U.S. President Donald Trump says former national security advisor Michael Flynn's lies to the FBI destroyed his life while nothing happened to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton who, he claims, also lied. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday (December 4) sought to cast the spotlight on his Democratic opponent from last year's presidential race, Hillary Clinton, by comparing her alleged lies to the FBI with those of his now disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn. His comments came after a dramatic turn of events on Friday in which Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations last December with Russia's then-ambassador in Washington, Sergei Kislyak, just weeks before Trump entered the White House. Flynn also agreed to cooperate with prosecutors delving into contacts between Trump's inner circle and Russia before the president took office. Flynn was the first member of Trump's administration to plead guilty to a crime uncovered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. election and potential collusion by Trump aides. Russia has denied meddling in the election and Trump has said there was no collusion.