President Donald Trump said Monday it’s “unfair” that formal national security adviser Mike Flynn had his “life ruined” for lying to the FBI, while he said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got away with the same thing.
“Well, I feel badly for General Flynn,” Trump told reporters. “I feel very badly. He’s led a very strong life. And I feel very badly, John. I will say this, Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI. Nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and they destroyed his life. I think it’s a shame.”
President Trump: “I feel badly for General Flynn. I feel very badly. He’s led a very strong life and I feel very badly…I will say this, Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI. Nothing happened to her. Flynn lied and they destroyed his life.” pic.twitter.com/xg8j3hZmGJ
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“Hillary Clinton on the Fourth of July weekend went to the FBI, not under oath,” he added. “It was the most incredible thing anyone’s ever seen. She lied many times, nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and it’s like they ruined his life. It’s very unfair. Thank you very much.”
Flynn was charged with “willfully and knowingly” making false statements to FBI agents when asked about a previous conversation he had with a Russian ambassador. Flynn pleaded guilty to the charges.
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