In a shocking turn of events that occurred overnight, President Trump called and received the resignation of now former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Flynn has been noted for misleading Vice President Mike Pence on conversations related to Russia, their ambassador, and sanctions. Now that President Trump has rightly called for and accepted this resignation, Trump is now asking the bigger question.
But what is the bigger question, you ask?
Now the concerns come from the fact that all of Flynn’s discussions were leaked to the public. How is that so?
From Fox News:
In the wake of Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser, President Trump and Republican allies on Capitol Hill are turning their attention to the potentially “illegal” leaks that revealed Flynn’s politically fatal discussions with a Russian diplomat and other sensitive details from inside the administration.
Fox News first reported Monday night that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., wants the FBI to conduct an assessment of recent media leaks.
The president, after accepting Flynn’s resignation overnight, tweeted Tuesday morning that, “The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington?”
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
Furthermore, it is very interesting to note that the former Obama administration had caught wind of a mole, but somehow that never got into the mainstream news media?
Senate homeland security committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., told Fox News that “somebody in the nebulous intelligence community” would have had access to the Flynn discussions.
“Who tapped the phones, who was listening to it, who leaked it? I think those are legitimate questions to ask,” he told Fox News on Tuesday. “Leaks of this nature are incredibly damaging to America … and we need to look into it.”
A congressional source told Fox News they believe the intelligence was known to a small circle of Obama administration officials and appointees at the end of last year, including some working within the intelligence community — and the leaks were targeted and coordinated to undermine the administration.
Time will tell, and hopefully an investigation by the FBI will hold the person responsible for leaking compromising intelligence information out to the public, making them fully and ultimately accountable.
Source: Fox News