Donald Trump insists Michael Flynn’s contact with Russia was ‘lawful’

Michael Flynn has admitted lying to the FBI (Picture: AP)

Donald Trump has defended his former national security adviser Michael Flynn by insisting his contact with Russian officials was ‘lawful’.

But the president has been accused of obstruction of justice after claiming that he knew Flynn lied to the FBI – and that’s why he was fired.

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Trump tweeted: ‘I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI.

‘He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during… Read the full story

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