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Advisor to the President of the USA Michael Flynn is leaving the White house, CNN has learned. The reports come amid controversy about his contacts with the Russian Ambassador
Advisor to the President for national security Michael Flynn resigns amid controversy about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, informs television channel CNN, citing its sources.
Information confirmed by the sources Reuters the White house. According to him, Flynn wrote a letter of resignation on Monday evening us time. Acting judge appointed a retired General Keith Kellogg. As a new candidate for this position is considered a former head of the CIA retired General David Petraeus, said the source to Reuters.
The Agency notes that in his statement, Flynn said that in view of the rapidly developing events inadvertently introduced Vice-President Mike Pence with incomplete information about contacts with the Russian Ambassador.
9 February it became known about Flynn spoke with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak. This was written by the newspaper The Washington Post, noting that the topic of discussion was including sanctions. The communication took place before trump entered the office of the President.
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Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov confirmed the communication Flynn Kislyak, but the content of the conversation called untrue. Trump, in turn, said that he knew nothing about the contacts held and promised to investigate the incident. Sam Flynn initially, in conversations with colleagues in the White house denied that the talk of sanctions Kislyak. Later began to say that can not say with 100 percent certainty whether you discussed during the conversation the subject of sanctions.
On the eve of the WP wrote that the background of this story Flynn has lost the confidence of the majority of administration officials and trump did not rule out the resignation of Flynn.