New York (IINA) � The White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night after coming under fire over whether he discussed the possibility of lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia before Trump took office, Reuters reported.
Retired General Keith Kellogg, who has been chief of staff of the White House National Security Council, was named the acting national security adviser while Trump determines who should fill the position.
"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. I have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president, and they have accepted my apology," Flynn said in his resignation letter.
Flynn had promised Vice President Mike Pence not to discuss U.S. sanctions with the Russians, but transcripts of intercepted communications, described by U.S. officials, showed that the subject had come up in conversations between him and Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyev.
Source: International Islamic News Agency