Michael Flynn Resigns As National Security Adviser: Trump Administration In Crisis
Feb 15, 2017 09:08 AM EST
Michael Flynn recently resigned from his post as National Security Adviser of the Trump administration. His immediate resignation has brought about crisis for the administration.
According to Fox News, Michael Flynn misled the vice-president of certain phone calls to Russia. It also was indicated that Trump knew about these phone calls and the misleading part just six-days after being president elect.
Vice-President Pence did not know about the phone calls made by Flynn to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He even defended Flynn during his interviews in the past months. Flynn only knew that he got incomplete information when Washington Post reported about it.
The Washington Post reported that the officials at the White House were more confused as to whom or who is not telling the truth about the conversations in the call. However, the crisis came up when Flynn mentioned in an interview that he cannot recall if the topic about sanctions did come up during the phone call with the Russian Ambassador.
The decision to have Flynn resign from his post came up right after a thorough discussion about the matter over the weekend. It was then decided by Trump together Preibus and his senior advisers Bannon and Jared Kushner. They told Flynn, to resign from his post on Monday.
Meanwhile, The New York Times stated that the Congress needs to do something about this matter at hand. There were already top officials who were willing to deepen the investigation on Russia's involvement during the presidential elections.
President Donald Trump needs to find a new replacement for the post on the National Security Adviser. Flynn's departure was first reported as voluntary but the officials actually discussed about the issue and came up with the decision to have Flynn resign immediately. At this point, the Trump administration is in crisis regarding the reports of Flynn's misleading the vice-president in the first place.