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.
Pres. Trump asked Mr. Flynn to resign last week because the retired general misled Mr. Pence about his contacts with Russia. Mr. Pence was asked about Mr. Flynn at a news conference Monday at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
Mr. Flynn’s resignation came after reports that he had discussed sanctions with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. before Mr. Trump’s inauguration, despite previously denying those conversations to Mr. Pence and other top officials.