Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Opinion: America in deep and profound security crisis as Michael Flynn resigns
Intelnews.org by --
The ongoing security crisis in the United States reached new heights last night as Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, resigned. In his letter announcing his decision, the former general admitted that he “inadvertently” gave members of the Trump administration “incomplete information” about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the US in December of last year. This latest development is only the latest in a series of unprecedented incidents in Washington.
The city, and by extension the country, are now in a deep and profound security crisis with unpredictable consequences for the US and its allies. The sense of normality in America’s capital, the seat of government of the world’s most powerful nation, is becoming increasingly scarce, as the country faces one astonishing situation after another. Today, three weeks after Donald Trump assumed the reins of power in DC, the relationship between the Executive and the Intelligence Community is almost nonexistent. A growing number of former insiders warn that senior intelligence officials are —in the words of former National Security Agency officer John Schindler— “beginning to withhold intelligence from a White House which our spies do not trust”.