Mike Flynn Losing Influence Inside Trump’s National Security Council
Many have begun to question whether National Security Adviser Mike Flynn should remain at the White House, after reports surfaced that say he spoke to Russian officials about sanctions prior to Trump becoming president.
Flynn issued a formal apology to his White House colleagues over this fiasco. Trump has begun looking into what Flynn told the Russians. However, he has also said he remains confident in General Flynn. Trump adviser Steve Bannon met with Flynn over the weekend and spoke to the media, saying he wants to keep him in his role but is ready to let him go, if it becomes necessary.
Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller appeared on “Meet the Press” but remained silent on what was going on with Flynn and whether President Trump has lost faith in Flynn. Reports have surface suggesting that Flynn is losing confidence among some of his colleagues. Democratic leaders have called for investigations into the Flynn’s contact with Russian officials and for Trump to suspend and revoke Flynn’s security clearance.
“President Trump’s kowtowing to Vladimir Putin is endangering our national security and emboldening a dangerous tyrant,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Saturday. Rep. Elijah Cummings said suspending Flynn’s clearance would be “an appropriate action.”
Governor Chris Christie appeared on CNN saying Flynn needs to explain what happened with Trump and Pence, but did not accuse him of wrongdoing. Concerns over Flynn comes as President Trump faces his first sign of provocation from a U.S. adversary.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile over the weekend, a move experts say was designed to serve as a test of components of their ballistic missiles. Trump adviser Stephen Bannon and son-in-law Jared Kushner are becoming the chief advisers when it comes to international policy. White House insiders are still unsure how long Flynn will stay at his job. Continue reading at Western Free Press