Shortly before boarding Marine One this morning ahead of a brief trip to Utah, President Trump told reporters he "feels bad" for former White House National Security Advisor General Mike Flynn and argued his life was destroyed for lying to the FBI while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suffered no consequences for doing the same.
"I feel badly for General Flynn. I feel very badly. He's led a very strong life, and I feel very badly," he said to a gaggle of reporters. "I will say this: Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI and nothing happened to her. Flynn lied and they destroyed his life. I think it's a shame."
"Hillary Clinton, on the Fourth of July weekend, went to the FBI, not under oath -- it was the most incredible thing anyone has ever seen. She lied many times. Nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and it's like they ruined his life. It's very unfair," he continued.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway echoed that sentiment during an interview with Fox and Friends, arguing Americans are tired of the double standard between the Clintons and everybody else.
"It's very frustrating to many law abiding Americans who look up and always see a double standard, always see a special exception for Hillary Clinton," she said. "It's very disturbing."
The comments from Trump and Conway come after news broke over the weekend an FBI agent working on the Special Counsel investigation was removed after he sent pro-Hillary and anti-Trump text messages to his girlfriend. That same agent worked on the FBI's criminal investigation of Clinton for her use of a personal email server to host and send classified information. Clinton of course was given a pass, despite FBI Director James Comey saying she had been extremely careless.