MICHAEL FLYNN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “General Flynn is a man of great respect. I was with General Milley, the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the other day. I said, ‘Do you know General Flynn?’ He said, ‘Yes, I do. He’s a fine man. I’ve known him for 20 years. He’s a fine man and a great soldier.’

General Flynn was treated horribly. General Flynn was treated illegally. These people — they broke the law. They broke the law. What they’ve done to General Flynn should never happen. What they’ve done to the presidency and what they’ve done to this country can never be allowed to happen again to our country.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump After Senate GOP Policy Lunch | U.S. Capitol,” whitehouse.gov, May 19, 2020