Washington, DC….The new administration of President Donald Trump has recorded the first exit from his cabinet. The embattled now former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has resigned under a wave of criticism resulting from misleading Vice President Mike Pence on the contents of a phone call with a Russian Diplomat before now President Trump took office.
Following from Wikipedia…”Michael Thomas “Mike” Flynn (born December 1958) is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who was the 18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and was the 25th National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, from January 20 to February 13, 2017.
Flynn’s military career was primarily operational, with numerous combat arms, conventional and special operations senior intelligence assignments. He co-authored a report in January 2010 through the Center for a New American Security entitled Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan. In addition, Flynn served as the commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, chair of the Military Intelligence Board, Assistant Director of National Intelligence, and the senior intelligence officer for the Joint Special Operations Command. He retired with 33 years service in the Army, a year before he was scheduled to leave his position.
On November 18, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced that Flynn would serve as National Security Advisor in his coming administration. As a member of the Executive Office of the President, Flynn did not require confirmation by the United States Senate. Flynn has drawn criticism for what are reported to be his close relations with Russia, and for his promotion and popularization of anti-Clinton conspiracy theories. The Wall Street Journal reported on January 22, 2017, that Flynn was under investigation by U.S. counterintelligence agents for his communications with Russian officials. On February 13, 2017, Flynn resigned the position of National Security Advisor.”