President Trump has said he is 'not worried' about what former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may now tell investigators about his contact with Russian officials.
As he left the White House on Saturday, Trump tried to deflect Flynn's shock admission that he had lied to FBI investigators when questioned over the matter and said confidently there had been 'no collusion' between his camp and the Kremlin.
Asked if he was worried about what Flynn will now reveal, Trump said without a beat: 'No I am not. What has been shown is what has been shown is there's been absolutely no collusion so we're very happy.'
He refused to say whether or not he would stand by Flynn, saying only: 'We'll see what happens'.
He then tried to steer reporters' attention to Republicans' overnight victory in the Senate where they managed to approve a drastic tax overhaul bill in the early hours of the morning.
'Frankly, last night was one of the big nights,' said Trump, before making his way on to the South Lawn to board Marine One.
President Trump (above leaving the White House on Saturday morning) said he was 'not worried' about what Michael Flynn will now tell Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller about his contact with Russian officials in 2016
He was taken to Joint Base Andrews where he boarded Air Force One. The president will attend Republican fundraisers in New York City on Saturday.
There was no mention of his son-in-law Jared Kushner who, it is claimed, ordered Flynn to have contact with Russian officials on behalf of the campaign and who is now said to be the subject of Special Investigator Robert Mueller's efforts.
As Trump brushed off Flynn's sudden admission of guilt, the disgraced army general was rebuked by former comrades.
Among them was Lt. General. Mark Hertling who said he acted in 'hubris and vengeance' by agreeing to meet officials to further Trump's presidential run.
'Mike Flynn went over the top, and that was the first indicator that something was desperately wrong with this guy,' Hertling said of Flynn's apparent obsession with a Trump election victory.
'I think something went wrong toward the end of his career; that demons got ahold of him, and for one reason or another, hubris and vengeance took over where, in the past, there had been professionalism,' he said.
Several White House sources say Jared Kushner is who Flynn claims ordered him to contact Russian officials on December 22 to discuss a United Nations resolution on Israel.
Former White House National Security Advisor K.T. Mcfarland, who currently works as the U.S. ambassador to Singapore, has also been accused of speaking to Flynn on December 29 about Russian sanctions in a meeting at Mar-A-Lago.
On Friday, Flynn suddenly admitted lying to the FBI about not having contact with Russian officials when he was part of Trump's team
Trump was unperturbed by Flynn's sudden admission of guilty on Saturday and maintained his position that it does not incriminate him or anyone else in his campaign
The president boarded Marine One on the South Lawn after delivering the remarks on Flynn
He went straight to Joint Base Andrews to board Air Force One and be taken to New York
Kellyanne Conway joined him for the outing and was equally upbeat about the Republicans' overnight Senate victory
Their names emerged on Friday as former National Security Advisor Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors delving deeper into the actions of Trump's inner circle before he took office in January.
A federal statement of offense against Flynn states that a 'very senior' member of the Trump transition team 'directed' Flynn to reach out to