Who Can Right Flynn's Dysfunctional National Security Council?
Who Can Right Flynn's Dysfunctional National Security Council?
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16 February, 2017, 07:29
Mr Trump finally asked for Mr Flynn's resignation on Monday, but Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, revealed yesterday that the president was briefed on January 26 that Mr Flynn's account was thought to have been misleading.
It appears that President Donald Trump's advisers have been in contact with Russian officials since his presidential campaign.
"President Trump's kowtowing to Vladimir Putin is endangering our national security and emboldening a risky tyrant", said House minority leader Nancy Pelosi on Saturday.
Had Flynn's friendly convo with Kislyak been a rogue operation, don't you think Trump would have dumped Flynn sooner?
Spicer told reporters at the news briefing that the issue wasn't whether Russian sanctions were discussed. That would potentially be in violation of a law banning private citizens from engaging in foreign policy, known as the Logan Act.
After Flynn quit, Donald Trump named Lt Gen (Retd) Keith Kellogg, a decorated Vietnam war veteran who was serving as a director on the joint chiefs of staff, the interim national security advisor.
Michael Flynn has found himself embroiled in controversy after allegations that he spoke to Russia's ambassador to the us before Mr. Trump to office about possibly lifting American sanctions on Russian Federation. Harward was described by officials as the leading candidate.
The abrupt resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Monday night has left the Trump administration's already-tottering national security apparatus reeling, and highlighted deep divisions in a young White House marred by mismanagement, infighting, and leaks.
The U.S. government is a notoriously leaky collection of institutions. Like messes that roiled large public companies from Wells Fargo to Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the rising furor over the USA national security adviser's misleading statements about his dealings with Russian Federation point to a common problem: the management style of the chief executive.
"There needs to be an independent, thorough review to get to the bottom of Trump's connections with Russia", Brian Fallon, Clinton's former press secretary, told CNN in an interview.
In the wake of allegations about the Trump administration's ties to Russia, Dan Rather says this could be a bigger scandal than Watergate. Flynn, however, alleged that he had been made a scapegoat.
People close to Flynn said he feels confident in his position despite the swirling controversy.
Pence spoke to Flynn twice on Friday - once face to face and by telephone, according to an administration official who declined to characterise the contents of those discussions.
At this point, either Trump has seen the transcript and didn't see any improprieties; has seen the transcript, there could be problematic information and doesn't care; he hasn't seen them and is expressing confidence in Flynn perhaps prematurely; he has seen them and doesn't care; or Conway got ahead of herself.
Flynn, who developed a reputation for pushing his own alternative facts when he ran the Defense Intelligence Agency, has vacated one of the most important and sensitive positions in the USA government.
With Michael Flynn's resignation, the Flynn story is not done-and neither is the need for an investigation of Flynn and his contacts with Russian Federation.
But Mr. Trump's immediate challenge is to put his presidency back on track, and that means quickly replacing Mr. Flynn with a seasoned professional who plays well with others, analysts say.
Republican Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Flynn's resignation "is a troubling indication of the dysfunction of the current national security apparatus". "The Gulf allies and Israel should be very reassured", he said.
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