By Lexie Talpers
Yesterday Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser resigned after it was reported he mislead Mike Pence and other White House officials about a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador.
Flynn had previously denied he had any conversations with the Russian ambassador and the Vice President repeated that same message earlier this month.
“But on Monday, a former administration official said the Justice Department warned the White House last month that Mr. Flynn had not been fully forthright about his conversations with the ambassador. As a result, the Justice Department feared that Mr. Flynn could be vulnerable to blackmail by Moscow,” from staff of New York Times (courtesy of www.nytimes.com).
In his resignation letter Flynn apologized for providing the false information to the Vice President and President and thanked his country for the opportunity to serve as National Security Adviser.
The White House has appointed Lt. Gen Joseph K. Kellogg Jr. as acting National Security Advisor.