More fallout from the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Retired General Keith Kellogg takes over the role.
This may overshadow a meeting today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
This is a White House on the defensive now.
The spokesman says it was an erosion of trust that led to the resignation. Others don’t buy it.
Who knew what? When?
Familiar questions being asked now of the Trump Administration following the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Congressional investigations are pending. “I think its likely General Flynn will at some point be asked to come and talk to the committee about both post-election activities and other activities that he would be aware of,” said Senator Roy Blunt, (R) Missouri.
“There needs to be an independent and transparent investigation because the White House knew for weeks that General Flynn misled the Vice President,” said Senate Minority Chuck Schumer, (D) New York.
The official explanation from White House Spokesman Sean Spicer is their legal counsel went through a deliberate review process to determine if Flynn broke the law.
Vice President Mike Pence only learned he was misled last Thursday, 11 days after others in the White House were told.
Spicer says he didn’t, but two and a half weeks after learning Flynn misled the administration, including Vice President Mike Pence, about the nature of his phone call with the Russian ambassador, the President decided he couldn’t trust Flynn. “Whether or not he actually misled the Vice President was the issue. That was ultimately what led to the President asking for and accepting the resignation of General Flynn.” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
This plays out today with the backdrop of Middle East peace as the president meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.