[W]hen I looked at the information I said I don’t think he [disgraced General and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn] did anything wrong. If anything, he did something right. I was coming into office. He ‘looked at the information. ‘He said, huh, that’s fine. That’s what they are supposed to do. They are supposed to—he didn’t just call Russia, he called and spoke to both ways—I think there were 30-some-odd countries. Doing the job. You know, he was just doing his job. The thing is, he didn’t tell our vice president properly, and then he said he didn’t remember. So either way, it wasn’t very satisfactory to me.
– President Donald J. Trump, February 16, 2017