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Attorney Walks Back Trump Comments, Says No Consideration Of Flynn Pardon

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

White House attorney Ty Cobb said Friday that there is no consideration of a pardon for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn after Trump refused to rule out the possibility.

“There is no consideration being given to pardoning Michael Flynn at the White House,” Cobb said, according to CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

Earlier Friday, Trump was asked by a reporter whether he would pardon Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to lying to federal officials about the content of his phone calls with the Russian envoy to the U.S.

“I don’t want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet. We’ll see what happens. Let’s see,” Trump said before boarding Marine One. “I can say this: When you look at what’s gone on with the FBI and with the Justice Department, people are very, very angry.” (RELATED: Mueller’s ‘Pit Bull’ Attended Clinton’s Election Night Party)

Trump was likely referring to recent reports highlighting a troubling bias from investigators. (RELATED: ‘We Can’t Take That Risk’ — FBI Officials Discussed ‘Insurance Policy’ Against Trump Presidency)

The president issued his first pardon to former Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a campaign supporter.