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In the meantime, the Russia investigation. Former national security adviser Mike Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. Tonight, after the president changed his tone in recent days on Michael Flynn, our reporter asking is the president preparing to pardon Flynn? Here’s ABC’s senior white house correspondent Cecilia Vega tonight. Reporter: With Mike Flynn’s plea bargain creating new troubles for the white house. Today the president was tight lipped on whether he would pardon his former national security adviser. Any plans to pardon general Flynn, Mr. President? Thank you. Any plans to pardon general Flynn, Mr. President? Reporter: Ever since Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, president trump’s reaction decidedly mixed. From uncertainty — Do you stand by Michael Flynn, sir? We’ll see what happens. Reporter: To sympathy. Well, I feel badly for general Flynn. I feel very badly. He’s led a very strong life. Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI. Nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and they destroyed his life. Reporter: Former FBI director James Comey said he had no reason to believe that Hillary Clinton lied. Flynn agreed to cooperate fully with the special counsel investigation. And today the white house press secretary left the door open to a possible pardon. Would he consider pardoning him? I’m not aware that has come up or any process or decision on that front. I think before we start discussing the pardons for individuals, we should see, you know, what happens in specific cases too. So is it fair to say it’s on the table? No, I just said I haven’t had the conversation with him because I don’t feel it’s necessary until you get further down the road and determine whether or not that’s even something needed. Cecilia Vega back with us live from the white house. Reuters and Bloomberg first reported that Deutsche Bank has subpoenaed but the president’s lawyers saying that has nothing to do with the president. Reporter: David, president trump’s attorney Jay sekulow released the statement. Said the news reports that the special counsel had subpoenaed financial records relating to the president are false. No subpoena has been issued or received. We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources. Tonight, we’re learning about the cost of the first four months of the Mueller investigation, $6.7 million so far, David. Cecilia at the white house,…

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