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The resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn came only three weeks into a whirlwind beginning for the Trump Administration. The Cipher Brief’s Leone Lakhani spoke to former Acting Director of the CIA John McLaughlin – who served seven presidents and watched three transitions closely – about how the next National Security Advisor can restore stability to the White House and its security strategy.

The Cipher Brief: How serious were the allegations against Michael Flynn? Was his resignation due to bad optics, a loss of trust with the President and Vice-President, or do you think there was a real security vulnerability?

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