Transcript for Trump does not rule out pardoning Michael Flynn
President trump making. A visit to the FBI academy in Virginia today just days. After saying the agency was in tatters but once he was there are nothing but praise for the men and women of law enforcement. He also had an intriguing answer today when art teen asked would he pardon Michael flick here's ABC's David Wright's. As the president would not rule out. Hardening his former national security advisor who recently pled guilty to lying to the FBI. And is now cooperating with the special counsel would you consider her heart and Michael Flynn I don't what are Doug about pardons. Michael my dad. We'll see what happens let's say he made it crystal clear to ABC's John Karl and other reporters gathered to see him off that he has no use for Robert Muller's probe into Russian meddling. They're spending maybe. You have dollars there is absolutely no other kid I didn't make up phone gall director I have nothing to do what's right for everybody knows it. President trump has been a lamb basting the FBI its reputation in tatters worst in history he said in one recent tweet. He was especially vexed by text messages sent during the campaign by one of the agents later picked by the special counsel to be on his team. In those texts the agent called trump an idiot and said Hillary Clinton should win 100 million ton nothing. Mueller fired the agent over the summer as soon as he learned about the messages but that doesn't satisfy the president. It's a shame what's happened with the FBI it is very sad when you look at those documents and how they've done that is really really disgraceful moments later. Drive that the FBI academy and Quantico Virginia all smiles. Sitting next to him attorney general Jeff Sessions who has himself and feeling the president's raft. Recusing himself from the Russia Perot I have the arts unit introduce someone. Who supports law enforcement officers. Just as he promised. 100%. And in Quantico the president didn't utter one word of criticism of either Jeff Sessions or via via. It sold many friends at a police offices. So many people in the FB. He's a great great people. David joins us now from the White House and even your learning tonight that president Trump's lawyers are expected to meet soon with special counsel Robert Mueller and his team. That's writes a zillion this would be a rare sit down for the two sides they're set to get together next week. The president's private lawyers are hoping to get an update on where the investigation into possible collusion stands hoping really to get a sense that that investigation might be drawing to a close but it's not at all clear whether Robert Mueller will give them that reassurance Sicilian and got a lot to talk about OK David thanks.
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