What did you tell the White House about Mr. Flynn?>> I had two in-person meetings and one phone call with the White House Council about Mr. Flynn. We began our meeting telling him that there had been press accounts, of statements from the vice president and others, that related conduct that Mr. Flynn had been involved in.
That we knew not to be the truth. And additionally, that we weren't the only ones that knew all of this, that the Russians also knew about what General Flynn had done. And the Russians also knew that General Flynn had misled the vice president and others. Because in the media accounts, it was clear from the vice president and others that they were repeating what General Flynn had told them.
And that this was a problem. Because not only did we believe that the Russians knew this, but that they likely had proof of this information. And that created a compromised situation. A situation where the National Security Advisor, essentially, could be blackmailed by the Russians. Finally, we told them that we were giving them all of this information so that they could take action, the action that they deemed appropriate.
Not to state the obvious, you don't want you're National Security Advisor compromised with the Russians.