Late Monday night, Michael Flynn, turned in his resignation after not being honest with Mike Pence about a meeting with the Russian ambassador after leaked information was revealed.
In recent days news surfaced that Flynn spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak in December about sanctions between the two countries. The meeting took place weeks before Trump took office.
Flynn denied the meeting with the ambassador was over any important matters, but it turns out that that wasn’t the truth.
Earlier on Monday a former administration official contradicted the story. He said that the Department of Justice warned the Trump administration about the meeting and suggested that Russia might be able to use the meeting as blackmail in the future.
In Flynn’s resignation letter he admitted to “inadvertently” lying about his meetings and said he was sorry to the president.
“I have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president, and they have accepted my apology.”
Breaking: text of Flynn's resignation letter pic.twitter.com/KGue1cJFzL
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 14, 2017
The anti-Trump movement is rejoicing that one of Trump’s most controversial picks is now out, but that isn’t enough for Keith Olbermann.
Resigned or not, Gen. Flynn violated Logan Act, must be arrested. Trump must be named an unindicted co-conspirator pic.twitter.com/0Q6LSYxX2w
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 14, 2017
Trump has been uncharacteristically silent on Twitter since the announcement. His only tweet questioned the leaks that are plaguing the Trump administration.
The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2017
The silver lining in the resignation could be Trump’s willingness to cut people that are not honest with him. One other benefit might be Trump’s silence on Twitter.
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