National Security Adviser Mike Flynn may be in danger of losing his job, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The administration is reportedly weighing whether to dismiss Flynn over his controversial contact with Russian officials and the publicity surrounding it.
Flynn has apologized to President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who have disagreed over the appropriate response to the controversy surrounding Flynn. “He’s apologized to everyone,” an official told the Journal.
On Dec. 29, Flynn spoke with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He initially denied that he discussed new sanctions imposed by the Obama administration. Flynn later admitted that the conversation included mention of the sanctions. Transcrips of his phone calls corroborate that Flynn and Kislak indeed discussed the matter. It has also become clear that Flynn has had more than one phone call surrounding the issue, despite the White House initially denying those claims. Trump has told close advisers that although the controvery is “unwelcome,” he is going to “look into” the matter further before making a decision. Trump has also said he wants to “keep moving forward” with Flynn. Trump adviser Steve Bannon reportedly had dinner with Flynn over the weekend and has decided to keep him in his current post but to “be ready” to fire him if it becomes necessary. Read more at the WALL STREET JOURNAL.