Following Michael Flynn’s Resignation, President Trump Reveals His Biggest Fear

White House national security advisor Michael Flynn has announced his resignation amidst controversy surrounding communications with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

The Trump administration had been warned for quite some time about the alleged contacts between Flynn and ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak, but nothing was done.

While the issue of contacts between high-ranking government officials and Russia should be addressed, the president believes that there is any even bigger problem: leaks getting out of the White House.

Flynn resigned after it was revealed that he had misled vice-president Mike Pence regarding his conversations with the Russian ambassador. The vice-president openly defended Flynn, but now it appears he wasn’t given the whole story.

In his resignation letter, Flynn admits that he “inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador,” and that he has “sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology.”

While the resignation is a big deal, the president believes that “The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington?” President Trump posed the question “Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?”

As opposed to discussing the details surrounding Flynn’s apparent conversation with the Russians, the president is more concerned with someone leaking information. Comments like these lead one to believe that nothing would have happened to Flynn had the leak never occurred.

Here is Michael Flynn’s Resignation Letter:

February 13, 2017: In the course of my duties as the incoming National Security Advisor, I held numerous phone calls with foreign counterparts, ministers, and ambassadors. These calls were to facilitate a smooth transition and begin to build the necessary relationships between the President, his advisors and foreign leaders. Such calls are standard practice in any transition of this magnitude.

Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology

Throughout my over thirty three years of honorable military service, and my tenure as the National Security Advisor, I have always performed my duties with the utmost of integrity and honesty to those I have served, to include the President of the United States.

I am tendering my resignation, honored to have served our nation and the American people in such a distinguished way.

I am also extremely honored to have served President Trump, who in just three weeks, has reoriented American foreign policy in fundamental ways to restore America’s leadership position in the world.

As I step away once again from serving my nation in this current capacity, I wish to thank President Trump for his personal loyalty, the friendship of those who I worked with throughout the hard fought campaign, the challenging period of transition, and during the early days of his presidency.

I know with the strong leadership of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and the superb team they are assembling, this team will go down in history as one of the greatest presidencies in U.S. history, and I firmly believe the American people will be well served as they all work together to help Make America Great Again.

Michael T. Flynn, LTG (Ret)
Assistant to the President/National Security Advisor

Now the Trump administration must deal with two new problems: finding a new White House security advisor, and finding out who is leaking information out of Washington.