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Pence: ‘I was disappointed’ Flynn gave me inaccurate information

United States Vice President Mike Pence pauses before speaking during a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday. Pence is on a two-day visit to meet with EU and NATO officials. | Virginia Mayo/Associated Press/Pool photo

BRUSSELS — Vice President Mike Pence says he was “disappointed” to learn that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had withheld information from him but supports President Donald Trump’s decision to dismiss him.

Trump asked Flynn to resign last week because the retired general misled Pence about his contacts with Russia. Pence was asked about Flynn at a news conference Monday at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Flynn’s resignation came after reports that he had discussed sanctions with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. before Trump’s inauguration, despite previously denying those conversations to Pence and other top officials.