General Mike Flynn Resigns From NSC

From the Daily Caller:

National security adviser General Michael Flynn delivers a statement daily briefing at the White House in Washington U.S., February 1, 2017.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria.

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday amid accusations he misled Vice President Mike Pence about a call he had with the Russian ambassador, in which he reportedly discussed sanctions levied against Moscow.

White House sources told Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs the news Monday evening.

A White House statement released Monday confirmed that President Donald Trump was evaluating the situation and speaking to the vice president about the candid conversation that Pence had with Flynn.

“The president is evaluating the situation,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. “He is speaking to Vice President relative to the conversation the VP had with general Flynn and also speaking to various other people about what he considers he single most important subject there is – our national security. ”

Pence went to bat for Flynn and directly told the press that the now-former national security adviser had not spoken to Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

But a U.S. official told CNN Friday that Flynn had indeed spoken to Kislyak about sanctions in December before Trump’s inauguration. And an unnamed aide later told CNN that it’s possible that sanctions were a topic discussed during that call, which could run afoul of laws prohibiting private citizens from conducting foreign policy.

Flynn has apologized to Pence, but it has not appeared to be enough to save his position.

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Here’s Flynn’s resignation letter:

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This is much to do about nothing and Flynn has fallen on his sword.  Now the fake news outlets and the entirety of the left are emboldened.  Not good.

~ Hardnox

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9 Responses to General Mike Flynn Resigns From NSC

  1. clyde says:

    Looks like the Obama insiders have their first scalp.

  2. Shar says:

    I think so too clyde. They plan to let the story fester with the usual who, why, where, and when. Imagine if they were that worried when Blumenthal was emailing Hillary.
    Ralph Peters was on Fox this morning suggesting a perfect replacement. Plug your nose – Lindsay Gram. So not going to happen.

  3. SafeSpace says:

    Absolutely not good. Quoting Rush, give the left one scalp and they will now go after another, and another, and another, for the next four years.

    Mark Levin raged last night about “Lion Of The Senate” Ted Kennedy’s trip to meet with Soviets to undermine Reagan, and about Jean-Jacques Kerry’s similar visits to the enemy. Did anyone on the left complain then? Did anyone in the MSM complain when King Putt told some Russian minion to advise Vlad he’d “have more flexibility” after his re-election? For that matter, did Smidge McConnell and Paul “I’m Scared” Ryan call for justice? I think not.

    Trump And Company had freakin’ well better get up to speed on how to deal with the modern radical left: Defeat and Destroy.

  4. Shar says:

    They need to plug the dam and find the leaks.

    Can you imagine Zero taking the heat Trump is? He would be in meltdown.

  5. Debbie Fleming says:

    Please pray for Pres. Trump. The meaningless insects are after him. I want Americans to have their dreams fulfilled.

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