24/7 News Source — A lawyer for President Trump is taking responsibility today for a tweet that Trump sent the previous day.
The tweet has caused an uproar because, in it, the President said for the first time that he knew his former national security adviser Michael Flynn had lied to the FBI before he fired Flynn in February.
It implied the President knew Flynn committed a felony by lying to the FBI when he told then FBI Director James Comey to go easy on Flynn.
I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2017
Within a few hours, Trump's personal attorney John Dowd jumped in to say that he wrote the tweet, not the President.
When asked by NBC for the original email sent to the White House social media director, Dowd said he dictated it orally.
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