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Trump doesn’t want to talk about Flynn pardon ‘yet’

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    President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, for a trip to Quantico, Va., to attend the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony.

WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump won’t say whether he is considering a pardon for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

On Friday, Trump told reporters, “I don’t want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet.” Trump spoke as he left the White House for a speech at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Va.

Flynn is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into potential collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.

Trump avoided a reporter’s question about when he knew that Flynn had made false statements to the FBI about his discussion of U.S. sanctions with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

After the president’s comments, White House lawyer Ty Cobb said, “There is no consideration at the White House of any pardon for Michael Flynn.”

Flynn attorney Robert Kelner did not respond to a request for comment.

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