Pence admits being 'disappointed' with Flynn

| Updated: Feb 21, 2017 09:50 IST

New York [USA], Feb. 21 (ANI): U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for the first time while publicly commenting on Michael Flynn said that he was "disappointed" that former the national security adviser misled him about his conversation with the Russian ambassador. "I was disappointed to learn that ... the facts that had been conveyed to me by Gen. Flynn were inaccurate. But we honor Gen. Flynn's long service to the United States of America, and I fully support the President's decision to ask for his resignation," the CNN quoted Pence as saying at a news conference on Monday in Brussels. Flynn misled Pence over his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak during the transition, in which the two discussed election-related sanctions imposed on Russia. Flynn had initially denied discussing sanctions and even Pence, defended him in subsequent TV interviews. Pence's comments came as he completed a multi-day security-focused trip to Europe, where he met with key US allies in Munich, Germany, and in Brussels. The vice president also sought to reassure US allies that the premature dismissal of the President's top foreign policy adviser had not affected the strength of the US administration's national security team. (ANI)