MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Tuesday blasted White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for claiming President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer defense secretary Esper sues Pentagon in memoir dispute Biden celebrates start of Hanukkah Fauci says lies, threats are 'noise' MORE had "full confidence" in Michael Flynn hours before the national security adviser resigned.
“She goes out and lies, and you find out about those lies a couple hours later,” Scarborough said on "Morning Joe."
“Or if she's not lying ... she is — actually what I’ve heard she is — so out of the loop. She's in none of the meetings and she just goes out without talking, without having the facts.”
“Yes, Gen. Flynn does enjoy the full confidence of the president,” Conway said.
Flynn's future at the White House had been a topic of intense speculation since reports first emerged last week that he backtracked on his denial of speaking with Russia's top envoy to the U.S. during the transition period about sanctions levied by President Obama against Russia for its hacking of Democratic organizations throughout the 2016 presidential campaign.
Scarborough said Tuesday that Conway is a "free agent."
"Everybody in the White House but Donald Trump has complained for months that she is a free agent. She goes out, she says whatever she wants to say. She doesn’t coordinate her message," he said.