Lawmakers are weighing in on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s plea deal, and President Trump is no exception. Fox News Correspondent Garrett Tenney has that reaction from the White House.
The reactions to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s plea deal continue to roll in.
"It won't be long before we understand, one way or the other, whether Trump people colluded with Russia," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "Because I can't imagine it happening and Flynn not know about it."
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) "Bob Mueller must have concluded that he was getting a lot of value out of General Flynn's cooperation."
Sunday morning, President Trump denied instructing FBI Director James Comey to back off of Flynn, tweeting...
"I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more fake news covering another Comey lie!"
This reaction comes two days after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. And, as part of his plea deal, agreed to fully cooperate with special council Mueller’s investigation.
On that front, Fox News has learned that Mueller removed a top FBI agent from his team this summer after learning the agent had sent anti-Trump text messages to a colleague.
"FBI agents should not bring in their own political bias into these investigations. And the fact that this was one of the lead agents on the Hillary Clinton email investigation, if true, I think it is very disturbing." Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX)
In response, the president fired off several tweets calling the credibility of the FBI into question, including this:
"After years of Comey, with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more), running the FBI, its reputation is in tatters - worst in history! But fear not, we will bring it back to greatness."
Fox News has also learned that the Justice Department has contacted House Speaker Paul Ryan to set a date for that removed FBI agent, and two other witnesses from the FBI, to meet with congressional investigators.
At the White House, Garret Tenney, Fox News.
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