Michael Flynn resigned from his position as President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser on Monday. But the president didn’t force Flynn to tender his resignation, according to published reports.
Washington insiders had nothing but praise for Flynn, who apologized to his boss and Vice President Mike Pence for speaking with Russian officials before Trump was sworn in as president.
Flynn is accused of contacting Russian officials and assuring them that former President Obama’s sanctions carried no weight and not to worry about them.
According to government policy, a private citizen can’t contact the Russians to discuss diplomacy.
The House Oversight Committee announced Tuesday they have no plans to investigate Flynn’s contacts with the Russians, who some accuse of meddling in the U.S. elections.
President Trump expressed his admiration and respect for Flynn. He took to his Twitter account on Tuesday to discuss a more pressing problem.
The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2017