Trump was fully briefed on content of Flynn's calls with Russian ambassador: report

President Trump was given a comprehensive briefing on the content of ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn’s conversations with Russia’s ambassador, Fox News reported.

Trump did not see a transcript of the communications but was given a summary of Flynn's discussions with the Russian ambassador prior to his resignation, Fox News reported Thursday.

Flynn also reportedly was able to remember his discussions and told the White House counsel’s office about the details. 


"The president was, in fact, fully briefed on the content of those conversations that Gen. Michael Flynn had with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, by people who would know what the content of those phone conversations was,” Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts told Bill O’Reilly on Thursday night.

“And under repeated questioning during an investigation conducted by the White House counsel’s office, Gen. Flynn, I'm told, had a full recollection of what he talked about with the Russian ambassador.”

A spokesman for Flynn prior to his resignation said that Flynn “indicated that while he had no recollection of discussing sanctions, he couldn’t be certain that the topic never came up,” according to The Washington Post.

"Mike was doing his job," Trump said at his press conference Thursday. "He was calling countries and his counterparts. ... I would have directed him to do it if I thought he wasn't doing it. I didn't direct him, but I would have directed him because that's his job.”

Trump said he believes Flynn “did nothing wrong.”