White House Says It’s Premature To Discuss If Trump Will Pardon Flynn

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders speaks during a White House daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House October 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press... White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders speaks during a White House daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House October 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press(Sipa via AP Images) MORE LESS
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December 5, 2017 3:43 pm
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that she hadn’t spoken to President Donald Trump about the possibility of pardoning his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI.

“Yesterday, the President said that he felt very badly for Gen. Flynn,” ABC News’ Cecilia Vega said. “Would he consider pardoning him?”

“I’m not aware that that has come up, or any process or decision on that front,” Sanders said.

“You haven’t talked to him about it?” Vega asked.

“No, I haven’t asked the President whether or not he would do that” Sanders said, adding: “I think before we start discussing pardons for individuals we should see what happens in specific cases, too.”

“So is it fair to say it’s on the table?” Vega asked.

“No,” Sanders replied. “I just said I haven’t had the conversation with him because I don’t feel that it’s necessary until we get further down the the road and determine whether or not that’s even something needed.”

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