Donald Trump expressed sympathy for Michael Flynn, saying the FBI “ruined” his life.
“I feel badly for General Flynn. I feel very badly. He’s led a very strong life, and I feel very badly,” Trump told reporters as he boarded Marine One on his way to Utah.Trump pivoted to attacking Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival in the 2016 election.
“I will say this, Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI. Nothing happened to her. Flynn lied and they destroyed his life. I think it’s a shame,” Trump said.
“Hillary Clinton, on the Fourth of July weekend, went to the FBI, not under oath. It was the most incredible thing anyone’s ever seen. She lied many times; nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and they ruined his life. It’s very unfair.”
Trump was referring to a July 2, 2016, interview the FBI conducted with Clinton about her use of a private email server. According to the FBI, Clinton said repeatedly in the interview that she couldn’t recall key details about the handling of classified materials.