Monday, February 13, 2017
In a few hours, he went from having Trump’s “complete confidence” to being the first major casualty of the administration.
Retired US Army 3 Star General National security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday, following revelations that he discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador in the days surrounding their imposition ― and weeks prior to Trump’s inauguration.
Retired Lt. Gen. Joseph Keith Kellogg Jr. will serve as acting national security advisor until a full-time replacement is named, the White House announced. Kellogg, as well as Vice Adm. Robert Harward and retired Gen. David Petraeus are the three candidates in line to succeed Flynn, according to the administration.
Flynn’s resignation came after a tumultuous few days of revelations about his ties to Russia and his role in attempting to ease sanctions that were put in place weeks before the Trump administration took office.
My understanding is that now that he’s out of office the Senate can now subpoena him to find out what he knows and the more important question is what does Russia have on President Trump? This white house is not functioning well. They knew in January that Flynn had been compromised according to the Washington Post but chose to keep quiet. Without the press report the public would not have known.
For those that continue to say let’s give the Trump administration a chance – we can now say this administration doesn’t know what they’re doing and it shows big time or as Trump would say, “bigly”. This is just the first shoe to fall, and the start of the unraveling of the Trump administration.
Bring it on!
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