General Michael Flynn is no longer the National Security Adviser after only three weeks on the job.
His resignation comes as evidence surfaced Flynn misled the Trump Administration about phone conversations he had with a Russian official. Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for briefings and hearings to learn exactly what General Flynn told the Russian ambassador and whether that was a possible violation of the law. Two lawmakers from Illinois are also weighing in on the announcement.
Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is reacting to the news of General Flynn’s resignation. Her office released a statement Tuesday morning.
“The deeply troubling circumstances around General Flynn’s resignation from his post as National Security Advisor demand a thorough investigation to uncover what President Trump knew and when he knew it,” said Illinois District 17 Representative Bustos. “We must go where the facts lead us to gain a full understanding of how deep President Trump’s ties to the Kremlin run.”
“The American people deserve a full and transparent accounting of what President Trump and his top aides knew and when they knew it,” said Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth Senator, “If the President cannot or will not provide those answers, Congress must use its authority as a coequal branch of government to fully investigate why.”
President Trump immediately named retired three-star Army General Keith Kellogg to be the acting National Security Adviser until a permanent replacement is named.