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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes 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 YatesGraham requests interviews with DOJ, FBI officials as part of probe into Russia investigation Sally Yates blasts Trump for using DOJ as 'personal grudge squad' Biden: 'I sure would like Michelle to be the vice president' 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 PriebusMick Mulvaney's job security looks strong following impeachment CNN's Harwood on Trump acquittal speech: 'This is somebody in deep psychological distress' Reince Priebus joins CBS News as political analyst 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 ComeyBill Barr is trying his best to be Trump's Roy Cohn Comey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Trump punts on Stone pardon decision after sentencing 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 (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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.