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Axios Feb 14, 2017
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Flynn's out

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National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned, saying he "inadvertendly briefed" Mike Pence and others on his phone call with Russia's ambassador.

  • Flynn reportedly incensed VP Pence by misleading him about the call, then not fully apologizing, per the NYT.
  • Steve Bannon pushed for his resignation since Friday, per the NYT.
  • Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. will be Flynn's temporary replacement. Others in the mix for the permanent job are David Petraeus and Vice Adm. Robert Harward, per WaPo.
  • Flynn's problems aren't over, says WaPo: the Army is investigating his 2015 trip to Russia for possible payments, which would violate the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.