Despite being fired by President Donald Trump, former national security advisor Michael Flynn has stayed in touch with the president, according to Yahoo News.
"I just got a message from the president to stay strong," Flynn said according to two sources cited by Yahoo News. Sources also said that Flynn isn't interested in testifying or giving evidence against Trump, giving no signs that his loyalty wavers.
Flynn has been the subject of a investigations by federal authorities over his links to Russia and Turkey. The retired general had reportedly sought immunity from Senate investigators in exchange for his testimony about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, but the Senate Intelligence Committee rejected his request.
The Yahoo News report comes amid a slew of other stories regarding Flynn and the Trump campaign, including a Reuters story saying that Flynn and other advisors had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians during the last seven months of the 2016 election.
Trump, likewise, has shown support for Flynn elsewhere. Earlier this week news broke that former FBI director James Comey, who was also fired by Trump, wrote a detailed memo in February that described how the president urged him to stand down in his investigation of Flynn's activities.