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Trump says he feels 'very badly' for Flynn

Posted December 4, 2017 8:29 a.m. EST

— President Donald Trump said Monday he feels "very badly" for Michael Flynn after the former national security adviser pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia's ambassador.

Trump, in his first public comments on the matter, also echoed tweets he posted over the weekend in which he compared Flynn's situation to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. He suggested Monday that Clinton had also lied to investigators and decried the situation as unfair.

The charges against Flynn were the first against a Trump administration official in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Flynn is now cooperating with investigators.