The biggest story to dominate the news cycle over the last two weeks has been centered around Donald Trump firing James Comey as head of the FBI, and what role retired Gen. Michael Flynn had in regards to Russia and the election. In response, Flynn has come under fire but that hasn't stopped the president from wanting him back in the administration.

Trump on Flynn

When Donald Trump pulled off the upset win over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last November, all eyes were then focused on who would surround him in the White House. The majority of the names that Trump selected or nominated to high-ranking positions received immediate backlash from the mainstream media, including his decision to bring on Michael Flynn as his National Security Adviser.

However, the criticism didn't last long as Flynn resigned from his position within weeks after it was uncovered that he privately met with a Russian official shortly after the election. Since then, Flynn has been exposed for being a former lobbyist for Turkey, which the president reportedly knew about when he made the initial hire. The latest trouble surrounding the issue at hand is Trump trying to get James Comey to drop the investigation into Flynn prior to his firing. With the pressure mounting on the White House, the Daily Beast reported on May 18 that Trump is actually looking to have Flynn return to the administration, despite the ongoing investigation.

According to the Daily Beast on Thursday, Donald Trump feels so bad that Michael Flynn is facing an investigation that he actually wants him back in the White House.

"Trump feels really, really, really bad about firing him," a source close to the president confirmed, before explaining, "(Trump) genuinely thinks if the investigation is over Flynn can come back."

Michael Flynn reportedly didn't even want the job of National Security Adviser in the first place, with the report claiming he was "reluctant" to take the position.

The former host of "The Apprentice" has allegedly told those close to him that he wants to help clear the retired general's name, as he believes that could open a door for a potential return. "Trump's closest advisers in and outside the West Wing have assured him absolutely should not happen," the report went on to read.

Flynn trouble

Adding more fuel to the fire was the news that broke on Wednesday where Michael Flynn refused to honor a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee pertaining to their investigation into Russia. Flynn's refusal could lead to the former National Security Adviser spending as long as a year in jail. Despite the optimistic outlook pushed by Donald Trump, Flynn's future doesn't look too bright.