Ever since Donald Trump pulled of the upset and defeated Hillary Clinton to become the next president-elect, all eyes have been on who would be surrounding him once he makes it to the White House. Over the last month, Trump has worked with his transition team, but it hasn't always run so smooth.

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After Election Day, Donald Trump tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the transition team.

Within days, Christie clashed with Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, and he was replaced by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Several members of the transition team have since been fired, or quit, for a variety of different reasons. The latest exit from the team comes on the direct order of Trump himself, who fired Michael Flynn Jr., the son of incoming National Security Advisor retired Gen. Michael Flynn.

Flynn Jr. has recently come under fire for promoting the debunked conspiracy known as "Pizzagate." These issues were discussed during a December 6 interview segment on CNN.

(Pence's comments start around 1:00 in the above video.)

Joining CNN host Jake Tapper was Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Tapper grilled Pence on what Flynn Jr's role was with the transition team, but the future vice president didn't want to give out too much information.

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As Tapper continued to question Pence about the younger Flynn's role, the CNN host got Pence to fess up about an earlier comment.

On Tuesday morning, Pence appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and said that Flynn Jr. has "no involvement in the transition whatsoever." Pence attempted to walk back those claims during the conversation with Tapper.

"I said this morning that his son had no involvement in the transition," Pence acknowledged, but then admitted, "His son was helping him a bit with scheduling and administrative items. But that's no longer the case."

Not backing down

Jake Tapper didn't back down, and told the vice president-elect that he was simply "downplaying" what role Flynn Jr. had in the campaign, possibly to cover for the "Pizzagate" promotion.

Mike Pence deflected from giving a straight answer, which led to the CNN host to fire back. "Sorry, you're not answering the question," Jake Tapper said, before asking, "Were you aware that the transition team had put in for a security clearance?" Pence never gave a clear answer, and only said that Michael Flynn Jr. was given "what was needed" in order to make it on the transition team.

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