen to him daily he constantly lives in false reality and facts-like he winning by the largest margin of electoral votes. He really acts and lives like a rich BRAT. Even when someone tries to help him he mind is trump is right.

    • I don’t know what to believe as to who knew what, and for how long. Way back during the campaign Trump was publicly saying how much he admires Putin and Russia, and asking them out loud to hack Clinton’s emails. Was Trump just talking out of his azz again, or was he blurting out hints of some secret relationship he had with them?

      It seems that other Trump team members have had connections with Russia. Did they all know about it and talk about it at meetings? How much did Pence know? He must have at least suspected…

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