In his resignation letter, Flynn wrote that he "inadvertently briefed [Pence] and others with incomplete information". Congress now needs to stiffen its spine and conduct a thorough investigation of the Flynn affair, despite the temptation of many Republicans to shelter the president, whom they hope will further their own agenda.
Trump named retired Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg as acting national security adviser.
US President Donald Trump knew weeks ago there were problems with Michael Flynn's Russian Federation phone calls, a White House spokesman has said.
Meanwhile, US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters on Tuesday he wants to investigate the leaks that led to Mr Flynn's resignation.
The resignation will also fuel calls for an independent investigation into Russia's influence during the 2016 US presidential election and throws into doubt the fledgling effort from Trump to establish ties with President Vladimir Putin.
On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer seemed to stand by those earlier denials.
Flynn is said to have given " incomplete information" ro the white house officials about his discussions with the Russian ambassador over United States sanctions against Moscow. Chris Christie on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's administration after Michael Flynn resigned as Trump's national security adviser following reports that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russian Federation.
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend talks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad Iraq
"No, I didn't direct him, but I would have directed him if he didn't do it. OK?"
Question: "Did you fire Mike Flynn?".
Pence, Jan. 15: I talked to General Flynn about that conversation and actually it was initiated when on Christmas Day he had sent a text to the Russian ambassador to express not only Christmas wishes but sympathy for the loss of life in the airplane crash that took place. "Did others at Trump transition team authorize conversations about sanctions?" asked Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the No. 2 House Democrat. USA media did not name the other Trump aides said to have been in contact with the unspecified Russian officers.
House Democrats have called for an investigation, and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Monday that Flynn should be fired since he "cannot be trusted". Did he talk with Russian Federation about lifting sanctions imposed by then President Barack Obama (pour a little out) for Russia's involvement in the presidential election? After ticking off a series of purported victories-including incorrectly stating that he had secured the greatest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan and lamenting that he "inherited a mess" when he was sworn into office-the president grew increasingly agitated as he responded to a question about Flynn's resignation. Mr Flynn was a loyal Mr Trump supporter during the campaign, but he is viewed skeptically by some in the administration's national security circles, in part because of his ties to Russian Federation. But Flynn's denial that he had discussed sanctions with the ambassador, a claim that the vice president repeated in television interviews as recently as this month, was his ultimate downfall, administration officials say.
Flynn can resign. At minimum Flynn has become a distraction for the Administration.
"This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine", Mr Trump declared.
President Trump sparred with members of the press at the White House on Thursday, complaining about what he described as the media's negative tone in its coverage of his administration - and, in particular, coverage of the recent leaks about the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian Federation.
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