Trump says could give job to former national security adviser Flynn

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn departs after his sentencing was delayed at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he would consider bringing former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a key figure in the probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, back into his administration.

“I would certainly consider it, yeah. I think he’s a fine man,” Trump told reporters.

Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about interactions with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in the weeks before Trump took office.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Leslie Adler