Michael Flynn

Flynn Flies the Coop

Author: Mary Grace Donaldson, Current Events/Politics

Here we are again, millennials!

We’re waking up to more news out of the Trump Administration. We saw it from the State Department Senior Staff. We had boycotts prior to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, and an uproar following President Trump’s controversial travel ban.

And now, we’re getting more news. President Trump’s White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn announced his resignation on Monday evening.

According to CNN, Flynn’s “departure came just after reports surfaced that the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States and was potentially vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians.”

The New York Times also reported that Flynn provided “incomplete information” to Vice President Pence “regarding a telephone call he had with the ambassador in late December about American sanctions against Russia, weeks before President Trump’s inauguration.”

Unlike the aforementioned resignations, boycotts and other news out of the White House in recent weeks, Flynn’s resignation is not out of protest to President Trump’s policies. Resignation certainly seems to be the best course of action when a National Security Adviser is a threat to, um, national security…

Flynn has supported President Trump and his policies even prior to his inauguration, but, of course…the judgement of our President is in question once again (as it was upon his naming of a number of his Cabinet picks).

Especially since…according to the New York Times, “the Army has been investigating whether Mr. Flynn received money from the Russian government during a trip he took to Moscow in 2015, according to two defense officials.” If this accusation proves true, it violates the “Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which prohibits former military officers from receiving money from a foreign government without consent from Congress.”

So…if Flynn is either a) a threat to national security or b) even potentially has ties to a known enemy of the United States…why was he a pick in the first place?

We’ll leave that to you to think about.


Disclaimer: The political views presented in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Not Another Millennial Blog.

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