Flynn met with FBI investigators without Trump’s knowledge: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday Shows preview: Lawmakers, Trump allies discuss Russia probe, migrant family separation Seth McFarlane: Fox News makes me 'embarrassed' to work for this company  'Art of the Deal' co-author: Trump would act like Kim Jong Un if he had the same powers MORE's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, met with FBI investigators early last year without the president's knowledge, according to a report from NBC News.

Flynn reportedly met with FBI investigators interested in his past correspondence with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. That meeting was held last January behind closed doors in Flynn's White House office without a lawyer, NBC reported.  

White House counsel Don McGahn learned of the meeting from former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesIG report doesn’t fault Comey for ‘partisanship,’ but it should have for his incompetence Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Health chief grilled on Trump drug pricing plan, ObamaCare case Those who tout Trump’s ‘obstruction’ misrepresent the concept MORE, according to the network. 

Yates reportedly told McGahn that Flynn had lied to Vice President Pence and other administration officials about his communications with Kislyak and other Kremlin officials. 

McGahn then briefed Trump, then-chief strategist Stephen Bannon and then-chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusBannon: Sessions an 'excellent' AG, Trump 'wrong' about recusal GOP lawmakers, top advisers have campaigned to stop Trump from firing Sessions: report Exclusive: Bannon says Rosenstein could be fired 'very shortly' MORE on his meeting with Yates, according to the report. 

Trump fired Flynn on Feb. 13. He reportedly asked then-FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeySunday Shows preview: Lawmakers, Trump allies discuss Russia probe, migrant family separation Giuliani: FBI, prosecutors investigating Trump belong in the psych ward Outrageous political bias determined the course of the Clinton 'investigation' MORE to let the probe into Flynn go the following day. 

Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI as part of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's probe into Russian election meddling, including possible ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow late last year. 

While Trump has pushed back on claims he asked Comey to let the Flynn probe go, he did say in an NBC News interview last May that he had Russia on his mind when he fired Comey. 

Mueller is reportedly interested in interviewing Trump and is set to interview Bannon at the end of this month.  

Yates has also cooperated with Mueller's team, according to NBC.