Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser; Trump Names Gen. Keith Kellogg as Temporary Replacement – Video 2/13/17
Word is out tonight that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has resigned as President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser. This in the wake of several days of endless media attacks surrounding the nature of his phone call with his Russian counterpart prior to Trump taking office. In his resignation statement, Flynn admits having briefed Vice-President Mike Pence and President Trump with “incomplete information” about the call, which led Pence to go on Sunday News Programs and say Flynn had no discussion with his Russian counterpart about U.S. Sanctions against Russia.
Michael Flynn resigned Monday night as the White House national security adviser after misleading Vice President Pence and other administration officials about the nature of his conversations with a Russian envoy.
President Trump accepted Flynn’s resignation letter and appointed Keith Kellogg, a decorated retired Army lieutenant general, as acting national security adviser.
In his resignation letter to Trump, Flynn defended his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States, saying he intended to “facilitate a smooth transition” and was trying “to build the necessary relationships” for the new administration.
“Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador,” Flynn wrote. “I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology.”
Kellogg is one of three candidates Trump is considering as a permanent replacement for Flynn, according to a senior White House official. The other two are David H. Petraeus, a former CIA director and retired general, and Vice Adm. Robert Harward, a former deputy commander of the U.S. Central Command. . . . Read More
Gen. Keith Kellogg is now serving as the acting National Security Adviser. The Left will celebrate this as a victory for them and a “defeat” for Trump. In reality, it is a very usual thing early in Presidencies for someone in the new Administration to become a source of controversy and eventually resign. Trump will replace Flynn with an outstanding person and this will be just a blip on the screen a year from now. It’s still just the beginning of the beginning of the Trump Presidency!