Just as fast as he came, he has gone
WASHINGTON D.C. (INTELLIHUB) — President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night just after the Justice Department advised White House officials that Flynn could easily be blackmailed by the Russians after exposing his vulnerability to them over the phone.
Flynn’s replacement will be Ret. Army Gen. Keith Kellogg, 72, who has already been abruptly appointed by the Trump Administration as the National Security Adviser (acting).
POTUS Trump Names Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. as Acting National Security Advisor-Accepts Resignation of Lt. General Michael Flynn pic.twitter.com/hrHNuefNe3
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 14, 2017
The media drove a wedge through the Admin. over the weekend after Flynn was alleged to have spoken with a Russian Ambassador about the “sanctions” near the end of Trump’s presidential run and was subsequently investigated through F.B.I. recordings, which so far have turned up no crime.
All of this is causing static and is likely part of a much larger master plan to derail the current regime.
Trump refused to comment on the matter.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer let the press know that he was “evaluating the situation” and that Vice President Mike Pence received an apology over the phone from a departing Flynn.
Although some press reported Monday that Flynn would continue his duties in the Administration, Intellihub took special care to let the readers know that Flynn’s job was in peril over the friction.
Flynn left a resignation letter which listed why he resigned. In the letter, Flynn wrote that “because of the fast pace of events” he managed to “brief the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information” pertaining to phone conversations Russian Ambassador.
Flynn made it clear that he was “honored to serve President Trump […] our nation and the American people” and said that the Trump “team will go down in history as one of the greatest presidencies […].”
Michael-Flynn-Resignation-Letter (PDF Version)
Now some within the government, like Connecticut Rep. Chris Murphy feel the Trump-Russia “story” needs to be investigated and are already parroting the old ‘Russian narrative.’
Rep. Chris Murphy tweeted Monday:
Flynn's departure only matters if 1) he's followed by a mainstream, experienced replacement, 2) we get to bottom of the Trump/Russia story.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 14, 2017
CBS News got a little aggressive with the White House in the following excerpt, reporting:
Rep. John Conyers, Jr., D-Mich., the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md, Ranking Member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued a joint statement saying they were “shocked and dismayed” to learn that law enforcement officials had warned White House counsel Don McGahn that Flynn had given false information to the public about his communications with Russian officials, but the White House “apparently did nothing about it — neither to clarify the truth to the American public or to stop General Flynn from being an ongoing national security concern.”
Trump’s personal stance on the issue is currently unknown.
Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser — ABCNews.com
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