Jason Chaffetz, House Oversight Committee Chairman, recently made a statement saying that President Trump probably should have avoided hiring former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
In an interview with NBC’s “Today,” Chaffetz was asked if Flynn should have ever been hired in the first place. He responded saying:
“You can argue that he probably shouldn’t and maybe, in retrospect, knowing what we know now, he probably shouldn’t have, but nevertheless, he did hire him, and he was there for just over three weeks, and then he did dismiss him.”
Chaffetz didn’t put the focus on Trump’s hiring of Flynn but rather praised the President’s decision to fire the security adviser. This comes as a surprise seeing as a report was released on Wednesday which said Trump’s transition team was informed that Flynn was under investigation before Trump’s inauguration.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 18, 2017
Flynn himself told Trump aides that he was under investigation and he eventually resigned in February. His resignation came in the midst of revelations that he redirected top officials regarding matters concerning himself and the Russian ambassador.
Flynn was also discovered to have accepted payments from Russia AND Turkey.
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Credit: The Hill