If this wasn’t true and it certainly is, it would seem like the progressive hit squad will not stop at anything or with anyone to muck up President Trump’s agenda.
Mr. Flynn is an honorable man and did what he thought would be the right thing at the time. Is former CIA Director and General Patreaus who committed a bigger faux pax seriously going to be considered for the position? Between leaks from the media and leaks from the holdovers from the Obama administration, who do we trust?
Just three weeks into the Trump administration, Michael Flynn has resigned as national security adviser.
Mr. Flynn issued a statement Monday night announcing that he would leave the post over having misled Vice President Mike Pence about having spoken to Russian officials about U.S. sanctions during the transition period.
He acknowledged holding “numerous phone calls with foreign counterparts” as transition officials often do.
According to CNN, retired Gen. David Petraeus will be “coming in” Tuesday to discuss the position.
Petraeus pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for allowing the classified material to be given to his lady friend, Paula Broadwell which was found on her computer. (Source)
“I am tendering my resignation, honored to have served our nation,” he said.
Mr. Pence, apparently relying on Mr. Flynn’s account of the conversation, issued a public denial of reports that Mr. Flynn had discussed the sanctions imposed on the Kremlin by the outgoing Obama administration over Moscow’s efforts to influence the U.S. election in Mr. Trump’s favor.
According to the Associated Press and other news outlets, the Justice Department had warned the White House weeks ago about Mr. Flynn potentially having been compromised by the Russians.
His involvement with the Kremlin-owned Russia Today news outlet was also reportedly under investigation by the U.S. military.
CNN reporter Gloria Borger said on the air, citing “an administration source” that this “flood of information” in recent days meant that “in the end, the dam burst” and that Mr. Trump’s famous loyalty to supporters was not enough.
She said that Mr. Trump “hung in there, but [Mr. Flynn] resigned.
Donald Trump, aside from on ‘The Apprentice’ doesn’t really like to fire people,” especially loyalists, she said.Retired Gen. Keith Kellogg, a national-security official with the Trump transition team, is acting as national security adviser for now and also is a candidate for the permanent post, CNN reported.