General Michael Flynn has resigned as Trump’s National Security Advisor after it was reported that he had mislead Vice President Mike Pence on a conversation he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. From CNN.com, Flynn said,
“I inadvertently briefed the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology,” Flynn wrote according to a copy of his resignation letter obtained by CNN.
“I am tendering my resignation, honored to have served our nation and the American people in such a distinguished way,” he wrote. “I know with the strong leadership of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and the superb team they are assembling, this team will go down in history as one of the greatest presidencies in US history.”
The Justice Department had warned the Trump administration that Flynn could be vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians.
Retired Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg will be the interim National Security Advisor.