Advisor to the President of the USA Michael Flynn, who retired on February 14 to resign, apologized to the U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence providing defective information about conversations with his Russian counterpart in Washington Sergei Kislyak. This is stated in the letter requesting the resignation, the full text of which publishes the Guardian.
According to him, in virtue of his position as national security adviser he was “made multiple phone calls to foreign colleagues, Ministers and ambassadors”. Flynn added that the purpose of calls was to ensure a smooth transition and “to begin to build the necessary relationships between the President, his advisors and foreign leaders.”
“Unfortunately, because of such a fast-developing events, I inadvertently was not fully briefed elected Vice-President and others about my conversations with the Russian Ambassador,” wrote Flynn.
The former adviser added, “I sincerely apologized to the President and Vice-President.” The letter also States that during his service on the post of counselor, he always was acting “extremely decent” in relation to those who served.
“I resign with pride, because he served our country and the American people on such an honorable way,” he wrote.
As previously reported by Reuters with reference to sources in the White house, acting adviser to the President for national security appointed retired General Keith Kellogg.
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Contacts Michael Flynn with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak before the inauguration of US President Donald trump became known on 9 February. The Washington Post, citing sources wrote that the topic of discussion was the sanctions against Russia.
Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov confirmed the communication Flynn Kislyak, but stressed that information about the contents of the conversation untrue. Trump said that he knew nothing about the contacts held, and promised to investigate the incident.