Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Resigns After Caught Lying About Russia
Donald Trump’s assistant and National Security Advisor Mike Flynn resigned on Monday after he was caught lying about discussing sanctions with the Russian government.
On Dec. 29, 2016—the same day then-president Barack Obama announced sanctions against Russia for its interference the 2016 U.S. presidential elections—Flynn spoke with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Despite denying that any conversation regarding impending sanctions took place (a denial parroted by Vice President Mike Pence), subsequent reports indicate the National Security Advisor did indeed discuss them with the Russian official.
Flynn has been trying to keep his job for days now after the revelations with counselor to Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, even saying on TV that he enjoys “the full confidence” of Trump.
Flynn becomes the third person in Donald Trump’s inner circle after close ties with Russia became public.
And for F’s sake, I really don’t think this administration is going to be better or do good for the American people.
Breaking: text of Flynn's resignation letter pic.twitter.com/KGue1cJFzL
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 14, 2017