UPDATED: NSA Advisor Michael Flynn Has Resigned Amid Russian Controversy (TWEETS)

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has resigned.

Multiple news outlets began tweeting the information late Monday night. Flynn has been under scrutiny in recent days due to reports of his communications with the Russian government.

Controversial Pick Is Out After Less Than A Month

CNN reported:

“The move comes less than a month into the job, making him one of the shortest-serving senior presidential advisers in modern history.

The sudden exit marks the most public display yet of disarray at the highest levels of the new administration, which has faced repeated questions over a slew of controversies and reports of infighting among senior aides during its first three weeks.
The shakeup now leaves Trump without one of his closest and longest-serving advisers. Flynn had counseled Trump on foreign policy and national security matters since early in the 2016 presidential race.”


Flynn was a controversial choice from the beginning, as many cited his behavior at the Republican National Convention and his history of erratic behavior as reasons he may be unsuitable for the position of National Security Advisor.

According to NBC News, retired Army Gen. Keith Kellogg is the acting NSA Advisor:

“Kellogg, 72, a former commander of the fabled 82nd Airborne Division, was chief operating officer of the Western coalition in Baghdad, Iraq, after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. A senior administration official told NBC News that Kellogg was under consideration for the permanent job, along with retired Navy Vice Adm. Robert Harward, former deputy commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command, and former CIA Director David Petraeus.

Two senior U.S. officials told NBC News that Harward was considered the favorite for the job.”


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