Report: Flynn Apologized to Pence Over Phone Call With Russian Ambassador
National security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn apologized to Vice President Mike Pence for telling him that sanctions were not discussed in a pre-inauguration phone call with the Russian ambassador.
Flynn has no plans to resign or give up his security clearance, Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reported, citing a senior West Wing source.
Griffin said there was a meeting this morning between Flynn and Pence, along with a two-hour meeting where President Trump asked Flynn for advice on national security issues.
The meetings came after an explosive report from The Washington Post, stating that Flynn "privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials."
Vice President Mike Pence had said in an interview last month that Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak did not discuss the sanctions by the Obama administration.
The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that Flynn's position within the administration is "tenuous." The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee called for Flynn to resign on Friday.
If General Flynn secretly discussed with Russia undermining US sanctions, and misled American people, he can no longer serve. pic.twitter.com/FdqhRL41Bw
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 10, 2017
Griffin's source described the rumors of Flynn's ouster as "gossip" and "all squawk."
Flynn spent the weekend with President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago and is said to still be in the president's inner circle.
On "America's Newsroom" this morning, deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called Flynn a "great man."
She said President Trump is "very aware of the situation" but is focused on his meetings with foreign leaders this week.
Watch the report above.