President Trump apparently told then FBI director James Comey that Flynn was a good guy and he was allowed to hope he was let go. Comey has shared a contradictory statement from the president, which Trump has denied.
When President Donald Trump forced out National Security Advisor Michael Flynn for lying about his Russia contacts, he sent him off with a promise of a positive recommendation – and a hug.
The physical embrace from a president known to be a bit of a germaphobe is one of many details about the eventful first month of Trump's term in office and reverberations that drew detailed scrutiny of the Mueller probe.
After being told he had to go, Flynn told Priebus he wanted to say goodbye to the president.
'Priebus recalled that the President hugged Flynn, shook his hand, and said, "We'll give you a good recommendation. You're a good guy. We'll take care of you,' according to the report.