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‘Upon learning that General Michael Flynn had registered as a foreign agent of Turkey in 2016, Vice President Mike Pence praised President Donald Trump’s decision to request the resignation of his former national security adviser.

According to the lobbying disclosure forms filed Tuesday with the Justice Department’s Foreign Agent Registration Unit, Flynn’s company was paid at least $530,000 for lobbying work that may have benefited the Turkish government.

In a press briefing Thursday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed the president was not aware of Flynn’s work before he appointed the former lieutenant general as national security adviser.

“I think this is what he did for a living,” Spicer told reporters, adding that Flynn was not being compensated as part of the transition.’

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