SPUTNIKNEWS – February 14, 2017: Michael Flynn has resigned from the post of US President Donald Trump’s National Security adviser, the White House announced on Monday.
According to the statement from the White House, retired Lieutenant general Keith Kellog was appointed instead of Flynn.
“President Donald J. Trump has named Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. (Ret) as Acting National Security Advisor following the resignation of Lt. General Michael Flynn (Ret),” the statement said.
“Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect [Mike Pence] 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 said in the resignation letter.
Flynn’s phone communications with Kislyak prior to Trump’s inauguration on January 20 have raised questions about whether the advisor broke a law forbidding private US citizens from engaging with foreign nations about diplomatic disputes.
US media reported Flynn had discussed the issue of anti-Russian sanctions with Kislyak before Trump was officially sworn in as US president. Link: Read Complete Article