Flynn right to resign after Russian Federation revelations

Flynn has been replaced by Army Lt. Gen (ret.) Keith Kellogg, who will fill the spot in the interim until the president appoints a successor.

If history is any guide, the President's repeated attacks on leaky intelligence officers may backfire by potentially resulting in more damaging leaks.

"He's not out of the woods", said a USA official who is familiar with the transcripts of intercepted communications between Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, in late December.

Flynn blamed the "fast pace of events" for not giving Pence the full story, and he resigned on Monday. That was the first story, anyway. But the real question is the age-old puzzle about corruption in the White House: "What did the president know and when did he know it?"

He stood down over allegations he discussed United States sanctions with a Russian envoy before Mr Trump took office. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner of Colorado agree that Michael Flynn was right to resign his post as national security adviser after it was revealed that Flynn spoke with a Russian ambassador about US sanctions on Russia and later lied about it.

Republicans, meanwhile, say that there's no need for a special investigation into Flynn's actions. It took him until now, though, to acknowledge that he'd been warned about Flynn's talks with Russian leaders, and that's mainly because of intelligence community leaks to reporters about the Flynn transcripts.

The president already has questioned the sourcing of media reports, particularly concerning Flynn. "I always knew he was smart", the president-elect said. The media seems newly energized by the cascade of leaks from the intelligence agencies. "This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign", he said. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat from NY, told The Hill that the details surrounding Flynn aren't as important as the overall picture.

A day after Flynn's resignation, Spicer said Trump had been concerned that Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence over his contacts with Russian officials before Trump took office on January 20.

His tweet echoed comments made by some conservatives close to the White House, including Republican Sen. She said it would also be "troubling" if Flynn had been negotiating with a foreign government before taking office.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said his committee won't investigate Flynn. He also thanked a commentator who said "the NSA & FBI. should not interfere in our politics".

Given that members of Congress are making moves to investigate Trump's dealings and conflicts of interest, maybe we can create an advent calendar that will count down the days until he is out of here. While Democrats want an independent investigation, the Republicans could settle for a legislative probe. But Israeli and U.S. officials subsequently echoed the spirit of the report, suggesting concern over the security of their intelligence sharing channels and confusion over the true nature of Trump's relationship with Russian Federation.

Republicans and Democrats alike must do the jobs they were sent to do, which involves more than just cheering for one's own side and tearing down the other. He had "no problem" with Flynn talking to the Russians, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Related news: