CNN anchor Jake Tapper on Wednesday fired back at President Trump for accusing the “fake media” of mistreating ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.
"The media, of course, did not fire Gen. Flynn. President Trump did. What the media did do was reveal to the nation that Gen. Flynn had lied to the country and to the Trump team," Tapper said during his program.
Trump also condemned the leaks from the intelligence community that reveled that Flynn misled White House officials about the contents of his phone calls with the Russian ambassador. Flynn reportedly discussed sanctions with the diplomat and didn't tell senior White House officials, including Vice President Pence.
“From intelligence, papers are being leaked, things are being leaked; it's criminal action. It's a criminal act, and it's been going on for a long time before me, but now it's really going on,” Trump said.