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U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by Nobody: 5:18am On Feb 14, 2017
Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, two sources tell CNN.
His departure came just after reports surfaced the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States and was potentially vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians.
The move comes less than a month into the job, making him one of the shortest-serving senior presidential advisers in modern history.
The sudden exit marks the most public display yet of disarray at the highest levels of the new administration, which has faced repeated questions over a slew of controversies and reports of infighting among senior aides during its first three weeks.

The shakeup now leaves Trump without one of his closest and longest-serving advisers. Flynn had counseled Trump on foreign policy and national security matters since early in the 2016 presidential race.
Flynn was not able to definitively refute a Washington Post story late last week that his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak included communication about the sanctions. It is illegal for unauthorized private citizens to negotiate with foreign governments on behalf of the US.

The controversy intensified after the report put Pence and several senior White House advisers in an uncomfortable position, as they had denied in TV interviews weeks earlier that Flynn discussed sanctions with the ambassador. Some administration officials said Flynn must have misled Pence and others.
"The knives are out," a White House official told CNN on Friday, noting that "there's a lot of unhappiness about this."
Many expressed concern at the idea that Flynn, a retired lieutenant general who headed the Defense Intelligence Agency, would discuss sanctions with a foreign official whose calls are regularly monitored by US intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

A US official confirmed to CNN on Friday that Flynn and Kislyak did speak about sanctions, among other matters, during a December call.
But after the call was made public, Pence told CBS News on January 15 that Flynn did not talk with Kislyak about the sanctions, which the Obama administration recently levied due to Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 elections.
"They did not discuss anything having to do with the United States' decision to expel diplomats or impose censure against Russia," Pence told CBS News.


On Friday, an aide close to the national security adviser told CNN that Flynn could not rule out that he spoke about sanctions on the call.
The White House official blamed much of the outcry against Flynn on a Washington culture always in search of a scalp, but people within Trump's orbit did little to defend Flynn during appearances on Sunday news shows.
Stephen Miller, White House policy director, was asked directly about Flynn's future on a number of Sunday talk shows. Miller responded by saying he was not the appropriate official to ask.

"I don't have any answers today," Miller said in response to questions about whether Flynn misled the vice president. "I don't have any information one way or another to add anything to the conversation."
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/13/politics/michael-flynn-white-house-national-security-adviser/index.html

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by rusher14: 5:54am On Feb 14, 2017
Dasuki

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by gift01: 6:20am On Feb 14, 2017
With Trump administration; anything can happen

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by Nobody: 6:47am On Feb 14, 2017
Fear Russia

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by babyfaceafrica: 7:37am On Feb 14, 2017
Their problem

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by jesus500(m): 7:37am On Feb 14, 2017
For eight years obama ran a scandal free government but look at donald trump, only just three weeks into his administration, resignations here and there, I thought americans were wiser but trump victory has shown their gullibility, so many allegations already. He will soon be impeached, at last america got what it asked for. Does trump have the stamina and moral fiber to lead a country like america? Their hatred for the first black president could not let them see and think clearly. Trump defied every expectations and predictions and he won. America has got it wrong this time And its very good for them. His victory was that of hatefulness over decency.

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by mccoy47(m): 7:38am On Feb 14, 2017
Trump and his wahala.



Meanwhile

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by olaezebala: 7:38am On Feb 14, 2017
Even though, I really don't care about this news cause e no go reduce my t-fare down to Saka Tinubu this morning but en, I must to comment for commenting sake.

Thanks.

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by Nobody: 7:38am On Feb 14, 2017
When will our own government officials start resigning when dem fucck up..

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by Saint52(m): 7:38am On Feb 14, 2017
Buhari
Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by Oare69(m): 7:38am On Feb 14, 2017
The fear of trump
The beginning
Of greater Achievement

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by martineverest(m): 7:39am On Feb 14, 2017
how does this relate to nairaland?
Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by Einl(m): 7:39am On Feb 14, 2017
He resigned on mere allegations.

Another one is a leader of a country and hasn't spoken to his people for days because he is likely to be in a vegetable state and hasn't resigned.

Must rule by force.

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by Nobody: 7:40am On Feb 14, 2017
grin grin grin
Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by gsparks01(m): 7:40am On Feb 14, 2017
If it's a Nigerian holding a public office in Nigeria, he'll stay put till Jesus comes. It's fascinating that even speculations prompt these guys to resign

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by Nobody: 7:40am On Feb 14, 2017
Trump the saviour of some people

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by jamace(m): 7:41am On Feb 14, 2017
No hard feelings. Its only a clash of interest and principle.

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by freebreezeyz(m): 7:42am On Feb 14, 2017
This guy's govt is already in disarray! He needs to slow down on this HAMMER DOWN style of governance. Even his facial expressions gives him away on the manner of President he is! Not by gragra Mr Presido!!! U have started on a wrong footing from the beginning even though it may seem you have the best interest of Americans at heart!

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by bankyblue(m): 7:43am On Feb 14, 2017
Instead of this trump and his country wahala, I for like to read news like; see the snake in my back yard or ton...dike smoke weed while Brest feeding her baby.......
Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by blueheart(m): 7:43am On Feb 14, 2017
Change the heading. He is a CIVILIAN
Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by mfujah(m): 7:47am On Feb 14, 2017
Sir Flynn abeg come nigeria
buhari will give a post... Nigerians will react.... nairaland will post... seun will make money...lol
Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by moshino(m): 7:48am On Feb 14, 2017
Jeffboi:
Fear Russia

Why?
Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by Nobody: 7:48am On Feb 14, 2017
Flynn is a racist his resignation is long over due.

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by tete7000(m): 7:49am On Feb 14, 2017
Trump and controversies are like 5 and 6. Just like Buhari and violence are inseparable. Where one goes, the other follows.

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by lagdmark(m): 7:55am On Feb 14, 2017
If na Saraki and Dogaro Dem for hire 50 SAN to fight for dem instead of resigning.

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by ayobase: 7:59am On Feb 14, 2017
Mrtolotolo:
When will our own government officials start resigning when dem fucck up..


That's the question.

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by chloedogie(m): 8:00am On Feb 14, 2017
freebreezeyz:
This guy's govt is already in disarray! He needs to slow down on this HAMMER DOWN style of governance. Even his facial expressions gives him away on the manner of President he is! Not by gragra Mr Presido!!! U have started on a wrong footing from the beginning even though it may seem you have the best interest of Americans at heart!

SIR, diplomacy is a virtue. If you don't possess it as a govt head, then no matter how good your intentions are, circumstances, events and people around you won't just make anything work. By the time this man is one year into his govt and they can't pinpoint at one major thing he has achieved, then they will know they are in for a big thing. See, I supported president Buhari coming into this office, but his approaches are too rigid and undiplomatic. You can't have a successful govt with that style. Bringing military sense into democracy is ANTI. Slow down. toast some, kiss some, worship some and get things done. SLOW DOWN, BAIT THEM AND STOP GRAGRA.

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by amanikondo: 8:06am On Feb 14, 2017
jesus500:
For eight years obama ran a scandal free government but look at donald trump, only just three weeks into his administration, resignations here and there, I thought americans were wiser but trump victory has shown their gullibility, so many allegations already. He will soon be impeached, at last america got what it asked for. Does trump have the stamina and moral fiber to lead a country like america? Their hatred for the first black president could not let them see and think clearly. Trump defied every expectations and predictions and he won. America has got it wrong this time And its very good for them. His victory was that of hatefulness over decency.
Are you okay?

Do you know how many people obama killed?

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by Buharimustgo: 8:08am On Feb 14, 2017
jesus500:
For eight years obama ran a scandal free government but look at donald trump, only just three weeks into his administration, resignations here and there, I thought americans were wiser but trump victory has shown their gullibility, so many allegations already. He will soon be impeached, at last america got what it asked for. Does trump have the stamina and moral fiber to lead a country like america? Their hatred for the first black president could not let them see and think clearly. Trump defied every expectations and predictions and he won. America has got it wrong this time And its very good for them. His victory was that of hatefulness over decency.

You are still pained he banned homosexuality, if they catch u in Nigeria u know how many years u will be behind bars,keep lamenting, its their problem not yours

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by Misterdhee1(m): 8:10am On Feb 14, 2017
amanikondo:

Are you okay?

Do you know how many people obama killed?
Trump is already jeopardizing the lives of millions with his reckless lifestyle.

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by BuddhaPalm(m): 8:13am On Feb 14, 2017
jesus500:
For eight years obama ran a scandal free government but look at donald trump, only just three weeks into his administration, resignations here and there, I thought americans were wiser but trump victory has shown their gullibility, so many allegations already. He will soon be impeached, at last america got what it asked for. Does trump have the stamina and moral fiber to lead a country like america? Their hatred for the first black president could not let them see and think clearly. Trump defied every expectations and predictions and he won. America has got it wrong this time And its very good for them. His victory was that of hatefulness over decency.

Scandal free gini?

Google is always your friend.

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Re: U.S. National Security Adviser, General Flynn, Resigns by abouzaid: 8:14am On Feb 14, 2017
CNN is really trying very hard to discredit the trump administration.

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