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USA: Spicer fends off incompetence accusations following more Flynn revelations01:59

USA: Spicer fends off incompetence accusations following more Flynn revelations

United States, Washington DC
March 10, 2017 at 20:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asserted to journalists that the Trump administration “institute high standards, and that we are held to them,” during a White House press briefing in Washington DC, Friday, after it was revealed that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn may have lobbied to the benefit of Turkey. Spicer came out to the press briefing wearing with a US flag pin upside down on his shirt, considered a sign of great distress in the US.

His answers came to a question about reports released Friday suggesting that the transitional team of US President Donald Trump has information that sacked National Security Adviser Michael Flynn would need to register as a foreign agent, due to his lobbying activities.

“At the end of the day, when he [Trump] found out that General Flynn had betrayed the trust of the Vice President back in the day, he let him go,” Spicer added.

Spicer went on the defend Flynn, however, stating “He was also the head of the Defence Intelligence Agency, unbelievably qualified, 40 years in the military, with impeccable credentials,” he said.

With regards to the US President’s first encounter with German Chancellor Angela Merkel set to take place in Washington DC on Tuesday, Spicer said that Trump “looks forward to meeting with the Chancellor and discussing areas with shared interest with her."

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asserted to journalists that the Trump administration “institute high standards, and that we are held to them,” during a White House press briefing in Washington DC, Friday, after it was revealed that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn may have lobbied to the benefit of Turkey. Spicer came out to the press briefing wearing with a US flag pin upside down on his shirt, considered a sign of great distress in the US.

His answers came to a question about reports released Friday suggesting that the transitional team of US President Donald Trump has information that sacked National Security Adviser Michael Flynn would need to register as a foreign agent, due to his lobbying activities.

“At the end of the day, when he [Trump] found out that General Flynn had betrayed the trust of the Vice President back in the day, he let him go,” Spicer added.

Spicer went on the defend Flynn, however, stating “He was also the head of the Defence Intelligence Agency, unbelievably qualified, 40 years in the military, with impeccable credentials,” he said.

With regards to the US President’s first encounter with German Chancellor Angela Merkel set to take place in Washington DC on Tuesday, Spicer said that Trump “looks forward to meeting with the Chancellor and discussing areas with shared interest with her."

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