White House: Trump Is “Evaluating The Situation” Regarding Michael FlynnScreen Shot 2017-02-13 at 5.28.22 PM
On Monday, the White House announced that President Donald Trump was “evaluating the situation” regarding national security advisor Michael Flynn.
Flynn, the former U.S. Army Lieutenant General who currently serves as national security advisor to Donald Trump, has reportedly been on thin ice since reports surfaced that the retired three-star General was involved in talks with Russian ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak before President Trump took office about the sanctions the Obama Administration placed on Russia in December. Since Flynn was not yet sworn into the position, it would be a violation of the rule forbidding private citizens from meddling in foreign policy. Top White House officials have been reviewing whether or not those discussions involved lifting sanctions when Trump took office.