Pence wasn't told about Flynn's alleged wrongdoing: report

Pence wasn't told about Flynn's alleged wrongdoing: report
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Vice President Pence was not made aware of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's alleged wrongdoing, NBC News reported Friday.

The White House pushed back against a New York Times report last week that Flynn told Trump's transition team he was under investigation for lobbying for Turkey weeks before he was selected to be Trump's national security adviser.

But NBC reported that not only was the Times report true, but that Pence was left in the dark about Flynn's probe.

"That's an egregious error — and it has to be intentional. It's either malpractice or intentional, and either are unacceptable," NBC's source said.

The source also said that Trump likely thought Pence was "in the loop" and didn't know he was uninformed about Flynn's scandal.

"There's a pattern as it relates to the Flynn situation — vis-a-vis Pence — that he was never, either intentionally or unintentionally, made aware of the facts," they concluded.

Flynn resigned in February after reports emerged that he had misled Pence about his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. and blamed the "fast pace of events" for his giving Pence "incomplete information."