WATCH: Pence says he’d be “happy” to see Flynn back in government

During an exclusive interview with “Axios on HBO” Vice President Pence said he’d be happy to see Michael Flynn back in government.

“I think Gen. Michael Flynn is an American patriot,” Pence said during the interview in Iowa on Friday. “And for my part, I’d be happy to see Michael Flynn again.”

Friday, President Trump tweeted “Yesterday was a BIG day for Justice in the USA. Congratulations to General Flynn, and many others. I do believe there is MUCH more to come! Dirty Cops and Crooked Politicians do not go well together!”

Axios reports Vice President Mike Pence told “Axios on HBO” that he welcomes the idea of bringing Michael Flynn back into government, after the Justice Department moved last week to drop its criminal case against President Trump’s former national security adviser. This episode of “Axios on HBO” debuts Monday at 11pm ET/PT.

Why it matters: Trump said April 30 that he would “certainly consider” bringing Flynn back into the administration. Since Flynn had been accused of lying to the vice president, Pence’s blessing clears an obstacle to him returning to Trump’s inner circle.