Breaking…Flynn resigns as Trump’s national security adviser over Russia contacts

Chidi Samuel

Retired Army Lieutenant General Michael Flyn has resigned his post as the national security Adviser to President Donald Trump. The retired General has come under intense pressure from the media and the Democrats over conversations he had with the Russian Ambassador before President Trump’s inauguration.

His departure came after reports emerged earlier in the day that the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States and was potentially vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians.
The move comes less than a month into the job, making him one of the shortest-serving senior presidential advisers in modern history.

Mr Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, initially denied having discussed sanctions with the ambassador, and Vice-President Mike Pence publicly denied the allegations on his behalf.

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President Trump has accepted General Flyn’s resignation and has appointed General Keith Kellogg as the acting National security Adviser.