Advisor to the President of the United States Donald trump on national security, Michael Flynn resigned because of the scandal associated with his contacts with the Russian Ambassador, according to CNN.
The report said that the acting of the presidential adviser on security appointed a retired General Keith Kellogg.
Michael Flynn in the end he held the post of adviser to the President on security only a few weeks.
As noted by RIA Novosti, the resignation of Michael Flynn on the eve urged the U.S. Senate after it emerged that he lied to the Vice-President Mike Pence and other senior officials about his contacts with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak.
About the investigation into Flynn previously reported by The Washington Post. According to the newspaper, Flynn had a conversation with Kislyak on December 29, the day when the Obama administration imposed new sanctions against Russia. According to sources, after the conversation, «Kislyak was left under the impression that the sanctions will be revised later».
Flynn had previously denied that he had discussed c Kislyak sanctions, but later his press Secretary said that the adviser did not remember, did you raise this topic during the meeting with the Ambassador, and cannot completely eliminate the fact of the discussion.
Vice-President Mike Pence also denied that Michael Flynn discussed the sanctions with the Russian Ambassador.
On the night of February 14 issued a statement of Michael Flynn’s resignation in which he acknowledged that gave the White house inaccurate information about contacts with the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak.
«Unfortunately, due to the rapid change of events I inadvertently gave the elected Vice-President and other incomplete information about my telephone conversations with the Russian Ambassador. I sincerely apologized to the President and Vice-President, and they accepted my apology. I resign,» said Flynn.
«During the execution of the duties of the future national security adviser, I spent many phone calls with foreign colleagues, Ministers and ambassadors. These calls should facilitate the smooth transfer of power and begin to build the necessary relationships between the President, his advisors and foreign leaders. Such calls is standard practice in any transfer of power on such a scale», –quotes the statement Flynn RIA Novosti.
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