Flynn Controversy Raises New Questions

The White House sought to present the resignation of President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, as a closed chapter tied to his deceiving Vice President Mike Pence on the nature of his discussions with the Russian ambassador to the United States. But as the shake up unfolds, the departure of Flynn raises more questions about the administration’s connections to Russia, the new president’s judgment, and investigations by Congress and government agencies.

Flynn resigned less than one month into the new administration after revelations that he had withheld the truth on speaking with the Russian ambassador about sanctions, and that the Department of Justice had shared concerns with the White House that he could be vulnerable to blackmail emerged on Monday night.

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