Politics, US security


(Last Updated On: February 15, 2017)

By Omolola Sodunke

After a brief tenure as national security adviser to president Trump, Michael Flynn who was also one

time Obama’s head of Defence Intelligence Agency, resigned his post abruptly after reports from the

US Justice Department emerged that Flynn did not give full and truthful details of his

communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak on sanctions that

the Obama’s administration imposed on Russia for their interference during the build up to the

general United States election last year.

Quoting from his resignation letter, Flynn wrote;

“I inadvertently briefed the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information

regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the

President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology,”

The issue of Flynn’s interaction with Kislyka had been a major point of concern from

inception of the Trump’s administration with discussions of his vulnerability and his being

opened to Blackmail by Russia.

According to report from the Cable Network News CNN Gen. Keith Kellogg will serve as

interim national security adviser.

This comes as the second major exit from Trump’s top officials after president Donald

Trump fired Sally Yates his acting attorney general in January this after she disagreed with

his executive order restricting seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the US.

Meanwhile US president Donald Trumps has contacted His Nigerian counterpart President

Mohamadu Buhari. Among things discussed, was the corporation and readiness to cut a new

deal with the country, and the US support in providing military Weapons to combat

terrorism. Donald Trump praised the Buhari’s “good” works and encouraged him not to

relent in his efforts.

It is also reported that president Trump extended an invitation to Buhari to visit Washington

at a convenient time for both countries.