Flynn exit creates vacuum Trump's pragmatists may fill
During Tuesday's White House press conference, Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed that "the irony" of Michael Flynn resigning from his role as national security adviser for possibly illegal pre-inauguration communications with Russian officials is that "the president has been incredibly tough on Russia".
White House spokesman Sean Spicer strongly denied that Trump had instructed Flynn to discuss possibly rolling back sanctions that Obama imposed on Russian Federation.
Democrats and some Republicans are also asking whether Trump instructed Flynn to talk to the Russian ambassador previous year about sanctions imposed by the Obama administration to punish alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.
Democrats, doubting that either Trump's Justice Department or the Republican-led Congress will pursue the matter vigorously, demanded an independent investigation of possible illegal communications between Flynn and the Russian government and any efforts by Flynn or other White House officials to hide wrongdoing.
Flynn tendered his resignation after the Washington Post reported that then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates warned the administration three weeks ago that Flynn may have been compromised by Russian Federation.
Flynn submitted his resignation hours after Trump, through a spokesman, pointedly declined to publicly back Flynn, saying he was reviewing the situation and talking to Pence. Shortly after, the Post breaks the news of the earlier Justice Department warning.
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Russian Federation did not respond in its normally aggressive way to the explosion of alleged agents from its diplomatic posts in the United States and the closure of several compounds allegedly used for espionage activities, leading to suspicion that it believed that the Trump administration would act in a way more conducive to Moscow's position. Around 5 p.m., White House adviser Kellyanne Conway tells reporters that the president has "full confidence" in Flynn.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Mr Trump was talking about rising crime and recent incidents in general, not referring to a specific issue.
The two people were not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Trump is also considering former CIA Director David Petraeus and Vice Admiral Robert Harward, a U.S. Navy SEAL, for the post, according to a senior administration official. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut told reporters.
"Absolutely not; no, no, no", Spicer said. Keith Kellogg is named acting national security adviser.
Flynn, a retired US Army lieutenant general, was an early supporter of Trump and shares his interest in shaking up the establishment in Washington.
Pence, who had vouched for Flynn in a televised interview, is said to have been angry and deeply frustrated. Spicer said Flynn was not discussing sanctions at the president's behest. "It was about the 35 guys who were thrown out", Flynn said. "You know, you just look at the president's statements".
"This infatuation with Trump in Russian Federation is over, and Flynn as a person who has contributed to this infatuation stopped being perceived as a figure who can have a real impact on the USA foreign policy", Makarkin said.
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