Pence maintains he was unaware of Flynn's lobbying ties during transition

Flynn reportedly told the transition team he was under investigation.

— -- Vice President Mike Pence today is standing by his claim in March that he first learned of Mike Flynn's foreign lobbying from news reports, despite the revelation that the Trump transition team was notified before inauguration that Flynn was under federal investigation for those lobbying ties.

In a March interview with Fox News, Pence said it was the first time he was hearing of Flynn's lobbying ties.

The March filing indicated a payment of $530,000 for lobbying work he did in 2016 for a Dutch company that "could be construed to have principally benefited the Republic of Turkey."