Vice President Mike Pence called revelations that former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s lobbying efforts may have benefited Turkey an “affirmation” that President Trump was right in firing him.
“It is an affirmation of the president’s decision to ask Gen. Flynn to resign,” Pence said in response to Fox News’ Bret Baier asking if he was disappointed by the news.
Flynn’s lobbying firm, Flynn Intel Group, did lobbying work in the months leading up to his White House appointment that may have benefited the Turkish government, according to a filing made on Tuesday.
The vice president’s comments came just hours after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed during Thursday’s press briefing that Trump was unaware of Flynn’s ties to Turkey.
“I don’t believe that that was known. I would refer you to General Flynn and to the Department of Justice in terms…