National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is out of President Trump’s administration after news of his resignation hit the news cycle early Tuesday morning. Flynn reportedly stepped down after misleading the current administration about his communication with Russia’s American ambassador.
On Tuesday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gave an official story of the reasoning behind Flynn’s resignation.
Spicer explained that the matter was an issue of trust, not legality. Spicer said that Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence as well as other members of the Trump administration regarding his communication.:
Flynn said that Trump’s trust in Flynn had “eroded:”
Spicer also said that the president was making plans to meet with new candidates for Flynn’s position.
Later on, Spicer laid out a timeline leading up to the president’s decision:
It was revealed that the president was informed that Flynn withheld some truth weeks earlier. His team was reportedly spending the time “reviewing and evaluating this issue on a daily basis trying to ascertain the truth.”