Late Monday evening, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned amid controversy surrounding his connections to Russia. Flynn was on the job for less than a month. Over the weekend it was revealed that the DOJ had warned the White House that Flynn was a risk. The report said Flynn was susceptible to blackmail by Russia.
So far this morning, President Trump has been silent on twitter.
Flynn’s resignation will be the source of most news today. This is Michael-Flynn-Resignation-Letter
Here are the morning headlines:
NBC News: Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser Over Talks With Russia [contains Today Show interview this morning with Kelleyanne Conway]
Reuters: Trump national security aide Flynn resigns over Russian contacts
President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations
New York Times: Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser
Michael T. Flynn, the national security adviser, resigned on Monday night after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States.
TheHill: National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned, after reports he misled senior Trump White House officials about his conversations with Russia.
President Trump has named retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg as acting national security adviser. Kellogg previously served as Flynn’s chief of staff on the National Security Council.
Fox News: Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns
President Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, after days of controversy over his past contact with the Russian ambassador.
Flynn, in his resignation letter, wrote that he “inadvertently” briefed top officials with incomplete information regarding a call with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
BloombergTV: White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned amid questions of whether or not he lied about contact with a Russian official. Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli examines what the resignation means for the Trump administration and the broader U.S. intelligence community. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
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