While some had believed retired LTG Michael Flynn’s days as National Security Adviser were numbered almost from the beginning, his resignation last night still came as a bombshell. After less than a month on the job, he became the shortest serving senior presidential adviser in modern history.
CNN reports, His departure came just after reports surfaced that the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States and was potentially vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians.
“I inadvertently briefed the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology,” Flynn wrote, according to a copy of his resignation letter obtained by CNN.
Hours before his resignation, Conway had said Flynn had the full confidence of the president, but as the day unfolded, that confidence waned considerably, and by the end of the day, it was too late.