Score one for the Deep State intelligence community over the military.
Flynn, who served in the job for less than a month, said he had given “incomplete information” regarding a telephone call he had with the ambassador in late December. Flynn previously had denied that he had any substantive conversations with Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak, and Vice President Pence repeated that claim in television interviews as recently as this month.
In his resignation letter, which the White House emailed to reporters, Flynn said he had held numerous calls with foreign officials during the transition. “Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the vice president-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador,” he wrote. “I have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president, and they have accepted my apology.”
While Flynn was a dangerous pro-war and anti-Muslim, don't expect Flynn's successor to be any less of a war hawk.
Indeed, the White House said in the statement that the Administration was naming retired Lt. Gen. Joseph K. Kellogg Jr. as acting national security adviser.
|Interim NSA Joseph K. Kellogg Jr.|
There is no difference between the ideology of ISIS and the Iranian regime, except ISIS is Sunni and Iran is Shiite. They both have goals of establishing an Islamic global caliphate using military force.-RW
Iran is directly responsible for killing at least 500 American troops in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and wounding hundreds more. Iran manufactured and supplied Shiite militias in Iraq with highly lethal bombs known as explosively formed penetrators or EFPs, which were powerful enough to destroy U.S. Humvees and breach tank hulls.
Yet today, the Obama administration is partnering with those very same radical Islamic leaders and militias that took so many American lives.
From The Weekly Standard:
Flynn's misdirection was a problem for some in the administration, but others in Trump world see Flynn as a victim of the vindictive intelligence bureaucracy. According to this view, since his time heading up the Defense Intelligence Agency, Flynn has been a disruptive reformer hated by the politicized intelligence agencies, particularly the CIA.
As one adviser to Trump on national security put it, forcing out Flynn through leaks like those reported on in the Post gives the bureaucracy a model to sink any unwanted reformers—especially if the White House folds so easily. Again, in this way of thinking, Flynn's ouster is the first step in turning the Trump administration toward more conventional national-security and intelligence policy.