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Trump’s National Security Advisor Resigns
February 23, 2017
President Trump offered Michael Flynn the position as National Security Advisor on November 18. Between the offer and the election, Flynn made a call to a Russian Ambassador about sanctions. A sanction is an action between states or countries that forces the other to comply with legal obligations. This call would have been appropriate, however it was before Trump was inaugurated. Flynn lied about the call after beginning his job as National Security Advisor. Flynn resigned from his position Monday, February 13 after admitting to mislead Vice President Mike Pence about his phone calls with a Russian Ambassador.
The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by "intelligence" like candy. Very un-American!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
Potential replacements were Robert Harward, David Petraeus, and Army Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg. Petraeus was eliminated for the job after comments he made in the Munich Security Conference. Harward denied Trump’s request to be Flynn’s replacement even after the two had a conference. On February 20, H.R McMaster accepted the position as National Security Advisor.
After interviewing multiple candidates for the job, Trump is assured that McMaster will advance the security of the United States. Both Republicans and Democrats have demanded an investigation on the issue, however there are no answers found so far.
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