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Pence was disappointed Flynn gave him inaccurate information

  • United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, gestures after shaking hands with EU Council President Donald Tusk as he arrives at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Pence is currently on a one day trip to Brussels to meet with EU and NATO officials. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)

    United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, gestures after shaking hands with EU Council President Donald Tusk as he arrives at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Pence is currently on a one day trip to Brussels to meet with EU and NATO officials. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States Vice President Mike Pence pauses before speaking during a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. U.S. Vice President Pence is currently on a two-day visit to meet with EU and NATO officials. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)

    United States Vice President Mike Pence pauses before speaking during a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. U.S. Vice President Pence is currently on a two-day visit to meet with EU and NATO officials. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Vice President Mike Pence says he was "disappointed" to learn that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had withheld information from him but supports President Donald Trump's decision to dismiss him.

Trump asked Flynn to resign last week because the retired general misled Pence about his contacts with Russia. Pence was asked about Flynn at a news conference Monday at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Flynn's resignation came after reports that he had discussed sanctions with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. before Trump's inauguration, despite previously denying those conversations to Pence and other top officials.