President Donald Trump said today that he would welcome retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn back into his administration now that the former national security adviser’s legal troubles are on the verge of receding.
The president’s comments come as Trump and his allies have worked to lionize Flynn as a victim of “deep state” investigations. Trump lavished praise on Flynn in his interview with CBS and said Flynn was mistreated by investigators.
“I think he’s a great gentleman. He’s been in the military for many, many decades, actually,” Trump told CBS. “Highly respected. What Gen. Flynn went through is so unfair. And he’s still going through it.”