Just weeks after Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States, his national security adviser was outed for speaking to a Russian official just one month prior. Retired Gen. Michael Flynn has since resigned from his position, but new reports expose even more troubling information about the administration.

Pence on Flynn

After it became clear that Donald Trump was going to become the new commander in chief, all eyes then shifted to who he would surround himself with in the White House. Most of Trump's cabinet and adviser selections caused backlash, and the decision to bring in Michael Flynn was no exception.

Not long after the administration started to get off the ground, Flynn caught heat for meeting a Kremlin offical last December, and was forced out just days later. As Trump and company deal with the recent fallout of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' reported communication with the Russians, additional news was released about Flynn, exposing the retired general as a foreign agent who was paid over $500,000 last year to lobby for the Turkish government. These issues were brought up with Vice President Mike Pence during a March 9 interview on Fox News.

Joining Fox News host Bret Baier was Mike Pence, and he was visibly upset about the latest bombshell news in regards to Michael Flynn.

"The story today, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has filed with the Department of Justice as a foreign agent for making more than $500,000 as a lobbyist, essentially, for Turkey," Baier said. "Doesn’t that mean, Mr. Vice President, that even if he didn't lie to you about what the Russian ambassador said or didn't say, that you would have had to fire him anyway?

Baier asked.

Taking a few seconds to answer the question, Mike Pence put his head down, appearing to be nearly speechless to the news. "Well...ummm...let me say, hearing that story today was the first I heard of it," Pence said.

"And...ummm...I...I...fully support the decision that President Trump made to ask for Gen. Flynn's resignation."

Next up

As of press time, Donald Trump has not yet made a comment about the latest Michael Flynn news, but he's been active on social media in continuing to push back against allegations of Russian interference. Last weekend, Trump took to Twitter and accused Barack Obama of engaging in a "Watergate" like wiretapping of his office in Trump Tower, but has since refused to provide any evidence to back up the claim.

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