Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Flynn Resigns After Push from Pence and Reince Over Russian Ambassador Talks

At Weekly Standard by Micheal Warren --

It took only three weeks for the Trump administration to experience its first scandal and senior-level resignation. Mike Flynn, the retired lieutenant general and a trusted national security aide to Donald Trump, resigned his post as national security advisor late Monday night. The administration announced shortly after news of Flynn's resignation broke that retired lieutenant general Keith Kellogg would take over as acting national security advisor.

News outlets are reporting that the White House is considering Kellogg, retired general and former CIA director David Petraeus, and retired vice admiral Bob Harward as permanent replacements for Flynn. A source tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that Harward, who served as a deputy commander to Marine general and future Defense secretary James Mattis at Central Command, is the leading contender for the job. Harward has a background in intelligence and counterterrorism, with a post on the National Security Council staff during the George W. Bush administration and later at the National Counterterrorism Center.


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