– David Lauter, “White House is keeping doubts alive about the future of national security advisor Michael Flynn,” The Los Angeles Times online, Feb. 12, 2017
CABINET/NATIONAL SECURITY/RUSSIA/MICHAEL FLYNN: “The ominous silence around the Trump administration’s national security advisor, retired Gen. Michael T. Flynn, deepened Sunday as a senior White House official in a televised interview declined to say if the president still has confidence in him.
‘That’s the question that I think you should ask the president, the question you should ask Reince [Priebus], the chief of staff,’ Stephen Miller, the White House senior policy advisor, said on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ when asked if Trump still has confidence in Flynn…
Flynn’s future with the administration is at issue because of indications that he may have misled his colleagues, including Vice President Mike Pence, about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the weeks before Trump’s inauguration. That would normally be a severe problem for someone in Flynn’s position, but Trump may not want to appear to be dropping an aide under pressure from the media and Democratic critics.”