On Friday, Fox News’ Chris Wallace told Shep Smith that it was “inconceivable” that U.S. President Donald Trump did not know that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was working as a foreign agent for a company connected with the Turkish government.
During the segment, Wallace referenced the fact that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had been grilled by journalists over reports that a lawyer for the former National Security Adviser warned the Trump transition team that Flynn may have to register as a foreign agent. Wallace said that it was “interesting” to watch the press secretary “deflect” questions about when members of the Trump team, including the President, became aware of Flynn’s lobbying. He continued, slamming Spicer for providing an answer that “precisely misses the point.”
“I suspect Sean knew that it missed the point, but he just didn’t want to answer,” Wallace explained.
“Let’s assume that they didn’t know Michael Flynn was working as a foreign agent for Turkey at the time that he was the top security adviser to the president during the campaign. Lets assume they didn’t know until the transition. It seems inconceivable that it wouldn’t percolate up the transition chain and somebody would have said to Donald Trump, the new president-elect, ‘Hey, did you know that Mike Flynn as working as a foreign agent?”