During President Trump‘s disaster of a press conference this Thursday, he praised Fox News as being one of the few outlets that treat him well. But an “exclusive” news report by Fox’s Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts might put a damper on those warm feelings.
Roberts broke the news to Fox host Bill O’Reilly in a report following Trump’s presser.
“…the President was in fact fully briefed on the content of those conversations that General Michael Flynn had with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak by people who would know what the content of those phone conversations was,” Roberts said.
“And under repeated questioning during an investigation by the White House Counsel’s Office, General Flynn I’m told had a full recollection of what he talked about with the Russian Ambassador,” Roberts added.
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Compounding Roberts’ information was a Washington Post report published just before Flynn resigned, revealing that then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates told the White House about Flynn’s alleged misleadings about his call in January and warned that he was “potentially vulnerable to blackmail.” Flynn was nevertheless allowed to remain in his job for weeks up until his resignation.
Roberts’ information is in direct conflict with Trump’s claim that he asked Flynn to resign only after he discovered Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the details of the call.
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