Trump Claims ‘Illegal Leaks’ Are ‘The Real Story’ Behind Michael Flynn’s Resignation
10:17 AM 02/14/2017
Trump made the claim in an early-morning tweet.
Late Monday, the White House announced that Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, would be resigning from his position as national security advisor, just 24 days into the job.The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2017
That move followed several days of deliberations after it was revealed last week that Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence, others in the administration, and the American public about phone calls he had on Dec. 29 with Russia’s ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.
The number of leakers cited in the reporting of Flynn’s calls were substantial. Nine current and former U.S. government officials provided information to The Washington Post, which broke open the story last week. The existence of phone calls between Flynn and Kislyak was first reported last month by David Ignatius, a Post columnist.