Michael Flynn Resigns as Ambassador Calls are LEAKED

Samuel Kim, Staff Writer

On February 13, 2017, Trump’s national security advisor, Michael Flynn, resigned. General Flynn’s resignation comes in light of renewed allegations of Trump’s ties to Russia. What we do know, however, is that Michael Flynn engaged in a series of calls with Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. These calls mostly discussed sanctions and new Russia-U.S. relations. After said calls were made, however, Michael Flynn consistently denied that he discussed sanctions with the ambassador. The then-national security advisor even lied to the Vice President, Mike Pence. According to the White house, the president asked for Michael Flynn’s resignation, on Monday. The White House stated that a lack of trust had formed between the president and Flynn, thus this barrier prevented further work from being done.

However, the president’s critics are wondering if Michael Flynn acted on his own. If the White House could obtain knowledge about Flynn’s calls, why did it suppress such information? In light of accusations, both Democrats and Republicans are launching an investigation into Russia and its interference into the U.S. election. Although many Republican representatives are opposed to such a hearing ,including the House Oversight committee chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Democratic senators are pushing for such a hearing to take place.